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Let's Get It On (1973)

Marvin Gaye
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Funk, Soul music, Rhythm and blues, Quiet storm

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Let's Get It On is the twelfth studio album by American recording artist Marvin Gaye, released August 28, 1973, on Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during June 1970 to July 1973 at Hitsville U.S.A. and Golden World Studio in Detroit, and at Hitsville West in Los Angeles. Serving as Gaye's first venture into the funk genre and romance-themed music, Let's Get It On incorporates smooth soul, doo-wop, and quiet storm. It has been noted by critics for its sexually suggestive lyrics, and was cited by one writer as "one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded".
Following the breakthrough success of his socially conscious album What's Going On (1971), the album helped establish Marvin Gaye as a sex icon and furthered his mainstream appeal. It spawned three singles, "Let's Get It On", "Come Get to This", and "You Sure Love to Ball", that each attained Billboard chart success. Let's Get It On became the most commercially successful album of Gaye's recording career, and it further expanded his creative control during his tenure with Motown. Its sexual balladry, multi-tracking of Gaye's vocals, and seductive, funk sound influenced later R&B artists and

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Tracks

4:00 If I Should Die Tonight
4:42 You Sure Love to Ball
4:15 Distant Lover
4:53 Lets Get It On
2:44 Come Get to This
3:27 Please Stay (Once You Go Away)
4:30 Just to Keep You Satisfied
3:13 Keep Gettin' It On
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