Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On: 2LP Edition 50th Anniversary’ by Motown

Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On: 2LP Edition 50th Anniversary’ by Motown
Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On: 2LP Edition 50th Anniversary’ by Motown

For the five decades now, Marvin Gaye’s hit track “What’s Going On” has been one of the reasons why in 2021 the world is still celebrating his legacy as R&B King of the 70s.

The pearls of wisdom in the back of R&B’s most impeccable concept album, What’s Going On, carry weight. In celebration of the release of “What’s Going On: the 50th Anniversary” 2LP Edition on December 3rd, 2021. For the first time since 1971, acclaimed engineer Kelvin Gray decided to give out the direct analog mastering from the original primary album tape for the undeniably authentic listening experience.

The Anniversary of “What’s Going On” 2LP Edition bonus LP gave the album’s writing and production palette.

with so much depth and complexity, Marvin Gaye opened the door musically, stylistically for many countless music artists for many decades to address the injustices that are happening in our world.

Topping the #1 spot on Rolling Stone’s 2020 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time,” What’s Going On has proven its standard and its legacy will continue to influence future generations

What’s Going On 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition:

LP 1: Original LP


  1. What’s Going On 3:53
  2. What’s Happening Brother 2:44
  3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) 3:50
  4. Save The Children 4:03
  5. God Is Love 1:42
  6. Mercy Mercy Me 3:13


  1. Right On 7:32
  2. Wholy Holy 3:08
  3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:27

LP 2: Bonus Tracks


  1. What’s Going On stripped version * 3:57
  2. What’s Going On mix 1/no strings or horns 3:54
  3. What’s Going On rhythm & strings instrumental mix 3:50
  4. Symphony demo version 2:49

SIDE 4 – Original Mono Single Mixes

  1. What’s Going On 3:54
  2. God Is Love 2:51
  3. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 2:30
  4. Sad Tomorrows 2:22
  5. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 2:58
  6. Wholy Holy 3:09

Produced by Marvin Gaye
Album Arranged and Orchestra Conducted by David Van DePitte
*Previously Unreleased


Marvin Gaye x Salaam Remi: The Remix Suite:
1. Save the Children (Salaam Remi Mix)
2. Sad Tomorrows (Salaam Remi Mix)
3. No Need (Salaam Remi Mix)
4. I Want To Come Home For Christmas (Salaam Remi Mix)

Written by MNM

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