isaacmusicman

Marvin Gaye - I Want You isaacmusicman

January 11, 2015
Boy, Marvin did it to himself here! No longer with his wife Ana, and after meeting Janis on "Soul Train", Marvin belt out "I Want You".Now don't get me wrong, it's a classic, but at the same time, Marvin....well...how can I put it?, He put his business in the streets! Well, one thing you can say about him, he was a great story-teller, and every song told one here. From the title track, to the beautifully crafted "After The Dance", Marvin, along with Leon Ware, produced a great album here. It's just too bad that it added fuel to an already huge fire! Oh, well, I guess that's life.
GalaxyExplorer

Marvin Gaye - I Want You as reviewed by GalaxyExplorer

February 19, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
This album is held in high regard, but I found it a little TOO laid-back. I would not call this album disco. It's too mellow for that. You could almost call it "stoned soul." As a result, I think it sounds a lot more like early-70s soul with a few lite-disco rhythms mixed in. All in all, I found it unfortunately underwhelming, like Marvin's other albums. Overrated perhaps. There's certainly nothing bad, but it's not all that remarkable either.

The title track, like "Mercy Mercy Me," was done better by Robert Palmer. He gave a much more dramatic performance -- and one that each track deserves.
gmos

Marvin Gaye - I Want You as reviewed by gmos

October 23, 2012

I believe this was initially supposed to be Leon Ware's debut album, but when Marvin heard the material he convinced Ware to give it to him instead. So, it's interesting to compare this with Leon's actual debut Musical Massage. They're both fantastic albums, musically very similar, ultra slick, sexy and funky, but Marvin's vocals obviously give I Want You the edge, but only just! I'd put this down as Marvin's next best album after his masterpiece What's Going On.