0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Music > Vinyl > Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye 1971 - 1981 (Limited Edition 180g 8LP Box Set)
Click to Enlarge

Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1971 - 1981

(Limited Edition 180g 8LP Box Set)

$174.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability:
Item: LDG34229
Description

Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Volume Three: 1971-1981 on Limited Edition 180g 8LP Box Set

Featuring the Prince of Soul's Final 7 Albums for Motown!

Following on from the previously released Marvin Gaye box sets Volume One (1961-1965) and Volume Two (1966-1970), the third installation covers the years 1971-1981 and collects the Prince of Soul's last seven Motown studio albums on 180g vinyl in one fantastic box including What's Going On (1971), Trouble Man (1972), Let's Get It On (1973), Diana & Marvin (1973), I Want You (1976), Here, My Dear (1978) and In Our Lifetime (1981).

With What's Going On, Marvin Gaye forever changed the sound and subject matter of popular music, influencing and inspiring every generation since. Formerly Motown's reigning smooth-faced, smiling, mass-appeal artist, this album was Gaye's departure for the bearded, brooding, reflective, angry artist he would become for the remainder of his tenure on the label. His next move? A mostly instrumental, orchestral jazz-soul soundtrack for the forgotten Ivan Dixon 1972 blaxploitation film Trouble Man. The album, though a surprise to followers, was a hit, producing a top 10 pop title track and legions of new fans, including musicians who started the acid-jazz movement in its wake.

A lustful counterpart to What's Going On, 1973's Let's Get It On took shape after the vocalist changed his approach while singing the classic title song. Originally intended to be a tune about moving on with life, Gaye turned it into a paean to sexual craving and consummate desire. The mood, feel, and tone of the record took off from there. Etched with tempting grooves and Gaye's deep tenor, Let's Get It On caused an untold number of doors, to swing wide open.

It takes two, goes the saying, and in 1973 Motown's two biggest solo superstars, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, proved the saying true when they teamed for an unforgettable duet album. Ross and Gaye had always felt a mutual admiration for each other's talent. When they joined together for Diana & Marvin, their emotional and vocal chemistry was apparent. Not surprisingly, the album was a hit, Top 10 R&B and Top 30 pop. "My Mistake (Was To Love You)" reached Top 20 pop and R&B, "You're A Special Part Of Me" No. 4 R&B/No. 12 pop and "Don't Knock My Love" Top 30 R&B/Top 50 pop.

By the mid-70s, Marvin had already dropped a pair of classic albums and then disappeared. Getting Marvin back in the studio was Leon Ware, the man behind Michael Jackson's "I Wanna Be Where You Are," and hit albums like Quincy Jones' Body Heat and Minnie Riperton's Adventures In Paradise. Berry Gordy heard music Ware had begun recording, and felt it perfect for the reclusive Marvin. Ware's songs became forums for Gaye to express his desire for Janis Hunter. His passion is evident on every track. The songs - including the title track hit "I Want You" and "After The Dance" - spoke to the world and a whole new generation of young fans.

Here, My Dear, Gaye's soul baring concept album about the pitfalls of love and divorce was originally released in 1978. As a condition of his divorce from then-wife Anna Gordy, Gaye was ordered to forfeit a percentage of his album royalties. Accordingly, Gaye exorcised his frustrations with his next release, a sign of the times confessional in which he unabashedly wears his pain and suffering on his sleeve, right down to the album's cover art.

1981's In Our Lifetime served as Gaye's final album for Motown before leaving for Columbia Records where he cut his last ever record Midnight Love (1982). After scrapping the bedroom funk album Love Man, Marvin changed gears with the more contemplative In Our Lifetime centered around his internal struggles, our brief time on this earth and of course love. Passionate and personal, the criminally underrated release features a little bit of everything you want from Marvin Gaye and latter day gems like "Praise," "Life Is For Learning" and "Heavy Love Affair" stand as consummate bookends to his Motown supremacy.

Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles

LP1 - What's Going On
1. What's Going On
2. What's Happening Brother
3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
4. Save The Children
5. God Is Love
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
7. Right On
8. Wholy Holy
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

LP2 - Trouble Man
1. Main Theme From Trouble Man
2. "T" Plays It Cool
3. Poor Abbey Walsh
4. Break In (Police Shoot Big)
5. Cleo's Apartment
6. Trouble Man
7. Theme From Trouble Man
8. "T" Stands For Trouble
9. Main Theme From Trouble Man (1)
10. Life Is A Gamble
11. Deep-In-It
12. Don't Mess With Mister "T"
13. There Goes Mister "T"

LP3 - Let's Get It On
1. Let's Get It On
2. Please Don't Stay (once You Go Away)
3. If I Should Die Tonight
4. Keep Gettin' It On
5. Come Get To This
6. Distant Lover
7. You Sure Love To Ball
8. Just To Keep You Satisfied

LP4 - Diana & Marvin
1. You Are Everything
2. Love Twins
3. Don't Knock My Love
4. You're A Special Part Of Me
5. Pledging My Love
6. Just Say, Just Say
7. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
8. I'm Falling In Love With You
9. My Mistake (Was To Love You)
10. Include Me In Your Life

LP5 - I Want You
1. I Want You (Vocal)
2. Come Live With Me Angel
3. After The Dance (Instrumental)
4. Feel All My Love Inside
5. I Wanna Be Where You Are
6. I Want You (Intro Jam)
7. All The Way Around
8. Since I Had You
9. Soon I'll Be Loving You Again
10. I Want You (Intro Jam)
11. After The Dance (Vocal)

LP6 - Here, My Dear
1. Here, My Dear
2. I Met A Little Girl
3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
4. Anger
5. Is That Enough
6. Everybody Needs Love
7. Time To Get It Together

LP7 - Here, My Dear
1. Sparrow
2. Anna's Song
3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Instrumental)
4. A Funky Space Reincarnation
5. You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You
6. Falling In Love Again
7. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)

LP8 - In Our Lifetime
1. Praise
2. Life Is For Learning
3. Love Party
4. Funk Me
5. Far Cry
6. Love Me Now Or Love Me Later
7. Heavy Love Affair
8. In Our Lifetime

Reviews (0)

You must logged in to ask a question, vote on a question, or answer a question. Click here to login.

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2016. All Rights Reserved.