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Marvin's best album,
This review is from: Here, My Dear (Audio CD)
Often overlooked in favour of the rightly regarded classic "Whats goin on", this album pushes the aforementioned quite close in terms of creativity and pure brilliance. Where this album differs though is in its duration, it clocks in at over seventy minutes and this may be part of the reason why it wasn't so well received upon its release. Its the kind of album that gradually draws you in to its wondrous delights so don't expect instant gratification on the first listen.
This is also Marvin's most musically diverse album with multiple genres being borrowed from throughout. Any review of this album can't go by without a mention of the source material, this basically being an album about Marvin's turbulent marriage to Anna Gordy sister of Motown founde Berry Gordy. Every aspect of their troubled time together is well documented throughout this album and really gives extra gravitas to an already stunning piece of work. Marvin Gaye once said that this album was the one he was most proud of and after listening to it I can fully understand why.