Marvin Gaye In The Groove (aka I Heard It Through the Grapevine) 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.
A 1960s Motown and Marvin Gaye classic that originally yielded the hits, "You" and "Chained," but became immensely popular when the next-to-last track on Side One, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," began getting airplay. This led to "Grapevine" becoming a massive No. 1, the biggest hit single ever for Motown at the time (so much so that the label even reissued the album under the song's title). The LP also includes great covers of "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" and "There Goes My Baby."