Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (1973/1998)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 31:49 minutes | 1,23 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet
Genre: Funk, Soul
The most commercially successful album of Marvin Gaye’s career, Let’s Get It On also stands among the artist’s most critically acclaimed work. The record–the best selling soul album of 1973–reached #2 on the Billboard Chart and yielded three massive singles: “Let’s Get It On”, “Come Get to This”, and “You Sure Love to Ball.” The album was included in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.
After brilliantly surveying the social, political, and spiritual landscape with What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye turned to more intimate matters with Let’s Get It On, a record unparalleled in its sheer sensuality and carnal energy. Always a sexually charged performer, Gaye’s passions reach their boiling point on tracks like the magnificent title hit (a number one smash) and “You Sure Love to Ball”; silky and shimmering, the music is seductive in the most literal sense, its fluid grooves so perfectly designed for romance as to border on parody. With each performance laced with innuendo, each lyric a come-on, and each rhythm throbbing with lust, perhaps no other record has ever achieved the kind of sheer erotic force of Let’s Get It On, and it remains the blueprint for all of the slow jams to follow decades later — much copied, but never imitated.