Marvin's 1st step away from the pop music cycle. An LP completely driven by his heart, each tune had the name "Gaye" all over it: Written by, Arranged by etc. This was his LP "Marvin Gaye".
Basic track for "What's Going On" recorded June 1, 1970. Lead & background vocals overdubbed June 6, 7 and 10, 1970, strings recorded September 21, 1970.
Basic tracks for all other songs recorded March 17, 19 and 20, 1971. Strings, horns and lead and background vocals overdubbed March 24, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1971.
Additional Marvin Gaye vocal and instrumentation overdubs for Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), Right On, Wholy Holy and Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) recorded at The Sound Factory, Hollywood on May 5, 1971.