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MOTOWN'S 'THE JACKSONS: AN AMERICAN DREAM' SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE UNRELEASED LIVE TRACKS FROM MOTOWN'S VAULTS

 MOTOWN'S 'THE JACKSONS: AN AMERICAN DREAM' SOUNDTRACK TO
 FEATURE UNRELEASED LIVE TRACKS FROM MOTOWN'S VAULTS
 'Who's Loving You' Live and Unreleased Single to Hit Sept. 22;
 Half-Million Dollar Music Video to Bring The Jackson 5 to Life
 LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- "Who's Loving You," an unreleased Jackson 5 song recorded live in Gary, Ind. that was discovered in Motown's vaults, will hit the streets Sept. 22 as the first single and music video from Motown's 13-song soundtrack album of "The Jacksons: An American Dream," which ships Oct. 20. This will be the first television miniseries soundtrack ever released before the airing of a show (ABC Television Network on Nov. 15 from 8-11 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 9-11 p.m.)
 Steve Barron, who directed Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable" video, will direct the half-million dollar "Who's Loving You" video using state-of-the-art special effects and vintage 1969 performance footage from the "Ed Sullivan Show" to bring back the magic of the Jackson 5. Jason Weaver, who plays Michael Jackson from ages 12-17 in the upcoming ABC Television Network miniseries, will be featured in the video.
 Barron said, "I immediately fell in love with the track 'Who's Loving You.' The image of discovering a treasure in Motown's vaults brought out the idea for the video of a contemporary, dormant attic where this treasure transforms itself back to 1969. In the video, paint drips back into its can, a basketball comes back to life, windows uncrack, spiders undo their webs and birds undo their nests. We use a little bit of the great Jackson 5 performance footage from the 'Ed Sullivan Show' in 1969. The two eras come together through the eyes of Jason Weaver, who is in the attic and ends up being on screen as one of the Jacksons himself."
 "The Jacksons: An American Dream" soundtrack includes unreleased, live archival Jackson 5 performances discovered in Motown's vaults, as well as songs inspired by the miniseries from cast members, including Grammy-winners Boyz II Men, who appear as street corner singers.
 Motown's vaults contributed another live and unreleased Jackson 5 gem to the soundtrack: a Gary, Ind., performance medley of "Walk On/The Love You Save." "I Want You Back/ABC," another live Jackson 5 medley on the album, was from a performance at Los Angeles' Great Western Forum. The Jackson 5's previously released "I'll Be There," as well as "Dancin' Machine," are also included on the soundtrack.
 Jermaine Jackson contributes the miniseries-inspired song "The Dream Goes On" and teams with Syreeta Wright for "Stay With Love." Other tracks include a "In The Still Of The Night" from Boyz II Men. Jason Weaver, who portrays Michael in his teens, performs "I Wanna Be Where You Are" and a remix of "Kansas City." "You Are The Ones" interlude is performed by 3T.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Mitchell of Motown L.A., 213-468-3553; Linda Haynes of Motown N.Y., 212-424-2003; John Uppendahl of Roskin- Friedman L.A., 213-653-5411, for Motown; or Sylvia Weiner of Roskin- Friedman N.Y., 212-385-0005, for Motown/ CO: Motown Record Corp. ST: California IN: ENT SU: PDT


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