Live in Montreux 1980

Live in Montreux 1980

by Marvin Gaye

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Overview

Live in Montreux 1980

While not as emotionally potent or as historical a release in Marvin Gaye's live album catalog as others, Live in Montreux 1980 is a power-packed two-disc set capturing the man once again at the top of his game. Starting off with the classic "Got to Give It Up" (complete with a subtle nod to the Jacksons) and working his way through the much underrated "A Funky Space Reincarnation," Gaye ruthlessly tears through one hit after another before an audience that clearly is savoring every moment. A moving tribute medley to Tammi Terrell closes the first disc and leads Gaye into vintage territory before diving into classic hit after staggering hit that made What's Going On one of the most powerful albums of all time. Backed by a stellar band, Gaye exercises and stretches each song to its elastic limits, proving again why he was the yardstick by which all other live performers measured themselves, as well as further solidifying his reputation as one of the most consummate live entertainers of his generation. And though it's not as historically important as the Live at the London Palladium recording, Live in Montreux provides the kind of all-encompassing glimpse into his brilliant catalog that most live albums have failed to deliver accurately. Highly recommended, and arguably essential listening for anyone purporting to be a fan of Marvin Gaye.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
Label: Eagle Records
UPC: 0826992001029
catalogNumber: 20010
Rank: 91923

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marvin Gaye   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lonnie Liston Smith   Keyboards
Gordon Banks   Guitar
Frank Bates   Vocals
Frank Blair   Bass
Rick Gardner   Trumpet
Richard "Kush" Griffith   Horn
David Majal lI   Saxophone
Joe Mayo   Conga
Robert Stevenson   Vocals
Sandra Akaka   Conga
Checo Tohomaso   Percussion
Howard Westbrook   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Renaldo Benson   Composer
Cleveland   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Gwen Fuqua   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Ed Townsend   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
Leon Ware   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Claude Nobs   Creation,Artistic Director
Sandra Greene   Composer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Brian Adams   Packaging
Arthur Ross   Composer
Dave McAleer   Liner Notes
Jeffrey Kruger   Executive Producer
James Nyx   Composer

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