Universal Music will issue 1971 – 1981, a third and final vinyl box set featuring Marvin Gaye studio albums, in May this year.
There is no official announcement as yet, but we are expecting this to contain the following six studio albums: What’s Going On (1971); Trouble Man (1972); Let’s Get It On (1973); I Want You (1976); Here, My Dear (1978); and In Our Lifetime (1981). Gaye’s last studio album Midnight Love (1982) was recorded for Columbia, so won’t be part of this collection of Motown albums.
So unless there is some bonus vinyl content, this should be a seven-LP vinyl box (Here, My Dear was a 2LP) with the usual 180g pressings and original packaging replicated.
This set is available to pre-order for £96 on Amazon UK, although Amazon Spain are doing it for around £78 which is decent. By contrast the Amazon US price of $200 seems very high! All of these prices are correct at the time of writing.
The 1971-1981 Marvin Gaye vinyl box will be issued on 27 May 2016.
Update 7 March: It appears that Diana & Marvin will also be included, so this will be an 8LP set. The UK price has also dropped in the last 24 hours.