is compilation album of songs by The Norman Whitfield Sessions Marvin Gaye from 1962 to 1969. The album covers the Norman Whitfield-produced sessions of soul singer Marvin Gaye's late sixties period as he moved away from teen pop-driven R&B songs that made him a pop star. It covers more mature, grittier and funkier material as Whitfield guided the direction of Gaye's career, the high point being the 1968 song, " I Heard It Through the Grapevine", which became Gaye's first international smash. Other hits during that period included the more upbeat " Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", the darker " That's the Way Love Is" and "The End of Our Road". The collection includes "Wherever I Lay My Hat", which Whitfield co-penned and produced with Gaye on his ; the song was covered by That Stubborn Kinda Fellow British singer Paul Young. There are covers of rock songs such as " Groovin'", " Yesterday", " Abraham, Martin & John" and two Temptations covers (" Cloud Nine" and " I Wish It Would Rain").
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(all tracks are previously released on cd, several tracks were also single B-sides. Only one track (true true loving) is previously unreleased, and one track (I wish it would rain) was released as b-side in a slightly different mix as the album version)
"True, True Loving" [previously unreleased]
"Me and My Lonely Room"
"Wherever I Lay My Hat"
I Heard It Through the Grapevine" "
Gonna Give Her All the Love I Got" "
Groovin'" "Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love"
That's the Way Love Is" "
Abraham, Martin & John" "
How Can I Forget" "No Time for Tears"
I Wish It Would Rain" [B side from 'Let's get it on'] "
Cloud Nine" "Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby"
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" "
The End of Our Road"