This is Marvin Gayes classic soundtrack to the 1972 motion picture Trouble Man starring Robert Hooks, Paul Winfield, and Ralph Waite. The album reached the top 20 on the Billboard 200, peaking at #12. The title track was released as a single in November 1972 and became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #7.
The song became one of Marvin's signature songs for the remainder of his life. More recently, the soundtrack was referenced positively in the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Falcon (Anthony Mackie) calling it the most important thing Captain America (Chris Evans) missed during his cryogenic slumber.
"The compositions well over with equal parts tension and detached cool, moving through modes of heartbreaking struggle, searching wonder, and playful street scenes...it rises far above the wandering wah-wah guitars and dated bongos of its peers...a deep listen will show it's very much part of the same overarching genius that touched all of his work." -Fred Thomas, allmusic.com
1. Main Theme from Trouble Man (2)
2. "T" Plays It Cool
3. Poor Abbey Walsh
4. The Break In (Police Shoot Big)
5. Cleo's Apartment
6. Trouble Man
7. Theme from Trouble Man
1. "T" Stands for Trouble
2. Main Theme from Trouble Man (1)
3. Life Is a Gamble
5. Don't Mess with Mister "T"
6. There Goes Mister "T"