History Music / MarvinGaye

19th Feb '16 11:15:04 PM guyguyguy
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* RealitySubtext: Nearly every song off "Here, My Dear" is about Gaye's (then) crumbling marriage and financial situation.
19th Feb '16 11:14:40 PM guyguyguy
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*RealitySubtext: Nearly every song off "Here, My Dear" is about Gaye's (then) crumbling marriage and financial situation.
19th Feb '16 11:10:07 PM guyguyguy
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** "Here My Dear" is a double album with 6 of the tracks running six minutes or more. There's also "Right On" from Music/WhatsGoingOn, "Ego Tripping Out", and "Come Live With Me Angel".
19th Feb '16 10:57:31 PM guyguyguy
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* HotterAndSexier: Starting with the (appropriately titled) "Let's Get It On" and on up
9th Jun '15 11:26:57 AM mkmckoy
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* ConceptAlbum: ''What's Going On'' and "Here, My Dear''.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''What's Going On'' and "Here, ''Here, My Dear''.
9th Jun '15 11:26:06 AM mkmckoy
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* ConceptAlbum: ''What's Going On''.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''What's Going On''.On'' and "Here, My Dear''.
27th Jan '15 11:34:53 PM RampinUp46
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* SignatureSong: Either "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" or "Sexual Healing".
* VindicatedByHistory: ''Here, My Dear'' originally flopped and wasn't seen as being a very good album in the eyes of the public. Today, however, it's considered one of Gaye's best works.
27th Jan '15 11:28:55 PM RampinUp46
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In 1978, Gaye's wife, Anna Gordy (the sister of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown) divorced him, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking money in palimony to support their adopted son. As a result of a deal Gaye's lawyer made, Gaye would give her half the royalties from his next album. He wrote an album in three months, but held onto the album that would become ''Here, My Dear'' (1978) a year later. At the time of its release, the album was indeed neither critically nor commercially successful, leading to accusations that Gaye released a lackluster album intentionally to make sure his ex-wife would end up with as little money as possible, despite this being against Gaye's best interest. Regardless, the album has since been VindicatedByHistory, and today is seen as one of his best albums. The following year, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii. His next album, ''In Our Lifetime'' (1981), was edited and remixed by Motown without Gaye's consent; he terminated his contract with Motown shortly afterward and moved to UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}.

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In 1978, Gaye's wife, Anna Gordy (the sister of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown) divorced him, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking money in palimony to support their adopted son. As a result of a deal Gaye's lawyer made, Gaye would give her half the royalties from his next album. He wrote an album in three months, but held onto the album that would become ''Here, My Dear'' (1978) for a year later.year. At the time of its release, the album was indeed neither critically nor commercially successful, leading to accusations that Gaye released a lackluster album intentionally to make sure his ex-wife would end up with as little money as possible, despite this being against Gaye's best interest. Regardless, the album has since been VindicatedByHistory, and today is seen as one of his best albums. The following year, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii. His next album, ''In Our Lifetime'' (1981), was edited and remixed by Motown without Gaye's consent; he terminated his contract with Motown shortly afterward and moved to UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}.
27th Jan '15 11:28:14 PM RampinUp46
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In 1978, Gaye divorced his wife, Anna Gordy (the sister of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown). He wrote an album about it titled ''Here, My Dear'' (1978), which was a flop. The following year, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii. His next album, ''In Our Lifetime'' (1981), was edited and remixed by Motown without Gaye's consent; he terminated his contract with Motown shortly afterward and moved to UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}.

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In 1978, Gaye divorced his Gaye's wife, Anna Gordy (the sister of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown). Motown) divorced him, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking money in palimony to support their adopted son. As a result of a deal Gaye's lawyer made, Gaye would give her half the royalties from his next album. He wrote an album about it titled in three months, but held onto the album that would become ''Here, My Dear'' (1978), which (1978) a year later. At the time of its release, the album was indeed neither critically nor commercially successful, leading to accusations that Gaye released a flop.lackluster album intentionally to make sure his ex-wife would end up with as little money as possible, despite this being against Gaye's best interest. Regardless, the album has since been VindicatedByHistory, and today is seen as one of his best albums. The following year, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii. His next album, ''In Our Lifetime'' (1981), was edited and remixed by Motown without Gaye's consent; he terminated his contract with Motown shortly afterward and moved to UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}.



