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I Want You [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Marvin GayeAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 7, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1983
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B0000060NN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Lust and desire spilled over from Let's Get It On to this #4 LP from '76. Simmering funky grooves support Marvin's pleas as he delivers the title smash and the hit After the Dance plus Feel All My Love Inside; Since I Had You , and more!

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Master, show them how February 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is hands down the best Marvin Gaye album ever. And that's saying something. Soooo good it hurts, physically. Because this is true soul. What Marvin vocally does to a melody defies comprehension. He is the undisputed master.
Marvin said that "life as seen through my eyes can only be recalled sadly" and this album is a reflection of that statement. The title track is hauntingly beautiful (and has been the target of many a remake; sacrilegious fools), all the other tracks are similarly fantastic, with seriously laid back funky grooves throughout. I only wish He'd made a whole song out of "I Wanna Be Where You Are," but who am I to question the master.
So many "singers" cite Marvin as their musical influence, but to me that's crazy talk. If it were the case there would exist truly soulful Artists creating great music inspired by the spirit of Marvins' work. As it is there are only a handful of wanna-be's producing souless immitations.
Buy this CD, and see what the hype's all about.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary...LEGENDary... LEGENDARY! May 17, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm telling you...
If Marvin Gaye ever topped himself in his album work during the '70s, then somehow he did with his collaborative effort with another legendary soul man Leon Ware in this fabulous lover's concerto, part II, otherwise known as the "I Want You" album.
Mainly this collection deserves its stars for these reasons:
1.) It's Marvin Gaye
2.) Leon Ware is providing most of the tracks
3.) Live instrumentation and musician worship
4.) It's Marvin's diary to his young woman, Janis
5.) CD 2 shows more of Marvin's vocals and is more lengthy than the original LP when it was released in 1976 (almost 30 years ago)
6.) It's Marvin Gaye (LOL)
If that ain't enough, then the different cuts of "I Want You" should be enough. In the vocal and rhythm acapella of the song, there's like two Marvins fighting vocally over each other while three or four other Marvins are singing like they're a group with a bass Marvin, several Marvin tenors and a Marvin falsetto that comes out of nowhere.
If that's STILL not enough, then maybe the instrumentals to "After the Dance", the different vocal cuts of that record, and of course the album cuts like:
"Soon I'll Be Loving You"
"Feel All My Love Inside"
"All The Way Round"
"I Wanna Be Where You Are" (the second side show a more funkier and longer cut that will have u dancing and of course his own vocal rap in the alternate cut)
"Come Live With Me Angel"
Matter of fact, IWY, ATD and CLWMA have been sampled by rap artists over and over with the last of the three recently was sampled for 50 Cent/G-Unit's "Wanna Get 2 Know U".
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely vocals, classy production, another winner! August 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I would actually give this album four-and-a-half stars. Another succulent suite from Marvin Gaye, I WANT YOU features some of his smoothest production work and some very moving vocals. Considering the obvious emphasis on romanticism and sex, it would be easy to view I WANT YOU as a rewrite of LET'S GET IT ON. While both albums are sensual and multilayered, the two discs actually have a completely different feel. LET'S GET IT ON was a sheer erotic jolt, while I WANT YOU is more of a psychological probing of the complications of love and sex.

The big hit is the majestic title song (#15 Pop, #1 R&B) and it perfectly encapsulates the theme and mood of the entire album. Given the sensual nature of the material, it's surprising that I WANT YOU is such a leisured and melancholy album. In spite of some suggestive lyrics, "Come Live With Me Angel" and "Since I Had You" are filled more with anguish than lust. The closing "After The Dance" is the disc's most reflective number, though Marvin even performs the songs he didn't write ("All The Way Around," the title song) with an uncommon emotional intensity.

As we had come to expect from Marvin, the album's tracks are expertly sequenced and form a lovely progression to the disc's close, even if reprising the title song three times is a bit redundant. Another huge Top Ten success on the Hot 200, I WANT YOU may not be able to top WHAT'S GOING ON or LET'S GET IT ON (but what could?), but it is a highly impressive recording in it's own right.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Brilliant! November 23, 2004
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I bought "I Want You" on vinyl when it first came out in 1976. It quickly became one of my favorites--and the favorite of many others as well. I found a site on the web that said "I Want You" has been covered by 33 artists. My favorite is Gato Barbieri's burning sax version, also from 1976.

In the transition to CD, Motown released their back catalog in a bunch of cheesy two-fers, with "I Want You" backed with "I Heard it Through the Grapevine". Fearing that "I Want You" might disappear from sight, I bought it. So I was more than pleased to get a first rate version of one of my favorite albums with a very cool bonus in this package. The bonus album is kind of a "shadow" version of "I Want You" with alternate extended takes of every song on the album in the original order. Honestly, I haven't taken it off my CD changer since I bought it and haven't listened to the original album either. It's pretty amazing--like discovering you have a non-identical twin brother after 28 years.

Frankly, the alternate take on the "I Want You" vocal is not my favorite, but all the other shadow versions are improvemements in the sense that they're looser and jazzier than the originals. Highly recommended for "I Want You" addicts.
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My favorite Marvin Gaye album. Have loved this one for years . So glad to have it on my MP3 finally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvin Gaye-I Want You
I always loved this cd!!!!! Good mellow, slow music. I also purchased another favorite of mine What's Going On, now if i could only get Shaft by Isaac Hayes (for 5. Read more
Published 1 month ago by weestraw
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Marvin Gaye album
5 stars from track 1 thru 11. He really put together a gem. I had this album before but never fully embraced it like I did WHAT'S GOING ON & LET'S GET IT ON. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Young Lou
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his best
This is one of Marvin's best. It was released after Let's Get It On, and it's a bit more autologous...in the tradition of the landmark What's Going On. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sidney Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic.
I bought this to replace the one that was worn out from playing. All of his songs stand up over time, everything from the steamy After the Dance to the before it's time... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Linda D. Parr
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful.
I still have the wax version. The CD is very real and more enhanced. Enjoy and
listen to one of the all time greats.
Published 2 months ago by johnb57
5.0 out of 5 stars funny girl
This cd I put on first thing in the morning when im having my herbal tea, and im watching the sun come up.Letting my mind make love to a new day God had given me. Read more
Published 2 months ago by keysha florence
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