Let’s Get It On, What’s Going On, Trouble Man … The sounds of soul Marvin Gaye have not taken a ride. The release of a new album, 35 years after the death of the singer, do not risk to put an end to his success timeless. Announced by the music label Motown Record, You’re the Man will be released on 29 march, four days before his 80th birthday. The album “lost” had remained in the archives of the record company for almost half a century.
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It will consist of 17 original songs and alternate versions, including My Last Chance , edited by SalaAm ReMi and is available now on the platforms of streaming. The former collaborator Amy Winehouse has also remixed I’d Give My Life for You (1973) and Symphony released in the album posthumous Dream of a Lifetime (1985).
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Recorded between his two-hit What’s Going On (1971), Let’s Get It On (1973), many of these titles have been discovered by the public in compilations posthumous, but never grouped together before today. After the commercial failure in 1972 of the first single You’re The Man , Marvin Gaye decides not to release his album.
In his title, the prince of the soul critique”, the political and the hypocrites, [who] make us crazy” and which do not act to fight against the “misery” of the country. The single, highly committed, was a reference to the presidential election of the period between Nixon and McGovern. This is not the only title policy for the singer that we can (re)listen to on the album posthumously. I Want to Come Home for Christmas , illustrates the thoughts of a “prisoner of war” of Viet Nam, desiring to return home and celebrate Christmas with his family.
Murdered by his father in 1984, on the eve of its 45th anniversary, the interpreter of the hit Sexual Healing has received numerous awards posthumous as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. It is part of the “Pantheon of Rock” from 1987 to the sides of the queen of soul Aretha Franklin. His album What’s Going On is ranked sixth in the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time by the magazine Rolling Stone in 2003. Marvin Gaye has reached the summit of his art in the 1970s, and may well be back in the top of the sales forty years later.
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