Universal to issue ‘lost’ Marvin Gaye album, ‘You’re The Man’

A few days before what would have been Marvin Gaye‘s 80th birthday, Universal Music will issue You’re The Man, the album that was supposed to be the follow-up to the classic What’s Going On.

15 of the 17 tracks that feature on the two-LP vinyl set are new to the format and three have been newly mixed by SalaAMi ReMi. While most of these have ended up somewhere – collections and deluxe editions and the like –  but the record label stress that “this is the first time they have been placed in their proper context.”

Amongst the selections, the album also includes the rare long LP version of ‘I Want To Come Home For Christmas’ Gaye’s Christmas single from ’72 (that remained unreleased until 1990) as well as an unreleased mix of its instrumental B-side.

This comes with a new essay by Marvin’s biographer, David Ritz and is issued on 29 March 2019. It can be pre-ordered on the SDE shop and via the usual channels.

SDE shop pre-order:

LP 1

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

LP 2

Side 1

  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 2

  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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