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  • Audio CD (26 Jun 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000001AKC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,434 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Here My Dear
2. I Met A Little Girl
3. When Did You Stop Loving Me When Did I Stop Loving You
4. Anger
5. Is That Enough
6. Everybody Needs Love
7. Time To Get It Together
8. Sparrow
9. Anna's Song
10. When Did You Stop Loving Me When Did I Stop Loving You
11. Funky Space Reincarnation
12. You Can Leave But It's Gonna Cost You
13. Falling In Love Again
14. When Did You Stop Loving Me When Did I Stop Loving You

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Pre-dating the voyeuristic tendencies of reality television by 20 years, Here, My Dear is the sound of divorce on record -- exposed in all of its tender-nerve glory for the world to consume. During the amazing success of I Want You and his stellar Live at the London Palladium album, Marvin Gaye was served with divorce papers from his then-wife Anna Gordy Gaye (sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy). One of the conditions of the settlement was that Gordy Gaye would receive an extensive percentage of royalties as well as a portion of the advance for his next album. Initially, Gaye was contemplating giving less than his best effort, as he wouldn't stand to receive any money, but then reconsidered at the last moment. The result is a two-disc-long confessional on the deterioration of their marriage; starting from the opening notes of the title track, Gaye viciously cuts with every lyric deeper into an explanation of why the relationship died the way it did. Gaye uses the album, right down to its packaging, to exorcise his personal demons with subtle visual digs and less-than-subtle lyrical attacks. The inner sleeve had a pseudo-board-game-like illustration entitled "Judgment," in which a man's hand passes a record to a woman's. One side of the sleeve has Gaye's music and recording equipment, while the other side of the board included jewelry and other luxurious amenities. Musically the album retains the high standards Gaye set in the early '70s, but you can hear the agonizing strain of recent events in his voice, to the point where even several vocal overdubs can't save his delivery. Stripped to its bare essence, Here, My Dear is no less than brilliantly unsettling and a perfect cauterization to a decade filled with personal turmoil.

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Ordered by a judge to turn over the profits from two albums to the first wife he'd left, Marvin Gaye produced this bitter, sad, bewildered masterwork. Over sprawling funk tracks, he questions her, himself, love, family, and, of course, asks, "Why do I have to pay attorney fees?" Both incomparably smooth and incontrovertibly twisted, Here, My Dear is Gaye with the mask off: even the multiple vocal overdubs can't hide his pain and his weariness. --Rickey Wright

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Marcus Alexander on 4 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
I brought this when it first came out at the end of the seventies, and listened to it ever since, its probably one of the best albums you can buy. I dont see how we are ever going to get some one so talented to make such an honest committed album with out much consideration of the commercial aspects (which ruin music now)throw caution to the wind and do just what they feel ,with out a tinkers cuss about the petty considerations that dominate music today.

It might have got a panning from the critics at the time but, if you can imagine the end of the seventies was dominated by the tail end of punk and new wave, which the critics raved about, perhaps you can understand about how shallow and little they know, not that I don't like punk I just don't like critics.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Winged Monkey on 18 Jun 2001
Format: Audio CD
'Here My Dear' is quite different from the rest of Marvin Gaye's output. Often referred to as the 'divorce album', 'Here My Dear' does not boast any obvious hit singles, and neither does it really showcase Marvin Gaye's incredible voice. Unusually, the vocals are understated, and allowed to blend in and under the music, rather than soar above it. Thus, the album really highlights the incredible musical production with some fantastically beautiful sprawling musical backdrops to Marvin Gaye's murmurings.
Ultimately, this is an extraordinary record, an introspective epic. Perhaps not as accessible as 'What's Going On?' or 'Let's Get It On', 'Here My Dear' arguably wasn't meant to be. This is a highly personal self-exploration by one of music's greatest ever artists and it is an album that you must soak yourself in.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hitsvillegirl86 on 12 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
Im a huge fan of Marvin and wasn't sure what to expect with this album as I had heard that it was pretty deep. And it is of course but it's not a depressing album at all, well at least not for me, I see it as therapy for the soul, I think it was something Marvin had to let out in order for him to move on in his life.All of the songs are simply beautiful and amazing, this album as a whole is probably one of the best that Marvin ever did. I love the intro called 'here my dear' as he directly talks to his ex-wife Anna through the music and you can just hear the sarcasm and bitterness dripping from his voice. But its not all doom and gloom as my favourite track on the album 'Everybody needs love' ironically uses the same backing track from the intro but the lyrics are now a love song talking about the need for love in the world which I think was heartfelt and so beautiful. Every track tells a story about Marvin's love life and the struggles he was going through at that time. I couldn't recommend this record enough as it is pretty heavy going but if you want an insight into the psyche of a troubled soul genius told through beautiful music then 'here my dear' should be for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Young T on 27 Feb 2006
Format: Audio CD
"Here, My Dear" is a sprawling, emotional masterpiece. Largely dealing with his divorce from first wife Anna Gaye (nee Gordy), the album may take a little time to grow on the listener, but with each listen one gets deeper and deeper and more immersed in the album.
Whilst "When Did I Stop Loving You, When Did You Stop Loving Me" is absolutely amazing, featuring multiple hooks each worthy of its own track (none of which are repeated), "Is That Enough" is maybe even deeper and beautiful.
The album also features stellar tracks such as "Time to Get it Together" where Marvin, in a moment of clarity through a coke-filled haze vows to get his life together. Sadly, we all know that he never did, which makes the track all the more bittersweet.
All in all, an incredible album, where Marvin lays it all on the line. Despite being a little hard to listen to the first one or two times, ultimately anyone who loves soul music or has been in a relationship that's gone sour will feel this album.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
(sorry for my english, to begin with)
What can I say about "here my dear"?
If you ask me, it's one of Marvins three best albums (the other two are the sensual, groovy "I want you" and of course the revolutionary theme album "What's going on")and it belongs in overall top ten favorite album list.
I write this, beacouse i think this album is Marvin's most underrated album. It's a shame that most music lovers who apriciate the other albums like "What's going on" and even "Let's get it on" so much, don't take the time to get to know this one.
It's so special, beacouse it's so complete in any way.

Technically; this album sounds great (unbelievable they recorded this more tahen 25 years ago), and the Marvin's many dubbed voices sound better than ever.
Musically : very diverse and still a unity.
The album tells the story of Marvin's love-life with his ex-wife, and therefor it starts (the first two songs) beautifully in sixties style.
In "When did you stop loving me" Marvin shows once more, he's a real studio artist (He used to lock himself up there for moths with very little material, experimented on and on, and came out with a brilliant album). This song has those great (typpical Gaye and later on copied by Michael jackson) endlessly dubbed voices (if you like this: also listen to "love me now or love me later" from "In our life time" and Turn on some music" from "Love me now or love me later").
Other great mysterical ballads are "Sparrow" and "Anna's song".
"A funky space reincarnation" is just what the title says, and one of my favorites (so funky, and so 70's, but still strong).
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