Marvin Gaye | I Wanna Be Where You Are / I Want You

Marvin Gaye

i wanna be where you are / i want you

Label: South Street
Cat No: SOUTH010

Status: Landed

12" Disco Marvin Gaye Soul South Street


I Wanna Be Where You Are (Unedited Mix)

I Want You (Jam - Alternate Mix)

Two classics from Gaye’s esteemed catalogue 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, now on a 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.

On the flip, ‘I Want You’ written by the same duo as the A 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.