Marvin Gaye Live!

Marvin Gaye Dwell! is the second stay album issued by soul musician Marvin Gaye, launched on June 19, 1974, by Tamla Data.


Returning to stay performances

In 1973, Gaye launched his greatest-selling album, Let’s Get It On, which made him the biggest-selling Motown artist throughout his lifetime. Motown Data, Gaye’s label for over a decade, had lengthy wished Gaye to advertise his recordings with a nationwide tour however the rebellious singer, who had begun affected by stage fright after the collapse of his beloved singing duet accomplice Tammi Terrell in October 1967 and whom later died of a mind tumor two and a half years later in March 1970, had refused to return to stay performing solely agreeing to do it solely at sporadic occasions together with when he was honored in his hometown in Washington, D.C. in Could 1972 and carried out on the Kennedy Heart and briefly on the 1973 movie, Save the Kids. However with the success of Let’s Get It On and Gaye’s now-increasing spending behavior, he reluctantly agreed to start out touring once more at first of 1974. After rescheduling the live performance for January 4, 1974, on the Oakland Coliseum Enviornment, Gaye took the stage in entrance of 14,000-plus screaming followers. He carried out a brand new track which he devoted to his girlfriend Janis Hunter titled “Jan” and carried out most of his Seventies repertoire, solely together with his Sixties classics in a sped-up “Fossil Medley”. All through his excursions, Gaye started growing efficiency anxiousness and had feared the general public reception. To check the general public, he reportedly compelled his youthful brother Frankie to return out earlier than being assured sufficient to return out afterwards. The most important fan response on the album got here when Gaye retooled his track, “Distant Lover”, right into a slower-paced model beginning the track out as he segued from “Theme from Hassle Man” (seventh monitor from his Hassle Man album) to the track itself producing feminine shrieks, which stored up as Gaye continued his show-stopping efficiency of the track. The efficiency quickly grew to become a Gaye trademark onstage and the singer continued to carry out the track in that related type till his ultimate performances within the Eighties.


Commercially, the album was a giant success and proved that, regardless of his fears, Gaye was nonetheless as convincing as a stay performer as he was as a recording artist throughout the early-Seventies. On August 31, 1974, the album peaked at #1 on the R&B album chart for 2 weeks whereas resting at #8 on the pop album chart. The stay model of “Distant Lover” created such a frenetic response that Motown issued the stay track as a single the place it reached #28 on the pop chart and #15 on the R&B charts within the late summer time of 1974. The album would go on to promote over one million copies.

The stay album earned Gaye his fifth Grammy Award nomination for Finest Male R&B Vocal Efficiency on the seventeenth Annual Grammy Awards, shedding to “Boogie on Reggae Lady” by fellow Motown artist and shut pal Stevie Surprise.[1]

Skilled scores
Evaluation scores
Supply Ranking
AllMusic [2]
Christgau’s Report Information C+[3]
Tom Hull B[4]

Monitor itemizing

Authentic LP

Facet A
  1. “Introduction” – 0:34
  2. “Overture” (Marvin Gaye) – 2:24
  3. “Hassle Man” (Gaye) – 6:36
  4. “Interior Metropolis Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (Gaye, James Nyx) – 3:55
  5. “Distant Lover” (Gwen Gordy Fuqua, Gaye, Sandra Greene) – 6:14
  6. “Jan” (Gaye) – 2:56
Facet B
  1. Fossil Medley: “I will Be Doggone/Attempt It Child/Can I Get a Witness/You are a Great One/Cussed Type of Fellow/How Candy It Is (To Be Beloved by You) – 11:36
  2. “Let’s Get It On” (Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 4:43
  3. “What’s Going On” (Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Gaye) – 4:49

1998 CD remaster

  1. “Introduction” – 0:34
  2. “Overture” (Gaye) – 2:24
  3. “Hassle Man” (Gaye) – 6:36
  4. “Flyin’ Excessive (Within the Pleasant Sky)/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” – 4:28
  5. “Interior Metropolis Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (Gaye, Nyx) – 3:55
  6. “Distant Lover” (Gordy Fuqua, Gaye, Greene) – 6:14
  7. “Jan” (Gaye) – 2:56
  8. “Maintain Gettin’ It On” (Gaye, Townsend) – 3:07
  9. Fossil Medley: “I will Be Doggone/Attempt It Child/Can I Get a Witness/You are a Great One/Cussed Type of Fellow/How Candy It Is (To Be Beloved By You) – 11:36
  10. “Due to the Orchestra” – 0:55
  11. “Let’s Get It On” (Gaye, Townsend) – 4:43
  12. “What’s Going On” (Benson, Cleveland, Gaye) – 4:49

See additionally

  • Listing of number-one R&B albums of 1974 (U.S.)

  1. ^

    “Winners & Nominees”.

  2. ^ hyperlink
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). “Shopper Information ’70s: G”. Christgau’s Report Information: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – by way of
  4. ^ Hull, Tom (November 2013). “Recycled Items (#114)”. A Shopper Information to the Trailing Edge. Tom Hull. Retrieved June 20, 2020.

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