Marvin Gaye’s Overlooked Film Score Masterpiece,”Trouble Man” Re-Released for 40th Anniversary


 width=Marvin Gaye was already a hit artist for a decade when, in 1971, he reached new heights with his landmark album What’s Going On. His next move? A mostly instrumental, orchestral jazz-soul soundtrack for the forgotten 1972 film Trouble Man. The album, though a surprise to followers, was a hit, producing a top 10 pop title track and legions of new fans, including musicians who started the acid-jazz movement from its bones.This November 19, for Trouble Man‘s 40th anniversary, releases an extraordinary exploration of Marvin’s creative leap: a 2-CD Expanded Edition that features not only the original soundtrack album remastered but 29 unreleased performances, including alternate takes, rare vocals and “” for the first time ever “” the full score for the film. Until the hardly seen film was repeated on television and issued on DVD in the last decade, many fans were unaware that Gaye’s film score and soundtrack album contained different music. They are now together, giving fans double the musical experience.Trouble Man: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition follows the tradition of previous Marvin Gaye reissues, by adding a beautiful digi-pak package that includes a 28-page booklet with photo outtakes, dozens of rare picture sleeves from around the world, and richly detailed text and track-by-track annotations. The set’s main essay by musicologist Dr. Andrew Flory tells the long-overlooked story behind the album, while various sidebar and additional essays include commentary from film directors Cameron Crowe and George Tillman Jr., and artists Lenny Kravitz, Joni Mitchell and Christian McBride.Track listDisc 11. Main Theme From Trouble Man (2)2. “T” Plays It Cool3. Poor Abbey Walsh4. The Break In (Police Shoot Big)5. Cleo’s Apartment6. Trouble Man7. Theme From Trouble Man8. “T” Stands For Trouble9. Main Theme From Trouble Man10. Life Is A Gamble11. Deep-In-It12. Don’t Mess With Mr. T13. There Goes Mr. T14. Main Theme From Trouble Man (2) alternate take with strings15. “T” Plays it Cool unedited version16. Poor Abbey Walsh, Part 2 Take 117. Poor Abbey Walsh, Part 2 Take 218. Trouble Man extended version19. Theme From Trouble Man vocal version20. “T” Stands for Trouble unedited vocal version21. “T” Stands for Trouble alternate version22. Main Theme from Trouble Man vocal versionDisc 21. Trouble Man2. Pool Hall3. “T” Plays It Cool4. Cadillac Interlude/Cleo’s Apartment5. Man Tied Up/Jimmy’s West/Conversation with Cleo6. Crap Game (a.k.a. The Break In)/Getting Rid Of Body/Talking To Angel7. Outside Police Station8. Bowling Alley Parking Lot9. Stick Up10. Cleaners/Cleo11. Closing Jimmy’s12. Police Break In13. “T” Cleans Up/Police Station14. Packing Up/Jimmy Gets Worked/Saying Goodbye/”T” Breaks In/Movie Theater15. Car Ride/Looking for Pete16. Parking Garage/Elevator17. Penthouse18. Getting Pete19. My Name Is “T”/End Credits20. “T” At The CrossDisc 1, tracks 1-13: Original LPDisc 1, tracks 14-22: Previously Unreleased Bonus TracksDisc 2, tracks 1-19: Previously Unreleased Original Film ScoreDisc 2, track 20: Previously Unreleased Film Band Bonus Track


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