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Marvin Gaye's 'Trouble Man: 40th Anniversary' due Nov. 13

Oct 30 2012

Iconic soul singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye released his landmark album What's Going On in 1971 and then followed it up with the soundtrack to the 1972 film Trouble Man.  The set was a big departure for Gaye, comprised of mostly instrumental, jazz-soul compositions, but the title track became a top ten hit for Gaye despite the new sound.  In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Trouble Man, Hip-O/Select Records will release a special 2 CD expanded edition of the soundtrack featuring 29 unreleased tracks, including alternate takes and rare vocals.  Trouble Man: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition will include a 28-page booklet with photo outtakes, dozens of rare picture sleeves from around the world, and richly detailed text and track-by-track annotations. The sets main essay by musicologist Dr. Andrew Flory tells the long-overlooked story behind the album, while various sidebar and additional essays include commentary from film directors Cameron Crowe and George Tillman Jr., and artists Lenny Kravitz, Joni Mitchell and Christian McBride.  The set will be released on November 13 and the full track listing is available here.  

Last changed: Oct 30 2012 at 8:00 AM

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