Marvin GayeWhat's Going On

Label:Tamla – 0600753534236, Tamla – TS-310
Series:Back To Black
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram, Gatefold
Genre:Funk / Soul


A1What's Going On
Written-ByA. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson*
A2What's Happening Brother
Written-ByJ. Nyx*, M. Gaye*
A3Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
Written-ByA. Gaye*, E. Stover*, M. Gaye*
A4Save The Children
Written-ByA. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson*
A5God Is Love
Written-ByA. Gaye*, E. Stover*, J. Nyx*, M. Gaye*
A6Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Written-ByM. Gaye*
B1Right On
Written-ByE. deRouen*, M. Gaye*
B2Wholy Holy
Written-ByA. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson*
B3Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written-ByJ. Nyx*, M. Gaye*

Companies, etc.



℗ 1971 Motown Records, © 1971 Motown Records. Made in Czech Republic.

Back To Black sticker on shrinkwrap:
180 G Heavyweight Vinyl
Includes A Voucher To Download MP3 Version Of The Album.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 00753 53423 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 600753534236
  • Other (Label A): HS-1867
  • Other (Label B): HS-1868
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 1)): 5353423 - A 139600E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 1)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 2)): 5353423 - A 139600E1/A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 2)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/B4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 3)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 3)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/B4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 4)): 5353423 - A 139600E1/A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 4)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 5)): 5353423 - A 139600E1/A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 5)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/B3 i...i
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 6)): 5353423-A 139600E1/A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 6)): 5353423-B 139600E2/B5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 7)): 5353423-A 139600E1/A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 7)): 5353423-B 139600E2/A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 8)): 5353423 - A 139600E1/A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 8)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/B4 i...i
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Variant 9)): 5353423 - A 139600E1 1180224
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Variant 9)): 5353423 - B 139600E2/B5 1100950

Other Versions (5 of 300)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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What's Going On (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Tamla, TamlaTS310, TS 310US1971
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What's Going On (LP, Album)Tamla Motown1 C 062-92 585Germany1971
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What's Going On (LP, Album, Stereo)Tamla Motown, Tamla MotownSTML 11190, 1E 062 ○ 92585UK1971
What's Going On (LP, Album, Gatefold)Tamla MotownTS-310Canada1971
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What's Going On (LP, Album, Gatefold)Tamla, TamlaTS-310, TS310US1971



  • DEMO_321's avatar
    Quality pressing, paper sleeve way better than the fast food wrappers some records have. Excellent record, no issues apart from some skips on my end.
    • TheOhGee's avatar
      A quality pressing. After a couple bad experiences with some of these Tamla reissues, it's nice to have a record with low-to-zero background noise and a faithful rendition of the original recording. Just beautiful, really. Well worth getting if you want a copy of this album in mint condition, do not hesitate to buy.
      • tatter75's avatar
        Sounds superb, really surprised as I wasn’t expecting too much.
        • Degas57's avatar
          By far the best Back to Black repress I heard. Clean, lively and dynamic.
          • luquencio's avatar
            Just bought it because I found it dirt cheap in a store today. It's ridiculously warped but it sounds incredible.
            • funk-yo's avatar
              Edited one year ago
              Just playing this ‘Back to Black’ version on my Rega P8/Atheta 3… wow, superb dynamic sound coming from my speakers. The disc is flat, super quiet and downright right on brilliant !! 👍😎.. We still love you MG ❤️.
              • DTaylorC's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                This pressing and packaging really comes clean, full of dynamic sound and clarity! I’m thoroughly impressed with it. I bought it to accompany my Detroit Mix 40th anniversary release, which also sounds tremendous. Recommended release!
                • jonnyretro's avatar
                  Dead flat quiet & clean soundstage is Audiophile quality brilliant quality.
                  It blow my 1st pressing away easily in every aspect!
                  • RSPievaitis's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    All the talk about the Kevin grey remaster whatever, I can't afford every different version that comes out so I'll just say I bought this cheapy from GZ back to black as a little surprise for my wife. It's stunning on my Rega P7 into Bower and Wilkins 703s.
                    Great bass, very involving and very dynamic. What a bloody great pressing and it only cost me £15 from Amazon.
                    Sorry folks but all these 1 Steps, and fancy library style Analogue Production box sets of Hendrix albums, wtf !?!?! It's supposed to be rock and roll or soul or whatever, are all these fancy audiophile pressings catering to the archivists or rock music fans? You tell me folks, I think I know and it's making me feel an element of elitism is being promoted in our hobby big time. Sure enjoy a good sounding lp but a modern remaster costing £150 wtf !!!!!!!
                    That's not rock " n roll.
                    • andyv_69's avatar
                      my copy is dead flat, dead quiet and well balanced... very happy with this one


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