Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell United on 180g LP
One of the most iconic singers of his generation, Marvin Gaye aka The Prince of Motown, was cited for his "huge contribution to soul music in general and the Motown Sound in particular...[his] classic R&B voice was edged with grit yet tempered with sweetness...[projecting] an air of soulful authority driven by fervid conviction and heartbroken vulnerability."
In correlation with the Marvin Gaye Volume Two 1966-1970 box set which picked right up where the 1961-1965 box set left off, the albums - Moods of Marvin Gaye (1966), Take Two with Kim Weston (1966), United with Tammi Terrell, (1967) In The Groove aka I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968), You're All I Need with Tammi Terrell (1968), M.P.G. (1969), Easy with Tammi Terrell (1969) and That's The Way Love Is (1970) - are all being offered individually on 180g vinyl.
The first of three duet albums to feature Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (followed by You're All I Need in 1968 and Easy a year later), United was released in August of 1967 on Motown's Tamla label. The album includes their most famous duet, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" as well as the hits "Your Precious Love" and "If I Could Build My Whole Life Around You." Gaye withdrew from music for two years following Tammi's tragically premature death at the age of 24, to emerge in 1971 with the groundbreaking What's Goin On.