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Old 08-09-2005, 12:14 PM   #16
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First, it was Marvin Gaye, not Martin Gaye. (we can all make typos).

Second, I grew up in the 1960s and besides the Beatles the ONLY music I listened to was R & B - Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Steve Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and, of course, Marvin.

So I was very excited to know that Marvin's music, that was being overshadowed as the years went on by more current music (hip hop) was being reprised by Bono and others in an attempt to raise awareness regarding the AIDS crisis in Africa back in 2001.

"What's Goin On" was the perfect song to bring back and Marvin's daughter, Nona, gave her approval to the project.

While some of the performances are a bit strained, the overall effort was an act of Love by those who produced the CD, so why should there be any need to criticize it?

Bono is a soul singer and, as one who remembered the original record's release in 1970, I was brought to tears when I heard Bono's solo rendition of the song (London mix).

Soul music has little to do with your color and more to do with your heart - and Bono's Heart was all the way into this project and song.

It was an act of Love and what's wrong with that?
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it should never have been played at elevation tour concerts....kind of a waste of a song. nice sentiment, but snippet it next time, which is essentially what they did by tours end.
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Bono and Chris Martin ... The London Version

Bono and Fred Durst ... The Reality Check Mix

Bono and Jermaine Dupri ... The Original Mix

Marvin Gaye's Original ...
Apart from your last statement, I hope that you were being ironical, right? I mean, the drivel that Fred Durst made of 'his' mix is absolutely disgusting.
In contrast, the Bono/Chris Martin/Edge/Eno mix is very good (although not near the original, but no other version is).
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:16 PM   #19
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Here is the official website for Artists Against AIDS Worldwide:

http://www.aaaw.org/music/index.html

Enjoy the music and the video (especially Bono's solo performance of "What's Goin' On") and then make sure and do something positive to help.

Thanks for the interest in this wonderful project.
Thank you so much Jamila!!!
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You're very welcome, searching heart.
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While some of the performances are a bit strained, the overall effort was an act of Love by those who produced the CD, so why should there be any need to criticize it?
Because, in my opinion, it was a really sub-par remake. Their hearts were in the right place, and the cause was a good one, so yay for them, but ...

I applaud the sentiment, but dislike the remake. No big whoop.
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the drivel that Fred Durst made of 'his' mix is absolutely disgusting.
I really like this version because Bono's falsetto has NEVER sounded better !!
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I really like this version because Bono's falsetto has NEVER sounded better !!
Well, maybe that's because the rest of the mix sounds so bad...
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Well, maybe that's because the rest of the mix sounds so bad...
Well, that's your story !! ... Actually, it doesn't !!
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