Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]


Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1972/2016)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Stage & Screen | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/192kHz | 38:30 Min | 1,55 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Universal Motown | Tracks: 13 | Released: 2016-03-18 (1972-12-08)

Trouble Man is a soundtrack and twelfth studio album by American soul singer Marvin Gaye, released on December 8, 1972, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. As the soundtrack to the 1972 Blaxploitation film of the same name, the Trouble Man soundtrack was a more contemporary move for Gaye, following his landmark politically charged album What's Going On. Following the success of What's Going On, Marvin Gaye had not only won creative control, but a renewed $1 million contract with Motown subsidiary Tamla had made the musician the most profitable R&B artist of all time. Signing the contract in early 1972, Gaye sought to take advantage of his opportunities. Bolstered by the successes of film soundtracks such as Shaft and Superfly, Motown offered the musician a chance to compose his own film soundtrack after winning rights to produce the crime thriller, Trouble Man. Unlike Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield, who mixed social commentary with sexual songs in their respective soundtracks, Gaye chose to focus primarily on the film's character, "Mister T", producing and composing both the film's score while entirely producing the film's soundtrack, which was recorded at Motown Studios (or "Hitsville West") in Hollywood. Following the closing of Detroit's Hitsville USA studios in 1972, Motown had primarily moved its location to Los Angeles, where Gaye also relocated where he recorded the Trouble Man album. Gaye invited several musicians, including some from the Funk Brothers and musicians from Hamilton Bohannon's band. Gaye would compose five different versions of the title track, including an alternate vocal version, which was used primarily for the film's intro. The alternate version featured Gaye double-tracking two lead vocal parts into one, bringing his falsetto vocals with his tenor on top of the falsetto. The single version, which was also featured on the soundtrack, would feature a single lead vocal take. The other three versions were put on the album as instrumentals with Gaye providing synthesizer keyboards while saxophone solos (and occasionally guitar) accompany him. The only other songs in which Gaye vocalized harmonies or perform lead vocals included "Poor Abbey Walsh", "Cleo's Apartment", "Life is a Gamble", "Don't Mess with Mister T" and "There Goes Mister T". Bolstered by the hit success of the title track, which returned Gaye to a blues format, the album followed in December where it reached the top 20 of the Billboard 200, peaking at #12. It would become Gaye's only soundtrack and film score. Critics gave the album favorable reviews while sometimes comparing Gaye's soundtrack efforts to that of Hayes' and Mayfield's. Following this, other R&B musicians would produce soundtracks of their own, including James Brown, Barry White and fellow Motown acts, Willie Hutch and Edwin Starr. ~Wikipedia~


Release of this album: 1972, December, 8 [LP Tamla, Cat.# T-322L, USA]
Release of this HDtracks edition: 2016, March, 18 [Label: Universal Motown]
℗ 2016 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
© 1972 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Note: Official Digital Download. This album download features digital front cover art only. Liner notes are not available.

Credits:
Arranged By – Bob Ragland (tracks: 3, 5 & 7), Jack Hayes (tracks: 3, 10 to 13), Leo Shuken (tracks: 3, 10 to 13)
Alto, tenor and baritone saxophones – Trevor Lawrence
Alto saxophone – Eli Fountain
Horn & rhythm arrangements – Dale Oehler (track 9)
Horn arrangements – James Anthony Carmichael (track 7)
Piano, string arrangements – Bob Ragland (track 7)
Photography By – Jim Britt
Producer, Written-By – Marvin Gaye
Soprano saxophone – Marty Montgomery
Strings – Gene Page (track 9)
Vocals, drums, keyboards, piano, synthesizers – Marvin Gaye


Tracklist:

01. Main Theme From Trouble Man (Part 1) (02:32)
02. T Plays It Cool (04:26)
03. Poor Abbey Walsh (04:12)
04. The Break In (Police Shoot Big) (01:57)
05. Cleo's Apartment (02:09)
06. Trouble Man (03:49)
07. Theme From Trouble Man (02:05)
08. T Stands For Trouble (04:50)
09. Main Theme From Trouble Man (Part 2) (03:53)
10. Life Is A Gamble (02:32)
11. Deep In It (01:24)
12. Don't Mess With Mister T (03:04)
13. There Goes Mister T (01:37)

All songs written by Marvin Gaye.
Recorded: 1972, Hitsville West, Los Angeles, California


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Analyzed: Marvin Gaye / Trouble Man
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 0.00 dB -12.85 dB 2:32 01-Main Theme From Trouble Man
DR13 0.00 dB -14.52 dB 4:26 02-''T'' Plays It Cool
DR11 0.00 dB -14.91 dB 4:12 03-Poor Abbey Walsh
DR11 0.00 dB -13.97 dB 1:57 04-The Break In (Police Shoot Big)
DR14 0.00 dB -16.55 dB 2:09 05-Cleo's Apartment
DR12 0.00 dB -14.39 dB 3:49 06-Trouble Man
DR12 -0.73 dB -15.31 dB 2:05 07-Theme From Trouble Man
DR11 0.00 dB -13.71 dB 4:50 08-''T'' Stands For Trouble
DR11 0.00 dB -13.01 dB 3:53 09-Main Theme From Trouble Man
DR11 0.00 dB -13.40 dB 2:32 10-Life Is A Gamble
DR9 0.00 dB -12.85 dB 1:24 11-Deep In It
DR9 0.00 dB -11.23 dB 3:04 12-Don't Mess With Mister ''T''
DR10 0.00 dB -12.61 dB 1:37 13-There Goes Mister ''T''
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Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5255 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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