On July 7th 1980 Marvin Gaye faced a predominantly jazz loving audience at the 14th Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Even though the festival featured some of the most celebrated artists in the jazz world, Motown's premiere soul man was awarded one of the warmest welcomes. Marvin opens his set with a funk fortified rendition of his 1977 chart topper 'Got To Give It Up', instantly creating an irresistible groove that must have converted many doubters in the crowd. He follows this with 'Funky Space Reincarnation' and 'Come Get To This', which leads seamlessly into another of his atmospheric slow grooving gems, 'Lets Get It On'. For over an hour and a half we are able to witness Marvin perform his numerous hits including a medley of his Tammy Terrell duets. 'How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)' and 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' all delivered with Marvin's renowned passion and vigour. Marvin not only put on a dazzling display, but also proved exactly why he has carved out his own chapter in the soul music story. On record Marvin Gaye is never less than outstanding and on stage always spectacular.
Tracklisting: - Got To Give It Up - Funky Space Reincarnation - Come Get To This - Let's Get It On - After the Dance - If This World Were Mine - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) - Ain't That Peculiar - I'll Be Doggone - I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Trouble Man - Distant Lover - Inner City Blues - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - What's Going On