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January 14, 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 14, 2003
  • Release Date: January 14, 2003
  • Label: Motown
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Duration: 3:53 minutes
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  • ASIN: B000V66LEC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,210 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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Good music is timeless.
V. J. Fauntleroy
Marvin Gaye sings about love, hate, war, just life in general.
Gracie25
It's Excellent and one of my favorite songs.
Paul

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paul Odgren on July 7, 2010
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This song re-wrote what soul music can be. Rebounding from the death of his beloved singing partner, Tammi Terrell in March, and moved by letters from his brother in Vietnam and by social repression at home, he co-wrote this song and produced its recording in June of 1970. Against all tradition - and his business instincts - Berry Gordy, the czar of Motown, relented and let Gaye release the single. It shot to the top of the charts and smashed the fence that had held social consciousness in soul music in check.

It was musically highly innovative and is still a cultural monument, for reasons that are obvious to anyone who listens. It led to Gaye's building it into an album of the same name that was released in spring of 1971. That album has received too many accolades to list and appears on virtually every top 100 list of important 20th century recordings, holding top 10 spots in most of them. Highly, highly recommended work by a great singer and songwriter whose tragic end does not tell the story of his life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Planner10 on November 25, 2011
I really enjoy listening to Marvin Gaye especially this song! It is so relevant to now! His death was a tragedy like so many others. Donny Hathaway also sang this and I listen to it almost everyday.
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By A. P. Singh on March 20, 2013
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Marvin Gaye has such a soft voice and the song is somewhat nostalgic. Even though I'm only 22, I can feel what Marvin Gaye is expressing in the song. I love the jazz type of feel the song is giving off. Overall, it's a timeless classic and tops any "song" that plays on the radio today.
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By TDH on December 10, 2012
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This is a great album and still relevant, although so much has changed since it was recorded in the 70s....I think that society has advanced in many ways, although the ecological concerns are very much still there, is anybody listening?
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By Gilda on September 2, 2014
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I have always adored this song. Time, age, nothing diminishes the pleasure it gives me. If only Marvin Gaye were still alive to remind us all that we must work together to make the world a better place.
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By Mary Carroll on October 8, 2013
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This is definitely my favorite song of all time. Marvin Gaye was such a talent. I've been looking around the stores but haven't been able to find his tunes. Glad I was able to find it here.
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The message, the melody, and his voice make it an all-time classic. It never gets old. And of course, the incredibly sad and ironic way he died will keep his powerful message alive.
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Fantastic protest song! Marvin sings about the Vietnam War, picket lines and police brutality. It amazes me that people think this is a romantic song, that's beyond me.
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