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Marvin Gaye - Dream Of A Lifetime (LP) - Ltd Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl

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Artist: Marvin Gaye
Album: Dream Of A Lifetime
Released: Europe, 20 Sept 2020


A1Sanctified Lady5:30
A2Savage In The Sack3:19
A3Masochistic Beauty4:39
A4It's Madness3:22
B1Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around)4:54
B3Life's Opera7:41
B4Dream Of A Lifetime3:49

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"Dream of a Lifetime" is the first posthumously released album by American soul singer Marvin Gaye, released in 1985. "Dream Of A Lifetime" represents a collection of recordings from various sessions throughout the 1980s and serves as a bittersweet reminder of Gaye's immense talent and his lasting impact on the world of R&B and soul music.

"Dream Of A Lifetime" opens with the upbeat and catchy "Sanctified Lady," showcasing Gaye's smooth and velvety vocals against a backdrop of groovy basslines and infectious rhythms. The song encapsulates the essence of his signature sound, combining elements of R&B, funk, and pop.

One of the standout tracks on "Dream of a Lifetime" is the heartfelt and emotionally charged "My Love Is Waiting." Gaye's tender and soulful vocals are filled with passion and longing, drawing the listener in and evoking a range of emotions. The track showcases his ability to deliver heartfelt performances that resonate with his audience.

"Dream of a Lifetime" also features tracks like "It's Madness" and "Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around)," which explore themes of love, relationships, and personal introspection. Gaye's introspective lyrics, combined with his smooth and melodic delivery, create an intimate and introspective listening experience.

Throughout "Dream Of A Lifetime", Marvin Gaye's vocal prowess shines through, as he effortlessly transitions between silky crooning and powerful falsettos. His ability to convey emotion and captivate the listener with his voice remains unparalleled, leaving a lasting impression on every track.

In terms of production, "Dream of a Lifetime" maintains a polished and contemporary sound, capturing the essence of R&B and soul music of the 1980s. The arrangements are tastefully done, incorporating elements of electronic instrumentation while still allowing Gaye's vocals to take center stage.

In conclusion, "Dream of a Lifetime" is a bittersweet reminder of Marvin Gaye's incredible talent and his enduring legacy in the world of R&B and soul music. While it may not have the cohesive vision of his earlier albums, it still showcases his remarkable vocal abilities and his ability to deliver heartfelt performances. Whether you're a fan of soul music or appreciate Marvin Gayery of Marvin Gaye, "Dream of a Lifetime" is a worthwhile listen that pays tribute to the remarkable career of one of music's greatest voices.

Fun Facts About Marvin Gaye - Dream Of A Lifetime Vinyl Record:

  • How old was Marvin Gaye when "Dream Of A Lifetime" was released? Marvin Gaye was 44 years old when "Dream Of A Lifetime" was released in 1985, a year after his tragic death.
  • How many copies of Dream Of A Lifetime sold? "Dream Of A Lifetime"'s sales figures may vary, but it garnered moderate commercial success.
  • Why was Dream Of A Lifetime important? This record was important as it represented Marvin Gaye's final studio recordings. It showcased his soulful vocals, poignant songwriting, and exploration of various musical genres, including R&B, funk, and pop.
  • What were the most popular songs on "Dream Of A Lifetime"? Some notable songs on this record include "Sanctified Lady" and "Savage in the Sack."
  • Other interesting facts about this vinyl record: "Dream Of A Lifetime" provides a glimpse into the creative direction Marvin Gaye was heading before his untimely passing. While it may not have achieved the same level of commercial success as his previous albums, it remains a testament to Gaye's artistry and his ability to touch listeners with his emotional and expressive music.

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