As a DJ, radio host, and blogger for Dirty Disco, I’ve been privileged to witness the evolution of music in its many forms. Today, I’m thrilled to delve into a release that takes us back to the roots of soul and funk, with a fresh spin on two of Marvin Gaye’s timeless classics. South Street Records presents ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ and ‘I Want You’ in a 12-inch, 180g vinyl format, complete with a picture sleeve and A2 poster. This is Marvin Gaye at his very best, reimagined for a new generation.
I Wanna Be Where You Are.
The A-side features ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’, an unedited mix that stretches over six minutes. This is a track that was originally a brief 1:17-minute segue on the album, but now it stands alone, transformed into a standalone gem. The magic of Leon Ware and Arthur ‘T-Boy’ Ross is evident in the writing and production, as they extend the delectable grooves, building and breaking with a sun-kissed, funk-infused feeling that washes over you like a warm wave.
This is Marvin Gaye stepping away from his usual sensual swooning to express his love for his family. It’s a cover of Michael Jackson’s hit, but with a unique twist that only Gaye could deliver. The 7-inch release of this track is a coveted item on Discogs, trading hands for over £75. This new release is a must-have for any Marvin Gaye fan or vinyl collector.
I Want You.
On the flip side, we have ‘I Want You’, another masterpiece from the same magical duo of Ware and Ross. This track was part of Gaye’s 1976 album, marking a shift in his musical style and introducing him to a disco audience. The Jam-Alternate version of ‘I Want You’ is a unique rendition that leaves Gaye’s vocals till the final section, allowing the sweet, soaring soundtrack to reach its absolute emotive peak.
Whether it’s sunrise or sunset, this track is not to be used lightly. It’s a song that guarantees tears of joy on the dancefloor, a testament to the emotional depth and timeless appeal of Marvin Gaye’s music.
A Must-Have Release for Vinyl Collectors and Marvin Gaye Fans.
This release is more than just a reissue of two classic Marvin Gaye tracks. It’s a celebration of his musical legacy, a testament to his enduring influence on the music industry. The alternative mixes breathe new life into these songs, offering a fresh perspective on Gaye’s timeless sound.
As a DJ, I can’t wait to spin these tracks and watch as they captivate audiences once again. As a radio host, I’m excited to share these songs with listeners, introducing a new generation to the magic of Marvin Gaye. And as a blogger, I’m eager to delve deeper into the stories behind these tracks, exploring the rich history and enduring legacy of one of music’s greatest icons.
In conclusion, South Street Records’ release of Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ and ‘I Want You’ is a must-have for any vinyl collector, Marvin Gaye fan, or music lover. It’s a testament to the timeless appeal of Gaye’s music, a celebration of his enduring influence, and a fresh spin on two of his most beloved tracks. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience Marvin Gaye’s music in a whole new way. Get the vinyl here!
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