Marvin Gaye
What s Going On

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm      + bonus download

2010 EU reissued on 180g LP +download=heralded as one ofthe greatest albums ever made soul music or otherwise, Marvin Gaye's landmark 1971 recording What's Going On is one of the most important and passionate soul records ever made and it directly ...

Label:  Motown-Universal 
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Release date 08-04-2010(Originally released in 1971)

2010 EU reissued on 180gr Vinyl + MP3 download=heralded as one ofthe greatest albums ever made soul music or otherwise, Marvin Gaye's landmark 1971 recording What's Going On is one of the most important and passionate soul records ever made and it directly influenced other artists to take greater responsibility in the meaning of their music. Gaye co-wrote the songs and produced the album, a social commentary on an American dream which was increasingly being threatened by urban and environmental problems including unemployment and poverty. What's Going On broke the Motown mold and introduced Gaye as not only the company's sexy prince, but also an uncompromising artist with something to say. =Sealed & stickered picture sleeve

Tracks:
A1     What's Going On
A2     What's Happening Brother
A3     Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
A4     Save The Children
A5     God Is Love
A6     Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

B1     Right On
B2     Wholy Holy
B3     Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Whats Going On is not only Marvin Gayes masterpiece its the most important and passionate record to come out of soul music delivered by one of its finest voices a man finally free to speak his mind and so move from R&B sex symbol to true recording artist With Whats Going On Gaye meditated on what had happened to the American dream of the past as it related to urban decay environmental woes military turbulence police brutality unemployment and poverty These feelings had been bubbling up between 1967 and 1970 during which he felt increasingly caged by Motowns behindthetimes hit machine and restrained from expressing himself seriously through his music Finally late in 1970 Gaye decided to record a song that the Four Tops Obie Benson had brought him Whats Going On When Berry Gordy decided not to issue the single deeming it uncommercial Gaye refused to record any more material until he relented Confirmed by its tremendous commercial success in January 1971 he recorded the rest of the album over ten days in March and Motown released it in late May Besides cementing Marvin Gaye as one of the most important artists in pop music Whats Going On was far and away the best fulllength to issue from the singlesdominated Motown factory and arguably the best soul album of all time

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Label: Motown-Universal
Originally released: 1971
This release: 2010
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