Marvin Gaye’s ‘Here, My Dear’

Marvin Gaye‘s ‘Here, My Dear’ is a studio double album chronicling his ill-fated first marriage to Anna Gordy and released on December 15, 1978 by Tamla Records.

Track Listing : 1.Here, My Dear (Marvin Gaye) – 02:48 . 2.I Met A Little Girl (Marvin Gaye) – 05:03 . 3.When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Marvin Gaye) – 06:17 . 4.Anger (Delta Ashby, Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye) – 04:04 . 5.Is That Enough (Marvin Gaye) – 07:47 . 6.Everybody Needs Love (Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye) – 05:48 . 7.Time To Get It Together (Marvin Gaye) – 03:55 . 8.Sparrow (Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye) – 06:12 . 9.Anna’S Song (Marvin Gaye) – 05:56 . 10.When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You(Marvin Gaye) – 06:03 . 11.A Funky Space Reincarnation (Marvin Gaye) – 08:18 . 12.You Can Leave, But It’S Going To Cost You (Marvin Gaye) – 05:32 . 13.Falling In Love Again (Marvin Gaye) – 04:39 . 14.When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise) (Marvin Gaye) – 00:47

Musicians : Charles Owens – Tenor Saxophone . Wali Ali – Guitar . Gordon Banks – Guitar . Spencer Bean – Guitar On (7) . Cal Green – Guitar On (8) . Frank Blair – Bass . Eric Ward – Bass On (8) . Elmira Collins – Percussion . Ernie Fields, Jr. – Alto Saxophone . Fernando Harkless – Tenor Saxophone On (7 – 10) . Gary Jones – Congas . Nolan Andrew Smith – Trumpet . Bugsy Wilcox – Drums . Melvin Webb – Drums, Congas, Cowbell On (7 – 10) . Eddie “Bongo” Brown – Congas, Bongos On (11) . Jack Ashford – Percussion . David Stewart – Handclaps On (11) . Richard “Do Dirty” Bethune – Handclaps On (11) . Art Stewart – Handclaps On (11)

Production : Produced By Marvin Gaye . Art Stewart – Engineer, Mixer . Fred Ross – Engineer . Tony Houston – Engineer . Bill Ravencraft – Engineer

Package : David Ritz – Liner Notes . Michael Bryant – Illustrations

Recorded From 1976 To 1978 At Marvin’S Room In Hollywood, California .

Released On December 15, 1978 By Tamla Records.

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Robert Christgau
But encountered today, these peculiarities aren’t flaws; Gaye’s vocals are unerringly subtle and supple, intricate polyrhythms carry the talkiest melodies and at least half the songs are catchy and moving. The six-minute “When Did You Stop Loving Me” is almost as eloquent for what it is as “Inner City Blues,” “A Funky Space Reincarnation” almost as groove-alicious as “Got to Give It Up.” […]

Snopes
As Gaye biographer Steve Turner wrote, “Reviewers didn’t seem to know whether the double album was a huge joke at the expense of Anna Gaye and Motown, or a work of genius.”Read more at http://www.snopes.com/music/hidden/heremydear.asp#yP8VVigh4gdjF6AC.99 […]

PopMatters
As albums become less and less concept-oriented over time, albums like Here, My Dear stick out even more. It was obviously made in the spirit of true artistic expression and not to reach the masses via a catchy hit single. It’s definitely not an easy listen—you will have to pay attention if you want to enjoy it—but it might just be the second-best Marvin Gaye of all time. […]

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