Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - Diana & Marvin [LP]
It takes two, goes the saying, and in 1973 Motown's two biggest solo superstars, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, proved the saying true when they teamed for an unforgettable duet album. Each was coming off the greatest success of their solo careers, Diana with her No. 1 Touch Me In The Morning and her Academy Award nomination for the emotionally charged Lady Sings The Blues; Marvin with his No. 1 hit "Let's Get It On" from the album of the same name, one of the most sexually-charged albums in pop history. Now they would be together for one soon-to-be classic album.
Ross and Gaye had always felt a mutual admiration for each other's talent. Gaye had already gained a reputation for classic male-female duets, with Tammi Terrell, Mary Wells and Kim Weston. Ross, of course, knew how to harmonize after her tenure in the greatest girl group of all time, the Supremes. When they joined together for Diana & Marvin, their emotional and vocal chemistry was apparent. Not surprisingly, the album was a hit, Top 10 R&B and Top 30 pop. "My Mistake (Was To Love You)" reached Top 20 pop and R&B, "You're A Special Part Of Me" No. 4 R&B/No. 12 pop and "Don't Knock My Love" Top 30 R&B/Top 50 pop.
Diana Ross then went on to continue her reign as a supreme pop diva. Marvin Gaye continued a career which would end tragically yet achieve musical immortality. But together, on one album, their voices soared to new heights. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic back on 180 gram vinyl.
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