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Marvin GayeIn Our Lifetime

Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk, Disco
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Tracklist

Praise4:49
Life Is For Learning3:39
Love Party4:55
Funk Me5:32
Far Cry4:26
Love Me Now Or Love Me Later5:00
Heavy Love Affair3:46
In Our Lifetime6:56

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    • tnic73's avatar
      tnic73
      This album cover is outstanding Marvin Gaye battling his demon self with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Cocaine is a hell of a drug kids.
      • stone25us's avatar
        stone25us
        Fantastic sounding vinyl. If you like Marvin and you like funk you’ll love this record.
        • isaacmusicman's avatar
          isaacmusicman
          Edited 8 months ago
          Album Revolution #9:

          Well, I had to take a deep breath here before I got started...

          When I first reviewed "Marvin Gaye's" "In Our Lifetime" years ago, I was severely chastised!!!!! I said that it was almost a complete failure, and I almost got nailed to the wall for it!!!! Now, I will admit, for the first time in writing reviews and sticking to my guns, my feelings were truly hurt...So, what I did, is what I said I would do to any album in my collection if I don't feel it, give it a deeper listen....

          So, I did....

          Conclusion...I still feel like it could have been better...

          Now, I will say that in listening, it did get a tad bit better to me, only because, I really paid attention to what "Marvin" was dealing with at this time, instead of just focusing on purely the Music....

          Knowing he was truly going through things with "Ana", "Janis", and the "I.R.S", proved that it was taking its toll on him....I know people didn't want to hear it, but he really was starting to lose his mind, and doing things we never thought he would do.....I used to say that because of these things, the music suffered bad.....Now, understanding things in a whole, it kind of makes this album what it is....

          I also made a mistake in saying that "Ego Tripping Out" was on here as well....I think that was just wishful thinking!!!!! It was actually from the shelved "Love Man" album, and I was educated that it was released on the CD reissue years later (I need "Love Man", on Vinyl!!!!!)...

          So now having a little clarity, let's go through things shall we...

          Starting the album out was "Praise", which was a cool 1st Crown Jewel....It has a very nice Melody with a fantastic Trumpet solo by "Nolan Smith"....Listening to this, I feel like "Stevie Wonder" helped a little on this one (which makes a little sense)....

          "Life Is For Learning" is a Spiritual topic that kind of outlines the cover art...Good Vs. Evil....Interesting....

          "Love Party", was what it was designed to be for, the Party!!!!

          "Funk Me", was obviously a clean version to the other "F" word that "Marvin" wanted to say....It was a "Sexy Funk" track though, just missing the Crown Jewel status....

          Now, the 2nd Crown Jewel in, "Far Cry", is purely "Marvin"...The CD reissue (I believe), has a longer version, and I wish it was on here!!!!!

          "Love Me Now Or Love Me Later", is a straight ultimatum song (which also missed the Crown Jewel status)....

          "Heavy Love Affair" (3rd Crown Jewel), is Classic "Marvin" through in though...This one could have fit on any of his Classic albums....

          The final song and final Crown Jewel, "Title Track", is not only an absolute standout, but the perfect album closer, starting fast, then slowing down at the finish....

          At first I thought there was no story here, but it is laid out on the album itself....This was a Man who was going back and forth, really trying to reclaim himself...He didn't want to be left behind, especially when acts like "Prince" was coming...

          Now, Guys, I did revamp this review, and got a better perspective on the album...But you Guys always look for me to be honest...So here it is...

          I may like the album a little better, but I still feel like it is not in the class of the other stuff....I get it, I am the "Unsung" guy, but to me "Marvin" wasn't "Unsung"....He set a standard!!!! So I may be a little harsh here, and if you still feel that way, I am sorry about that....

