On December 15, 1978.

On December 15, 1978, “Motown” label released “Here, My Dear”, the fifteenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded March 1977 – July 1978, at Marvins’s room in Los Angeles, and was produced by Marvin Gaye.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye – vocals, piano, Rhodes, Roland bass, synth, horns; tape box percussion
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Wali Ali – guitar
  • Gordon Banks – guitar
  • Spencer Bean – guitar
  • Cal Green – guitar
  • Mike McGloiry – guitar
  • Frank Blair – bass
  • Eric Ward – bass
  • Bugsy Wilcox – drums
  • Melvin Webb – drums, congas, cowbell
  • Eddie “Bongo” Brown – congas, bongos
  • Elmira Collins – percussion
  • Jack Ashford – percussion
  • Gary Jones – congas
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. – alto saxophone
  • Fernando Harkless – tenor saxophone
  • Nolan Andrew Smith – trumpet
  • Daniel LeMelle – saxophone
  • David Stewart – handclaps
  • Richard “Do Dirty” Bethune – handclaps
  • Art Stewart – handclaps, engineer, mixer
  • Fred Ross – engineer
  • Tony Houston – engineer
  • Bill Ravencraft – engineer
  • Odell Brown – RMI
  • David Ritz – liner notes
  • Michael Bryant – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Marvin Gaye, except where noted.

  1. Here, My Dear
  2. I Met a Little Girl
  3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
  4. Anger – Delta Ashby, Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend
  5. Is That Enough
  6. Everybody Needs Love – Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye
  7. Time to Get It Together
  8. Sparrow – Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye
  9. Anna’s Song
  10. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
  11. A Funky Space Reincarnation
  12. You Can Leave, but It’s Going to Cost You
  13. Falling in Love Again
  14. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (reprise)

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