NEW WEB SHOP #2
artist:MARVIN GAYE
title:

I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE / I WANT YOU

label:SOUTH STREET (UK)

3,290ĪŖ


A1. I Wanna Be Where You Are (Unedited Mix)
B1. I Want You (Jam - Alternate Mix)



Marvin Gaye at his very best! Two classics from Gaye°«s esteemed catalogue, °∆I Wanna Be Where You Are°« and °∆I Want You°« with alternative mixes that have never been on 12 inch before. Plucked from the Deluxe Edition of the spellbinding °∆I Want You°« album that was mixed Kevin Reeves & remastered by Ellen Fitton, these two cuts have always called out for loud and proud pressing on either side of a 12.

Up first, °∆I Wanna Be Where You Are°« written by the magical pairing of Leon Ware and Arthur 'T-Boy' Ross with Ware also behind the production controls. An abbreviated cover of Michael Jackson°«s hit, it sees Gaye take a brief respite from his usual steamy and sensual swooning to express his love for his family. Jackson would then return the favour, taking influence from Marvin°«s 1977 hit °∆Got to Give it Up°« to make °∆Don°«t Stop °∆Til You Get Enough°«.

Originally a 1:17 minute segue on the album, the Unedited version clocks in at over 6 minutes, turning it from a transitionary passage to a standalone gem. Extending those delectable grooves, building and breaking with a sun-kissed, funk channelling feeling that washes over like a warm wave. With the 7 inch release trading hands for over £75 on Discogs this ain°«t one to miss.

On the flip, °∆I Want You°« written by the same duo as the A, with Leon Ware once again on the production and released as part of the same °«76 album. It was an LP that introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, songs such as this giving him a disco audience thanks to Leon Ware. The Jam-Alternate version leaves Gaye°«s vocals till the final section, letting that sweet soaring soundtrack sing to its absolute emotive peak. Sunrise or sunset, this one is not to be used lightly - tears of joy on the dancefloor guaranteed.



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