Live is a live album by soul singer Marvin Gaye recorded on January 4, 1974 at Oakland Coliseum in California.
Marvin Gaye Live
Set List – 9/10
- Introduction – 0:34
- Overture – 2:24
- Trouble Man – 6:36 (title track for the film Trouble Man)
- Flyin’ High (In the Friendly Sky)/ Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) – 4:28 (both from What’s Going On)
- Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – 3:55 (What’s Going On)
- Distant Lover – 6:14 (Let’s Get It On)
- Jan – 2:56
- Keep Gettin’ It On – 3:07 (Let’s Get It On)
- Fossil Medley: I’ll Be Doggone/Try It Baby/Can I Get a Witness/You’re a Wonderful One/Stubborn Kind of Fellow/How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – 11:36 (a medley of his early sixties hits for Motown)
- Thanks for the Orchestra – 0:55
- Let’s Get It On – 4:43 (Let’s Get It On)
- What’s Going On – 4:49 (What’s Going On)
This is a terrific set list focusing on two of his best and best known albums from the early seventies, What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On.
It loses a mark because it’s too short at only 43 minutes and it’s missing what most people think is the must-hear Marvin Gaye song, I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
It would be nice to think that extra tracks could be added at some stage but I doubt it after all these years.
Here is a video of Marvin Gaye singing Let’s Get It On live in concert in 1976.
And What’s Goin’ On / Save The Children also from 1976.
What Other People Say About Marvin Gaye Live
I haven’t seen this live album included in any best live album lists.
Amazon reviewers like it.
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