" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
WHAT'S GOING ON

Cover

Cover
 Release Date October 30, 2001
 Artist Artists Against AIDS Worldwide
 Record Label Columbia / Playtone Records
 Albums With U2 None
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
Bono is involved in all tracks as he organized this project and served as Executive Producer.  He also contributes vocals to many of the mixes.  The Edge contributes bass, guitars and backing vocals to the London Version.
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • What's Going On (Dupri Original Mix) (4:20)
  • What's Going On (The London Mix) (3:57)
  • What's Going On (Moby's Version) (4:38)
  • What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix) (5:16)
  • What's Going On (Mangini / Pop Rox Mix) (5:50)
  • What's Going On (Mick Guzauski's Pop Mix) (4:09)
  • What's Going On (Dupri R&B Mix) (4:45)
  • What's Going On (The Neptunes This One's For You Mix) (5:00)
  • What's Going On (Junior Vasquez's Club Mix) (9:34)
  • What's Going On (MK Mix) (6:52)
  • What's Going On (MK Kinchen Aid Dub) (6:27)
  • What's Going On (Dupri Alternative Extended Mix) (4:46)
LINER NOTES
What's Going On: By Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland and Marvin Gaye.
Dupri Original Mix / Dupri R&B Mix: Produced by Jermaine Dupri for So So Def Productions Inc. Co-Produced by LaMarquis "Remarqable" Jefferson.  Vocal arrangements by Jermaine Dupri and Phil Tan except for *Nsync vocals arranged by Robin Wiley.  Drums performed by Ahmir "?ustlove" Thompson of the Roots.  Percussion performed by Omar Phillips.  Keyboards performed by Rickey Johnson and ReMarqable.  Guitar Solo performed by Wyclef Jean. Additional guitar performed by Billy Odum. Bass performed by Remarqable.  Recording Engineers: Phil Tan and John Horesco IV.  Additional Recording by Brian Frye and Franny G. Assistant Engineers: Charles McCrorey, Richard J. Tapper, Shane Stoneback and Yen-Hue Tan.  Recorded at Battery Studios, NY, SouthSide Studios, Atlanta and the Record Plant, Hollywood.  Mixed by Phil Tan and Jermaine Dupri.  Mixed at SouthSide Studios, Atlanta.
The London Mix: Produced by Brian Eno.  Engineered by Gary Langan.  Mixed by Gary Langan, Brian Eno and J. Peter Schwalm.  Assistant engineer: Adrian Hall.  Lead Vocals: Bono and Chris Martin.  Guitar, Bass and Backing Vocals: The Edge.  Keyboard and Backing Vocals: Chris Martin.  Kit Drums: John Otto.  Violins: Neil Catchpole. Hand Drums and Rythm Mix: J. Peter Schwalm.  Keyboard, Treatments and Backing Vocals: Brian Eno.
Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix: Produced by Fred Durst.  Co-Produced by Terry Dale.  Digital Editing by Ulrich Wild.  Assisted by Anthony Kilhoffer. Recorded by Terry Dale at the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA.  Mixed by Andy Wallace at Soundtrack Studios, NY.  Assistant Engineer: Steve Sisco.  Pro-Tools Engineer: Mike Scielzi.
Mangini / Pop Rox Mix: Produced by Mike Mangini / Pop Rox.  Remixed by Mike Mangini / Pop Rox.  Scratches by DJ Deetalx.
Mick Guzauski's Pop Mix: Mixed by Mick Guzauski at Barking Doctor Studios.  Additional Engineering and Editing by Tom Bender.  Mix Assistant: Dennis Rivadeneira.
The Neptunes This One's for You Mix: Produced by The Neptunes.  Recorded by Andrew Coleman.  Mixed by Servan Ghenea.
Junior Vasquez's Club Mix: Produced by Junior Vasquez for JVM.  Mixed by Stephen George.

Executive Producers: Leigh Blake and Bono.

OTHER NOTES
From the Inside Cover: "On September 5-7 we group of artists came together in New York City to re-record Marvin Gaye's Classic song "What's Going On?".  It was everyone's hope that, as in the past, this song would unite a generation in an effort to eliminate AIDS in Africa where the epidemic is destroying an entire continent."

