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Marvin Gaye

What's Going On and Greatest Hits Live Two Pack DVD

Review by Gary Hill

A bonus pack featuring two DVD's - how cool is that? Well, for those who don't already own these DVD's in their original release, very cool. What you get here is a documentary on Marvin Gaye's life - and it's a cool film. I certainly learned a lot about the man. Of course, I should mention that really, I only ever had the headlines out of his life before. Still, I think that pretty much anyone would come away with a more complete picture after watching this DVD. Besides the hardcore fans probably already have the documentary as it's been available in a single DVD format for quite some time.

This time around they've also included the concert film Greatest Hits: Live In '76 in this set. Mind you, I've reviewed the solo release of that one before at MSJ, so I won't get into too much detail on it. Let's just say that having these in a dual package is a nice touch. You can watch and learn all about his life and then sit back and enjoy a concert. It's kind of the best of both worlds between the enjoyment of the music and the understanding of its origins.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2008  Volume 3 at lulu.com/strangesound.
 
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