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Marvin Gaye’s Lost 1972 Album “You’re The Man” On the Way!

Today, Motown has announced further Marvin Gaye rarities on the way. On March 29, just a few days shy of what would have been Marvin’s 80th birthday, the label will released You’re The Man. The lost album recorded in 1972 and was slated to be the follow-up to his masterpiece, What’s Going On.

Following that landmark release, Gaye returned with the song “You’re The Man,” written about presidential candidate George McGovern. When that track failed to reach mainstream audiences, Gaye went back to the studio and recorded an album’s worth of material, producing himself and writing with the likes of Willie Hutch; Hal Davis; Pam Sawyer and Gloria Jones; and Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell. Apart rom the “You’re The Man” single, non of that material was released at the time.

Now, the new, 17-track collection is set to bring together all of the soul legend’s solo and non-soundtrack work from ’72, 15 tracks of which are making their vinyl debut. In addition to the material recorded for the proposed album, You’re The Man will also include a rare, long version of Marvin Gaye’s cancelled 1972 Christmas single called “I Want To Come Home For Christmas,” and an unreleased mix of its instrumental B-side, “Christmas in the City.” Also among the tracks are three new mixes by acclaimed writer and producer Salaam Remi (or SaLaAM ReMi), who has worked with Amy Winehouse, The Fugees, and Nas. Remi has remixed “Symphony,” “I’d Give My Life For You,” and “My LAst Chance,” the latter of which is available now on digital and streaming services and will be included with pre-orders of the album. In addition to the music, the 2-LP edition of You’re The Man will include new liner notes by Marvin Gaye biographer David Ritz.

So get ready to enjoy some lost Marvin Gaye! Scroll down to check out the full track listing and place your pre-orders with the links below!

Marvin Gaye, You’re The Man (Motown, 2019)
2-LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD
Digital: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Link TBD

Side 1:

  1. You’re The Man

  2. The World Is Rated X

  3. Piece Of Clay

  4. Where Are We Going?

Side 2:

  1. I’m Gonna Give You Respect

  2. Try It. You’ll Like It

  3. You Are That Special One

  4. We Can Make It Baby

Side 3:

  1. My Last Chance

  2. Symphony

  3. I’d Give My Life For You

  4. Woman Of The World

  5. Christmas In The City (instrumental)

Side 4:

  1. You’re The Man (Version 2)

  2. I Wan’t To Come Home For Christmas

  3. I Going Home (Move)

  4. Checking Out (Double Clutch)


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Reply #1 posted 02/07/19 9:54am

SoulAlive

Nice!! I love stuff like this......unreleased albums from the vaults.Gonna purhase this for sure!

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Reply #2 posted 02/08/19 2:27pm

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Yup...I'll be waiting for this one!

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Reply #3 posted 02/08/19 3:15pm

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cool

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Reply #4 posted 02/08/19 9:26pm

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SoulAlive said:

Nice!! I love stuff like this......unreleased albums from the vaults.Gonna purhase this for sure!

yeahthat

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Reply #5 posted 02/09/19 1:40am

SoulAlive

"You're The Man" by Marvin Gaye (1972)

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Reply #6 posted 02/09/19 1:54am

SoulAlive

Listen to a track from ‘You’re The Man’, Marvin Gaye’s scrapped album from 1972

Listen to a track from Ma...e the Man'

The full album will be released to celebrate Gaye’s 80th birthday

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Reply #7 posted 02/09/19 6:05am

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Why Viny and Digital only? Odd to not issue it on CD, Digtial is dumb, Marvin collectors dont want a MP3 or digital file they are looking more for physical releases, Vinyl is good but dont understand the digital as the other choice


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #8 posted 02/09/19 7:39am

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Definitely gonna grab this. I'd really like to know who's been sitting on this for so long and why.
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Reply #9 posted 02/09/19 7:40am

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it feels as though i have some of these tunes already hmmm

but i'm still gonna get it nod

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Reply #10 posted 02/09/19 7:45am

SoulAlive

HuMpThAnG said:

it feels as though i have some of these tunes already hmmm



but i'm still gonna get it nod



Some of these songs appeared on the “Let’s Get It On’ Deluxe Edition as bonus tracks.
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Reply #11 posted 02/09/19 8:01am

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From a quick glance 8 of the tracks are from the Deluxe edition


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Reply #12 posted 02/09/19 8:32am

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SoulAlive said:

"You're The Man" by Marvin Gaye (1972)

This is my favourite version, but the other versions are pretty great too. music



"Demagogues and admitted minority haters

Should never be President

This time or later...."

Seems timely. confused

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Reply #13 posted 02/09/19 6:52pm

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SoulAlive said:

HuMpThAnG said:

it feels as though i have some of these tunes already hmmm

but i'm still gonna get it nod

Some of these songs appeared on the “Let’s Get It On’ Deluxe Edition as bonus tracks.

nod and his "I Want You" deluxe edition, plus his 4 cd set biggrin

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Reply #14 posted 02/10/19 9:54am

SoulAlive

yup,lol

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SoulAlive

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Reply #16 posted 02/11/19 10:01am

SoulAlive

Mathieu Bitton designed the brand new artwork for the forthcoming 'You're The Man' release: "I tried to think of what the Motown art department would have done back in 1972 for the gatefold 2-LP set. I did about 8 different covers and as always, the very first comp was it."

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Reply #17 posted 02/11/19 12:16pm

deebee

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Is there really not going to be a CD release? neutral

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Reply #18 posted 02/11/19 1:23pm

SoulAlive

deebee said:

Is there really not going to be a CD release? neutral

That is crazy,isn't it? confused

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Reply #19 posted 02/11/19 6:52pm

SoulAlive

but I think I’ll go ahead and pre-order the vinyl
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Reply #20 posted 02/12/19 8:23am

Ethos

They're scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for quality material. All of the songs from You're The Man sessions have already been released in one form or another.

👁️‍🗨️ Everybody want what they don't got.
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SoulAlive said:

deebee said:

Is there really not going to be a CD release? neutral

That is crazy,isn't it? confused

Makes me feel I must belong to a different era - the way people still seeking out vinyl releases in the era of CDs once felt, in fact! grandpa

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Reply #22 posted 02/12/19 2:15pm

SoulAlive

Ethos said:

They're scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for quality material. All of the songs from You're The Man sessions have already been released in one form or another.

yeah,I kinda wish that they had released this project years ago (as a complete album),instead of putting the tracks on various Deluxe Editions and box sets.I still intend to buy it,though.

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deebee said:

SoulAlive said:

That is crazy,isn't it? confused

Makes me feel I must belong to a different era - the way people still seeking out vinyl releases in the era of CDs once felt, in fact! grandpa

I guess I'd better buy back up CD players the way people used to do for cassettes... razz lol

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Reply #24 posted 02/14/19 1:24am

SoulAlive

deebee said:

SoulAlive said:

That is crazy,isn't it? confused

Makes me feel I must belong to a different era - the way people still seeking out vinyl releases in the era of CDs once felt, in fact! grandpa

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