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Marvin Gaye

What's Going On - 50th Anniversary Edition

    Motown’s “Prince Of Soul,” Marvin Gaye, was already a hit artist for nearly a decade when, in 1971, he reached new heights with his album What's Going On. An immediate landmark recording, it was the first of Gaye's albums to break the top ten of Billboard’s Top LPs, and quickly became Motown's best-selling record. To this day, What's Going On is hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, earning the number one spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2020 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.”

    In celebration of this groundbreaking album while also marking the 50th anniversary of the title song’s release as a single, UMe will be issuing collections that honor the depth of Gaye's album.

    First, Motown/UMe has consolidated several What’s Going On-related releases into one new digital collection, What’s Going On: Deluxe Edition/50th Anniversary This includes the original album, plus 12 bonus tracks featuring each of the LP’s original mono single versions and their B-sides, two of which are different takes – “God Is Love” and “Sad Tomorrows,” an earlier version of “Flying High (in the Friendly Sky)” – while the pre-album single version of “What’s Going On” has no “party” intro and a false fade. Also included is the title song’s earliest mix, initially made as a reference for Motown’s in-house quality control department before horns and strings were added; a dramatic instrumental mix; a “Coffeehouse Mix” by Grammy-winning engineer Russ Elevado that emphasizes the track’s previously buried acoustic guitar, originally available on a Record Store Day exclusive 10” EP for the album’s 45th anniversary in 2016. Also included from that same 2016 release is a “What’s Going On” duet with Motown artist B.J. the Chicago Kid. Other tracks are an early working version of “Symphony,” written by Marvin with Smokey Robinson, in which Marvin sings over and over, “what’s going on?” while the song of the same name sat unreleased; and the instrumental “I Love the Ground You Walk On,” recorded during the same waiting period.

    Fifty years later, the influence and meaning behind this legendary record continues to ring true. The single “What’s Going On” originated as a response to police brutality at a protest in Berkeley, CA and coincided with personal tragedy in Gaye's life as well as Gaye’s brother's time fighting in Vietnam. The compounding experiences sparked the poignant plea that became the full-length LP What's Going On. Calling out to a broken country, Gaye searched for reason and hope in a world that felt desperate and senseless; a sentiment that many share now more than ever.

    Marvin Gaye continues to hold his place as one of the greatest singers, composers and producers of all time, and in this half a century What's Going On has proven itself to be one of the world's most unforgettable records. 


    TRACK LISTING

    LP 1:
    SIDE 1
    What’s Going On 3:53
    What’s Happening Brother 2:44
    Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) 3:50
    Save The Children 4:03
    God Is Love 1:42
    Mercy Mercy Me 3:13
    SIDE 2
    Right On 7:32
    Wholy Holy 3:08
    Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:27

    LP 2:
    SIDE 3
    What’s Going On Stripped Version * 3:57
    What’s Going On 3:54 Mix 1/no Strings Or Horns
    What’s Going On Rhythm & Strings Instrumental Mix 3:50
    Symphony Demo Version 2:49
    SIDE 4 – Original Mono Single Mixes
    What’s Going On 3:54
    God Is Love 2:51
    Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 2:30
    Sad Tomorrows 2:22
    Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 2:58
    Wholy Holy 3:09

    PJ Harvey

    Let England Shake - 2022 Reissue

      Reissue on vinyl of the eighth PJ Harvey studio album Let England Shake. The album was produced by PJ Harvey, Flood and John Parish and originally released in Feburary 2011. Let England Shake features the singles ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ and ‘The Glorious Land’ and was the second album in the catalogue to win the UK’s Mercury Music Prize. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of original co-producer John Parish.

