22 Songs, 1 Hour 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gaye’s final studio album, 1982’s Midnight Love, saw him transplant his sultry finesse to the new decade. Steeped in prowling synths, sticky basslines, sparse drum machine, and spine-tingling guitar licks, these late-night jams reconfirm the R&B icon as both a soft-spoken loverman (“‘Til Tomorrow”) and playful party animal (“Midnight Lady”). Reaching beyond the original LP, extras from the fruitful “Sexual Healing” sessions include a reggae version of “Third World Girl” and a rehearsal cut of the song that would become Gaye’s biggest hit.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Gaye’s final studio album, 1982’s Midnight Love, saw him transplant his sultry finesse to the new decade. Steeped in prowling synths, sticky basslines, sparse drum machine, and spine-tingling guitar licks, these late-night jams reconfirm the R&B icon as both a soft-spoken loverman (“‘Til Tomorrow”) and playful party animal (“Midnight Lady”). Reaching beyond the original LP, extras from the fruitful “Sexual Healing” sessions include a reggae version of “Third World Girl” and a rehearsal cut of the song that would become Gaye’s biggest hit.

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