          With all that being said, this was truly an end of an era, because this would be the very last album "Marvin" did for "Motown"...Album sales just didn't improve, and it also didn't stop troubles for "Marvin" as well...This will also end the Album Revolution for him, but at least for now, it wasn't the end....I will say this though...At the end of this, "Motown" OWED "Marvin" EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! He was a staple of the "Motown" legacy, and nothing, and I do mean NOTHING could change any of that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • funkylikklebugger's avatar
            an unbelievably underrated album by the voice and the master, Marvin Gaye
            • REENO's avatar
              REENO
              Still waiting for this deluxe addition to appear on vinyl. You can leave off the original version of the album though (it's already on vinyl in many different pressings)
              We need the remix of the album (from Disc 2), plus ALL the bonus tracks on vinyl.
              come on Universal!! Do this.

              Maybe a future RSD release?
              • brandosoul's avatar
                brandosoul
                Edited 2 years ago
                Unfinished or not, there's no other album in the Marvin Gaye canon that's more overlooked than In Our Lifetime?—a deeply fascinating summary of profane and profound idiosyncrasies that fueled Gaye's troubled life and genius. The embattled history around its creation is as fascinating as the music: Marvin stood at a crossroads by the late 1970s. He fled the United States, in an attempt to avoid his financial woes, while his second marriage to muse Janis Hunter was coming undone. In recovering from the commercial flop of his brilliant divorce epic, Here, My Dear, he worked on a disco-flavored project called Love Man, a comeback scaled to revive Gaye's commercial power and reassert him as a sex icon. It ended up being shelved, but he later decided to rework material from that project for a new album, initially titled In Our Lifetime? (with a question mark, which was dropped by the Motown powers-that-be against Marvin's wishes; it was rightfully reinstated for Hip-O Select's stellar 2007 Expanded "Love Man" Edition for this album). While rooted in the late-period soul disco vein of its time, Gaye covers plenty of his calling cards: drawn-out jazz-funk jams that step off of Here, My Dear, exuberant Stevie Wonder-inspired pop, raw bass-powered funk, and those signature layers of gorgeous vocal interplay. Come to think of it, In Our Lifetime? should be regarded as the culmination of everything Gaye summoned during his creative peak. In recalling the contemplative themes he covered with his epochal landmark, What's Going On, Gaye digs into the duality of himself (check the striking album cover), his contentious relationship with fame, and his bitter split from Janis Hunter head-on. There's world-weary paranoia that permeates this album and it weirdly mirrors the aura of now. Just as this captured the post-Nixon malaise that swept the nation right into the 1980s, much of this hits hard now. Marvin had the world at the palm of his hand and didn't resist exposing its pains as much as his own.

                Given that the quality control of USA Tamla pressings could largely be hit and miss, my copy of this original 1981 press is incredible. No complaints. A well-engineered recording and a must-hear for musicians, particularly bass lovers (thank God for Frank Blair). Marvin aficionados and soul lovers should seek a copy of Hip-O Select's revelatory 2007 Expanded "Love Man" Edition for a complete look at this rather overlooked period in Marvin's history. Many knockout funk grooves on this proper album and the expanded edition is well worth sinking your teeth into. Of course, the expanded edition is long OOP and has been fetching high prices for some time now, so if you ever find a copy, snatch it up.
                • Darrins_dc123's avatar
                  Darrins_dc123
                  Edited 3 years ago
                  The mixing is on point with on this album, despite being recorded in three location across the world from each other. I love that Marvin was able to pour more of himself into this album following his strategic release of Here, My dear.

                  That said, can we get some love for Frank Blair on the Funk Me track - the bass is real!
                  • Shindoge's avatar
                    Shindoge
                    Huge Album but Single LP Version cannot incloud thoese songs.
                    • RobLives4Love_'s avatar
                      why is Ego Tripping Out longer than it is on any other release it appears on?
                      • REENO's avatar
                        REENO
                        Why buy THIS cd edition when you can buy one with more than TWICE the amount of music on it?

                        https://www.discogs.com/Marvin-Gaye-In-Our-Lifetime/release/1001938

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