Midnight Love is the seventeenth and final studio album by Marvin Gaye. He signed with the label Columbia in March 1982 following his exit from Motown. The final album to be released before his death, it ultimately became the most successful album of Gaye's entire career. The disc was certified triple platinum in the United States, selling well over six million copies worldwide.
Midnight Love (LP, Album). Cbs, cbs, cbs. Cbs 85977, 85977, FC 38197.
Gaye concocted a pioneering percussive sound that was balladic in taste but stimulating in feel. As this project may not be an absolute erotic expression or a socially challenging plea from Gaye like on some of his previous albums, nonetheless, Midnight Love is a classic Marvin Gaye effort. In addition to this project thriving with Gaye's enthusiastic spirit, it has his harmonious background vocals, his stunning vocal arrangements and his creative penmanship, as he wrote all the selections.
Midnight Love is the last album of the great master Marvin Gaye, released in 1982. This is an explosion of Marvin's personality. Musicians: Alto Saxophone - Joel Peskin Arranged By – McKinley T. Jackson Backing Vocals – Marvin Gaye, Gordon Banks, Harvey Fuqua Bass – Gordon Banks Bells - Marvin Gaye Bells - Marvin Gaye Bongos - Marvin Gaye Congas – Marvin Gaye Conductor – McKinley T. Jackson Contractor – David Stout Cymbal - Marvin Gaye Drums – Marvin Gaye, James Gadson, Gordon Banks Electric Piano - Marvin Gaye, Gordon Banks
Released October 1, 1982. Midnight Love Tracklist. 1. Midnight Lady Lyrics. 2. Sexual Healing Lyrics.
Listen free to Marvin Gaye – Midnight Love (Midnight Lady, Sexual Healing and more). Midnight Love is the final studio album recorded and issued by American soul singer Marvin Gaye and was the singer's first release from Columbia months after leaving his longtime label, Motown. It claimed the number one slot on NME Album of the Year. BackgroundBy the late winter of 1980, Marvin Gaye was in a personal and professional doldrums.
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Drums – James GadsonDrums, Synthesizer, Bongos – Marvin GayeGuitar – Gordon Banks
Backing Vocals – Gordon Banks, Harvey Fuqua, Marvin GayeDrums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer, Organ, Bells [Orchestra], Glockenspiel, Bells, Cymbal [Finger], Bongos, Congas – Marvin GayeGuitar – Gordon BanksWritten By – Marvin Gaye And Odell BrownWritten-By – Odell Brown
|3||Rockin' After Midnight
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Joel PeskinDrums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Bells [Orchestra], Finger Snaps, Bongos, Tambourine – Marvin GayeGuitar – Gordon Banks
Guitar, Bass, Drums – Gordon BanksSynthesizer – Marvin GayeTenor Saxophone – Bobby Stern
|5||Turn On Some Music
Drums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer, Vibraphone, Bells [Orchestra], Glockenspiel – Marvin GayeGuitar – Gordon Banks
|6||Third World Girl
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer, Synthesizer [Bass], Organ – Marvin GayeGuitar, Bass, Drums – Gordon BanksHarmonica – Bobby Stern
Drums, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer, Synthesizer [Bass] – Marvin GayeGuitar, Bass – Gordon BanksTenor Saxophone – Bobby Stern
|8||My Love Is Waiting
Drums, Guitar, Bass, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Gordon BanksSynthesizer, Organ – Marvin GayeWritten-By – Gordon Banks
|9||Rockin' After Midnight (Instrumental)|
- Arranged By [Horns], Conductor [Horns] – McKinley T. Jackson*
- Contractor [Horns] – David Stout
- Engineer [Assistant / Recording, Mixing] – Didier Leonard, Henri Van Durme
- Engineer [Horns Recording] – Dan Bates
- Engineer [Recording, Mixing] – Mike Butcher
- Engineer [Remix, Editing] – John Kovorak*
- Executive-Producer – Larkin Arnold
- Horns – David Stout And The L.A. Horn Section
- Mastered By – Brian Gardner
- Mixed By, Edited By – Harvey Fuqua
- Photography By – Michael Heeg
- Producer, Arranged By, Vocals – Marvin Gaye
- Technician [Recording, Mixing] – John Rutledge
- Written-By – Marvin Gaye (tracks: A1 to B3)
NotesRecorded and mixed at Studio Katy, Ohaine, Belgium.
Remixed and edited at Devonshire Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Horns recorded at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California.
Vocals recorded at Studio Katy, Ohaine, Belgium and Arco Studios, Munich, Germany.
Mastered at Allen Zentz Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
℗ 1982 CBS Inc./© 1982 CBS Inc.
Made & Printed in Holland
Some copies come with round yellow sticker in the upper right corner, red text: "features the Smash Single Sexual Healing plus Turn On Some Music and Third World Girl 85977"
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 9699-86398-6 7
|CBS 85977, 85977, FC 38197||Marvin Gaye||Midnight Love (LP, Album)||CBS, CBS, CBS||CBS 85977, 85977, FC 38197||Europe||1982|
|CDCBS 85977||Marvin Gaye||Midnight Love (CD, Album, RE)||CBS||CDCBS 85977||Europe||1994|
|40-85977||Marvin Gaye||Midnight Love (Cass, Album, RE, CrO)||CBS||40-85977||Europe||Unknown|
|40-32776||Marvin Gaye||Midnight Love (Cass, Album, RE)||CBS||40-32776||Europe||Unknown|
|CM 38197||Marvin Gaye||Midnight Love (MD, Album)||Columbia||CM 38197||US||1994|