Marvin Gaye – What's Going On Live (New Vinyl) (Limited Edition) (Turquoise Vinyl)

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NEW DOUBLE LP

New sealed copy. Limited Edition reissue on translucent turquoise coloured vinyl.

What's Going On Live is a live album recorded in 1972 by American soul singer Marvin Gaye and released posthumously in 2019 by Motown. The songs on this album were recorded at Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on May 1, 1972 as part of a Marvin Gaye Day celebration; it was the first live performance he had done in four years, since the death of his singing partner Tammi Terrell. Gaye was very hesitant about the performance and had to be talked into it by his mother: he was still grieving Terrell and disliked performing live anyway. The recording was previously released on the 2001 Deluxe Edition of What's Going On but this is the first edition of the concert as a standalone album and has a new mix; it comes shortly after Motown's release of You're the Man, a studio album intended to follow What's Going On but shelved for decades. Gaye resumed touring in 1974 but this was the only time that he performed the entire album live in one show. However the recording misses his performance of “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”, which was missed due to a technical error.

A1 Sixties Medley 
B1 Right On 
B2 Wholy Holy 
B3 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 
C1 What's Going On 
C2 What's Happening Brother 
C3 Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky) 
C4 Save The Children 
C5 God Is Love 
D1 Stage Dialogue 
D2 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Reprise) 
D3 What's Going On (Reprise)