Motown Remembers Marvin Gaye: Never Before Released Masters
A Musical Testament: 1964-1984
Motown Remembers Marvin Gaye: Never Before Released Masters is a posthumous compilation album featuring the singer's unreleased recordings dating from 1963 to 1972 when Gaye was recording with Motown Records. Many of the records featured are overdubbed with eighties-styled drum programming and featured background vocalists whereas original recordings of the songs feature no background vocals and the instrumentation was more live than what is featured in this collection which was produced within a year after Gaye's 1984 death.
In 1988, Motown re-released the album with an extended version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", titling it Never-Before-Released Masters + I Heard It Through the Grapevine.