Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On on Numbered Limited-Edition Hybrid 180g LP
Also Available on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD
Let’s get it on...
With those four simple words, Marvin Gaye transformed soul music. Here
is the sensual touchstone for all of the erotic R&B and slow jams
that followed, an album that embraces carnal delights and encourages
romantic affairs. Rarely has an artist more explicitly and effectively
spelled out his goals.
“I don’t believe in overly moralistic
philosophies. Have your sex, it can be very exciting, if you’re lucky. I
hope the music that I present here makes you lucky.”
Gaye in the 1973 record’s liner notes. And who are we to disagree? True
to that spirit, we have gone back to the original analog master tapes
and delivered what is unquestionably the most silky, smooth, and
seductive version of Let’s Get It On ever made. This is the
pressing you’ve been waiting for, the version that does everything for
you but turn down the lights and draw the shades. Seduction, passion,
and pleasure don’t get any more automatic.
Let’s Get It On
took shape after the vocalist changed his approach while singing the
classic title song. Originally intended to be a tune about moving on
with life, Gaye turned it into a paean to sexual craving and consummate
desire after taking notice of Janis Hunter, a studio visitor that
ultimately became the Motown legend’s second wife. The mood, feel, and
tone of the record took off from there.
As for Gaye’s first wife,
Anna Gordy, the album-closing “Just to Keep You Satisfied” is widely
seen as the singer’s farewell to her. Like they say, when one door
closes, another opens. Etched with tempting grooves and Gaye’s deep
tenor, Let’s Get It On caused an untold number of, um, doors, to swing wide open.
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Track Listing:
1. Let's Get It On
2. Please Stay (Once You Go Away)
3. If I Should Die Tonight
4. Keep Gettin' It On
5. Come Get to This
6. Distant Lover
7. You Sure Love to Ball
8. Just to Keep You Satisfied