Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 165/500!
Let's Get It On was Mavin Gaye's record of sheer sensuality and carnal energy. Gaye's passions reach their absolute boiling point on the title track smash hit, which rose to #1 on the charts and became the most successful single ever released on a Motown label. Let's Get It On is a landmark record that remains the blueprint for all the slow jams that have followed in its wake.
"I mumble things into the microphone," Gaye said. "I don't even know what I'm saying, and I don't even try to figure it out. If I try, it doesn't work. If I relax, those mumbles will finally turn into words. It's a slow, evolving process, something like the way a flower grows." On this album, those words turn into meditations on the gap between sex and love and how to reconcile them an adult version of the Motown tunes Gaye had built his career on. Songs such as "Just to Keep You Satisfied" and "You Sure Love to Ball" are some of the most gorgeous music of Gaye's career, resplendent with sweet strings and his clear-throated, non-mumbled crooning." - www.rollingstone.com
1. Let's Get It On
2. Please Don't Stay (Once You Go Away)
3. If I Should Die Tonight
4. Keep Gettin' It On
5. Come Get To This
6. Distant Lover
7. You Sure Love To Ball
8. Just To Keep You Satisfied