CBS Records, released 1st October 1982
Produced by Marvin Gaye
Recorded: December 1981 – August 1982
Estimated worldwide sales: 2.5 million
Album chart positions: #7 (US) #10 (UK)
Marvin Gaye: ‘I wasn’t going to peddle myself like I was some new kid on the block. I didn’t want to hear about any rejections, so I went about it differently. I decided what I wanted – to be with the biggest and best record company in the world – and I made it happen. No matter what, I couldn’t come up with another art album. After all, CBS was digging me out of a hole, paying off the IRS, Anna (Gordy, his ex-wife), the feds, the whole works. I felt like an old vet, a seasoned ballplayer who’d been traded to another team that still had faith in him. I owed CBS something – at least a couple of grand slams…’
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poor old Marvin. I thought the gyrations were quite embarrassing! (i.e. ‘put on’).