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The Best of Marvin Gaye (Motown Anthology Series)

The Best of Marvin Gaye (Motown Anthology Series)
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Anthology: The Best of Marvin Gaye

7 years, 3 months ago at May 24 8:56
Forty-seven songs, two-discs and the only thing missing is “Sexual Healing,” which couldn’t be included because it wasn’t a Motown release. A historic and varied career like Marvin Gaye’s would seem difficult to condense to two-disc’s worth of material, but the compilers somehow did it. And thank god that they did. This is a feast for any music fan. Especially if they’re looking for ... read more
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Description: Balancing raw power with shades of vulnerability, Gaye rose to the top of Motown's roster without the benefit of a supporting vocal group. Whether singing love songs or social commentary, Gaye's voice displays an earnestness and sincerity that are a soul singer's most potent weapons. Among these 47 hits are his memorable duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell along with Motown staples such as "Can I Get a Witness," "How Sweet It Is," "Ain't That Peculiar," and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." This 2 CD set also covers socially conscious 1970s originals such as "What's ... (more)
Manufacturer: Motown
Release date: 3 September 1996
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0731453052925 UPC: 731453052925
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"Music’s ultimate sexual intellectual, Gaye drove his soul to the breaking point, pouring passion into incendiary romance, pained protest about the Vietnam War and ecological abuses. His life in ruins, he still sang with a honeyed sense of beauty. Standout track: “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”"

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