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5.0 out of 5 stars
Unbelievable, 27 Feb. 2006
"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.