The Marvin Gaye Collection [2003]

The Marvin Gaye Collection [2003]

by Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye

SACD(Super Audio CD)

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The high-end audio format war (DTS vs. DVD Audio vs. Super Audio CD) still didn't have a clear winner in 2004, so to ensure there's some Marvin Gaye to pump through your expensive tube amps, Universal issued The Marvin Gaye Collection in a Hybrid Super Audio CD. There's a confusing history behind the collection, so get your flowcharts out. Originally this set was released in 1997 as Forever Yours in a DTS-only mix (you couldn't play it without a DTS decoder) that brought the "Legendary Surround Re-Mixes" to life. No explanation was given as to why these remixes were "legendary," but in general the mix was tasteful, warm, and spacious. In 2003, the DTS mix was reissued in the DVD Audio format with some juggling of the track list and a new title, The Marvin Gaye Collection. A year later, The Marvin Gaye Collection was reissued, this time as a hybrid CD with both Super Audio Surround and plain old CD mixes. The track list is filled with classics and there's nothing better for date night than a room-filling version of "Let's Get It On." You're missing some key tracks, of course, but it's the Surround mix you're here for, isn't it? The bad news is the Super Audio Hybrid CD shipped with some serious and jarring errors in the regular audio CD portion. "Ain't That Peculiar" is split across two tracks for some reason and the sound is awful on the track, filled with digital glitches. Granted, part of being an early adopter audiophile is waiting for the recall and the rest of the collection sounds great, so hang tight, dig the tracks that work, and get your send-back mailer ready.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
Label: Motown
UPC: 0602498636398
catalogNumber: 000350236

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marvin Gaye   Primary Artist,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
George Benson   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Brokensha   Percussion,Vibes
Victor Feldman   Vibes
Larry Nozero   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Joe Sample   Piano
Dennis Coffey   Guitar
Johnny Griffith   Celeste,Keyboards
Herbie Williams   Trumpet
David T. Walker   Guitar
Richard "Pistol" Allen   Drums
Jack Ashford   Percussion,Tambourine,Vibes
Lanny Austin   Saxophone
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Italo Babini   Cello
Zinovi Bistritzky   Violin
Thomas "Beans" Bowles   Saxophone
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Drums
Beatriz Budinszky   Violin
Angelo Carlisi   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Russell Conway   Trumpet
Henry Cosby   Saxophone
Bob Cousar   Trombone
Carole Crosby   Harp
Earl DeRouen   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Lillian Downs   Violin
Lefty Edwards   Saxophone
Wilton Felder   Bass
Eli Fontaine   Saxophone
Eli Fountain   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Nathan Gordon   Viola
Virginia Halfmann   Violin
Danya Hartwick   Flute,Piccolo
Billy Horner   Trumpet
Tate Houston   Baritone Saxophone
David Ireland   Viola
James Jamerson   Bass
Marvin Jenkins   Piano
Uriel Jones   Drums
Edouard Kesner   Violin,Viola
Edward Korkigian   Cello
Patrick Lanier   Trombone
Trevor Lawrence   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Kasuku Mafia   Saxophone
Rick Margitza   Violin
Thaddeus Markiewicz   Cello
Joe Messina   Guitar
Eugene BeeBee Moore   Saxophone
Bernie Peacock   Saxophone
Hall Bobby Porter   Bongos
Carl Raetz   Trombone
Melvin Ragin   Guitar
Felix Resnick   Violin
Emil Richards   Mallets,Vibes
Paul Riser   Trombone
Ernie Rodgers   Saxophone
Alvin Score   Violin
Meyer Shapiro   Violin,Viola
Don Slaughter   Trumpet
Gordon Staples   Violin,Conductor
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Saxophone
Johnny Trudell   Trumpet
David Van De Pitte   Conductor
Earl Van Dyke   Keyboards
James Waring   Violin
Don White   Trombone
Jimmy Wilkins   Trombone
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Paul Humphries   Drums
Wild Bill Moore   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Chet Forest   Drums
Eddie Jones   Trumpet
Louis Shelton   Guitar
Max Janowsky   String Bass
William Perich   Flute
Robert White   Guitar
John Wilson   Trumpet
Eugene Rodgers   Saxophone
Dan Turner   Saxophone
Benny Benjamin   Drums
George Bohanon   Trombone
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band   Trombone
Ted Buckner   Saxophone
Larry Austin   Saxophone
Detroit Symphony Orchestra   Strings
Bill Johnson   Trombone
Floyd Jones   Trumpet
Andrew Smith   Drums
Maurice Davis   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Plas Johnson   Special Effects
Barrett Strong   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Cleveland   Composer
Henry Cosby   Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Producer
Gwen Fuqua   Composer
Rene Hall   Arranger,Producer
Robert Margouleff   Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Dale Oehler   Arranger
Hall Bobby Porter   Special Effects
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer,Producer
Ed Townsend   Composer,Producer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Ernie Watts   Special Effects
Harry Weinger   Annotation
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Brian Chin   Essay
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Sandra Greene   Composer
Mathieu Bitton   Cover Design
Robert Rogers   Composer
Michael Etchart   Producer
Paul Bishow   Producer
Henry Fuqua   Producer

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