That's The Way Love Is (Remaster) Marvin Gaye

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Album-Release:
1970

HRA-Release:
12.05.2016

Label: Motown Records

Genre: R&B

Subgenre: Soul

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  • 1Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got03:21
  • 2Yesterday03:26
  • 3Groovin'02:57
  • 4I Wish It Would Rain02:50
  • 5That's The Way Love Is03:36
  • 6How Can I Forget02:04
  • 7Abraham, Martin & John04:30
  • 8Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love02:46
  • 9No Time For Tears02:26
  • 10Cloud Nine03:19
  • 11Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby02:14
  • 12So Long02:27
  • Total Runtime35:56

Info for That's The Way Love Is (Remaster)

One of the most iconic singers of his generation, Marvin Gaye aka The Prince of Motown, was cited for his 'huge contribution to soul music in general and the Motown Sound in particular...[his] classic R&B voice was edged with grit yet tempered with sweetness...[projecting] an air of soulful authority driven by fervid conviction and heartbroken vulnerability.' In correlation with the Marvin Gaye Volume Two 1966-1970 box set which picked right up where the 1961-1965 box set left off, the albums - Moods of Marvin Gaye (1966), Take Two with Kim Weston (1966), United with Tammi Terrell, (1967) In The Groove aka I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968), You're All I Need with Tammi Terrell (1968), M.P.G. (1969), Easy with Tammi Terrell (1969) and That's The Way Love Is (1970) - are all being offered individually on 180g vinyl. During this fruitful period Marvin produced such timeless hits as 'It Takes Two' with Kim Weston, plus numerous duets with Tammi Terrell including 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' 'Your Precious Love,' 'Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing,' and 'You're All I Need to Get By.'

„A fine two-in-one album with two of Gaye's better love/romantic albums. He was deeply influenced by Nat 'King' Cole and loved Frank Sinatra, and their impact registers in his phrasing and style throughout the Many Moods album. The other LP included a superb hit in the title track and plenty of good supporting material.“ (Ron Wynn, AMG)

Marvin Gaye, lead vocals
< The Andantes:
< Marlene Barrow, background vocals
< Jackie Hicks, background vocals
< Louvain Demps, background vocals
< The Originals:
< Freddie Gorman, background vocals
< Walter Gaines, background vocals
< Henry Dixon, background vocals
< C.P. Spencer, background vocals
< The Funk Brothers, all instruments

Produced by Norman Whitfield

Digitally remastered


Marvin Gaye
Brilliant, enigmatic, and headstrong, Marvin Gaye was an innovator. In 2009, he would have been 70 years old, and it has been 25 years since his tragic death. But today Marvin remains as influential and exciting as ever: Rolling Stone recently named him one of the greatest singers of all time.

He was born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. on April 2, 1939, in Washington, D.C., where he dreamed of singing before large crowds; he joined a co-founded a local doo-wop group, the Marquees, who were spotted by Harvey Fuqua, who made them his new Moonglows. Marvin arrived in Detroit on tour with the Moonglows and stayed, as did Harvey, and Marvin was signed to Motown just based on raw singing talent. He was also a songwriter, an OK drummer-and handsome as hell. He wanted to sing jazz, to croon Tin Pan Alley standards, but that didn’t pan out. Motown founder Berry Gordy encouraged Marvin to sing R&B, and once Gaye sang the soulful (and autobiographical) “Stubborn Kind Of Fellow” in 1962, stardom enveloped him. The incendiary “Hitch Hike,” “Pride And Joy,” and “Can I Get A Witness” sold like crazy in 1963, and Marvin oozed silky sexiness on the 1965 classics “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” “I’ll Be Doggone” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.”

By 1968′s immortal “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” and on a series of electrifying duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston (“It Takes Two”), and his ultimate singing partner, the ravishing but ill-fated Tammi Terrell (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” et al), Gaye was a commercial force. He soon became recognized as an artistic one as well.

At decade’s turn, Marvin seized full control of his output with the deeply personal, socially aware 1971 masterpiece What’s Going On, which produced three hit singles: the title track, “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” and “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology).” He defied expectations again with “Trouble Man,” a 1972 hit single featured in his haunting, jazzy score of the movie of the same name. He zoomed to the top of the charts with his passionate Let’s Get It On, while delivering a pop confection in Diana and Marvin, his duet album with Motown’s queen, Diana Ross. I Want You, released in 1976, was another sensual masterwork, a meditation on obsessive love that was also No. 1. Marvin made his personal life public through his songs, and it was never more evident in 1978′s Here, My Dear, a sprawling double-album chronicling his divorce from Anna Gordy, Berry’s sister. Even his No. 1 dance classic from 1977, “Got To Give It Up,” a studio cut added to flesh out the double-LP Live At The London Palladium, was about the singer’s reluctance to get loose on the dance floor.

Marvin left Motown in 1981, with the politically tinged album In Our Lifetime. He fled to London, then Belgium, where he created for Columbia Records “Sexual Healing,” his first Grammy® winner. But another hit was not salvation from his demons. On April 1, 1984, one day before his 45th birthday, Marvin was shot to death by his father.

Marvin’s influence reaches across the generations. He was rightfully among only the second group of artists honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1987. More recently, Marvin was No. 6 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time. “Motown Week” on American Idol 2009 (Season 8) featured remaining contestants singing not one but two of Marvin’s songs. His records-and his ringtones and his DVDs-are still going gold.

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