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Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (LP Included)

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Item #: 13528339
    This deluxe edition of WHAT'S GOING ON includes a 20-page booklet with complete lyrics, never-before-published photos from personal family collections and an essay by David Ritz. Personnel includes: Marvin Gaye (vocals, piano); David Van Depitte (arran......more

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Artist: Gaye, Marvin
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This deluxe edition of WHAT'S GOING ON includes a 20-page booklet with complete lyrics, never-before-published photos from personal family collections and an essay by David Ritz. Personnel includes: Marvin Gaye (vocals, piano); David Van Depitte (arranger, conductor); Robert White, Joe Messina (guitar); Johnny Griffith (celeste, keyboards); Earl Van Dyke (keyboards); Eli Fountain (alto saxophone); Wild Bill Moore (tenor saxophone); Jack Brokensha (vibraphone, percussion); Bob Babbit, James Jamerson (bass); Chet Forest (drums); Eddie Brown, Earl DeRouen (bongos, conga); Jack Ashford (tambourine, percussion). Recorded at Hitsville, Golden World and United Sound Studios, Detroit, Michican. Originally released on Tamla (310). WHAT'S GOING ON: DELUXE EDITION features the original album, plus an unreleased Detroit mix, a live version from Kennedy Center, and unreleased single versions and instrumentals. WHAT'S GOING ON: Personnel includes: Marvin Gaye (vocals, piano); David Van Depitte (arranger, conductor); Robert White, Joe Messina (guitar); Johnny Griffith (celeste, keyboards); Earl Van Dyke (keyboards); Eli Fountain (alto saxophone); Wild Bill Moore (tenor saxophone); Jack Brokensha (vibraphone, percussion); Bob Babbit, James Jamerson (bass); Chet Forest (drums); Eddie Brown, Earl DeRouen (bongos, conga); Jack Ashford (tambourine, percussion). Recorded at Hitsville, Golden World and United Sound Studios, Detroit, Michican. Originally released on Tamla (310). Includes liner notes by Smokey Robinson, Ben Edmonds and Harry Weinger. LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER: Personnel includes: Marvin Gaye (vocals, piano); Robert White (guitar); Jack Ashford (glockenspiel, percussion, kazoo); Uriel Jones (drums); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (bongos); The Andantes, Freddie Gorman, Walter Gaines, Hank Dixon, C.P. Spencer (background vocals). Recorded live at The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. on May 1, 1972. All tracks have been digitally remastered. Audio Mixers: John Morales; Larry Miles. ...
See Also:
Midnight Love, The Very Best of Marvin Gaye [Motown 1994], Let's Get It On, Anthology [1995], Trouble Man, What's Going On
See Influences:
Roy Hamilton, Clyde McPhatter, Jackie Wilson, The Drifters (US), Ben E. King, Dean Martin, Johnny Hartman, Perry Como, Smokey Robinson, The Moonglows (US), Ray Charles, Brook Benton, Bing Crosby, Little Jimmy Scott, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Bo Diddley, The Platters, Nat King Cole
See Contemporaries:
Sly & the Family Stone, Eddie Kendricks, The Stylistics, The Supremes, Isaac Hayes, Mary Wells, Otis Redding, Martha Reeves, Barry White, Diana Ross, Ashford & Simpson, Junior Walker, Arthur Alexander, The Spinners (US), The Ruffin Brothers, The Dramatics, Bobby Womack, Gladys Knight, The Temptations (R&B), Nolan Strong, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart, David Ruffin, Billy Stewart (Vocals/Piano), Kim Weston, Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys), Jimmy Ruffin, Don Covay, Tammi Terrell, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Gamble, Big John Hamilton, Martha & the Vandellas, Johnny Moore (Vocalist/Songwriter), The Rainbows, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Staple Singers, Marv Johnson, The Marvelettes, The Chi-Lites, The Four Tops, Al Green (Vocals)
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 What's Going On
  2. 2 What's Happening Brother
  3. 3 Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)
  4. 4 Save the Children
  5. 5 God Is Love
  6. 6 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  7. 7 Right On
  8. 8 Wholy Holy
  9. 9 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
  10. 10 What's Going On [Original Single Mix] - (previously unreleased)
  11. 11 Head Title aka Distant Lover [Demo Version/Original Master] - (previously unreleased)
  12. 12 Symphony [Demo Version]
  13. 13 I Love the Ground You Walk On - (previously unreleased)
  14. 14 What's Going On [Mono Single Version] - (mono)
  15. 15 God Is Love [Mono Single Version] - (mono)
  16. 16 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) [Mono Single Version] - (mono)
  17. 17 Sad Tomorrow [Mono Single Version] - (mono)
  18. 18 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) [Mono Single Version] - (mono)
  19. 19 Wholy Holy [Mono Single Version] - (mono)
Disc 2:
  1. 1 Checkin' Out (Double Clutch)
  2. 2 Chained - (previously unreleased)
  3. 3 Country Stud - (previously unreleased)
  4. 4 Help the People - (previously unreleased)
  5. 5 Running from Love [Version 1]
  6. 6 Daybreak - (previously unreleased)
  7. 7 Doing My Thing - (previously unreleased)
