Michael Jackson To Collaborate With Brothers On Reunion CD

Jackson 5 best known for such '70s classics as "ABC" and "I'll Be There."

Michael Jackson will go back to his roots this year, reuniting with his brothers to contribute to a new Jackson 5 album for the first time in 17 years.

Jackson will record two or three songs for an upcoming reunion album from the group, who have recorded under the name the Jacksons since leaving Motown Records in the '70s, according to his spokesperson, Cheri Fein.

Jackson's last collaboration with his brothers was the 1984 Jacksons album Victory and the accompanying "Victory" tour.

The singer, who is expected to release a solo album this summer, has not committed to touring with his brothers this time around, according to Fein.

The Jacksons — Tito, Jermaine, Jackie and Marlon, plus later addition Randy — last released 2300 Jackson Street, a 1989 album recorded without Michael.

Michael began his career as a preteen singer with the Jackson 5, who remain best known for such '70s classics as "ABC" (RealAudio excerpt) and "I'll Be There" (RealAudio excerpt).

No release date has been set for the new album, and a spokesperson for the group could not be reached for comment.