Gaye finished the song by adding its title, " What's Going On ". The title track, which had been released in January as the lead single to promote the album, sold overcopies within its first week and eventually two-and-a-half-million units by the end of the year. It won't happen again. Musicnotes Pro Send a Gift Card. Retrieved from " https: This page was last edited on 11 Februaryat
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Live at the Kennedy Center. Though Motown's Quality Control department team feared no other hit released from the album due to its concurrent style with each song leading to the next, Gordy surprisingly allowed this mix to be released that month. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Articles that may be too long from February Articles using small message boxes All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles with Acclaimed Music links. Inthe album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in the United States for sales of half a million copies after it was issued on CD. Your high-resolution PDF file will be ready to download in the original published key. McKeen, William October 1, The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4th ed.
Gaye cited the Watts riots as a pivotal moment in his life in which he asked himself, "with the world exploding around me, how am I supposed to keep singing love songs? Writing in Rock Albums of the Seventieshe deemed it both a "groundbreaking personal statement" and a Berry Gordy product, baited by three highly original singles but marred elsewhere by indistinct music and indulgent use of David Van De Pitte's strings, which Christgau called "the lowest kind of movie-background dreck". The Related Products tab shows you other products that you may also like, if you like Marvin Gaye. I realized that I had to put my own fantasies behind me if I wanted to write songs that would reach the souls of people. Lynskey, Dorian April 5, You'll receive all 5 pages after purchase. Reuniting at their parents' suburban D.