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    Marvin Gaye’s “YOU’RE THE MAN” album to be released March 29, 2019

    Announced today, apparently a newly compiled version of the canceled 1972 album, “You’re The Man,” that includes some new mixes and extended versions of songs, will be released digitally and on vinyl on March 29, 2019.

    Anyone know why Universal chose to skip having a CD release on this?

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/...vinyl-release/

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    Quote Originally Posted by danman869 View Post
    Anyone know why Universal chose to skip having a CD release on this?
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    I guess it's because CD sales are so low now, especially in the US, and maybe they thought it was a more specialist release which would only appeal to Marvin's true fans.

    I haven't checked yet against titles included in the previous deluxe CD reissues, but I'd be interested to see what is actually new here, apart from the remixes (which I'm not too fussed about) and the extended versions mentioned.

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    Ah alexstasssi beat me to it while I was typing!

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    Arghhh i accidentally deleted my post was editing it.

    Most of these are already available on the deluxe version of "Let's Get It On" and 40th anniversary edition of "What's Goin On"

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    He intended YTM to be another full-length socially conscious album but as you can see, he never fully completed it after YTM tanked on the pop chart since the song was too black for radio programming to pop audiences and Motown didn't wanna risk having an artist being seen as one of "Nixon's enemies" like what happened with John Lennon so I think the failure of YTM had more to do with Motown scared of a backlash than Marvin though Marvin admitted he faced a lot of pressure to follow up "What's Going On".

    The reason for the album's release has less to do with CD's low sales than it does that these songs will be released to vinyl for the first time. That said, I dig the cover of the album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanh View Post
    I guess it's because CD sales are so low now, especially in the US, and maybe they thought it was a more specialist release which would only appeal to Marvin's true fans.
    CD sales still have to be higher than vinyl though right?

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    Marvin Gaye: You’re The Man [2LP vinyl]
    Side 1
    Produced by Marvin Gaye (1), Hal Davis (2), Gloria Jones and Pamela Sawyer (3), Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell (4)
    1. You’re The Man 5:45
    2. The World Is Rated X 3:50
    3. Piece of Clay 5:10
    4. Where Are We Going? 3:53
    Side 2
    Produced by Willie Hutch
    1. I’m Gonna Give You Respect 2:55
    2. Try It, You’ll Like It 3:55
    3. You Are That Special One 3:35
    4. We Can Make It Baby 3:20
    Side 3
    Produced by Marvin Gaye except *Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell
    Mixes for tracks 1-3, by SaLaAM ReMi, and track 5, by Art Stewart, are previously unreleased.
    1. My Last Chance 3:40
    2. Symphony 2:52
    3. I’d Give My Life For You 3:31
    4. Woman of the World* 3:30
    5. Christmas In the City (instrumental) 3:48
    Side 4
    Produced by Marvin Gaye
    1. You’re The Man Version 2 4:40
    2. I Want to Come Home For Christmas 4:48
    3. I’m Going Home (Move) 4:38
    4. Checking Out (Double Clutch) 4:50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimal Saint View Post
    CD sales still have to be higher than vinyl though right?
    They are. Vinyl will never catch up to CD sales no matter its spikes.

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    Yeah, I'm going to have to get this one, if just to have the previously released stuff in one set and on vinyl.

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    Pre-ordered on viny! I’m really glad they’re doing this. I always wished they would’ve released those previously unreleased albums on vinyl when they came out, like There’s A Place For Us or Marvn’s Live At The Copa or even Mary Wells’ Second Time Around among others. Looks like a cool release.

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    This is a mock cover I created several years ago...

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    Most of the tracks are on the expanded edition of Let's Get It On, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    Most of the tracks are on the expanded edition of Let's Get It On, I believe.
    Sure is!!!

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    Uh... I'm playing the Salaam Remi remix and...

    Why did Salaam put MG's voice out of step with the music?!?!?

    Really, Universal? Harry Weinger? Jesus. I wish these guys were still posting here so I can cuss at Harry lol

    I DO love his alternate vocals in this and the sax in it but uh yeah lol

    I'll take the version that was on the 20th Century set:

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    Different write-up from The Second Disc with many comments —

    https://theseconddisc.com/2019/02/th...an-on-the-way/

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    Just listened to Salaam Remi's take on "My Last Chance". Honestly I have no problem with it,he did what he could with the options Harry gave him. Most than likely he couldn't play around much or make any big alterations. As with the " Here,My Dear" reissue,Harry only allowed them to work with what was on the multi track tapes to maintain the authenticity of the project. Salaam just moved the track out of the way to make the vocal the focal point and delayed it a bit. It does sound a little weird because the commercial version is familiar to us, but I'm glad he agreed to work with it all in tribute to the greatest male soul singer.

    I went to a website to hear the track and an unhappy fan was very aggressive and condescending. Gonna take some getting used to,but once we know it it'll be okay. Can't wait to hear what everyone else thinks. Just wanted to share my evaluation with the family folks.

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    I am completely underwhelmed by this release... Why the SaLaAM mixes, and not just the best original versions of each song, (such as My Last Chance from the Millennium Collection). If UMC wanted to add some remixes, go ahead include as a bonus disc... And for completeness add the other versions, for example - You're The Man (Part 1), The World Is Rated X, My Last Chance & I Want to Come Home for Christmas from The Collection Boxset.... and others etc.

    For me inclusion of the Christmas songs in the main running order is just wrong.... Was there ever a planned track listing for the original catalogue number assigned release?

    The best thing about the release is the artwork....

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    You can download My Last Chance - SalaAM ReMi remix now on iTunes. It's OK, as I said would have preferred this to be a bonus rather than the main instance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightman View Post
    Uh... I'm playing the Salaam Remi remix and...

    Why did Salaam put MG's voice out of step with the music?!?!?

    Really, Universal? Harry Weinger? Jesus. I wish these guys were still posting here so I can cuss at Harry lol

    I DO love his alternate vocals in this and the sax in it but uh yeah lol

    I'll take the version that was on the 20th Century set:
    I have just listened to the remix and have come to the conclusion that this song deserved better. Yes, raise the level of Marvin's voice and include the sax, but taking the vocals out of the musical alignment ruins it for me.

    Reminds me of that awful remix of Going To A Go-Go on the Motown Box set in respect of the vocal/music alignment and that's not a good thing sadly.

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    Yeah. Though his Symphony remix was much better.

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    Thanks for sharing. With the exception of a few mistakes I enjoyed it. My copy shipped today. Can't wait to read the liner notes.

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    The cd will be released April 26th

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradsupremes View Post
    This is a mock cover I created several years ago...

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    Great graphic bradsupreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightman View Post
    They are. Vinyl will never catch up to CD sales no matter its spikes.
    I think that’s generally true but Billboard’s number one album in January had CD sales of 1250 one week and 750 the next week

    Dismal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jobeterob View Post
    I think that’s generally true but Billboard’s number one album in January had CD sales of 1250 one week and 750 the next week

    Dismal!
    It's January. Sales are low as hell lol

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    Streaming on Spotify; very nice.

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    It's official, the album is a success. It will definitely show up on next week's Billboard charts! Just in time for Marvin Gaye week!

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    Got my copy this morning and I must say I'm pleased. Hope everyone supports this and it's CD counterpart. Great start to Motown 60.David Ritz's liner notes are titled "Reluctant Genius"...purchase it and find out the rest.

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    Oh my...

    I thought Carleen Anderson's "Piece of Clay" was an original song. It's a remake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Oh my...

    I thought Carleen Anderson's "Piece of Clay" was an original song. It's a remake!
    Yep Marvin originated the first version.

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