Marvin Gaye ‎– What's Going On

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Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– UD1S 2-008, Motown ‎– B0026761-01, Universal Music Special Markets ‎– B0026761-01
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, 180g, SuperVinyl
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
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Tracklist

A1 What's Going On 4:00
A2 What's Happening Brother 2:57
A3 Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky) 3:40
B1 Save The Children 4:06
B2 God Is Love 1:44
B3 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 3:03
C1 Right On 7:15
D1 Wholy Holy 3:06
D2 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:30

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Notes

Mastered at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab®, Sebastopol, CA on The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System™
A Motown Records release; Originally released 1971 ©2018 UMG Recordings, Inc.
Limited to 7,500 hand numbered copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 21797 20082 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 821797200820
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): UD1S2-008 A4 KW @ MoFi 29402.1(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): UD1S2-008 B3 KW @ MoFi 29401.2(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): UD1S2-008 C2 KW @ MoFi 29361.3(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): UD1S2-008 D2 KW @ MoFi 29361.4(1)...

Other Versions (5 of 232) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TS-310, TS310 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla, Tamla TS-310, TS310 US 1971 Sell This Version
3746353392 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(CD, Album, RE) Motown 3746353392 US Unknown Sell This Version
2 C064 - 92 585, 2C064 - 92.585 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 2 C064 - 92 585, 2C064 - 92.585 France 1972 Sell This Version
LP-7 2021017, ZL 72025 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album, RE) Jugoton, Tamla Motown LP-7 2021017, ZL 72025 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
STML.6115, STML-6115 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown STML.6115, STML-6115 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version

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jon.scanlon

jon.scanlon

September 25, 2020
"Those complaining about the transitions/segue's and/or having to flip the records over after 2 songs" are certainly NOT "missing the point!".
The point is that this album was designed to be listened to as one long piece - the fact that it had to be broken over 2 sides on the orignal vinyl was a shame, but to have to do it 4 times as on the MOFI, is something a lot of us can't take. The segues and pacing of the album all add up to the whole for this piece of art, that the artist was trying so hard to convey - now you've got a stop/start mess.

The SQ may be remarkable (and it is, I have a copy too), but broken over 4 vinyl sides is a disaster for the continuity of this master work.
PublicSchoolTeacher

PublicSchoolTeacher

August 29, 2020
My sealed copy arrived with a deep scratch on side one. The damage happened at the factory after being placed in the sleeve. I can tell because there is a nick in the sleeve on the same spot of the scratch. Completely frustrating. MFSL is refusing to do anything about it.
Goernie20

Goernie20

August 5, 2020

One of the best Mobile Fidelity Sound recordings...This is spectacular. I receive so much joy listening to this album. Yes, I too am grateful - Thank you Marvin Gaye.
Long_Play_1986

Long_Play_1986

March 19, 2020

AMAZING. The sound quality is something else. Have lots of great pressings on my collection but this is by far the #1 on all standards. Wow.
REENO

REENO

January 31, 2020

Those complaining about the transitions/segue's and/or having to flip the records over after 2 songs, are missing the point! Personally, I am not that into the segues to begin with, and this pressing is the BEST you will find anywhere at the moment. 45 rpm on 2 discs kicks butt.
MultipleOffenses

MultipleOffenses

December 12, 2019
This release is amazing -- I mean, the music speaks for itself, of course, and the sound is incredible -- but the presentation is also fantastic.Love the look and feel of the box and its contents.

My only complaint: my copy's sleeves are rather roughed up -- worn spots, scratches and such. Did anyone else find this to be true with their copy? Wondering if I just got a bit unlucky and should try for an exchange.
BigHam4Discs2

BigHam4Discs2

August 31, 2019

the difference between this one step pressing and multiple other vintage and current pressings is hard to believe. an incredible achievement from a production standpoint. for me, the best thing about the incredible sound is that it makes the music that much more powerful. very grateful.
RiRiIII

RiRiIII

June 22, 2019
A sonic wonder. Amazing experience. I cannot stop listening to it. Esecially the 3rd side "Right on". Perfectly silent vinyl.

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Fool-Me-Thrice

Fool-Me-Thrice

June 15, 2019
The guy rating this 3 stars must have some serious buyer's remorse.
snowbo

snowbo

April 15, 2019

Wow, I have some audiophile records but this is unbelievable. Addictive, shows what is really possible with a record. Giant disadvantage, the really good discs sound bland afterwards and the good one does not want to hear from now on