Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has obtained the master tapes of this landmark album and for the first time What’s Going On will be released on the Super Audio CD format which has a high resolution layer and a CD layer. As with all Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab releases, meticulous attention to detail is paid during the transfer process.
Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On was a landmark recording and is considered one of the greatest albums ever made. Rolling Stone named it Album of the Year when it came out and in 2003 it was ranked number 6, the highest for a non-rock album, in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. Originally, the title cut was recorded as a single, and Motown chief Berry Gordy refused to release it, citing that it was too personal and political. "What's Going On" became Motown's fastest-selling single at that point, going to the number one spot on the R&B charts for five weeks and number two for three weeks on the Pop listings, which lead Gordy to request a full albums' worth of material.
“What's Going On”, the single, was recorded in June of 1970. The remainder of the album was recorded in March-May of 1971 and was released on May 21st of that year. It was produced entirely by Marvin Gaye.
Built around three members of the original British blues band Savoy Brown, it only took a few years for Foghat to make their bones. Signed to one of the coolest indie labels at the time, Bearsville, they hit pay-dirt with the 1975 release of Fool For The City. The highlight is the perennial “Slow Ride”, which has become (almost automatically) associated with nostalgic remembrances ranging from That 70's Show and Dazed and Confused to approximately a gazillion 70's music compilations (our fave: Mullets Rock!).
The band's infectious hook-laden blues-rock hybridity is no better served than on a rousing, very Zep-like electric take of Robert Johnson's Terraplane Blues. Hold your lighters high and proud.
CD/DVD-Audio Reissue of the legendary musician's classic 1971 Solo Debut. Features Remastered Stereo plus DVD-A High Resolution 5.1 and Stereo Mixes.
Graham Nash first rose to fame with the band The Hollies. He went on to co-found the legendary rock supergroups Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Throughout it all Nash has also pursued an acclaimed solo career, beginning with the 1971 gem "Songs For Beginners." Rhino's landmark reissue of this classic title in CD/DVD-A special edition features the original album in remastered stereo on CD and a host of extra features including an all new interview with Graham Nash on the DVD.
"...a surprisingly restrained and beautiful production..." - Rolling Stone, 1971
Features: • DVD-Audio & CD • Deluxe edition of the Nash Solo Classic • Expanded & Remastered on CD & Remixed on DVD in Surround Sound • Advanced Resolution Surround Sound (96k/24bit), Dolby Digital & DTS • Stereo Mix in advanced resolution (192k/24bit) & Dolby Digital • DVD also featues an all-new 2008 video interview with Graham Nash, Photo Gallery & Complete Lyrics
Guest performers: Rita Coolidge, David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, Bobby Keys, Phil Lesh, David Lindley, Dave Mason, and other greats.
Selections: CD: 1. Militray Madness 2. Better Days 3. Wounded Bird 4. I Used To Be A King 5. Be Yourself 6. Simple Man 7. Man In The Mirror 8. There's Only One 9. Sleep Song 10. Chicago 11. We Can Change The World
DVD-Audio: • Entire Album in advanced resolution Surround Sound • Stereo mix in advanced resolution • Lyrics • Video • Interview