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    FOREVER - remix by Marvin Gaye and the Marvelettes

    I came across this version totally by accident. I had never heard Marvin Gaye's version and doing some research I discovered that there is a remix
    version by Marvin Gaye and the Marvelettes.

    How many other members have been aware of this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v-784dlbd0

    Not a bad song but the Marvelettes performance is in my opinion one of their very best songs ever recorded by them.

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    Marvelous! One of my favorite HDH songs. I like both versions. Thanks for posting this mix.

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    I have been aware of the song for a few years now and think its absolutely wonderful how well they have mixed the two versions...makes you wonder what others would sound like remixed as duets.

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    That was really nicely done! Gaye’s and Young’s voices sound amazingly natural as if they were actually singing together. I’m surprised how well the backgrounds blended together. Did Gaye utilize the same backing track?

    Honestly, this remix gave the song added dimension as a duet. Thanks for posting.
    Last edited by kenneth; 12-04-2021 at 11:22 PM.

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    I believe this is one of Midnight Johnny [[John Perrone) Remixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenneth View Post
    That was really nicely done! Gaye’s and Young’s voices sound amazingly natural as if they were actually singing together. I’m surprised how well the backgrounds blended together. Did Gaye utilize the same backing track?

    Honestly, this remix gave the song added dimension as a duet. Thanks for posting.
    It is the same backing track for both artists.

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    I always felt it was really saying something that HDH recorded Marvin on this song as well. His recording it almost confers a sort of "stature" to a song done by a teenage girl group. I guess what I'm getting at is "Forever" is a beautiful song and why Motown didn't see it as a potential single for the Marvelettes seems to speak more to their wanting to keep the group squarely in the teen slot as opposed to allowing them to advance to a more mature sound like Martha & The Vandellas or Mary Wells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophisticated_soul View Post
    I believe this is one of Midnight Johnny [[John Perrone) Remixes.
    It's not one of his, am trying to find out who it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    It's not one of his, am trying to find out who it was.
    I got it from John a long time ago. I guess I got it mixed up with other songs he sent me that were his remixes.

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    Marvin Gayes version was a couple of years after the Marvelettes.Without digging through my records, I think Marvins version is the flip of "How Sweet It Is".Marvelettes was the flip side of "Locking Up My Heart" & actually hit #24 on the R & B Chart & #78 on the Hot 100.

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    Forever [[Brian Holland-Freddie Gorman-Lamont Dozier) published Jobete 25-Jan-62

    Marvin Gaye; recorded Hitsville, 1964 ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier ; [2nd odb bv's; odb on Marvelettes]

    04-Nov-64; 45 [[M): Tamla T 54107 B
    21-Jan-65; LP [[S): Tamla S258 How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
    21-Jan-65; LP [[M): Tamla TM258 How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
    Sep-67; LP [[S): Tamla S278 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
    Sep-67; LP [[M): Tamla T278 Greatest Hits Vol. 2
    01-Apr-74; LP [[S): Motown M9-791A3 Anthology
    1987; CD: BMG Victor R32M 1059 The Motown Memoirs [Japan]
    26-Feb-01; CD [[S): Motown 013 184 2 That Stubborn Kinda Fellow / How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You [UK]
    24-Feb-06; CD [[M): Hip-O Select B0005946-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 4 1964
    The Marvelettes; recorded Hitsville, completed 16-May-62 ; produced by Brian Holland ; [lead Wanda Rogers]

    Jul-62; LP [[M): Tamla TM231 Playboy
    15-Feb-63; 45 [[M): Tamla T 54077 B [1st pressing]
    Apr-63; 45 [[M): Tamla T 54077 B [2nd pressing]
    Dec-64; LP [[M): Motown MT624 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 3
    16-Feb-66; LP [[S): Tamla S253 Marvelettes' Greatest Hits
    16-Feb-66; LP [[M): Tamla TM253 Marvelettes' Greatest Hits
    May-66; LP [[S): Motown S624 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 3
    15-May-75; LP [[S): Motown M7-827R2 Anthology
    01-Jul-91; CD [[S): Motown MOTD 5450 A Collection Of 16 Original Big Hits Vol. 3
    13-Apr-92; CD [[S): Motown MOTD 5473 Playboy
    07-Sep-93; CD [[M): Motown 37463 6259 2 Deliver: The Singles 1961-1971
    10-Feb-98; CD [[M): Motown 530 856 2 The Ultimate Collection
    03-Aug-05; CD [[S): Shout B0004999-02 The Motown Box [first-time stereo mix]
    03-Aug-05; CD [[S): Shout B0004999-02 The Motown Box
    14-Oct-05; CD [[M): Hip-O Select B0005352-02 The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 3 1963
    08-May-09; CD [[M): Hip-O Select B0011516-02 Forever: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1
    08-May-09; CD [[S): Hip-O Select B0011516-02 Forever: The Complete Motown Albums Volume 1
    The Vandellas; recorded Hitsville ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier ; [odb on Stevie Wonder]

    22-Sep-98; CD [[M): Motown 530 960 2 Motown Sings Motown Treasures
    12-Jan-05; CD [[S): Hip-O Select B0003619-02 Motown Sings Motown Treasures Volumes 1+2
    Stevie Wonder; recorded Hitsville, completed 05-Mar-63 ; produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier

    17-Dec-13; MP3 [[M): UMC Digital Release Motown Unreleased 1963

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