Thursday, March 2, 2006

New DVD Features Marvin Gaye A Capella

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Marvin Gaye fans have reason to sing: An upcoming new DVD not only features rare TV performances of the singer but also a capella performances of his biggest hits.

It’s called Marvin Gaye: The Real Thing In Performance; 1964-1981, and features 16 TV performances from the early days of Motown to a 1981 concert performance, along with interview segments with the singer.

But the real highlight may be seven a capella performances that are being included on the DVD.

DVD producer David Peck says whenever Gaye would be lip synching a song on TV, the producers would use tracks featuring the instrumental on one speaker and the vocals on the other.

He says he came by the tracks and decided that fans should have an option to hear the vocals in full stereo because, as he puts it, “You can hear him tapping his foot with the song or ruffling what sounds like the lyric sheet.”

The DVD will hit stores April 4, and Peck hopes to include similar a capella performances on DVDs of other artists.

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