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The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye [Double CD, Original recording remastered]

Marvin Gaye Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Aug 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B00005LZT9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,253 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow (Single Version / Mono)Marvin Gaye 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hitch Hike (Single Version / Mono)Marvin Gaye 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pride And Joy (Album Version / Mono)Marvin Gaye 2:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Can I Get A Witness (Album Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You're A Wonderful One (Album Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'll Be Doggone (Juke Box Single Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ain't That Peculiar (Single Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. It Takes TwoKim Weston 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Album Version)Tammi Terrell 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Your Precious Love (Album Version)Tammi Terrell 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You (Album Version)Tammi Terrell 2:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (Album Version)Tammi Terrell 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. You're All I Need To Get By (Album Version)Tammi Terrell 2:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. You (Album Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Album Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (Album Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. That's The Way Love Is (Album Version / Stereo)Marvin Gaye 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. His Eye Is On The Sparrow (Stereo Mix)Marvin Gaye 3:480.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. What's Going On (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 5:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. You're The Man - Pts. I & II (Single Version)Marvin Gaye 5:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Where Are We Going?Marvin Gaye 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Trouble Man (Trouble Man/Soundtrack Version)Marvin Gaye 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Let's Get It On (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 4:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Come Get To This (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Distant Lover (Live At The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum/1974)Marvin Gaye 6:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Want You (Single Version)Marvin Gaye 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Got To Give It Up (Album Version)Marvin Gaye11:52Album Only
Listen12. Anger (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Ego Tripping OutMarvin Gaye 7:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Praise (Album Version)Marvin Gaye 4:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Sexual Healing (Single Version - Clean Version)Marvin Gaye 3:59Album Only

Product Description


The Very Best of Marvin Gaye pulls together the usual hits from "I'll Be Doggone" to "Grapevine", "What's Going On" to "Let's Get It On" to "Sexual Healing"--all musts for any R&B or pop fan--but this two-CD set also offers treats for the Marvin connoisseur. Foremost are the previously unreleased "Where Are We Going?" which marries Nixon-era (and beyond) social concerns to a lilting groove that brings to mind Spinners records of the period, and an alternate mix of Gaye's rare version of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". Very Best also pays proper tribute to Gaye's final years at Motown with the full 11-plus minutes of the intense, casually funky "Got to Give It Up", Here, My Dear's smoldering "Anger" and several tracks from the under-heard Love Man / In Our Lifetime sessions. More than just a profit-generating package from the parent company, it's a loving, rounded selection that's sure to widen newcomers' perceptions of a great artist's creativity and spirit. --Rickey Wright

