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<!--120080115012704-->Marvin Gaye - 'Here, My Dear (Expanded Edition)' [CD [2CD]]
<!--120080115012704-->Marvin Gaye - 'Here, My Dear (Expanded Edition)' [CD [2CD]]
<!--120080115012704-->Marvin Gaye - 'Here, My Dear (Expanded Edition)' [CD [2CD]]
<!--120080115012704-->Marvin Gaye - 'Here, My Dear (Expanded Edition)' [CD [2CD]]

Marvin Gaye

Here, My Dear (Expanded Edition)

CD [2CD]



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The year is 1978 and Marvin Gaye is fresh off a divorce from Anna Gordy, the sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. MG's choice of release therapy? Chronicling the entire divorce, his feelings, and his failure at love on his out-of-print, oft-slept on album, Here, My Dear. When the album was initially released in 1978 during the height of the disco era, the LP was highly criticized for it's uncommercial sound and intensely introspective lyrics. When the LP was first re-issued in the early 90s, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and featured in-depth liner notes from Gaye's biographer David Ritz. Ritz wrote that Gaye was convinced that Motown would never push an album critical of the sister of company founder Berry Gordy, Jr., and did all he could to alienate the label, never giving Motown a chance to promote the album properly.
"Here, My Dear" will be available again for the first time in over a decade on January 15th. The two disc set includes a remastered version of the original double album and a new mix of the "Dream of a Lifetime" track "Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around)" by bass player Bootsy Collins. The second disc offers a resequencing of "Here, My Dear" comprised of Gaye's demo vocals and unused instrumental tracks from the period. The artists and producers who crafted the disc 2 material were asked to not use overdubs and only work with the original multi-track tapes. The Roots' ?uestlove tackled "Sparrow," while Prince Paul was behind the boards for a new "Everybody Needs Love." Other contributors include Mocean Worker, Easy Mo Bee, Leon Ware and Salaam Remi.
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