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Gold (Original Recording Remastered) by Marvin Gaye
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The fantastic batch of Gaye's early-'60s pop-soul singles, including "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" and his duets with Tammi Terrell ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"), is alone worth the price of the set. Transitional singles like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" hint at the groove-oriented approach Gaye would perfect in the '70s with his socio-political masterpiece WHAT'S GOING ON, and his paean to desire LET'S GET IT ON. Smooth funk workouts like "Trouble Man" and "Got to Give It Up" flesh out disc 2. Though Motown's collection still wins out on wealth of material (it has 47 tracks to GOLD's 34), GOLD is still a top-notch sampler, covering all aspects of the soul icon's dynamic career.

Recording information: 1962 - 1983.

Motown's ANTHOLOGY: THE BEST OF MARVIN GAYE is probably the finest overview of Gaye's tenure at the label. Unfortunately, the collection is available only on import. Also, it has one glaring omission, Gaye's 1983 single "Sexual Healing" (from MIDNIGHT LOVE, not recorded for Motown). Columbia's GOLD, a superb two-disc collection of Gaye's brightest moments, does include "Sexual Healing," as well as the lion's share of the hits that appear on ANTHOLOGY.

Personnel: Marvin Gaye (vocals); Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell (vocals).

Liner Note Author: David Ritz.

Track Listing:

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 - (featuring Kim Weston)
  10. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - (featuring Tammi Terrell)
  11. Your Precious Love - (featuring Tammi Terrell)
  12. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You - (featuring Tammi Terrell)
  13. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - (featuring Tammi Terrell)
  14. You're All I Need To Get By - (featuring Tammi Terrell)
  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 - (stereo mix, previously unreleased)
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. I & II
  5. Where Are We Going? - (previously unreleased)
  6. Trouble Man
  7. Let's Get It On
  8. Come To This
  9. Distant Lover - (live, live)
  10. I Want You
  11. Got To Give It Up
  12. Anger
  13. Ego Tripping Out
  14. Praise
  15. Sexual Healing
Release date Australia
January 11th, 2005
Motown Records
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