Marvin Gaye ‎– Sexual Healing

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Sexual Healing 3:52
Sexual Healing (Instrumental) 3:59

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBSA 2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS CBSA 2855 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 13 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing (Club Mix)(12", Single) CBS CBS A 13 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 13 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing (Club Mix)(12", Single) CBS CBS A 13 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 13 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing (Club Mix)(12", Single, Art) CBS CBS A 13 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
TA 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(12", Single) CBS TA 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 13 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(12", Single, Com) CBS CBS A 13 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 13 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(12", Single, Gen) CBS CBS A 13 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(7", Pap) CBS, CBS CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(7", Promo, Pap) CBS, CBS CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2855, A 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBSA 2855, A 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(7", Single, Ora) CBS, CBS CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(7", Single, Ora) CBS CBS A2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 Marvin Gaye (Sexual) Healing(7", Single, Ora) CBS, CBS CBS A2855, CBS A 2855 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BS-35,041 Marvin Gaye Eres Mi Alivio = Sexual Healing(12", Ltd, Red) CBS BS-35,041 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
8539 Marvin Gaye Eres Mi Alivio = Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS 8539 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1587 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Instrumental Version)(12", Promo) Columbia AS 1587 US 1982 Sell This Version
CSR 1221 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing = Cura De Amor(7", Single) CBS CSR 1221 Peru 1982 Sell This Version
CBS LTD09 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(12") CBS CBS LTD09 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 12.2855, CBSA-12.2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(12", Maxi) CBS, CBS CBSA 12.2855, CBSA-12.2855 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 12.2855, CBSA-12.2855, A-12.2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(12", Maxi, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS CBSA 12.2855, CBSA-12.2855, A-12.2855 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
AS 1566 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(12", Promo) Columbia AS 1566 US 1982 Sell This Version
A 2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7") CBS A 2855 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
C4-1103 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7") CBS C4-1103 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
BA 223007 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7") CBS BA 223007 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2855, A-2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Lar) CBS, CBS CBSA 2855, A-2855 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", S/Sided, Single, Promo) CBS CBS A 2855 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
CNR-03344 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", S/Sided, Single, Styrene) Columbia CNR-03344 US 1982 Sell This Version
13-03585 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) Columbia 13-03585 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2855, A-2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBSA 2855, A-2855 France 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A-2855, CBS A 2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A-2855, CBS A 2855 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
7012676 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS 7012676 Costa Rica 1982 Sell This Version
43534 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) Discos CBS 43534 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
38-03302 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) Columbia 38-03302 Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
BA 223007 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS BA 223007 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
38 03302 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) Columbia 38 03302 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
SSC 5395 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS SSC 5395 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 2855A, CBS A-2855B Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A 2855A, CBS A-2855B Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
07SP 673 マーヴィン・ゲイ* Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS/Sony 07SP 673 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
43.534 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS 43.534 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
38-03302 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) Columbia 38-03302 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2855, A-2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single, Lar) CBS, CBS CBSA 2855, A-2855 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
38-03302 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 38-03302 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single, Sol) CBS CBSA 2855 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
CBSA 2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single, Sol) CBS CBSA 2855 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
38-03302 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single, Styrene, Ter) Columbia 38-03302 US 1982 Sell This Version
CBS A 2855 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single) CBS CBS A 2855 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
13-03585 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single, RE) Columbia 13-03585 US 1983 Sell This Version
COL 668267 1 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(CD, Single) Columbia COL 668267 1 France 1999 Sell This Version
none Marvin Gaye & Lady Saw Marvin Gaye & Lady Saw - Sexual Healing(7") South Beach South none 2004 Sell This Version
none Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Manny Faces Remix)(12", S/Sided, Promo, Ltd, 300) Not On Label none UK 2005 Sell This Version
FETISH 005 Black Liquid featuring Marvin Gaye Black Liquid featuring Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing(12", Unofficial) Foot Fetish FETISH 005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
88697 18014 2 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(CD, Enh, Ltd, Rin) Columbia, Legacy 88697 18014 2 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)(File, FLAC, Single) Ultra Records none Europe 2015
UL5939 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)(File, WAV, Single) Ultra Records UL5939 2015
none Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)(File, WAV, Single) Ultra Records none France 2015
MG001 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing (House Mix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (Marvin Gaye) MG001 Unknown Sell This Version
AS 1587 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(12", RE, Unofficial) Columbia (2) AS 1587 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Marvin* Sexual Healing(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Unofficial) Not On Label (Marvin Gaye) none Unknown Sell This Version
ZSS 38-03302 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7") CBS ZSS 38-03302 Kenya Unknown Sell This Version
13-05474 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", RE) Columbia 13-05474 US Unknown Sell This Version
05474, 41305474 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", RE) Columbia, Collectables 05474, 41305474 US Unknown Sell This Version
13-05474 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", RE) Columbia 13-05474 US Unknown Sell This Version
13-05474 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", RE, Styrene) Columbia 13-05474 US Unknown Sell This Version
53-03302 Marvin Gaye Sexual Healing(7", Single, RE) Columbia 53-03302 US Unknown Sell This Version

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September 16, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Sexual Healing, 7", Single, BA 223007
In 1981 Marvin Gaye's biographer David Ritz visited his subject, hiding from a capsizing career and fighting drug addiction, in Ostend exile. Spying a cache of S&M porn in the singers' flat, the writer suggested the Gaye should be seeking 'sexual healing' rather than what he felt to be aggressive stimulus. So, Gaye asked Ritz to script lyrics for a hit (one which later ended in writs, Ritz uncredited).

As a "healing" act, the songs lyric fails close scrutiny beautifully. First, the banal rhyming (oven/lovin', longer/stronger, feeling/healing, tonight/right, morning/stormin'). Then, their message: less about mutual respect through loving than 'my emotional stability is leaving me' so come round here and give us a fuck cos that will make me feel better 'bout myself.

However, the song, backed by the smooth chatter of a TR-808 rhythm track, is so seductively performed with a peerless vocal, that its faults can be glossed over. Just give thanks that the single edit fades right before the moment where Gaye can be (mis?)heard rhyming "procrastinate" with "it's not good to masturbate"…