Let's Get It On [Bonus Tracks]

Let's Get It On [Bonus Tracks]

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by Marvin Gaye
     
 

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After brilliantly surveying the social, political, and spiritual landscape with What's Going On, Marvin Gaye turned to more intimate matters with Let's Get It On, a record unparalleled in its sheer sensuality and carnal energy. Always a sexually charged performer, Gaye's passions reach their boiling point on tracks like the magnificent title hit (a

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After brilliantly surveying the social, political, and spiritual landscape with What's Going On, Marvin Gaye turned to more intimate matters with Let's Get It On, a record unparalleled in its sheer sensuality and carnal energy. Always a sexually charged performer, Gaye's passions reach their boiling point on tracks like the magnificent title hit (a number one smash) and "You Sure Love to Ball"; silky and shimmering, the music is seductive in the most literal sense, its fluid grooves so perfectly designed for romance as to border on parody. With each performance laced with innuendo, each lyric a come-on, and each rhythm throbbing with lust, perhaps no other record has ever achieved the kind of sheer erotic force of Let's Get It On, and it remains the blueprint for all of the slow jams to follow decades later -- much copied, but never imitated. [The 2003 reissue adds two single versions as bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602517810020
catalogNumber:
001177802
Rank:
73503

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marvin Gaye   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Victor Feldman   Vibes
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Joe Sample   Piano
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Johnny Griffith   Keyboards
David T. Walker   Guitar
Benjamin Barrett   Conductor
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Wilton Felder   Bass
Rene Hall   Conductor
James Jamerson   Bass
Marvin Jenkins   Piano
Uriel Jones   Drums
Donald Peake   Guitar
Hall Bobby Porter   Bongos,Conga
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Guitar
Emil Richards   Mallets,Vibes
Fred Ross   Background Vocals
C.P. Spencer   Background Vocals
Earl Van Dyke   Keyboards
Ernie Watts   Saxophone
Eddie Willis   Guitar
Bobbye Porter   Bongos,Conga
Hank Dixon   Background Vocals
Walter Gaines   Background Vocals
Paul Humphrey & the Cool Aid Chemists   Drums
Louis Shelton   Guitar
Robert White   Guitar
Freddie Gorman   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Steve Smith   Engineer
Gene Page   Arranger
David Blumberg   Arranger
Ben Edmonds   Liner Notes
Gwen Fuqua   Composer
Anna Gordy Gaye   Composer
Jeff Glixman   Producer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Bill McMeekin   Engineer
Larry Miles   Engineer
Art Stewart   Engineer
Ed Townsend   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Vartan   Art Direction
Carl Cadden-James   Pro-Tools
Sandra Greene   Composer
Elgie Stover   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Calvin Harris   Engineer
Edward Townsend   Composer

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Let's Get It On 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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I have just about everything Marvin Gaye has ever released from The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye to Let's Get it On (deluxe edition) and I still never get tired of hearing this man sing. As well reconized as Marvin Gaye is world wide, I still think he is underrated. I say this because this man was the biggest selling artist in Motown history with mega hits like What's Going On, Let's Get It On and Got to Give it Up and if they were giving Grammy's out in 1968, I Heard it Through the Grapevine would have definitely gotten some nominations, yet he didn't win his first Grammy until he was with Columbia Records for the song Sexual Healing. Let's Get it On is a prime example of that. That was and still is one of the greatest songs not just as far as R&B is concerned but pop, rock, country and whatever other musical category out there, selling well over 4 million copies back in 1973 and is still selling. I like everything on this two cd set and I especially like the Just to Keep you Satisfied version done by the Originals and I Love You Secretly done by the Miracles. I say this because we all know how great a singer Marvin Gaye is but to hear other singers and singing groups perform his music is fascinating to listen to. You actually hear him singing with the Originals in (Just to Keep You Satisfied) and you can hear his influence strongly in the Miracles(I Love You Secretly). I also liked the original demo of Let's Get it On. Alot people including myself didn't know that there was a different version of that song until now. The Let's Get it On song as we have all grown to love and appreciate was totally improvised. He actually recorded the first version before he met his second wife to be Janis Hunter but once she walked into his life, he resung the song with a passion unlike none before or since for that matter. As far as the demos and alternate versions, I like them all. It shows you the progression and work leading up to the final product. We as fans take for granite the work that it takes to put together a final album but with this cd it takes us into the studio and makes us feel like a part of the sessions. I read one persons review and they wondered why they wait 30 some odd years to release material and thought it was just a way to make money. My answer is I am glad that they do because hearing new music from Marvin Gaye makes me appeciate him even more and gives me something to always look forward to plus if you read anything about Marvin Gaye, you know he was a perfectionist and would have never allowed them to release it while he was alive. If you only like the commercial hits of Marvin Gaye you might not enjoy this cd but if you are a true fan like myself, get this cd and get it fast. Also get the What's Going On Deluxe Edition, it is a great cd as well. Marvin Gaye is the best artist ever and that includes rythym and blues, rock, pop, country, jazz, folk, easy listening, new wave, techno, heavy metal, hip hop, etc.