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Thread started 09/02/22 7:05pm

JabarR74

Favorite Marvin Gaye album(s)?

What's your fave album(s) by Marvin Gaye? And I mean "album", where every song on there you like or love and don't skip to the next song, you just let it play! Mine are:

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Reply #1 posted 09/03/22 5:54am

SoulAlive

Let's Get It On is my favorite Marvin Gaye album.It's an absolute masterpiece music

Other favorites are I Want You and of course What's Going On.

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Reply #2 posted 09/03/22 6:36am

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"Here My Dear". It was ripped apart by the critics and it may have been released at the wrong time (the disco era), but it's a classic. I can hear the influence that it had on artists like Maxwell, D'angelo and Lewis Taylor. A real deep album and a "love/not in love" letter to his ex wife.

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Reply #3 posted 09/05/22 4:48am

RJOrion

1. Whats Going On
2. I Want You
3. Lets Get It On
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Reply #4 posted 09/05/22 9:57am

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SoulAlive said:

Let's Get It On is my favorite Marvin Gaye album.It's an absolute masterpiece music



Other favorites are I Want You and of course What's Going On.







"I Want You" is one of the most overlooked and underrated albums in recording history...im listening to "All The Way Around" right now...i cant think of a better Marvin Gaye song that wasnt a big hit record..

Since I Had You
I Want You
After The Dance
Come Live With Me Angel
Soon Ill Be Loving You
Strange Love
I Wanna Be Where You Are


All those amazing songs and beautiful productions...Marvin Gaye's sexiest and most unique album IMO, thanks to to great assist from co-producer and songwriter, Leon Ware...another overlooked and underrated Motown artist.
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Reply #6 posted 09/05/22 10:03am

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Conceptually, Here My Dear is his best album.


By criteria of this thread my "favorite" maybe is Let's Get It On, but again with crtieria of this thread the title track / reprise has pretty much been skipped consistently since first acquiring the record due to overplay/oversaturation. All the other tracks are absolutely mesmerizing, unskippable productions, however.


Shoutout to Midnight Love as well, underrated.

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Reply #7 posted 09/05/22 11:30am

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What's Going on set the standard.

Let's Get It On created a certain mood.

I Want You continued on the LGIT groove.

In Our Lifetime foretold the feelings of Hear My Dear.

Hear My Dear was deep and personal for him considering the subject matter.

In the order I placed them is my contribution to the topic, Marvin definitely let loose from Berry's Motown controlling restrictions.

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Reply #8 posted 09/09/22 12:15pm

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Regarding Let's Get It On,I have alot of childhood memories about this album smile I remember going to the record store with my mother when she bought this album.This was in 1973 or or 74.This was a VERY popular album back then and I knew all the songs and all the lyrics.It's one of those albums where you didn't have to skip any of the tracks.Every song was good! A few observations...

*** Could the forth track, "Keep Getting It On" ,be considered a remix? hmmm it's pretty much the same music as the title track,but with different lyrics.

***the B-side opener "Come Get To This" is my favorite Marvin Gaye song.His layered vocals,that unmistakably "Motown" sound,the saxophone fills throughout.....just a perfect song,isn't it?

***It's surprising that "You Sure Love To Ball" (one of the sexiest songs EVER) was released as a single back then smile I can imagine that some radio stations were hesitant about playing it.

***Amazingly,the fan favorite "Distant Lover" was never released as a single.But as with most of the other tracks,it got alot of radio airplay and attention anyway.

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Reply #9 posted 09/15/22 1:55am

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SoulAlive said:



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Regarding Let's Get It On,I have alot of childhood memories about this album smile I remember going to the record store with my mother when she bought this album.This was in 1973 or or 74.This was a VERY popular album back then and I knew all the songs and all the lyrics.It's one of those albums where you didn't have to skip any of the tracks.Every song was good! A few observations...



*** Could the forth track, "Keep Getting It On" ,be considered a remix? hmmm it's pretty much the same music as the title track,but with different lyrics.



***the B-side opener "Come Get To This" is my favorite Marvin Gaye song.His layered vocals,that unmistakably "Motown" sound,the saxophone fills throughout.....just a perfect song,isn't it?



***It's surprising that "You Sure Love To Ball" (one of the sexiest songs EVER) was released as a single back then smile I can imagine that some radio stations were hesitant about playing it.



***Amazingly,the fan favorite "Distant Lover" was never released as a single.But as with most of the other tracks,it got alot of radio airplay and attention anyway.






I remember my mom had the live version of Distant Lover on 45 which was released as a single in 1974. IIRC Keep Getting It On was the B side.
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