* ProtestSong: "What's Going On"
* SpringtimeForHitler: {{Zigzagged}} with ''Here, My Dear''. It was the result of a deal Gaye's lawyer made in Gaye's divorce from Anna Gordy in which Gaye would give her half the royalties from his next album. Gaye, not really wanting to give Gordy any more than he had to, intended to put out a lackluster effort. At the time of its release, the album was indeed neither critically nor commercially successful, but the project had ended up being so emotional for Gaye that he was upset by the poor reception. In the years since his death it has come to be regarded as one of his best.

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* ProtestSong: "What's Going On"
On".
* SpringtimeForHitler: {{Zigzagged}} with SignatureSong: Either "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" or "Sexual Healing".
* VindicatedByHistory:
''Here, My Dear''. It was Dear'' originally flopped and wasn't seen as being a very good album in the result eyes of a deal the public. Today, however, it's considered one of Gaye's lawyer made in Gaye's divorce best works.
* YourCheatingHeart: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". The song is about a man (the narrator of the song) and his girlfriend/wife when the former finds out that the latter loves someone else through hearing it
from Anna Gordy in which Gaye other people, and lamenting that she not only didn't bother to ''tell him'' that she didn't love him anymore, but that she's very likely to pick the other man and end their relationship. The "cheating" aspect becomes more apparent when the song was performed live, when a member of the band would give her half pretend to call Marvin on the royalties from his next album. Gaye, not really wanting phone to give Gordy any more than he had to, intended to put out a lackluster effort. At the time of its release, the album was indeed neither critically nor commercially successful, but the project had ended up being so emotional for Gaye tell him that he was upset by saw the poor reception. In the years since his death it has come to be regarded as one of his best.
woman heading into a motel room with another man.
23rd Sep '14 3:08:42 AM Patachou
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Gaye's best-regarded album was ''What's Going On'' (1971), a critical and commercial success[[note]](pretty much any list of "Greatest Albums in History" you'll ever see will have three albums at or near the top: Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Pet Sounds'', and ''What's Going On'')[[/note]] that spawned hits such as the title track and "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)." After the album's release, Gaye renegotiated a contract with Motown that allowed him creative control and made him the highest-earning African-American musician at the time. Gaye moved to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} in order to score the blaxploitation film ''Trouble Man''; the soundtrack was a hit.

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Gaye's best-regarded album was ''What's Going On'' ''Music/WhatsGoingOn'' (1971), a critical and commercial success[[note]](pretty much any list of "Greatest Albums in History" you'll ever see will have three albums at or near the top: Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', Music/TheBeachBoys' ''Pet Sounds'', ''Music/PetSounds'', and ''What's Going On'')[[/note]] that spawned hits such as the title track and "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)." After the album's release, Gaye renegotiated a contract with Motown that allowed him creative control and made him the highest-earning African-American musician at the time. Gaye moved to UsefulNotes/LosAngeles from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} in order to score the blaxploitation film ''Trouble Man''; the soundtrack was a hit.



In 1978, Gaye divorced his wife, Anna Gordy (the sister of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown). He wrote an album about it titled ''Here, My Dear'' (1978), which was a flop. The following year, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii. His next album, ''In Our Lifetime'' (1981), was edited and remixed by Motown without Gaye's consent; he terminated his contract with Motown shortly afterward and moved to Belgium.

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In 1978, Gaye divorced his wife, Anna Gordy (the sister of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown). He wrote an album about it titled ''Here, My Dear'' (1978), which was a flop. The following year, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii. His next album, ''In Our Lifetime'' (1981), was edited and remixed by Motown without Gaye's consent; he terminated his contract with Motown shortly afterward and moved to Belgium.
UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}.


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* ''Music/WhatsGoingOn'' (1971)
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