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In Our Lifetime: Final Motown Sessions
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In our lifetime????
W. Noshie | Beirut, Lebanon | 12/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marvin Gaye envisioned a "Dancing Party album" and almost released one called Love Man.
After some consideration, he changed his mind and aimed for an album that would spotlight his religious concerns.
Bottom line, some songs were written for the Love Man album, and some were written for In our Lifetime; If you see what I mean; A great mixture.
This is also the only album where Gaye does not collaborate with any other composer, making "In our Lifetime" one of his finest albums and capture him at the prime of his musical career. No Computer work or electronics; simply perfect music all played by real musicians from A to Z.
Very highly recommended for all Marvin Gaye fans; as for any person new to Marvin's music, start with "What's going on" and "Let's get it on"
P.S Marvin Gaye was very Annoyed that motown neglected putting a question mark after the main title"
My Favorite Marvin
E. J. Goolian | Whitmore Lake, MI United States | 01/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album for some reason has slipped into obscurity. I bought it in album form when it first came out and it has remained my favorite of all of Marvin's work and Marvin is in my pantheon of all-time favorites (What's Going On, of course, is a desert island record). But I LOVE this album. The bass work of Frank Blair on Heavy Love Affair and Funk Me is BRILLIANT. I can find little on Mr. Blair on the internet, other than that he later played with Robert Palmer. I have always wanted to write him a fan letter. I shared this album with a young bass player I know who had never heard of it and he was BLOWN AWAY by Blair's playing. This album just has the funkiest groove and satisfies on such a profound level. I'm so happy to own it in both album and CD form since it is seemingly so unavailable."
Pure soul classic
Lawrence Hodges | Baltimore, MD | 12/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Despite the fact that 'In Our Lifetime' was incomplete when released by Motown, this album is still a masterpiece. All songs were written and produced by Marvin Gaye. Musically, the album is all you want from a Marvin Gaye album. Vocally, the album slightly falls short of his previous albums, most likely because Marvin had not finished his vocals on all songs.
The songs that really stand out on this album are the party songs, "Praise", "Love Party", "Far Cry", and "Heavy Love Affair.""