A massively expanded version of the last Marvin Gaye album for Motown – issued here with a full extra mix, some previously unreleased tracks, and even the "lost" Love Man album from the year before! The core album a wonderful cap to a great run of sexy soul for the 70s – filled with great mellow grooves that rival the genius of Marvin Gaye's earlier work in the decade! There's a glowing, slow-burning feel to some of the best numbers here – a vibe that's right out of the I Want You era, with touches of Let's Get It On too. But there's also a slightly more mature approach too – a bit more cautious, even when confident – no doubt informed by the struggles of his Here My Dear album, which also echoes somewhat in this set. The record's more proof that even when not coming across with a classic hit, Marvin's still very much at the top of his game – an artist that stands head and shoulders above his contemporaries – with none of the too-commercial or too-dated modes that held other folks back! Titles include "Life Is For Learning", "Praise", "Funk Me", "Far Cry", "Love Party", and "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later". Bonus tracks include the full Odyssey Studios mix of the album – previously unissued – plus "Nuclear Juice", "Far Cry (unedited)', and "Ego
Tripping Out", in vocal, instrumental, and LP mixes! And last but not least, the package also features 6 more tracks from the unreleased Love Man album – including "I Offer You Nothing But Love", "A Lover's Plea", "Dance N Be Happy", "Just Because You're So Pretty", and "Life Is Now In Session".
(Out of print limited edition.)