YOU’RE THE MAN By Marvin Gaye

Forty-seven years ago, Marvin Gaye recorded You’re the Man, but he got into a disagreement with Barry Gordy at Motown Records and the album was never released. Now, 47 years later, You’re the Man was finally released. Marvin Gaye was at the top of his game in 1971 and this CD shows it. Do you have a favorite Marvin Gaye song? GRADE: A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “You’re the Man” Marvin Gaye, Kenneth Stover 5:46
2. “The World Is Rated X” (alternate mix) Ezra Bolton, Marilyn McLeod, Mel Bolton and Robert Gordy 3:52
3. “Piece of Clay” Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer 5:11
4. “Where Are We Going?” (alternate mix 2) Larry Mizell, Larry Gordon 3:51
5. “I’m Gonna Give You Respect” Willie Hutch 2:56
6. “Try It, You’ll Like It” Willie Hutch, Kathy Wakefield 3:57
7. “You Are That Special One” Willie Hutch 3:38
8. “We Can Make It Baby” Willie Hutch 3:24
9. “My Last Chance” (Salaam Remi remix) Marvin Gaye 3:40
10. “Symphony” (Salaam Remi LP mix) Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson 2:53
11. “I’d Give My Life for You” (Salaam Remi LP mix) Marvin Gaye 3:31
12. “Woman of the World” Larry Mizell, Larry Gordon 3:30
13. “Christmas in the City” Marvin Gaye 3:48
14. “You’re the Man” (alternate version) Marvin Gaye, Kenneth Stover 4:41
15. “I Want to Come Home for Christmas” Marvin Gaye, Forest Hairston 4:46
16. “I’m Going Home” Marvin Gaye 4:42
17. “Checking Out (Double Clutch)” Marvin Gaye 4:53

11 thoughts on “YOU’RE THE MAN By Marvin Gaye

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    Probably Sexual Healing or What’s Going One but I’m also partial to Ain’t That Peculiar or Can I Get a Witness.

  2. Deb

    “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (duet with Tami Terrell), “What’s Going On,” “Mercy Mercy Me,” “After the Dance,” and my all-time favorite, “Trouble Man” (which Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, among others, have covered).

  3. Jeff Meyerson

    What’s Going On
    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (and the rest of the Tammi Terrell duets)
    I Heard It Through the Grapevine
    Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
    Sexual Healing

    I’ve been listening to a couple of his Greatest Hits CDs lately.

    1. george Post author

      Rick, I like both Marvin Gaye’s version and Gladys Knight & The Pips’s version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”


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