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Live In Montreux 1980


Download links and information about Live In Montreux 1980 by Marvin Gaye. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:29:49 minutes.

Artist: Marvin Gaye
Release date: 2003
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:29:49
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No. Title Length
1. Time (To Get It Together) [Live] 2:14
2. Got to Give It Up (Live) 7:39
3. A Funky Space Reincarnation (Live) 4:50
4. After the Dance (Hellos) [Live] 2:05
5. Come Get to This (Live) 4:02
6. Let's Get It On (Live) 4:59
7. After the Dance (Live) 5:04
8. If This World Was Mine / Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing / Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Live) 6:27
9. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [Live] 6:03
10. Ain't That Peculiar (Live) 4:13
11. I'll Be Doggone (Live) 3:29
12. I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Live) 6:08
13. Trouble Man (Live) 6:05
14. Distant Lover (Live) 6:55
15. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) [Live] 8:03
16. Mercy Mercy Me (Live) 1:51
17. What's Going On (Live) 9:42



Coming off the most insular album of his career (Here, My Dear) Gaye was eager to reaffirm his mettle as a stage master. While his previous live albums were marked by a velvety orchestra the Montreux band is all about rhythm and punch. Instead of strings, Marvin hired a bevy of auxiliary horn players and percussionists, who bring fire and grit to “Got to Give it Up,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Trouble Man,” all of which feel like new songs in this setting. The duelling congas of Sandra Akaka and Joe Mayo bring a Latin heat to “I’ll Be Doggone” that would have been all but forbidden in the clean-cut Motown days. Anchored by the rhythm section from Here, My Dear and In My Lifetime, “Inner City Blues” and “What’s Going On” become fat-bottomed bass workouts. The textures are tougher and thicker than anything Gaye had tried onstage before, but the results are invigorating. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” has never sounded fiercer, although the hilarious telephone conversation introduction between Gaye and backup singer Frank Bates — complete with props — must be seen on DVD to be fully appreciated.