Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On


Let’s Get It On is the thirteenth studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye. It was released on August 28, 1973, by the Motown subsidiary label Tamla Records on LP.  Let’s Get It On also incorporates smooth soul and doo-wop styles alongside sexually suggestive lyrics, leading to one writer’s description of it as “one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded”. Gaye infused ideas of spiritual healing in songs about sex and romance, in part as a way of coping with childhood abuses from his father Marvin Gay Sr., which had stunted his sexuality. It produced three singles—the title track, “Come Get to This”, and “You Sure Love to Ball”—that achieved Billboard chart success. Let’s Get It On became the most commercially successful album of Gaye’s career at Motown, resulting in more creative control being given to him by the label. Its erotic balladry, multi-tracking of Gaye’s vocals, and seductive funk sound also influenced later R&B recording artists and producers, with the title track specifically helping pioneer the slow jam and quiet storm formats. In retrospect, Let’s Get It On has been regarded by writers and music critics as a landmark recording in soul.

180gram Virgin Vinyl, Limited Edition
Label: Tamla Motown
Cat. #TMLA329H

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