“Here, My Dear” by Marvin Gaye - album review

TJR says

While I was listening to this over again for the review I was so appalled by what I was hearing that I started to doubt that I'd ever liked this guy's work in the first place. Checking back over my database ratings I'm nodding my head in appreciation at “Wherever I Lay My Hat” (1962), “Hitch Hike” (1962), “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” (1968), “Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got” (1969), “Gonna Keep On Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love” (1969), “I Wish It Would Rain” (1969) and “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” (1969). What happened to the guy who delivered all that good stuff? Smooth 70s R n B happened that's what. In my book, 1971s “What’s Going On” was a lame affair and 1973s “Let’s Get It On” was even worse - terrible in fact. And now, 5 years on, here we have “Here, My Dear”, a dire new low where he's bitching the whole time about his marriage break-up. Cringeworthy, self-absorbed and unsexy. And four miserable sides to get through too! Whole world loves it. Whole world's mad.

The Jukebox Rebel
12-Mar-2016

A1 [02:48] 3.4.png Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (Marvin Gaye) Soul Ballad
A2 [05:03] 2.3.png Marvin Gaye - I Met A Little Girl (Marvin Gaye) Soul Ballad
A3 [06:17] 2.1.png Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Marvin Gaye) Soul
A4 [04:04] 4.6.png Marvin Gaye - Anger (Marvin Gaye, Delta Ashby, Ed Townsend) Disco / Funk
B1 [07:47] 2.3.png Marvin Gaye - Is That Enough (Marvin Gaye) R n B
B2 [05:48] 2.3.png Marvin Gaye - Everybody Needs Love (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) Soul Ballad
B3 [03:55] 3.4.png Marvin Gaye - Time To Get It Together (Marvin Gaye) Soul
C1 [06:12] 2.7.png Marvin Gaye - Sparrow (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) R n B
C2 [05:56] 2.8.png Marvin Gaye - Anna’s Song (Marvin Gaye) Soul
C3 [06:03] 2.1.png Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You [instrumental version] (Marvin Gaye) Soul
D1 [08:18] 5.3.png Marvin Gaye - A Funky Space Reincarnation (Marvin Gaye) Disco / Funk
D2 [05:32] 4.0.png Marvin Gaye - You Can Leave, But It’s Going To Cost You (Marvin Gaye) Disco / Funk
D3 [04:39] 2.2.png Marvin Gaye - Falling In Love Again (Marvin Gaye) R n B
D4 [00:47] 2.0.png Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You [reprise] (Marvin Gaye) Soul




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