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The true roots of R&B 25 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album brings us the type of music which has inspired a whole generation of HIP-HOP and R&B stars, you can tell as oon as you hear this album that Marvin Gaye was one of the greatest performers to ever grace the music scene! it includes clasics like Mercy Mercy Me and also some inspiring duets. This is an album for all ages and i doubt that no one who listens to it will say otherwise a truly clisic album bringing together some of the great man's biggest hits.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Marvin Gaye 14 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
Marvin Gayes' untimely death in 1984 left a big void in music. Marvin Gaye had become one of the most influential singer and songwriters in soul music history. His diligent work had tremendous depth, making profound political statements and social commentary as well as having a poignant and spiritual edge.
Marvin Gayes' recording career spans back to the dawn of the swinging sixties when Motown Records was beginning to make its mark in the world by becoming commonly known as "the sound of young America". The fantastic Stubborn Kind Of Fellow was one of his very best early hits. The formulaic though enduring Motown sound is fully at work on this classic with Gayes' distinctive vocals seamlessly surfboarding along the somwhat complex musical arrangements.
Hitch Hike, Can I Get A Witness? and Too Busy Thinking About My Baby also encapsulates that familiar and distinct Motown sound of its golden era in the 1960's and all three are instantly contagious from the musical arrangements to gayes rocketing vocal performances that was in a class and style of its own.
During Motowns golden era of the 1960's, Gaye worked with many of the labels most talented female singers. His phenomenal duet with the underated Kim Weston on the sparse, It Takes Two, sounds just as fresh and as vibrant as it was back then. But it was the divine Tammi Terrell (who was married to David Ruffin, one-time lead singer of The Temptations) that he found his perfect duet partner.
Gaye and Terrell cut many albums and succesful hit singles together with their diverse blend of harmonies gelling neatly into the sexually sizzling productions.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best single CD of Marvin�s music 16 Feb 2005
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
You cannot fit all of Marvin's hits on a single CD but this collection has most of the essentials. From a British perspective, one advantage that this has over the double CD (Very best of, which was compiled in America but released in both the UK and USA) is that it includes three UK top ten hits that are not on the double CD, these being Onion song (supposedly with Tammi Terrell, though Tammi was too ill to record the song and a sound-alike substituted), You are everything (with Diana Ross) and Abraham Martin and John (which was an American hit for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, not Marvin Gaye).
There is no room on this CD to explore Marvin's career in depth, but it does contain all his important British hits (some minor hits have been omitted) and on that basis, it provides an excellent overview of Marvin's career. Nevertheless, before buying this, you may wish to compare it with the double CD, Very best of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent career-spanning compilation 20 May 2004
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This comprehensive collection contains all Marvin's important American hits as well as highlighting other aspects of his music, including his political songs of the seventies. His British hits were sometimes different from his American hits. Three UK top ten hits are missing, though as this is an American compilation, there is no reason why they should have been included. Abraham Martin and John was an American hit for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - perhaps it was felt that Marvin's version was better for the UK market. You are everything, a duet with Diana Ross, made the UK top five. Onion song, a duet credited as being with Tammi Terrell but recorded with a stand-in, made the UK top ten.
The classic American hits (not all of which charted in Britain) are all here including Can I get a witness, How sweet it is, I'll be doggone, Ain't that peculiar, I heard it through the grapevine, Too busy thinking about my baby, That's the way love is. What's going on, Mercy mercy me, Trouble man, Let's get it on and Got to give it up. Some of his duets are here, too, including Ain't no mountain high enough, Your precious love, If I could build my whole world around you, Ain't nothing like the real thing, You're all I need to get by (all with Tammi Terrell) and It takes two (with Kim Weston).
Marvin always considered himself a balladeer like Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole rather than a typical R+B singer, but his early attempts to establish himself in this role were not a success. Eventually, he did gain acceptance as a balladeer after proving that he could do the R+B material - compare his definitive version of I heard it through the grapevine with the Gladys Knight version, released a year earlier. Marvin actually recorded the song before Gladys but Berry Gordy initially rejected his version.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Marvin sings it makes you wanna get it on 2 Oct 2001
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Format:Audio CD
To say that Marvin Gaye was one of the greatest artists of all time is somewhat demeaning to the power and the emotion he puts into all of the songs on this CD, from the pop bubblegum of Hitch Hike and How sweet it is, to his Duets with his soul mate Tammi Terrell including the beautiful Ain't no mountain high enough and the Lesser known of his classics like Ego tripping out and Trouble man, this record has it all in abundance, you can tell when he sings his duets he really does feel for these women and the way Marvin sings his love songs he can melt the hearts of even the hardened heavy metal thrash head.
Billie holiday is the only person that belts out more emotion into her songs and it's not just a coincidence that both of them were troubled souls.
It seems the harder your life is the greater the artist (just look at westlife).
In retrospect all Marvin has to do for me is open his mouth and I can here love and emotion, he serenades me all the way and there is no-one else like him ever to walk on the stage.Thank-you Marvin Gaye for the hours of musical pleasure you have given me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic soul
arrived in good order,on time and good value.
Published 10 days ago by dave
4.0 out of 5 stars marvin gaye cd.
I was brought up in the era of this music and he has always been a favourite of mine so was pleased when this appeared in the music side of amazon. Read more
Published 1 month ago by sheilamac
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous songs
A great collection of songs. I mainly bought it for "You're all I need to get By" following the recent fantastic advert using the song. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Harry Fletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvin Gaye
wow read other peoples comments and thought what the hell he was brill years ago need to buy it, best thing i done what a classic so i say what is allready said BUY IT!
Published 3 months ago by david hayward
5.0 out of 5 stars Sir Marvin Gaye
A very good all round selection of the 'kings' greatest hits cd. Ideal for the car!
It's top of the pile.
Published 3 months ago by danman12
5.0 out of 5 stars marvin gaye
what can you say about mavin gaye but brill goes round and round in my car along with my other marvin gaye cd
Published 3 months ago by sandra d
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album
Another great singer from the golden days of American music.
Some Good tunes from a by gone era of decent music( if your of a certain age that is}.
Published 3 months ago by Eilidh
5.0 out of 5 stars As always,
Superb cd, arrived as stated and well packaged. This cd was a bargain. I will definitely use this seller again. Best of Marvin Gaye is a must have for Motown pundits.
Published 4 months ago by Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars My all time favourite singer
I have always liked Marvin Gaye his music is loving and calming and quite soulful. I would always recommend this album.
Published 4 months ago by janette bull
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs
What can you say-it's Marvin Gaye and his voice is so good he could sing the telephone directory and make it sound good,
Published 4 months ago by Stephen Latham
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