New Marvin Gaye Reissue Campaign Includes Vinyl Box Set of Early Albums, "Let's Get It On" Blu-ray Audio Disc
A series of special archival releases from Marvin Gaye will be made available in the coming weeks in celebration of the late Motown legend's legacy. The release campaign includes a seven-LP vinyl box set gathering together the lauded singer's first seven studio album, a Blu-ray Audio version of Gaye's hit 1973 album Let's Get It On and a limited-edition double A-sided vinyl single featuring a couple of Marvin's classic recordings.
The box set, Marvin Gaye 1961-1965, will hit stores on May 19. It will feature remastered vinyl versions of Gaye's 1961 debut, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye; 1963's That Stubborn Kinda Fellow; 1964's When I'm Alone I Cry, Hello Broadway…This Is Marvin and Together, the latter a collection of duets with Mary Wells; and 1964's How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You and A Tribute to the Great Nat "King" Cole. The compilation is the first of three planned multidisc sets that will span Gaye's entire career.
The Blu-ray edition of Let's Get It On is scheduled for an April 28 release. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200, while its funky, sexy title cut topped the Hot 100. The Blu-ray disc boasts a 5.1 surround sound mix overseen by the original engineer of the album.
The limited-edition vinyl single will be released on Tuesday, April 14, in conjunction with Record Store Day later that week. The seven-inch disc includes the 1965 hit "How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)" backed with one of Gaye's 1964 duets with Wells, "Once Upon a Time."
In addition, two rare 1972 Gaye tracks -- "Where Are We Going" and "Woman of the World" -- will get their first-ever digital release on March 31. Those songs previously were issued in 2014 as part of a limited-edition 12-inch vinyl disc.
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