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The Master: 1961-1984

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The Master: 1961-1984

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Marvin Gaye
Producers:
Motown Records

We gave it an A+

Let’s face it, you could compile an A-grade Marvin Gaye collection just by gathering his singles and correctly spelling the titles. But The Master:1961-1984 is exceptional: four discs that go for the chart-toppers while mixing in astute B sides and obscurities. Producer Amy Herot was shrewd enough to lead off the fourth CD with Gaye’s most undulating rhythm, ”Got to Give It Up — Pt. 1” and to include his still-staggering 1983 live version of the national anthem. A+