Label: Motown - MOTD-5259 • Format: CD • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul
Live at the London Palladium received a surprising and significant amount of critical recognition for a live album following its initial release.
Critical reviews of the album were positive compared to the mild receptiveness Gaye's previous studio album I Want You received. As Gaye's most successful live release, the album also became one of Caino - Seditius - Carne Da Macello most commercially successful albums during his tenure at Motown's Tamla label, as well as a Billboard chart hit.
Following digital remasteringLive at the London Palladium was reissued on August 24,by Motown on compact disc.
In Octoberduring a very dizzying, topsy-turvy and bizarre period in his life, Marvin Gaye had begun recuperating from personal issues. Gaye was also going through drug addiction to help cope with stage fright.
ByGaye, while still a popular artist in America - his " I Want You " single hit the American top twenty - he was slowly starting a steep climb down as disco began to dominate popular music, but while American fans were moving on to other sounds, the British audience was still very appreciative of Gaye's fame and music, as Gaye would take advantage of this and perform a series of shows in Britain.
Live at the London Palladium was recorded during several live shows performed by Gaye in England's capital city, London. The performances were on rave reviews by the British press in London, the first of which took place on October 3,and continued throughout the rest of that month. Though he wasn't over his stage fright and often mumbled words on stage, when performing and singing, Gaye, then 37, still could dazzle an audience with his charm, wit and show-stopping talent as was heard on the album.
Featuring a variety of songs from newer material encompassing from Gaye's album, I Want Youto older songs featured in three segues of medleys from his early to mids heyday to his famed What's Going On period inhis legendary duets and a trio of songs from his Let's Get It On album, Gaye performed for the British audience. Highlights include the performances of " Come Get to This ", "Let's Get It On" on which Gaye moaned during a break of the song to the delight of several female fans who Little Darling (I Need You) - Marvin Gaye - Live At The London Palladium heard squealing, as heard on the album and " Distant Lover ".
Live at the London Palladium' s three epic medleys, which all exceeded nine minutes, featured Gaye's intimate interactions with the audience and reflections on his songs. Listen carefully and you can sense the struggling instability that would erupt cathartically a year later with Here, My Dear. After the concert was over following Gaye saying "Thank you! Recorded at Marvin's Los Angeles studio, Marvin's Roomthe singer vocalized a song where the author is longing to get out of his shy cover and get on the dance floor with reckless abandon.
Soon after, Live at the London Palladium became one of Gaye's best-selling and most commercially successful albums during his late-Motown period, reaching the top of the Soul Albums chart and peaking at Little Darling (I Need You) - Marvin Gaye - Live At The London Palladium on the Pop Albums chart. In lateLive at the London Palladium remained in the top 10 for thirteen weeks and went on to sell two million copies becoming one of the top ten best-selling albums of that year in America.
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