July 30, 2016

Marvin Gaye - Where Are We Going (V4YS Rework)


Originally recorded in 1973, Where Are We Going was supposed to be part of the legendary Let's Get It On album. For some reason it did not make the cut, and this beautiful song written by Larry Mizell was first heard through a jazz/funk cover by Donald Byrd & his Blackbyrds.

It's only in 2001 that the original Marvin Gaye version was released as part of Let's Get It On LP reissue featuring various b-sides & studio sessions. Ever since I first heard it a few years ago, it has immediately become one of my favorite Marvin's song, because of its irresistible groove, Marvin's singing at his best, but also its thoughtful lyrics.

Here is my DJ-friendly beefed up take of this overlooked track.

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