Master [Box Set]

Master [Box Set]

by Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye


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As part of a Universal Earbook series that was launched in 2006, Marvin Gaye's 1995 box set The Master 1961-1984 was reissued in a new format. It still contained the four CDs and 89 tracks of the original set, but was this time packaged within a nearly LP-sized hardback coffee table book. As for the music, the average fan is better off with Anthology, which covers almost all of Marvin Gaye's true classics. But for those who want the hits and then some, and have the budget and interest to go further, this four-CD box set is an excellent retrospective of his career. The 89 tracks include all the chart hits (both on his own and with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, and Diana Ross) and many interesting B-sides, album tracks, and misses. There are also over a dozen cuts that were previously unreleased until they appeared on the first edition of this set, most dating from the early part of his career; they don't rank among his best work, but they're almost all good and interesting. With a long essay by his biographer, David Ritz, this is the best overview of Gaye's evolution and versatility. The 110-page book does include far more photos than text, though the format will please those who like their illustrations in a much bigger size than is possible on standard CD box sets.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/26/2006
Label: Earbooks
UPC: 9783937406886
catalogNumber: 7406883


Disc 1

  1. Stubborn Kind of Fellow
  2. Pride and Joy
  3. Hitch Hike
  4. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
  5. What Do You Want with Him
  6. Once Upon a Time
  7. What's the Matter with You Baby
  8. Can I Get a Witness
  9. Couldn't Ask for More
  10. You're Wonderful
  11. I Wonder
  12. You're a Wonderful One
  13. It's Got to Be Love
  14. Try It Baby
  15. Leavin'
  16. My Love for You
  17. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
  18. Baby Don't You Do It
  19. Just Like a Man
  20. Pretty Little Baby
  21. Talk About a Good Feeling
  22. I'll Be Doggone
  23. Little Darling (I Need You)
  24. One More Heartache
  25. Ain't That Particular
  26. You're the One for Me
  27. Take This Heart of Mine
  28. Your Unchanging Love

Disc 2

  1. It Takes Two
  2. I Couldn't Help Falling for You
  3. Lonely Lover
  4. Without Your Sweet Lovin'
  5. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  6. If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
  7. Your Precious Love
  8. If This World Were Mine
  9. Without You (My World Is Lonely)
  10. Together We Stand (Divided We Fall)
  11. You
  12. Chained
  13. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  14. You're What's Happening (In the World Today)
  15. This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It's Killing Me)
  16. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  17. Keep on Lovin' Me Honey
  18. You're All I Need to Get By
  19. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  20. More Than a Heart Can Stand
  21. How Can I Forget
  22. That's the Way Love Is
  23. Yesterday
  24. The End of Our Road
  25. Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By
  26. What You Gave Me

Disc 3

  1. What's Going On
  2. Save the Children
  3. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  4. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
  5. I'm Going Home
  6. Piece of Clay
  7. You're the Man, Pts. 1-2
  8. Checking Out (Double Clutch)
  9. Trouble Man
  10. Let's Get It On
  11. Come Get to This
  12. Just to Keep You Satisfied
  13. Pledging My Love
  14. My Mistake (Was to Love You)
  15. Distant Lover
  16. I Want You
  17. After the Dance
  18. [Untitled Track]

Disc 4

  1. Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1
  2. Here, My Dear
  3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
  4. Anger
  5. Anna's Song
  6. A Funky Space Reincarnation
  7. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)
  8. She Needs Me
  9. Why Did I Choose You
  10. Life Is for Learning
  11. Funk Me
  12. Love Me Now or Love Me Later
  13. Ego Tripping Out
  14. The Star Spangled Banner
  15. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  16. Rockin' After Midnight
  17. Sexual Healing
  18. The Lord's Prayer

