Marvin Gaye

Music Legends: Marvin Gaye in Concert

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The album's minimal liner notes neglect to mention when or where this concert was recorded, but the inclusion of Marvin's final hit single, 1982's "Sexual Healing," places it at the end of his tragically shortened life. The irony of Marvin's death on April 1, 1984, is that after nearly a decade of personal problems, substance abuse and other difficulties, 1982's MIDNIGHT LOVE captured him once again at the height of his immense talent. Similarly, this all-hits program finds Marvin in exquisite voice, finding new and intriguing dimensions in songs from every part of his two-decades-plus career, from "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" through "What's Goin' On" and "Inner City Blues" to "Let's Get It On" and "Third World Girl."

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