Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits Live in ‘76 Available on Vinyl and CD January 27, 2023

Article Contributed by Kayos Productions | Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022

The music of Marvin Gaye transcends time in ways that can’t be described. From relatable songs about romance and heartbreak like “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to socially conscious meditations “What’s Going On” and “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”, his music continues to resonate across generations.

One of the most soulful, celebrated voices and songwriters in music history, Marvin Gaye cemented a legacy as a trailblazer in R&B and beyond. His lush arrangements, irresistible grooves, and silky smooth yet emotive vocal delivery earned him 12 Grammy nominations, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. However, the true magic of Gaye’s music was his ability to weave emotion or deep socio-political commentary into melodies and harmonics that, sonically, left the listener feeling good, no matter what the sentiment behind the lyrics – a rare feat that is truly difficult to achieve.

Captured on Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live In ‘76, these songs, which were originally released on DVD in 2007, are now available as a standalone audio release for the first time. The set will be released on vinyl and CD on January 27, 2023 by Mercury Studios.

Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live In ‘76 was recorded in the midst of his 1976 European tour, during a live performance at the Edenhalle Concert Hall in Amsterdam. The 20+ song set features an abundance of Marvin Gaye’s beloved hit songs, spanning his entire career up until that point.

These powerful songs are a wonder to experience live and are beautifully presented on Marvin Gaye: Greatest Hits Live In ‘76.

About Mercury Studios:
Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, globally distribute and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation and collaboration.

Track Listing:

Vinyl:

Side A:
1.     All The Way Around
2.     Come Get To This
3.     Let’s Get It On
4.     Ain’t That Peculiar
5.     You’re A Wonderful One
6.     Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
7.     Pride And Joy
8.     Little Darling (I Need You)
9.     I Heard It Through The Grapevine
10.     Hitch Hike
11.     You
12.     Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
13.     How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Side B:
1.     Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
2.     What’s Going On
3.     Save The Children
4.     You’re All I Need To Get By
5.     Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
6.     Heaven Must Have Sent You
7.     It Takes Two
8.     Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
9.     Distant Lover

CD:
1.     All The Way Around
2.     Since I Had You
3.     Come Get To This
4.     Let’s Get It On
5.     Ain’t That Peculiar
6.     You’re A Wonderful One
7.     Stubborn Kind of Fellow
8.     Pride And Joy
9.     Little Darling (I Need You)
10.     I Heard It Through The Grapevine
11.     Hitch Hike
12.     You
13.     Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
14.     How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
15.     Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
16.     What’s Going On
17.     Save The Children
18.     You’re All I Need To Get By
19.     Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
20.     Heaven Must Have Sent You
21.     It Takes Two
22.     Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
23.     Distant Lover

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