Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981
This is it the songs and the footage fans have been waiting for. For the first time ever the definitive DVD collection of one of America's greatest stars! Issued with the full cooperation of the Marvin Gaye estate, this is the first official DVD anthology of classic archival television performances by a Motown artist. Features Marvin Gaye performing his biggest Motown hits, from 'Hitch Hike' to 'Let's Get It On' and more, in original classic clips from television and film. Among the many highlights: Footage TV clips from Hollywood a Go-Go, the Dinah Shore Show, Hollywood Palace and American Bandstand, rarely seen since first aired. The stunning, long-lost live concert footage from the documentary film, Save the Children, now on home video for the first time anywhere, featuring Marvin with several Funk Brothers including James Jamerson now with restored stereo audio from the Motown vault. Recently unearthed footage from Marvin's hardly-seen Belgium concert, aired only on local Belgian TV in 1981 Clips are interspersed with fascinating sound bites and interview clips Marvin's music video (lip-sync) performances have been audio remastered from the original Motown stereo tapes (no tinny TV sound) MORE THAN 70 MINUTES! Includes a 24-page booklet with an extensive essay by Grammy Award winning writer, Rob Bowman, including rare photographs and memorabilia. Produced by the acclaimed Grammy-nominated team from Reelin' in the Years productions.