Music and Me (Michael Jackson album)

Music and Me (Michael Jackson album)

Infobox Album
Name = Music and Me
Type = Album
Artist = Michael Jackson

Released = April 13, 1973
Recorded = 1971-1973
Genre = Bubblegum pop/Soul
Label = Motown
Producer = Hal Davis
Last album = "Ben"
This album = "Music and Me"
Next album = "Forever, Michael"

"Music and Me" was the third solo album by American singer Michael Jackson, released in 1973 on the Motown label.

Album information

The album was released during a difficult transition period the young singer was experiencing due to vocal changes and a changing music landscape. Having been influenced by fellow Motown label mates such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Jackson had expressed an opinion on having material he wrote to be featured on an album with Motown. However, the label failed to allow him that option.

Despite the cover of Jackson strumming an acoustic guitar, the singer did not play any instrument on the album and soon expressed his frustrations to his father, Joe Jackson, who later helped negotiate Michael and his brothers off their Motown contract in protest.

Since Jackson was on a world tour with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, promotion on this album was limiting and only one single, the Stevie Wonder cover, "With a Child's Heart", was released as a single. Jackson took two years to work on a follow-up album that focused on his maturing voice which became, Forever, Michael.

Track listing

#"With a Child's Heart" (Basemore/Cosby/Moy) (as originally performed by Stevie Wonder)
#"Up Again" (Perren/Yarian)
#"All the Things You Are" (Hammerstein/Kern)
#"Happy" (A Theme from "Lady Sings the Blues") (Legrand/Robinson)
#"Too Young" (Lippman/Dee)
#"Doggin' Around" (Agree) (as originally performed by Jackie Wilson)
#"Johnny Raven" (Page)
#"Euphoria" (Ware/Hilliard)
#"Morning Glow" (Schwartz)
#"Music and Me" (Cannon/Fenceton/Larson/Marcellino)

Rerelease Date: October 23, 2002

#Rockin' Robin
#Johnny Raven
#Happy (Love Theme From 'Lady Sings The Blues')
#Too Young
#Up Again
#With A Child's Heart
#Ain't No Sunshine
#Morning Glow
#Music And Me
#All The Things You Are, Are Mine
#Cinderella Stay Awhile
#We've Got Forever

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