Title : Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
Genre : Soul, R & B
What's Going On ( in the lane. From English. What happens ) - the eleventh studio album by American musician Marvin Gaye .
What's Going On was recorded in June 1970 and from March to May 1971 in the studios of Hitsville USA, Golden World, United Sound in Detroit and The Sound Factory in West Hollywood . Record was produced by the performers themselves , the first time in his career.
This album is conceptual and consists of nine songs , most of which goes to the next track . It is also referred to as the vocal cycle , as the album ends repeat introductory composition. The lyrics narrated by persons Vietnam veteran who returned to the country for which he fought , and who saw nothing but injustice, suffering and hatred.
What's Going On was the first album on which were the names of session musicians of the Funk Brothers, the main studio band, Motown Records. Aside from the aforementioned addiction , poverty and the Vietnam War , it was expressed in the new trends soul music . What's Going On was successful both commercially and in the assessment of critics and , having survived the test of time , has become a classic soul beginning of the 1970s . In the U.S., he took sixth place in the Billboard 200 and in December 1993 received a gold disc certificate from the American Association for the record companies . In various public and professional surveys , he was selected as one of the iconic records in popular music history and one of the best albums ever released . In 2003, the drive took sixth place in the list of " 500 Greatest Albums of All Time " by the magazine Rolling Stone.
01. What's Going On
02. What's Happening Brother
03. Flyin 'High (In the Friendly Sky)
04. Save the Children
05. God Is Love
06. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
07. Right On
08. Wholy Holy
09. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Issued: USA | Universal Music
Duration : 00:35:36