Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971-2013) Reissue, Platinum SHM-CD, FLAC [403 MB]
Nr. 1 in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (September 22, 2020)
Rolling Stone Magazine
On 22 September 2020 RSM published a new list of the best albums of all time and put this album of Marvin Gaye on nr. 1, with this note:
Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece began as a reaction to police brutality.
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Motown Records founder Berry Gordy initially resisted releasing “What’s Going On,” telling Gaye that he thought scatting was out of date and protest lyrics were too commercially risky. But when the song became an instant hit, Gordy gave Gaye a single month to craft an album to accompany “What’s Going On.” Gaye more than rose to the challenge. “I work best under pressure and when I’m depressed,” he told the Detroit Free Press at the time. “The world’s never been as depressing as it is right now. We’re killing the planet, killing our young men in the streets, and going to war around the world. Human rights … that’s the theme.”
**And look at the world we are in now in 2020 . . . .**
Marvin's first step away from the pop music cycle. All tracks were written and arranged by Gaye.
Basic track for "What's Going On" recorded June 1, 1970. Lead & background vocals overdubbed June 6, 7 and 10, 1970, strings recorded September 21, 1970.
Basic tracks for all other songs recorded March 17, 19 and 20, 1971. Strings, horns and lead and background vocals overdubbed March 24, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1971.
Additional Marvin Gaye vocal and instrumentation overdubs for Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), Right On, Wholy Holy and Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) recorded at The Sound Factory, Hollywood on May 5, 1971.
The download file contains a Japanese release and includes the complete booklet with lyrics in Japanese and English.
Format: Free Lossless Audio Codec
Duration: 53 min 34 s
Bit rate: 718 kb/s
Sampling rate: 44.1 kHz
Bit depth: 16 bits
All songs in one file, with songs 1-9 in segue flow
- What's Going On
- What's Happening Brother
- Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
- Save The Children
- God Is Love
- Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
- Right On
- Wholy Holy
- Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
[ bonus tracks ]
- Sad Tomorrows
- What's Going On (Mono Single Version)
- God Is Love (Mono Single Version)
- Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Mono Single Version)
- Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Mono Single Version)
- Wholy Holy (Mono Single Version)
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