UMC are proud to present the release of What’s Going On: 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition on April 1st, 2022. This premium vinyl release was cut by Lawrence Dunster from Kevin Gray’s original master files. In addition to What’s Going On 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition, this release includes a four-track remix suite from GRAMMY®-nominated producer Salaam Remi called “Save The World: Remix Suite”.
What’s Going On: 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition bonus LP opens up the album’s writing and production palette. Featured are four rare cuts making their vinyl debut, highlighted by a previously unreleased “stripped” version of the title song, plus all six original mono single mixes and their B-sides, with all of those 7” versions on vinyl for the first time since their original releases. Among them are alternate versions of “God Is Love” and “Flying High (In The Friendly Sky),” the latter issued on 45 as “Sad Tomorrows.” Full track listing below.
With two 180gm records, a tip-on heavy stock jacket, original gatefold with complete lyrics, this formidable release also includes printed sleeves with track details, a rare image from the cover sessions, and a brief essay honoring arranger David Van De Pitte. Highlighted is a main essay by acclaimed author and poet Hanif Abdurraqib who was just named one of the 25 recipients of the 2021 MacArthur “genius” grant.
Track Listing: 1. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 2. What's Happening Brother - Marvin Gaye 3. Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky) - Marvin Gaye 4. Save the Children - Marvin Gaye 5. God Is Love - Marvin Gaye 6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye 7. Right On - Marvin Gaye 8. Wholy Holy - Marvin Gaye 9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holla) - Marvin Gaye 1. What's Going On (Stripped Version) - Marvin Gaye 2. What's Going On (Mix 1 - No Strings Or Horns) - Marvin Gaye 3. What's Going On (Rhythm 'N' Strings Mix) - Marvin Gaye 4. Symphony (Demo) - Marvin Gaye 5. What's Going On (Mono Single Version) - Marvin Gaye 6. God Is Love (Mono Single Version) - Marvin Gaye 7. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) [mono Single Version] - Marvin Gaye 8. Sad Tomorrows (Mono Single Version) - Marvin Gaye 9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) [mono Single Version] - Marvin Gaye 10. Wholy Holy (Mono Single Version) - Marvin Gaye
Year of Production: 1971
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