It features songs recorded and published early in his solo career during the s and remixed inbefore its release that year by Motown. While the album claims that it "contains music never before released", the only new song available was a re-dubbed cover of Edwin Starr 's hit " Twenty-Five Miles ", sung by the Jackson Five and solely credited to Michael.
Some songs were newly edited on the album, with a newly dubbed version of " Melodie - Michael Jackson - The Original Soul Of Machine ". Reviewing in Christgau's Record Guide: The '80sRobert Christgau wrote, "Once you get past the slipshod cynicism of Motown 's catalogue exploitation, you have to admit that this mostly remixed, sometimes synthed-up mishmash has its charms and even uses—that in fact it's superior to the 'real' China - Bob Lind - Perspective (DVD) the label long ago deleted.
I love the previously unreleased 'Twenty-Five Miles' and the preteen-sings-the-blues 'Doggin' Around,' could live without the two J5 nonhits, and will no doubt pull this down when I want to remember 'Dancing Machine' and 'Rockin' Robin.
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