Marvin Gaye – In The Groove (1968/2021) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Marvin Gaye – In The Groove (1968/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 32:05 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Motown

Never overly reliant on the Holland-Dozier-Holland machine, Marvin Gaye weathered their departure pretty well, turning to Norman Whitfield (for the epochal “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”) as well as Ivory Joe Hunter, Ashford & Simpson, Frank Wilson, and, for two songs, his own pen. One of Gaye’s other R&B hits from In the Groove, the impassioned “You,” is in the Four Tops style (it’s patterned after “Reach Out”), while “Chained” is another brilliant performance and production of a sub-standard tune. The Brill Building standard “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “There Goes My Baby” were early-’60s throwbacks in sound and feel, quite a jarring effect in context. After “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” became one of the biggest hits of 1968, Motown re-released the LP as I Heard It Through the Grapevine. – John Bush

1. Marvin Gaye – You (Stereo Version)
2. Marvin Gaye – Tear It On Down (Stereo Version)
3. Marvin Gaye – Chained (Album Version / Stereo)
4. Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
5. Marvin Gaye – At Last (I Found A Love) (Stereo Version)
6. Marvin Gaye – Some Kind Of Wonderful (Stereo Version)
7. Marvin Gaye – Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
8. Marvin Gaye – Change What You Can (Stereo Version)
9. Marvin Gaye – It’s Love I Need (Stereo Version)
10. Marvin Gaye – Every Now And Then (Stereo Version)
11. Marvin Gaye – You’re What’s Happening (In The World Today) (Album Version)
12. Marvin Gaye – There Goes My Baby (Album Version / Stereo)