Marvin Gaye ‘s ‘I Want You’ is his thirteenth studio album released on March 16, 1976 by Tamla.
Track Listing : 1.I Want You (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) – 04:35 . 2.Come Live With Me Angel (Jacqueline Hilliard, Leon Ware) – 06:28 . 3.After The Dance (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) – 04:21 . 4.Feel All My Love Inside (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) – 03:23 . 5.I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) – 01:17 . 6.I Want You (Intro Jam) (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) – 00:20 . 7.All The Way Round (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) – 03:50 . 8.Since I Had You (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) – 04:05 . 9.Soon I’Ll Be Loving You Again (Marvin Gaye, Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) – 03:14 . 10.I Want You (Jam) (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) – 01:41 . 11.After The Dance (Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware) – 04:40
Musicians : Marvin Gaye – Drums, Keyboards, Vocals . John Arnold – Percussion . John Barnes – Fender Rhodes, Piano . Eddie “Bongo” Brown – Bongos, Congas . Ron Brown – Bass . Sonny Burke – Fender Rhodes, Piano . Dennis Coffey – Guitar . Gary Coleman – Percussion . Henry Davis – Bass . Henry E. Davis – Bass . Wilton Felder – Bass . James Gadson – Drums . Jay Graydon – Guitar . Bobbye Hall – Bongos, Congas . Ray Parker, Jr. – Guitar . Jerry Peters – Fender Rhodes, Piano . Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin – Guitar . Chuck Rainey – Bass . David T. Walker – Guitar
Production : Produced By Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, Arthur “T-Boy” Ross . Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – Arrangements . Fred Ross – Engineer . Art Stewart – Engineer, Mixing
Package : Ernie Barnes – Paintings . Frank Mulvey – Art Direction
Recorded 1975–1976 At Marvin’S Room, Hitsville West (Los Angeles, California).
Released On March 16, 1976 By Tamla.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
There’s some mellow R & B professionalism here, but the hormone levels are out of control; the otherwise impressive “Come Live With Me Angel” has Gaye crooning “suck dick,” and several tracks are ruined with distracting, faked female orgasm vocalisations […]
Gaye pleads and cajoles — “Baby please let me do it to you” — but too often he ends up sounding like a little boy whining for candy. […]
Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
However, whereas Trouble Man was mostly instrumental, I Want You has Marvin’s vocal genius going for it, while percussive dance beats and electronic keyboards (perhaps influenced by Stevie Wonder?) are also more prominent. Perhaps the schmaltz factor is again too high (certainly the moaning women in the background is a cheesy lapse in good taste), but that could also be said about Let’s Get It On, which had the benefit of coming first as Marvin’s narrow bedroom vision is starting to seem one-dimensional at this point. […]