Marvin Gaye What's Going On Japanese Import SHM SACD
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 6/500!
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This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player!
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes
the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further
enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed
for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency,
players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which
enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution
format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high
resolution format such as SACD.
"In 1969 or 1970, I began to re-evaluate my whole concept of what I wanted my music to say," Gaye once said about the creation of What's Going On. "I was very much affected by letters my brother was sending me from Vietnam, as well as the social situation here at home. 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. I wanted them to take a look at what was happening in the world." The last thing Motown wanted its fans to think about, however, was "what was happening in the world." So with Gaye determined to shatter the label's hugely successful pop formula and address issues such as the Vietnam War, civil rights and the environment, Motown founder Berry Gordy was not pleased, to say the least. He claimed that "What's Going On" was the worst song he had ever heard. " - www.rollingstone.com
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 No. 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 No. 1 spot on the R&B charts
for five weeks and No. 2 for three weeks on the Pop listings, which led Gordy to
request a full album's worth of material.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,'
which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly
converted from analog tapes.
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
1. What's Going On
2. What's Happening Brother
3. Flyin' High
4. Save the Children
5. God Is Love
6. Mercy Mercy Me
7. Right On
8. Wholy Holy
9. Inner City Blues