Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Beam Me Up Scotty’s Series: Part 3/25 (CD)

I own an original of this on LP, but now I can have it on my iPod…

What can I say that you don’t already know about this concept album? Marvin Gaye was The Man, true story. Told from a returning Vietnam war veteran’s perspective, this album discusses everything wrong with America then (and now).

To say it’s essential listening is probably redundant. You know this. For sheer beauty, power, and hope amidst despair, you need this. Pure classic record.

16 thoughts on “Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

  1. 1537 says:

    Can I dissent? another one like Pet Sounds that I have never seen the point of, bar ‘Right On’ and the title track. I always thought he was way better at the sexy stuff.


  2. J. says:

    One of those ‘go to’ albums, this one. Absolutely terrific. A near perfect 35 minutes, which is pretty impressive considering it was his first shot at producing his own album – complete control and, as I say, near perfect.


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