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What's Going On

   Artist: Marvin Gaye
Label: Tamla
Orig. Released: 1971
Catalog No.: LPTAML310
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (1.3)

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The first Marvin Gaye album credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified concept album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next. It has also been categorized as a song cycle, since the album ends on a reprise to the album's opening theme. The album is told from the point of view of a Vietnam War veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing nothing but injustice, suffering and hatred. What's Going On was also the first album on which Motown Records' main studio band, the group of session musicians known as the Funk Brothers, received an official credit. What's Going On was both an immediate commercial and critical success and has endured as a classic of early-1970s soul.

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Track Titles
1. What's Going On 4:00
2. What's Happening Brother 2:57
3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky) 3:40
4. Save The Children 4:06
5. God Is Love 1:44
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 3:03

1. Right On 7:15
2. Wholy Holy 3:06
3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:30


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