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Motown / Tamla

Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear | 2016 Reissue | Back To Black Series

$45.00

Motown / Tamla

Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear | 2016 Reissue | Back To Black Series

$45.00

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“Here, My Dear is the fifteenth studio album by music artist Marvin Gaye, released December 15, 1978, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records.[2] Recording sessions for the album took place between 1977 and 1978 at Gaye's personal studios, Marvin Gaye Studios in Los Angeles, California. The album was notable for its subject matter's being dedicated to the fallout of Gaye's marriage to his first wife, Anna Gordy Gaye.” – Wiki

“The album is nuanced, thoughtful, progressive. After a scene-setting intro—“I guess I’ll have to say this album is dedicated to you”—the story begins in earnest with, fittingly, a doo-wop song. “I Met a Little Girl” boasts all the longing and vocal stacking of Gaye’s beloved ’50s music, but with the perspective flipped—he’s singing not as a green teen but as a man in his late 30s who has tried and failed at love, and is no closer to figuring it out. Gaye exquisitely sings all of the parts himself, creating an echo chamber of hurt. Though the singer spoke out against the women’s liberation movement of the era, there’s a generousness to his voice and sentiments, and a shared blame.” – Pitchfork

“It’s a totally engrossing listen. From the call-and-response (gospel-style) of the swaying "I Met a Little Girl" (on which Marvin somewhat randomly shouts out "1964!" and "1976!" -- the years the couple met and split, respectively -- sounding like a funky carnival barker) to the shuffling dance groove of the foreboding "You Can Leave, But It's Going to Cost You" to the sarcastic title track, it's all top-shelf stuff. Not to mention the fact that the band he assembled for the album is on fire throughout.” – Pop Matters

Item description:        

Artist:

Marvin Gaye

Title:

Here, My Dear

Label:

Motown, Tamla

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold 180g

Pressing:

UK & Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 27 May 2016 | Original: 1978

Genre:

Funk / Soul

Style:

SoulDisco

Catalog No:

0600753667644, T-364LP2

Condition:

New