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Let's Get It on Import
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|7. You Sure Love To Ball|
|8. Just To Keep You Satisfied|
2008 reissue of his 1973 album Let's Get It On is his follow up to his 1970 political concept album, What's Going On? This CD includes 15 bonus tracks. Gaye left social concerns behind for those of a more initimate nature with this album which was a huge success. Originally released in 1973, this album broke new ground gaining its place in history as one of the most sexual albums ever recorded, laying the basis for every slow jam ever after and making Gaye both socially concerned and sexy, a potent commercial combination.
Marvin Gaye's 1973 album, Let's Get It On, is a marvel of sexual blandishment every bit the artistic equal of, say, John Donne's best seduction poems. The difference, though, is that the poetry here isn't in the verse--which gets a trifle clichéd--but in the supple pulse of the grooves and in the aching need of Gaye's sensual voice. The marvelous title track, a No. 1 hit, riffs on the earlier hook of Gaye's "What's Going On" to reach a more primal climax and everything else here--a steamy swirl of sax, strings and backing voices--is sexy, beautiful and simply sublime. --David Cantwell
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While to a large degree the lyrical content of this disc is fairly blase, it is the earthy and ultimately honest musicianship and the sheer intensity of Marvin's vocals that set this album apart from the many pale imitations that have we've heard since. What follows is truly gut-wrenching and almost spiritually cleansing in nature. In every sense Marvin opens himself up for not only the listener's pleasure but also for all to see how honest, true love can take a man and lead him to a higher plane when dealing with these chaotic emotions. And in reaching a certain existential level by obtaining pleasure in the physical sense than it should thereby lead to an even higher level spiritually. I simply believe that Marvin saw a connection between a spiritual world with a loving God and one in which God gave us a sense of pleasure by seeking him in the flesh. In every song, especially the title track and " Distant Lover " you're hearing a singer who is devoid of any shame in his physical/spiritual needs and one who wants to give as much as he receives from his 'object of deisire'....whoever she may be. And who she is really isn't what's important. I simply believe that this was Marvin Gaye's very intimate and sincere road to redemption...Read more ›
Unfortunately the rest of the album is mediocre. There are two other really good songs ("Distant Lovers" and "Just To Keep You Satisfied") but the rest of the songs are forgettable, mediocre or just plain awful. "You Sure Love to Ball" should have been a "lost" track. "Keep Getting it On" is just banking on the success of "Let's Get it On" and repeats all the great riffs of the original song, relating everything to a peacenik mentality that I suppose was popular when America was engaged in a stupid war, but is really dated now. The other three songs are forgettable.
So buy it if you really love the title song, but note that the three good songs on this CD are on "best of" collections. If you want a Marvin Gaye cd that is consistantly excellent, buy "What's Going On"
Most recent customer reviews
...this is proly the only marvin gaye i will ever own!
i love that passion and the romance that some grown folks can generate when they get together and do somethin, so any... Read more
Eversince PRINCE and rap groups made their sexual fantaisies musically fashionable in the 80's and 90's,the theme by itself has lost the ability to schock. Read morePublished on July 3 2002 by ALAIN ROBERT
Let's get it on is one of the best love ballads of the 1970's. Come get to this represents free sexuality. You sure love to ball is Buck wild sex. Read morePublished on April 23 2002 by rodog63jr
The remastering on the original album is excellent and makes this worth picking up by itself, but it's also worth checking out because it gives the back story on the making of the... Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2002 by Henry S. Wright
Marvin is one of those artist that no matter how many times you listen to his albums you never get tired of them. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2001
Anyone who gives this album less than 5 stars does not deserve to be called a sane music critic. This album is pure soul heaven and has been a standard that soul musicians have... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2001
Marvin Gaye's 1971 classic, What's Going On, was not just the soul singer's revolutionary venture into spiritual and social awareness, it was his most pleasantly sounding music to... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2001 by P. Nicholas Keppler
Surpisingly, this issue was prepared better than the new "deluxe" edition. Unless you want all of the unreleased tracks on the "deluxe" edition, this is the... Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2001
marvin was the master, ladies loved him worldwide, features one of gaye's best songs like let's get it on, and distant lover, i love the underrated ballad you sure love to ball... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2001 by Sherance M. Brothers