Marvin Gaye - Live in Montreux 1980
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His work not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change.
Marvin Gaye recorded at the Montreux Casino on July 7 1980, during the Montreux Jazz Festival. This DVD includes such classics as "Let's Get It On", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Inner City Blues", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "What's Going On" and of course "I Heard It Through The Grapevine".
The companion DOUBLE CD "Live In Montreux" is available on Eagle Records
2. Got To Give It Up
3. Funky Space
4. After The Dance (Hellos)
5. Come Get To This
6. Let's Get It On
7. After The Dance
8. If This World Was Mine / Ain'tNothing Like The Real Thing / Ain'tNo Mountain High Enough
9. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
10. Ain't That Peculiar
11. I'll Be Dog Gone
12. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
13. Trouble Man
14. Distant Lover
15. Inner City Blues
16. Mercy Mercy Me
17. What's Going On
- Songs: Got to Give It Up, Funky Space Reincarnation, Come Get to This, Let's Get It On, After the Dance, If This World Were Mine, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), Ain't That Peculiar, I'll Be Doggone, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Trouble Man, Distant Lover, Inner City Blues, Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), What's Going On
Top Customer Reviews
I've brought this disc over to friends who aren't that up on Marvin Gaye, and I've made them fans. The man is on fire on this night, and appears completely at ease with the audience and keeps them in the palm of his hand throughout the evening. There's a version of "Come Get to This" which I think is superior to the version on Let's Get It On, a great medley of Tammi Terrell duets preceded by Marvin grabbing a stool to sit on only to have it come apart, a moment handled beautifully and with a lot of humor, and a great extended "Inner City Blues" with Marvin soloing on a Rhodes, and the show-ending "What's Going On" complete with extended sermon about what's going on in life, what's the purpose? he asks...and answers to the best of his ability.
I can't recommend this disc enough. It's a great time and the flaws can be overlooked - after all, most shows from that era don't sound as good as the stuff that's come out since the digital revolution really took hold in the late 80's. If you're a dyed-in-the-wool Marvin fan, you HAVE to own this.
I've got news for some of you folks; it isn't about a slight audio section not sounding as pristine as you might have wanted it to. It's about the fact that Marvin delivers straight up SOUL in a huge way on this dvd. If you're wanting perfection in the content, however, and not the two seconds of audio that you didn't like you should purchase this dvd immediately.
All you have to do is check the track listing and imagine Marvin pouring his guts into these songs and you have an inkling of what this concert is all about. I didn't see anyone there complaining!
Marvin performs a large variety of his hits and some that are a little more obscure with his utmost passion which is still unrivaled to this day. His banter with the audience is classy and entertaining. He dances with two women in a very sweet way which was probably the high point of their lives. And after a prop malfunction he does the most touching tribute to Tammi Terrell that I've ever seen. I had tears in my eyes and I'm a man.
Marvin is backed by an incredible orchestra and even takes a bit of time to play the drums which, if you know anything about Marvin, takes it back to the beginning of his career with Motown.
I would give this dvd 10 stars for any music lover.
The only negative aspect to this dvd is that it quickly reminds us of what we're missing in music today.
Kevin W. Mattingly
If you're a big fan of MG and knows everything about him and his tourmented life -especially at this time- (if not, you have to read the book 'Divided soul' by David ritz) you will certainly enjoy this concert. Top band, top notch picture quality and sound (it's 1980 guys !), this is the best MG live video around.
Make sure you check the amazing version of Inner City blues with MG sitting at the fender for a soulful solo while the incredible background singers are grooving like craaazay! Also for Claude Nobs presenting a ... award (not even framed for god sakes LOL) to MG at the end...
Thanks Eagle Rock, you've just made my day!!!
I must tell you something though : NO BONUS ? NO FIFTH STAR !!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
PROBABLY THE BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE SO FAR HE WAS IN HIS ELEMENT COMFORTABLE ON POINT PLAYED PIANO AND TAMBLES ? Read morePublished 6 months ago by mary bertrand
This is my favorite live performance with Marvin Gaye singing live in Montreux from 1980. My Dad has the original copy of this DVD with Marvin Gaye, and he sent me a burned copy... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ronald Francis
So you’ve read the comments about the inferior sound quality and now you’re asking yourself, “Should I watch it? Read morePublished 18 months ago by Carter
I grew up with hearing Marvin Gaye music so I have brought all of his music and gave many parties after his death in memory of him, the sons and the man. Read morePublished 21 months ago by L. L. Reese
I really liked and enjoyed this Cd very very very very much. I think it's stupid to force someone to use a minimum number of words to explain liking a productPublished on May 15, 2013 by MICHAEL C. BUTLER
it's awesome thanks for the product! i really think that my friend will love the gift & i really appreciate the condition it came in.Published on August 8, 2012 by oboog
I was surfing through You Tube and spotted this CD on the side. Right away I was intrigued that Marvin Gaye was part of the famed Montreaux "Jazz" Festival. Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by warparty