Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye [Madacy]

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On the surface, this looks like a nice collection of Marvin Gaye classics, since it includes "Sexual Healing," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Going On," and several others, but what isn't stated anywhere on the packaging is that these are all live tracks, and while Gaye was certainly a competent and charismatic concert performer, his true mastery was in the studio, where he could layer in his vocals and take advantage of close microphone techniques. Avoid this. It isn't what it appears to be. Madacy should be ashamed.

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