      PJ Harvey

      Let England Shake - Demos

        Collection of unreleased demos of tracks written for the eighth PJ Harvey studio album Let England Shake, including demos of ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’, ‘The Glorious Land’ and ‘The Last Living Rose’. Features brand new artwork – the cover is a drawing by Polly, and the package also includes previously unseen photos by Seamus Murphy. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

        TRACK LISTING

        1LP
        Side 1
        Let England Shake - Demo
        The Last Living Rose - Demo
        The Glorious Land - Demo
        The Words That Maketh Murder - Demo
        All And Everyone - Demo
        On Battleship Hill – Demo
        Side 2
        England - Demo
        In The Dark Places - Demo
        Bitter Branches - Demo
        Hanging In The Wire - Demo
        Written On The Forehead - Demo
        The Colour Of The Earth - Demo

        1CD
        Let England Shake - Demo
        The Last Living Rose - Demo
        The Glorious Land - Demo
        The Words That Maketh Murder - Demo
        All And Everyone - Demo
        On Battleship Hill – Demo
        England - Demo
        In The Dark Places - Demo
        Bitter Branches - Demo
        Hanging In The Wire - Demo
        Written On The Forehead - Demo
        The Colour Of The Earth - Demo

        A seminal, incredibly influential hip hop release (also regarded as pretty much the last word in instrumental ‘trip hop’, a term used a lot at the time), Endtroducing is simply one of the defining albums of the 90s. It is famously also the first record ever made entirely from samples of other people’s records – with a particularly broad array of sources used, many mined from the catacomb-like basement under the artist’s favourite record store in Sacramento, which has long since closed its doors. This is the store pictured by photographer B+ on the album cover and in many other shots included in the package.

        To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album UMC are proud to present this Abbey Road Half Speed Mastered edition. ‘Half-Speed Mastering’ is an elaborate process whereby the source is played back at half its’ normal speed and the turntable on the disc cutting lathe is running at 16 2/3 R.P.M. Because both the source and the cut were running at half their “normal” speeds everything plays back at the right speed when the record is played at home.


        TRACK LISTING

        2LP
        Side A
        Best Foot Forward
        Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
        The Number Song
        Changeling / Transmission

        Side B
        What Does Your Soul Look Like (Pt. 4)
        Untitled
        Stem / Long Stem / Transmission 2

        Side C
        Mutual Slump
        Organ Donor
        Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96
        Midnight In A Perfect World

        Side D
        Napalm Brain / Scatter Brain
        What Does Your Soul Look Like Pt. 1 / Blue Sky Revisit / Transmission 3

        DJ Shadow

        Endtroducing..... - 25 (7" Single)

        An exclusive 7” featuring simply one the greatest remixes of the era, Cut Chemist’s remix of The Number Song on side A, Side B features a new track, exclusive to this release Endtroducing: Drums, Drops & Scratches created by DJ Shadow to celebrate the anniversary.

        TRACK LISTING

        The Number Song (Cut Chemist Remix)
        Endtroducing: Drums, Drops & Scratches

        PJ Harvey & John Parish

        A Woman A Man Walked By - Reissue

          Reissue on vinyl of the second collaboration album between PJ Harvey and John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By.

          Produced by Parish and Harvey, and originally released in March 2009, A Woman A Man Walked By features the single ‘Black Hearted Love’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording with vinyl cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, overseen by John Parish.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          Black Hearted Love
          Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen
          Leaving California
          The Chair
          April

          Side B
          A Woman A Man Walked By / The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go
          The Soldier
          Pig Will Not
          Passionless, Pointless
          Cracks In The Canvas

          PJ Harvey

          White Chalk - Demos

            Collection of unreleased demos written for the seventh PJ Harvey studio album White Chalk, including demos of ‘When Under Ether’, ‘The Piano’ and ‘The Devil’. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz. Artwork is overseen by Maria with Rob Crane. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of long time PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

            TRACK LISTING

            1LP
            Side A
            The Devil - Demo
            Dear Darkness - Demo
            Grow Grow Grow - Demo
            When Under Ether - Demo
            White Chalk - Demo
            Side B
            Broken Harp - Demo
            Silence - Demo
            To Talk To You - Demo
            The Piano - Demo
            Before Departure - Demo
            The Mountain - Demo

            CD
            The Devil - Demo
            Dear Darkness - Grow Grow Grow - Demo
            When Under Ether - Demo
            White Chalk - Demo
            Broken Harp - Demo
            Silence - Demo
            To Talk To You - Demo
            The Piano - Demo
            Before Departure - Demo
            The Mountain – Demo

            PJ Harvey

            The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004

              Reissue on vinyl of the 2006 collection of PJ Harvey sessions with the late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, spanning recordings from the start of her career in 1991 up to 2004.

              Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side One
              Oh My Lover – Peel 29.10.91
              Victory - Peel 29.10.91
              Sheela-Na-Gig - Peel 29.10.91
              Water - Peel 29.10.91
              Naked Cousin – Peel 2.3.93
              Wang Dang Doodle - Peel 2.3.93

              Side Two
              Losing Ground – Peel 5.9.96
              Snake – Peel 5.9.96
              That Was My Veil – Peel 5.9.96
              This Wicked Tongue – Peel 10.11.00
              Beautiful Feeling – Peel 10.11.00
              You Come Through – John Peel Tribute 16.12.04

              PJ Harvey

              Uh Huh Her

                Reissue on vinyl of the sixth PJ Harvey studio album Uh Huh Her. The album was self-produced and originally released in May 2004. Uh Huh Her features the singles ‘The Letter’, ‘You Came Through’ and ‘Shame’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer Head.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side One
                The Life And Death Of Mr. Badmouth
                Shame
                Who The Fuck?
                The Pocket Knife
                The Letter

                Side Two

                The Slow Drug
                No Child Of Mine
                Cat On The Wall
                You Come Through
                It’s You
                The End
                The Desperate Kingdom Of Love
                The Darker Days Of Me & Him

                PJ Harvey

                Uh Huh Her - Demos

                  Collection of unreleased demos of written for the sixth PJ Harvey studio album Uh Huh Her, including demos of ‘The Letter’ and ‘Shame’. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz. Artwork is overseen by Maria with Rob Crane. Mastering by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer Head.



                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side One
                  The Life And Death Of Mr. Badmouth - Demo
                  Shame - Demo
                  Who The Fuck? - Demo
                  The Pocket Knife - Demo
                  The Letter - Demo

                  Side Two

                  The Slow Drug - Demo
                  It’s You - Demo
                  The Desperate Kingdom Of Love - Demo
                  The Darker Days Of Me & Him - Demo

                  PJ Harvey

                  Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos

                    Collection of unreleased demos of every track written for the fifth PJ Harvey studio album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, including demos of ‘Good Fortune’, ‘A Place Called Home’ and ‘This Is Love’. Audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey collaborator Head. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    Big Exit - Demo
                    Good Fortune - Demo
                    A Place Called Home - Demo
                    One Line - Demo
                    Beautiful Feeling - Demo
                    The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore - Demo

                    Side B
                    This Mess We’re In - Demo
                    You Said Something - Demo
                    Kamikaze - Demo
                    This Is Love - Demo
                    Horses In My Dreams - Demo
                    We Float - Demo

                    PJ Harvey

                    Is This Desire?

                      Reissue on vinyl of the fourth PJ Harvey studio album Is This Desire?. Produced by PJ Harvey with Flood and Head, and originally released in September 1998, Is This Desire? features the singles ‘A Perfect Day Elise’ and ‘The Wind’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer Head.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A

                      Angelene
                      The Sky Lit Up
                      The Wind
                      My Beautiful Leah
                      A Perfect Day Elise
                      Catherine

                      Side B


                      Electric Light
                      The Garden
                      Joy
                      The River
                      No Girl So Sweet
                      Is This Desire?

                      PJ Harvey

                      Is This Desire? - Demos

                        Collection of unreleased demos of every track written for the fourth PJ Harvey studio album Is This Desire?, including demos of ‘A Perfect Day Elise’, ‘The Wind’ and ‘Angelene’. Audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Angelene - Demo
                        The Sky Lit Up - Demo
                        The Wind - Demo
                        My Beautiful Leah - Demo
                        A Perfect Day Elise - Demo
                        Catherine - Demo
                        Electric Light - Demo
                        The Garden - Demo
                        Joy - Demo
                        The River - Demo
                        No Girl So Sweet - Demo
                        Is This Desire? - Demo


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