180 Gram Vinyl Record
|No. of Discs:||2|
|Coming January 28, 2022|
50th Anniversary Edition on 180-gram double LP
Direct-to-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray!
Rare and previously unreleased cuts, mono singles, B-sides, more!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — rated 1/500!
This premium vinyl release features direct-to-analog mastering from the original primary album tape reels by acclaimed engineer Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, one of the first times this has been done since 1971, offering an undeniably authentic listening experience!
What's Going On: 50th Anniversary 2LP Edition bonus LP has four rare cuts making their vinyl debut, highlighted by a previously unreleased "stripped" version of the title song, plus all six original mono single mixes and their B-sides, with all of those 7" versions on vinyl for the first time since their original releases.
With two 180-gram records, a tip-on heavy stock jacket, an original gatefold with complete lyrics, this formidable release also includes printed sleeves with track details, a rare image from the cover sessions, and a brief essay honoring arranger David Van De Pitte.
The main essay was written by acclaimed author and poet Hanif Abdurraqib who was just named one of the 25 recipients of the 2021 MacArthur "Genius" Grant.
50th Anniversary Edition
180-gram double vinyl LP
Mastered direct-to-analog from the original primary tape reels
Mastered by Kevin Gray
Four rare cuts on vinyl for the first time
Previously unreleased "Stripped" version of the title track
All six original mono single mixes & their B-sides
All 7" versions on vinyl for the first time since 1971
Tip-on heavy stock jacket
Printed sleeves with track details
Rare image from the cover sessions
Essay by Hanif Abdurraqib
|LP 1: Original LP|
|1. What’s Going On|
|2. What’s Happening Brother|
|3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky)|
|4. Save The Children|
|5. God Is Love|
|6. Mercy Mercy Me|
|1. Right On|
|2. Wholy Holy|
|3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)|
LP 2: Bonus Tracks
|1. What’s Going On stripped version|
|2. What’s Going On mix 1/no strings or horns|
|3. What’s Going On rhythm & strings instrumental mix|
|4. Symphony demo version|
|Side D - Original Mono Single Mixes|
|1. What’s Going On|
|2. God Is Love|
|3. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)|
|4. Sad Tomorrows|
|5. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)|
|6. Wholy Holy|