  8. 8 "T" Stands for Time - (previously unreleased)
  9. 9 Jesus Is Our Love Song - (previously unreleased)
  10. 10 Funky Nation - (previously unreleased)
  11. 11 Infinity - (previously unreleased)
  12. 12 Mandota - (previously unreleased)
  13. 13 Struttin' the Blues - (previously unreleased)
  14. 14 Running from Love [Version 2] - (previously unreleased)
  15. 15 I'm Going Home (Move)
  16. 16 You're the Man, Pts. 1-2 [Original Mono Single Version] - (mono)
  17. 17 You're the Man [Alternate Version 1] - (alternate take)
  18. 18 You're the Man [Alternate Version 2] - (alternate take)
Disc 3:
  1. 1 What's Going On
  2. 2 What's Happening Brother
  3. 3 Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)
  4. 4 Save the Children
  5. 5 God Is Love
  6. 6 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  7. 7 Right On
  8. 8 Wholy Holy
  9. 9 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Type:
Performer
Genre:
R&B
Subgenre:
Motown
Label:
Universal Motown Records
Producer:
Harry Weinger
Number of Discs:
3
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
133 : 8
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Greatest protest album ever made? Most stirring soul-music symphony? Yes and yes. And then some." Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Revolutionary..." Rolling Stone (8/5/71, p.44) - "...There are very few performers who could carry a project like this off. I've always admired Marvin Gaye, but I didn't expect that he would be one of them..." Rolling Stone (9/30/71, p.42) - "...there is no question that he has gotten progressively better...Gaye's multi-tracked lead vocals answer one another like a man talking to himself, finally enveloping the listener in a world view of incalculable intensity..." Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Revolutionary..." Rolling Stone (9/30/71, p.42) - "...there is no question that he has gotten progressively better...Gaye's multi-tracked lead vocals answer one another like a man talking to himself, finally enveloping the listener in a world view of incalculable intensity..." Rolling Stone (8/5/71, p.44) - "...There are very few performers who could carry a project like this off. I've always admired Marvin Gaye, but I didn't expect that he would be one of them..." Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Revolutionary..." Spin (p.80) - "[A]n indelible quiet-storm jeremiad." Spin (p.51) - Ranked #9 in Spin's 'The Top 10 Reissues Of 2011' -- "[T]he sound is honeyed, feather-light....For protest music, it sure glides." Spin (p.122) - "The godhead of '70s soul albums plays like one seamless groove-song, with jazzy orchestrations..." Q (p.120) - "[T]his was the first soul album to engage directly with the political and social upheaval of the times, from the Vietnam War to environmental pollution." Q (1/03, p.69) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever" Q (10/99, p.161) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Motown Records Of All Time - "...one of the finest albums ever recorded.... gorgeous soulful settings, bewitching melodies and Gaye's magisterial singing." Q (10/99, p.161) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Motown Records Of All Time - "...one of the finest albums ever recorded.... gorgeous soulful settings, bewitching melodies and Gaye's magisterial singing." Q (6/01, p.128) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The live album that forms the centerpiece of this re-packaged version of Gaye's greatest work is... astonishing..." Uncut (5/03, p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Global and personal anguish were never so exquisitely conveyed..." Uncut (5/03, p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Global and personal anguish were never so exquisitely conveyed..." Vibe (12/99, p.164) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century Vibe (12/99, p.164) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century Living Blues (5-6/01, p.100) - "...A masterwork....Sumptuous packaging, insightful liner notes, and voluminous session information underscore the first-class presentation..." Living Blues (5-6/01, p.100) - "...A masterwork....Sumptuous packaging, insightful liner notes, and voluminous session information underscore the first-class presentation..." Billboard (p.52) - "[H]is melodic treatise on war, drugs, poverty, spirituality and ecology still rings disturbingly true 40 years later." Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.97) - "...Stands as both a eulogy and testament to a spirit of co-operation, understanding and harmony. It's a vision of Utopia in words and music one could wander around in forever." Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Included in Mojo's "Best Reissues of 2001". Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.97) - "...Stands as both a eulogy and testament to a spirit of co-operation, understanding and harmony. It's a vision of Utopia in words and music one could wander around in forever." NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #4 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.' NME (Magazine) (9/11/93, p.18) - Ranked #1 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s - "...politicized music has never been done better....it'
UPC:
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