Hard to imagine that it’s already been over 30 years since the curtain drew on the life of soul legend, Marvin Gaye. In the time since, we’ve come to learn just how seismic his impact on contemporary soul music has been, with modern-day geniuses like D’Angelo even claiming to be haunted by his falsetto whenever it comes through the radio dial.
But at the end of the day, it’s Marvin’s era-defining work that keeps him with us so many years after his tragic death and a new vinyl box set will ensure that you hear it in precisely the manner it was intended to be heard. On May 27th, Universal will release a mammoth 8xLP collection of Mavin’s work, aptly-titled, Marvin Gaye 1971 – 1981, compiling each of his solo records, with the exception of Midnight Love (released via Columbia in 1982,) into one proper 180 gram reissue treatment for you to have, hold and cherish for the rest of your days.
The collection includes, What’s Going On, Let’s Get It On, I Want You, his famed Trouble Man soundtrack, Here My Dear, In Our Lifetime and his collaborative Diana & Marvin LP. Pre-order your copy via Amazon today to get the humble brags started nice and early.