This Anthology of Marvin Gaye is a great retrospective of a brilliant career. During his time at Motown in the 60's, he was a typical Motown artist, recording songs that were given to him and he had no creative control. In the 1970's, he rebelled against this system and took control over his music with tremendous results. Balancing raw power with shades of vulnerability, Gaye rose to the top of Motown's roster without the benefit of a supporting vocal group. Whether singing love songs or social commentary, Gaye's songs displayed an earnestness and sincerity that are a soul singer's most potential weapons. Amont his 47 top 40 hits and 18 #1 hits are the memorable duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell.
This presentation with a 15 piece band and 4 singers will capture the live tone and texture of a career that still leaves an indelible mark on the musical landscape.