Track listing : 1.Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 04:44 . 2.Please Stay (Once You Go Away) (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 03:32 . 3.If I Should Die Tonight (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 03:57 . 4.Keep Gettin’ It On (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 03:12 . 5.Come Get to This (Marvin Gaye) – 02:40 . 6.Distant Lover (Marvin Gaye, Gwen Gordy, Sandra Greene) – 04:15 . 7.You Sure Love to Ball (Marvin Gaye) – 04:43 . 8.Just to Keep You Satisfied (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover) – 04:35 .
Musicians : Marvin Gaye – Drums, Keyboards, Piano, Vocals . Wilton Felder – Bass . James Jamerson – Bass . Eddie “Bongo” Brown – Bongos, Congas, Drums, Percussion . Paul Humphrey – Drums . Uriel Jones – Drums . Lewis Shelton – Guitar . Robert White – Guitar . Eddie Willis – Guitar . Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin – Guitar, Piano . Emil Richards – Mallets, Percussion, Vibraphone, Vocals (Background) . Marvin Jenkins – Piano . Joe Sample – Piano . Plas Johnson – Saxophone . Ernie Watts – Saxophone . Victor Feldman – Vibraphone, Vocals (Background) . Henry Dixon – Vocals (Background) . Walter Gaines – Vocals (Background) . Freddie Gorman – Vocals (Background) . Fred Ross – Vocals (Background) . Madeline Ross – Vocals (Background) . C.P. Spencer – Vocals (Background) . The Originals – Vocals (Background) .
Production Produced byMarvin Gaye, Ed Townsend . David Blumberg – Arranger . Gene Page – Arranger on (5) . David Van De Pitte – Arranger on (5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Rene Hall – Arranger, Conductor on (4) . Cal Harris, Jr. – Engineer, Mixing . Bill McMeekin – Engineer . Larry Miles – Engineer . Steve Smith – Engineer . Art Stewart – Engineer . Shawn R. Britton – Mastering .
Package : Ben Edmonds – Liner Notes . T.S. Eliot – Liner Notes . Nelson George – Liner Notes . Alana Coghlan – Design . Katherine Marking – Design .
Recorded June 1, 1970 – April 11, 1972 at Hitsville U.S.A., Golden World (Detroit, Michigan); February 1 – July 26, 1973 at Hitsville West (Los Angeles, California) .
Rolling Stone Above all, it hasMarvin Gaye‘s best singing at its center, fine background voices on the sideand a long, moody fade-out that challenges you not to play the cut again. […]
BBC The very essence of Marvin Gaye as the sensualist. Let’s Get It On is an iconic, rapturous work, but one very much laced with Gaye’s doubt and uncertainty. That said, many will be too busy basking in the glorious mood that the album creates to notice any dissent whatsoever. […]
Sputnikmusic.com Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On has the free feeling of a jam band, without the energy. The album shamelessly relies on his very good voice and the strings that complement it for only so long. […]