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Trouble Man O.S.T.

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In 1972, things were rapidly shifting in Marvin Gaye's world. He was coming off of one of his most wide-reaching hit albums with 1971's instant classic What's Going On, and his recording contract with Motown subsidiary Tamla was renewed for a cool million dollars and total creative control, making him one of the most successful R&B artists of his day. With Motown's offices migrating west from Detroit to Los Angeles, Gaye followed suit, beginning work on Trouble Man, both the score to a blaxploitation film of the same name and the soundtrack that would be his next album. With minimal singing (Gaye sings through only the title track, adding fragmentary vocalizations minimally throughout the rest of the album), Gaye wrote, arranged, and conducted the entire soundtrack, working with both Motown players and a full orchestra over the course of its recording. It's been speculated by some that Trouble Man was a concerted effort to move away from the expectations of a carbon-copy follow-up to the almost immeasurably high standards of What's Going On, but it's best to look at the record as an entity unto itself rather than the next Marvin Gaye album in the chain. Though largely absent of his one-of-a-kind vocal presence, the arrangements are richer and more sophisticated than the majority of early blaxploitation fare, with some of the same theatricality and filmic urgency of the best Morricone or David Axelrod soundtracks.

ITEM DETAILS:
Artist: Marvin Gaye
Title:‚Trouble Man O.S.T.
Label:‚Tamala
Cat #: T332L
Year: 1971
Format: Vinyl LP

TRACK LIST:

Main Theme From Trouble Man
"T" Plays It Cool
Poor Abbey Walsh
The Break In (Police Shoot Big)
Cleo's Apartment
Trouble Man
Theme From Trouble Man
"T" Stands For Trouble
Life Is A Gamble
Deep-In-It
Don't Mess With Mister "T"
There Goes Mister "T"


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