Marvin Gaye ‎– What's Going On

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– UD1S 2-008, Motown ‎– B0026761-01, Universal Music Special Markets ‎– B0026761-01
2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, 180 Gram, SuperVinyl
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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 (String & scanned): 821797200820
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etching): UD1S2-008 A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etching): UD1S2-008 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C etching): UD1S2-008 C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D etching): UD1S2-008 D2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A processing facility etching): 29402.1(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B processing facility etching): 29401.2(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C processing facility etching): 29361.3(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D processing facility etching): 29361.4(1)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Lacquer cutting engineer initials @ lacquer cutting facility initials etching on all sides): KW @ MoFi

Other Versions (5 of 204) 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
12/24024 Marvin Gaye Mercy, Mercy Me(LP, Album, RE) Platinum (2) 12/24024 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
LI-60136 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album, RE) Motown LI-60136 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
0600753279557 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Motown, Tamla 0600753279557 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
5300221, 530 022-1 Marvin Gaye What's Going On(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Tamla, Tamla 5300221, 530 022-1 US 2012 Sell This Version


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March 14, 2019
edited 9 days ago

I now understand why all the fuss is about, it has a wow factor when I played it for the first time! Definitely one of my best records.


February 11, 2019

Wow, listening for the first time now and a couple of times the sheer impact of the sound made me jump.


February 8, 2019

Wow. I have heard multiple versions of this masterpiece of an album, on good high-end gear, and I have never, ever, even close, been this floored by the sound of this record. This is on another level of quality rarely heard on even the finest vinyl. Holy shit! Yes, it is expensive. The process is expensive and the market is limited but this is a solid investment if you love this album. I'm stunned...


February 6, 2019

Some of these reviews are ridiculous. If you can’t afford it, just focus on something else 💁‍♂️


January 26, 2019
Sounds amazing. Sure, 45 rpm and flipping is a pain but super clear gorgeous sound to one of the best albums ever recorded


January 26, 2019
While the transitions are odd flipping in the middle of each side as originally intended, the sound quality on this pressing is outstanding. 35 mins in 4 sides is a pain in the ass though.

There's some sibilance in the first track that I have to a lesser degree on an early Tamla pressing, likely an issue with the master recording itself than the pressing here. The rest is as good as I've ever heard.

Fantastic release. If this is a favorite album of yours, this may be the best sound quality you'll ever find. I'm not getting rid of my Tamla copy, but I'm glad I now have a new best sounding record in my collection.


January 15, 2019
Going to pass on this one: 1) Not loving the splitting of the tracks; the album is 2-sided for reason and this does affect the segue of a few songs. 2) $125 is excessive and a lot is about the packaging I surmise. Though nice, should not be such a factor in pricing. And if you have the 2009 1-LP MoFi version of this, it is spectacular and we do not need to reinvent the wheel here.


January 14, 2019
"Supervinyl" ?!?! Oh my, what a time to be alive..