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marvin Gaye   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Jack Brokensha   Percussion,Vibes
Victor Feldman   Vibes
Larry Nozero   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Joe Sample   Piano
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Dennis Coffey   Guitar
Johnny Griffith   Celeste,Keyboards
Herbie Williams   Trumpet
Gene Page   Conductor
David T. Walker   Guitar
John Trudell   Trumpet
Frederick Waits   Drums
Bobbye Hall   Bongos,Conga
Richard "Pistol" Allen   Drums
Jack Andrews   Help
Jack Ashford   Percussion,Tambourine,Vibes
Lanny Austin   Saxophone
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Italo Babini   Cello
Gordon Banks   Guitar
Zinovi Bistritzky   Violin
Frank Blair   Bass
Thomas "Beans" Bowles   Saxophone
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Drums
Ron Brown   Bass
Beatriz Budinszky   Violin
Angelo Carlisi   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Elmira Collins   Percussion,Vibes
Russell Conway   Trumpet
Henry Cosby   Saxophone
Bob Cousar   Trombone
Carole Crosby   Harp
Raymond Crossley   Keyboards
Henry Davis   Bass
Earl DeRouen   Bongos,Conga
Lefty Edwards   Saxophone
Wilton Felder   Bass
Ernie Fields   Alto Saxophone
Eli Fontaine   Saxophone
Eli Fountain   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
James Gadson   Drums
Frankie Gaye   Background Vocals
James Gittens   Keyboards,Vibes
Virginia Halfmann   Violin
Jerry Hall   Help
Fernando Harkness   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Billy Horner   Trumpet
Tate Houston   Baritone Saxophone
Clarence Isabell   Bass
James Jamerson   Bass
Marvin Jenkins   Piano
Gary Jones   Percussion,Conga
Uriel Jones   Drums
Edouard Kesner   Viola
Patrick Lanier   Trombone
Clifford Mack   Drums
Thaddeus Markiewicz   Cello
Kenny Mason   Trumpet
Johnny McGhee   Guitar
George McGregor   Drums
Joe Messina   Guitar
Larry Miles   Help
Eugene BeeBee Moore   Saxophone
Sidney Muldrew   French Horn
Sidney Muldrow   French Horn
Tony Newton   Bass
Curtis Anthony Nolen   Guitar
Ray Parker   Guitar
Bernie Peacock   Saxophone
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
Jerry Peters   Piano,fender rhodes
Carl Raetz   Trombone
Felix Resnick   Violin
Emil Richards   Mallets,Vibes
Paul Riser   Trombone
Ernie Rodgers   Saxophone
Alvin Score   Violin
Meyer Shapiro   Viola
George Shaw   Trumpet
Ted Sheely   Keyboards
Lewis Shelton   Guitar
Don Slaughter   Trumpet
Nolan Andrew Smith   Trumpet
Son Ship   Percussion
Gordon Staples   Strings,Violin,Concert Master
Art Stewart   Help
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Saxophone
Johnny Trudell   Trumpet
Earl Van Dyke   Keyboards
Larry Veeder   Guitar
James Waring   Violin
Ronnie Wakefield   Saxophone
Eddie Watkins   Bass
Wah Wah Watson   Guitar
Bugsy Wilcox   Drums
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Wali Ali   Guitar
Paul Humphries   Drums
Chet Forest   Drums
Sonny Burke   Piano,fender rhodes
Bobby Rodgers   Background Vocals
Preston Wilcox   Drums
Ed Wolfrum   Help
Eddie Jones   Trumpet
Max Janowsky   String Bass
William Perich   Flute
Elgie Stover   Background Vocals
Richard Wylie   Keyboards
Beans Bowles   Help
Robert White   Guitar
Joe Hunter   Keyboards,Help
Dan Turner   Saxophone
Benny Benjamin   Drums
George Bohanon   Trombone
Ted Buckner   Saxophone
Dave Hamilton Band   Guitar,Vibes
Lem Barney   Background Vocals
Cal Harris   Help
Bill Johnson   Trombone
Floyd Jones   Trumpet
John Barnes   Piano,fender rhodes
Maurice Davis   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Gregory Abbott   Author
Dick Clark   Author
Marvin Gaye   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
John Lennon   Composer
Teena Marie   Author
Paul McCartney   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer,Author
Barry White   Author
Odell Brown   Composer
Daryl Hall   Author
Gene Page   Arranger
Barrett Strong   Composer
Cecil Gant   Composer
Wade Marcus   Orchestra Director
Larkin Arnold   Executive Producer
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Frankie Beverly   Author
David Blumberg   Arranger
Candace Bond   Executive Producer
Jeffrey Bowen   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Composer,Producer
Vernon Bullock   Composer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Terence Trent D'Arby   Author
Hal Davis   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer,Producer
Bob Gaudio   Arranger,Producer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Author
George Gordy   Composer,Producer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Ivy Jo Hunter   Composer
Michael Leonard   Composer
Jerry Long   Orchestra Director
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer,Producer
Dale Oehler   Arranger
Ray Parker   Author
Clarence Paul   Composer,Producer
Paul Riser   Arranger,Orchestra Director
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer
Art Stewart   Producer
Ed Townsend   Arranger,Composer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer,Author
David Ritz   Composer,Liner Notes,Essay
Delta Ashby   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer,Producer
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson   Arranger
Allen Story   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Frank Wilson   Composer
Joel Whitburn   Contributor
Georgia Ward   Tape Archivist
Ronald White   Composer
Barney Ales   Composer
Sandra Greene   Composer
Robert Staunton   Composer,Producer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Earl Montgomery   Composer
Fats Washington   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Helen Lewis   Composer
Kay Lewis   Composer
Herbert Martin   Composer
Victoria McCoe-Basemore   Composer
Arthur Ross   Composer
Elgie Stover   Composer
Beatrice Verdi   Composer
Mose Boone   Composer
Morris Broadnax   Composer
Jim Britt   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Joe Hunter   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Roger Penzabene   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
Charles Jones   Composer
Frank Beaty Wilson   Producer
Jack Goga   Composer
Freddie Gorman   Composer
Earvin "Magic" Johnson   Author
Mary Wilson & The Andantes   Author

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