Marvin Gaye – The Marvin Gaye Collection (2004/2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Marvin Gaye – The Marvin Gaye Collection (2004/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:20 minutes | 786 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Motown

Over the course of his career Marvin Gaye was a one-man hit machine, placing 67 of his songs on the Billboard charts. Forty-one songs broke the top 40, 18 made it to top 10 and three songs went all the way to number one. This package includes several of those charted hits and is a starting point in building an essential Marvin Gaye collection.

If James Brown is indeed the Godfather of Soul, then Marvin Gaye is surely soul music’s counterpart to Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. (Gaye in fact began his career singing Sinatra/Nat Cole-type standards.) Like Sinatra, Gaye could inhabit a song, make it his own, and transform ballads into preludes to seduction (‘Your Precious Love,’ ‘Let’s Get It On’). Unlike Sinatra, Gaye wrote many (very fine, classic R&B) songs and could get very funky (‘Trouble Man’). The Marvin Gaye Collection is a nice primer to Gaye’s biggest hits (including some duets with Tammi Terrell), and is sure to make you crave more.

01 – Ain’t That Peculiar
02 – It Takes Two
03 – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
04 – Your Precious Love
05 – Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
06 – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
07 – What’s Going On
08 – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
09 – Trouble Man
10 – Let’s Get It On
11 – Distant Lover