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Trouble Man

7 Sept. 1998 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1972
  • Release Date: 7 Sept. 1998
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 1972 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 38:16
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  • ASIN: B001KUFIM4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,017 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By colster on 25 Sept. 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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23 of 24 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andy Edwards VINE 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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4 of 4 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 Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As I sit here listening to Marvin instructing Trevor Lawrence the Saxophone player on the Alternate Version of "T" Stands For Trouble on Disc 1 (dialogue above) - I'm properly drooling. This is just stunning stuff - and as a veteran of nearly 1650 reviews (hundreds for Soul) - I can safely say that this gorgeous 2CD set may just well be the coolest reissue ever put out in digital history.

While 1971's "What's Going On" and 1973's "Let's Get It On" are regularly acknowledged as Soul masterpieces and name-checked by everyone who is everyone in love with music that genuinely touches you - but real MG fans have always had a rush to the head at the mere sight of 1972's "Trouble Man" on vinyl. Gaye himself seemed to rate it as his best work and on the evidence presented to us on this fabulous 2013 overhaul - hot like an oven - doesn't even come close to how good Marvin was at the time. So let's get to the Blax facts right away...

Released November 2012 in the USA (January 2013 in the UK) - Universal/Hip-O Select B0017676-02 (Barcode 602537184040) breaks downs as follows:

Disc 1 (73:41 minutes):
1. Main Theme From Trouble Man (2)
2. "T" Plays It Cool
3. Poor Abbey Walsh
4. The Break In (Police Shoot Big)
5. Cleo's Apartment
6. Trouble Man
7. Theme From Trouble Man
8. "T" Stands For Trouble
9. Main Theme From Trouble Man
10. Life Is A Gamble
11. Deep-In-It
12. Don't Mess With Mr. T
13. There Goes Mr. T
Tracks 1 to 13 are the album "Trouble Man" - originally released December 1972 in the USA on Tamla T322L and February 1973 in the UK on Tamla Motown STML 11225.
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