Gold [Motown]

Gold [Motown]

by Marvin Gaye
     
 

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Marvin Gaye left behind one of the greatest legacies in American pop music, a fascinating and irresistible string of chart hits and stunning album-long suites that explored the sacred/secular divide in his own soul, and by extension, the philosophical divide in the American psyche, and he did it all with grace, ease, assurance, and style. This double-disc anthology

Overview

Marvin Gaye left behind one of the greatest legacies in American pop music, a fascinating and irresistible string of chart hits and stunning album-long suites that explored the sacred/secular divide in his own soul, and by extension, the philosophical divide in the American psyche, and he did it all with grace, ease, assurance, and style. This double-disc anthology hits the obvious high points, but also is deep enough to include some rarities (like the wonderful What's Going On footnote song "Where Are We Going?"), live tracks (his famous live performance of "Distant Lover" from an Oakland concert is included), a generous selection of his classic duets with Tammi Terrell, and his late, last burst of brilliance, 1982's "Sexual Healing." There are countless Marvin Gaye compilations on the market, but Gold does as well a job as any of them at skating across the high points of his career. The thing to remember, though, is that the water is deep, and listeners owe it to themselves to eventually dive down past these kinds of "greatest hits" collections into the full sweep of this brilliant singer's body of work. [The track listing on Gold is identical to that on the 2001 Motown compilation The Very Best of Marvin Gaye.]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602498632253
catalogNumber:
000311902
Rank:
6058

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stubborn Kind of Fellow
  2. Hitch Hike
  3. Pride and Joy
  4. Can I Get a Witness
  5. You're a Wonderful One
  6. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  7. I'll Be Doggone
  8. Ain't That Peculiar
  9. It Takes Two
  10. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  11. Your Precious Love
  12. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
  13. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  14. You're All I Need to Get By
  15. You
  16. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  17. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  18. That's the Way Love Is
  19. His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Disc 2

  1. What's Going On
  2. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
  4. You're the Man, Pts. 1-2
  5. Where Are We Going?
  6. Trouble Man
  7. Let's Get It On
  8. Come Get to This
  9. Distant Lover
  10. I Want You
  11. Got to Give It Up
  12. Anger
  13. Ego Tripping Out
  14. Praise
  15. Sexual Healing

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marvin Gaye   Primary Artist,Vocals
Kim Weston   Vocals
Gene Page   Conductor
Fonce Mizell   Trumpet,Soloist
Tammi Terrell   Vocals
Vandellas   Vocals,Accompaniment

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Odell Brown   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Barrett Strong   Composer
Wade Marcus   Orchestra Director
T-Boy Ross   Composer
Larkin Arnold   Executive Producer
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Jeffrey Bowen   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Composer,Producer
Vernon Bullock   Composer
Cleveland   Composer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Harvey Fuqua   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gwen Fuqua   Composer
Berry Gordy   Executive Producer
George Gordy   Composer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Fonce Mizell   Producer
Larry Mizell   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Dale Oehler   Arranger
Clarence Paul   Composer
Freddie Perren   Producer
Paul Riser   Orchestra Director
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Art Stewart   Producer
Ed Townsend   Composer,Producer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
David Ritz   Composer,Liner Notes
Delta Ashby   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer,Producer
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson   Arranger
Vartan   Art Direction
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Ronald White   Composer
Sandra Greene   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Joe Hunter   Producer
Jeff Moskow   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
Kenny Stover   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Edward Gordon   Composer
Jack Goga   Composer

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