Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
T-364LP2, Tamla – T 364 J2
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Record is VG++
Cover is VG with splittiing and cornerwear ( see our pic)
Genre: Funk / Soul
A1 Here, My Dear
A2 I Met A Little Girl
A3 When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
Written-By – Delta Ashby, Ed Townsend
B1 Is That Enough
B2 Everybody Needs Love
Written-By – Ed Townsend
B3 Time To Get It Together
Written-By – Ed Townsend
C2 Anna's Song
C3 When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Instrumental)
D1 A Funky Space Reincarnation
D2 You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You
D3 Falling In Love Again
D4 When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)
Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Michael Bryan
Design, Art Direction – Kosh
Engineer [Mixing] – Art Stewart
Engineer [Recording] – Art Stewart, Bill Ravencraft, Fred Ross , Tony Houston
Management [Product Manager] – Brenda M. Boyce
Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Jack Andrews
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Marvin Gaye
Recorded and mixed at the Marvin Gaye Studio, Hollywood, California.
Mastered at the Motown Recording Studio, Hollywood, California.
℗ 1976 Motown Record Corporation.
© 1976 Motown Record Corporation.
Marvin Gaye completely lets his guard down and stands naked on HERE, MY DEAR, the record on which he speaks directly from his wounded heart. Much more than just the chronicle of his divorce from Anna Gordy Gaye, the album is also the portrait of a conflicted soul at the height of his torment and a heartbreaking metaphor for the healing power of music.
All of the songs are terrific and they are immaculately woven together. The doo-wop of the title track sits perfectly among the intense "Anger" and the lovely, lifting "Sparrow." The transitional songs "I Met A Girl" and "Everybody Needs Love" are gorgeous and pained, while "A Funky Space Reincarnation" brings in some sly humor at just the right moment.
Though every track is individually terrific (including "When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You," the probing centerpiece to the set), the entire album should be thought of and listened to as a collective work. + Falling In Love Again is great..
The compositions are loose and extremely complex, which is exactly why it went misunderstood by critics and audiences at the time of it's release. Possibly the most harrowing, emotional, and brutally honest releases to ever come from a mainstream artist.
Marvin Gaye - Falling In Love Again
I'm gettin a refresher course in realness...the beautiful struggle to be something or someone in life...this has a whole new meaning to me...very strong
Marvin Gaye - A Funky Space Reincarnation
this is funk, dirty basslines without all the over-produced, over-hyped and over -commercialised that big time music moguls promote with the sole intention of making money
Marvin Gaye - When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
This is truly a different sound for Marvin.. ...so raw..just letting his feelings flow... magical......the way this song flows amazes me. It feels so improvised and took me many listens before i was able to appreciate the total genius in it. The vocal layers as usual are very funky..
Marvin Gaye - Time To Get It Together