Let's Get It On

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • Label: Mobile Fidelity Koch
  • UPC: 821797203968
  • Catalog Number: 2039
  • Sales rank: 70,931

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marvin Gaye Primary Artist, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Victor Feldman Background Vocals, Vibes
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Joe Sample Piano
Paul Humphrey Drums
Johnny Griffith Keyboards
David T. Walker Guitar, Piano
Emil Richard Mallets, Vibes
Louie Shelton Guitar
Bobbye Hall Percussion, Bongos
Eddie "Bongo" Brown Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Drums
Wilton Felder Bass
Rene Hall Conductor
James Jamerson Bass
Marvin Jenkins Piano
Uriel Jones Drums
Donald Peake Piano
Hall Bobby Porter Bongos, Conga
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin Guitar, Piano
Emil Richards Percussion, Background Vocals, Mallets, Vibes
Fred Ross Background Vocals
Lewis Shelton Guitar
C.P. Spencer Background Vocals
Earl Van Dyke Keyboards
Ernie Watts Saxophone
Wah-Wah Watson Guitar
Eddie Willis Guitar
Bobbye Porter Bongos
Paul Humphries Drums
Walter Gaines Background Vocals
Paul Humphrey & the Cool Aid Chemists Drums
Louis Shelton Piano
Robert White Guitar
Henry Dixon Background Vocals
Freddie Gorman Background Vocals
Madeline Ross Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Steve Smith Engineer
Gene Page Arranger
David Blumberg Arranger
Ben Edmonds Liner Notes
Gwen Fuqua Composer
Rene Hall Arranger
Bill McMeekin Engineer
Larry Miles Engineer
Art Stewart Engineer
Ed Townsend Producer
David Van De Pitte Arranger
Nelson George Liner Notes
Sandra Greene Composer
T.S. Eliot Liner Notes, Author
Shawn R. Britton Mastering
Cal Harris Jr. Engineer
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