Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

What's Going On (slipcase version)

CD (Item 485471) Motown, 1971 — Condition: Used
Out Of Stock

CD

One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working with an amazingly complicated approach to soul music, one that would touch the work of others for years to come. David Van DePitte arranged and conducted the whole album – with soaring orchestrations mixed with smooth modern soul, in a style that reminds us a lot of the work of Charles Stepney at Cadet, who'd been doing this sort of thing for years but with less success. In the hands of Marvin Gaye, though, the material has an amazing quality – and all the disparate elements of the album are fused together in one powerful message by Marvin's incredible voice. One that we never tire of, and a record to be listened to all the way through every time. Titles include "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(BMG music club pressing, includes a slipcase which has edgewear & a great oversized 23 page booklet.)

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.


Used CD Grade

We have only one grade for non-new CDs at Dusty Groove — "Used CD". This grade is somewhat all-encompassing, but we choose it because we try to offer Used CDs in the best shape possible.

When you purchase a Used CD you can expect the disc to be free of all but the lightest of surface marks, the case to be clean (we often change the cases ourselves), and the booklet to be in good shape. Used CDs may show some signs of use but if there are significant details or defects we will list them underneath the item — just like we do with LPs — so look there for notes on cutout marks, stickers, promo stamps or other details.

All of our Used CDs are guaranteed to play without skipping or flaws. If you purchase a Used CD from Dusty Groove, you have 1 week to play it to determine that it plays correctly — and if it does not, then you may return it for a full refund.


You might be interested


Motown, 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 4 CDs
Features loads of greatness from Marvin's years at Motown – including some rare singles and a few unreleased tracks! CD

Marvin Gaye

What's Going On
Motown, 1971. Used
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working ... CD

Marvin Gaye

15 Greatest Hits
Tamla, Late 60s/1970s. Used
... CD

Marvin Gaye

Gold
Motown/Universal, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD
... CD
Motown, 1971. Used
One of the few cases in the history of pop music where the record is worth all the hype! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes – not only just because he'd moved past the simple love songs of earlier years, but also because he was working ... CD

El DeBarge

Gemini
Motown, 1994. Used
... CD

Temptations

Cloud Nine
Motown, 1969. Used
A masterpiece in psychedelic soul from The Temptations – perhaps the most perfectly realized album from their years working with Norman Whitfield! The set's awash in that bottom-heavy, rumbling funk mode that Whitfield brought to the group at the end of the 60s – served up in bold ... CD

Kiss The Sky (Paul Hardcastle)

Kiss The Sky
Motown, 1992. Used
... CD

Jackson 5

Skywriter
Motown, 1973. Used
The Jackson 5, soaring to the skies – and writing their mighty Motown message with even more dynamic energy than before! The album has the group really stretching their wings – moving into some greatly grooving territory that hints at the dancefloor direction they'd take even more ... CD

Barbara Randolph

Barbara Randolph Collection
Motown (UK), Late 60s. Used
A treasure trove of rare work by Barbara Randolph – one of the most under-recognized Motown singers of the 60s! The set features 18 tracks, 15 of which have never been issued before – all rare sides that Barbara cut for Motown, but which that label never issued during the 60s! Barbara' ... CD

Stacy Lattisaw

What You Need
Motown, 1985. Used
... CD
Motown, 1994. Used
A nice mid 90s collection of Diana Ross tunes, all done up in house versions by Frankie Knuckles, Satoshi Tomiie, David Morales, E Smoove, Steve Silk Hurley, Maurice Joshua and others. 7 tracks in all: "The Boss", "Love Hangover", "Upside Down", "Soeday We'll Be ... CD
 



⇑ Top