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Trouble Man: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition

17 Dec 2012 | Format: MP3

£10.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Dec 2012
  • Release Date: 14 Dec 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:00:52
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  • ASIN: B00AIEX9WO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,406 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By colster on 25 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you have not got it, then get it, now !!! This very under-rated recording is a masterpiece from start to finish. The title track is an absolute knock out. The timeless 'T Plays It Cool' is one of the best grooves around, the drumming is flawless. Marvin sings sparingly on this album, but when he does it's heaven. I think he hits one of his best notes of all time here.
The album is a soul/funk/jazz fusion dripping in strings, piano, and moog. Trevor Lawrence contributes throughout with his brilliant Alto, Tenor & Baritone Sax which weaves around the rhythms.
Forget the film, everything you need is here. Marvin wrote it all himself, produced every track , as well as playing all the keyboards, singing lead & backing vocals. In other words - pure Marvin.
Everyone I play this to Loves it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andy Edwards TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you were to expect smooth love songs or message music, you'd be disappointed. "Trouble Man" is a funky, jazz tinged masterpiece, mainly instrumental, with each track running into the next. Where there are lyrics, they do seem to echo some of MGs own troubled soul and some see this album as autobiographical.

While the album rewards a listen all through, there are tracks which stand alone - the walking blues rhythym of the opener, the very funky "T plays it cool" and, of course, the title track.

As a demonstration of the genius that was Marvin, chronologically, this album sits between "Whats Going On" and "Lets Get It On", and there can have been few artists who have produced 3 succesive albums of such quality, let alone of such variety.

This is well worth your attention, then, representing, as it does, the peak of Marvin Gaye's Motown creativity - there was more to come, but after this it was his troubles which were in control.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Oct 2000
Format: Audio CD
To all those who only know Marvin Gaye for his metaphysically sexy voice on cuts like "Let's Get it on" or "Sexual Healing" - here comes a record where the man himself doesn't actually sing that much. "Trouble Man" is one of the better Blaxpoitation soundtracks; most of it is instrumental, that is a soulful blend of wailing guitars and lamenting horns. Yes, what you get here is some of that rather melancholy soul, but then again, isn't this where Marvin excels? As a matter of fact, this album has a similar mood to "What's Going on", Gaye's most heartfelt offering and one of the best records ever. "Trouble Man" definitely is a good listen; like with most soundtracks of its kind, it doesn't really matter whether you've seen the movie or not - if you think the record might appeal to you, go and buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. F. G. Ballinger on 4 Feb 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Often seen as a stop-gap between the classics WHAT'S GOIN' ON (1971) and LET'S GET IT ON (1973), Marvin Gaye's soundtrack to the "Blaxploitation" pot-boiler TROUBLE MAN (1972) has now - thanks to this anniversary make-over - been elevated to its rightful status as a key part of the artist's catalogue.

The TROUBLE MAN album is a deliciously cool and funky blend of smooth saxophone (courtesy of Trevor Lawrence); insistent, driving percussion; and haunting, jazz-flavoured piano with tinges of cutting-edge Moog synthesizer provided by Marvin Gaye himself. By and large, Gaye allows his vocal prowess to take a back seat here to let his instrumental ideas deliver the atmosphere. Intriguingly, we now get not just the original album beautifully remastered but also the complete music score from the film itself to create two quite different listening experiences. Regarding the film score, much of Gaye's work was, due to the necessity of Gaye having to meld the sounds to particular scenes, broken down into numerous short cues, some of which last around a minute or so; conversely, with the soundtrack album, Gaye constructed a virtually continuous suite to provide a more balanced and flowing programme of music for home enjoyment.

Right up until his death, Marvin Gaye claimed that TROUBLE MAN was one of the albums for which he held the most pride. Now re-packaged with a well-written and highly detailed booklet, the recording can now quite happily take its place among his major works, and in turn be listed alongside the likes of Isaac Hayes' SHAFT and Curtis Mayfield's SUPERFLY within a genre where the soundtrack music often outshone the quality of the films it was written to accompany.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mr t.darlington on 4 Feb 2013
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One of the most underrated sound tracks.This 40 th anniversary edition is fantastic. First time the original film sound track has been released as it was in the film.Marvin Gaye one of the coolest soul artists ever, check out Whats Going On expanded edition also BRILLIANT.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Palmer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Oct 2005
Format: Audio CD
The bubbling synth driven funk of 'T Plays it Cool' is pure compelling groove. Given that this is a soundtrack you get some pretty odd passages too, like the spooky atmospherics and lush orchestrations of 'Poor Abbey Walsh'. And poor old Mr T! The lovable rogue, you get the feeling Gaye cast himself in this role as a means of getting 'inside' the character and thereby creating a more plausible album.
Like Curtis Mayfield's Superfly, Trouble Man stands proud as a complete musical entity long after the film has disappeared, barely remembered.
The strange patchworks of textures throughout are well arranged and flawlessly executed, and lend the album its filmic 'mean-streets' vibe. 'Theme From Trouble Man' is a nice lush orchestral number, followed swiftly by the bongos, flutes and tymps of 'T Stands for Trouble', which eventually launches into a great groove. 'Life Is a Gamble' is beautifully languid.
In short, 'Don't Mess With Mr T'!
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