"In the wake of the tragic attacks on September 11, we feel compelled to recognize the victims of more than 60 nations and their loved ones as well.  The proceeds from the "What's Going On?" release are intended to benefit the following organizations:  The September 11th Fund of the United Way until the end of 2001, Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, The Global AIDS Alliance; and others."

The artists listed on the front cover as being involved in this recording are:  Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Fred Durst, Eve, Perry Farrell, Nelly Furtado, Nona Gaye, Darren Hayes, Ja Rule, Jagged Edge, Alicia Keys, Aaron Lewis, L'il Kim, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Martin, Pat Monahan, Monica, Nas, Nelly, NSync, P. Diddy, T Boz and Chili, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Michael Stipe, Usher, and Scott Weiland. 

RELATED RELEASES
  • Only release from this particular grouping of artists.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 12" VINYL:
 USA Pressing, 4479670
Label: Playtone / Columbia Records
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
USA, Playtone / Columbia, 4479670
Track Listing:
What's Going On (Dupri Extended Mix) / What's Going On (The Neptunes This One's For You Mix) / What's Going On (Junior Vasquez's Club Mix) / What's Going On (Moby's Version)
Further Information:
Black vinyl pressing.  All of these songs are available on the USA CD pressing.
Other Images:

 USA Pressing, 4479675
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
USA, Playtone / Columbia, 4479675
Track Listing:
What's Going On (MK Mix) / What's Going On (London Version) / What's Going On (MK Kinchen-Aid Dub) / What's Going On (Dupri Alternative Extended Mix)
Further Information:
Featured 3 mixes not available on any CD pressings.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
 UK Pressing, 672117-2
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
UK, Columbia / Playtone, 672117-2
Track Listing:
What's Going On (Dupri Original Version) / What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix) / What's Going On (The London Version)
Further Information:
Three track version of the single released to the UK market only.
Other Images:

 Canada Pressing, CK86199
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC: 6 9699-86199-2 0
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: DIDP-106547 G4 2A 03
 Japan Pressing, SICP56
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
 Taiwan Pressing, ???
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
 USA Pressing, SICP
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Canada, Columbia / Playtone, CK86199 Taiwan, Columbia / Playtone, ??
Japan, Columbia / Playtone, SICP56 USA, Columbia / Playtone, CK86199
Track Listing:
What's Going On (Dupri Original Mix) / What's Going On (The London Version) / What's Going On (Moby's Version) / What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix) / What's Going On (Mangini / Pop Rox Mix) / What's Going On (Mick Guzauski's Pop Mix) / What's Going On (Dupri R&B Mix) / What's Going On (The Neptunes This One's For You Mix) / What's Going on (Junior Vasquez's Club Mix)
Further Information:
Nine track release which was made available in Canada, the USA, Taiwan and Japan.  Both the Taiwan and Japan versions had an OBI strip.
Other Images:
Better images of Japan and Taiwan release needed!

 Europe Pressing, 672036 1
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Card Sleeve
Matrix
Catalog Information:
Europe, Columbia / Playtone, 672036 1
Track Listing:
What's Going On (Dupri Original Mix) / What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix)
Further Information:
Two track single released in a card sleeve throughout Europe.
Other Images:

 Europe Pressing, 672036 2
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel Case
Matrix
Catalog Information:
Europe, Columbia / Playtone, 672036 2
Track Listing:
What's Going On (Dupri Original Mix) / What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix) / What's Going On (The London Version) / What's Going On (Moby's Version)
Further Information:
Four track single released in a slimline jewel case throughout Europe.
Other Images:

 Europe Pressing, 672036 5
Label: Columbia / Playtone Records
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel Case
Matrix
Catalog Information:
Europe, Columbia / Playtone, 672036 5
Track Listing:
What's Going On (Dupri Original Mix) / What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix) / What's Going On (The London Version) / What's Going On (Moby's Version) / What's Going On (The Neptunes This One's For You Mix) / What's Going On (Junior's Vasquez's Club Mix)
Further Information:
Six track single released in a slimline jewel case throughout Europe
Other Images:
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