Come Get to This

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Marvin Gaye‘s ‘Come Get to This‘ emerges as a soulful gem from the early 1970s, capturing the essence of love’s joy and nostalgia. Originally recorded in 1970 and later included in his celebrated album ‘Let’s Get It On‘, this song reflects Gaye’s mastery in blending classic Motown sounds with deeply personal lyrics.

Its moderate success on the charts belies its significance in Gaye’s discography, marked by its soulful melody and heartfelt lyrics that resonate with audiences even today.

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    1. Marvin Gaye’s Version

    2. Come Get to This showcases Marvin Gaye‘s soulful artistry, woven through with the doo-wop influences of his youth. The track’s transition from a 1970 demo to its final form in 1973 for the ‘Let’s Get It On‘ album highlights Gaye’s evolving musical style.

      Its incorporation of rich orchestration from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and contributions by the Funk Brothers adds depth to the already vibrant melody. The song’s chart journey, reaching number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, reflects its warm reception.

      Gaye’s performances of the song, particularly its blues-oriented renditions in his later tours, illustrate his ability to reinterpret his work while maintaining its original spirit.

    3. Cover Versions

    4. Come Get to This‘ has been reimagined by various artists, each adding a unique flavor to the song’s enduring legacy. Nancy Wilson‘s rendition in her 1975 album, sharing the song’s title, offers a soulful interpretation.

      Joe‘s 2009 cover in his album ‘Signature‘ infuses a contemporary feel, while L.J. Reynolds, former lead singer of The Dramatics, revisited the song in his 2011 album ‘Get To This‘, showcasing its timeless appeal across different generations and styles of music.

    5. Lyrics

    6. Girl, you’ve been gone away a real long time
      Now I really went out of my mind
      I miss your lovin’ when you left, baby you did
      Ah baby, come here, let me caress you
      Ah ah baby let us, ah tell me what you missed
      Come here, sugar, and get to this
      Ah baby, I want you here
      I want to do something free to you
      I want to feel what I’ve felt long
      Ah baby, come get to this

      Ooo remember, baby, how you made me feel just like a king
      Ah, I’ve been waiting
      I’m ready for you to start doin’ the things
      So I’ll know you’re mine
      You’re so fine, so petite, oh candy sweet
      Ah, I’ve been waiting
      Come here, baby, get to this

      Yeah yeah yeah yeah
      Sweet love, sweet love, oh so good
      Get back here from the depths, we have to get back
      Oh, nothin’s changed, you’re still sweet as the mornin’ rain
      Girl, I’m standin’ ready to
      Love you, babe, make it good to you

      Ooo I need your love
      Don’t make me wait, I can’t wait
      Oh I’m so impatient for your love
      Come here, sweet sweet baby, get to this

      Girl, I know you’ve been gone a long time
      You nearly blew my mind, baby
      Girl, you’ve been gone for so long
      I’m so glad, glad that you call me your baby

      Marvin Gaye, 1970

    posted by admin    December 18, 2023    December 29, 2023