Label: Columbia - PC 40208 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul
Romantically I Wont Cry Anymore - Marvin Gaye - Romantically Yours was the second posthumous release by American recording artist Marvin Gayealso released by Columbia Records in Marvin Gaye died in Aprilleaving behind two albums left on his contract with Columbia Records. In MayColumbia issued the compilation album, Dream of a Lifetimewhich performed modestly on the chart.
A little over six months later, Columbia assembled tracks from Gaye's Motown period, mostly of traditional pop and vocal jazz tunes that Gaye had recorded in the s and s and named it "Romantically Yours". I Wont Cry Anymore - Marvin Gaye - Romantically Yours inGaye had begun working on a pop vocal album with producer and arranger Bobby Scott.
Midway through recording, Gaye, depressed over personal issues and upset over his career, stopped recording sessions with Scott and wouldn't revisit the work with Scott for over a decade. During the s, Gaye revisited the studio and composed songs over a jazz setting, including "Just Like", "Walkin' in the Rain" and "Stranger in My Life". Having revisited his Scott productions in the late s, Gaye recorded several different versions of the song "The Shadow of Your Smile".
In the version featured on Romantically YoursGaye sings in both tenor and falsetto. In addition to these songs, a song composed in the early s by Eddie Holland and Norman Whitfield"Happy Go Lucky", was also included. Most of the songs were reworked by Harvey Fuqua, who took credit for producing the album. The album was released in Novemberintended for Gaye's fans, rather than for commercial assumption, which was the case of In Our Lifetime.
With the release of Romantically YoursColumbia completed Gaye's contract. Inseveral of the songs featured in a different sound culled from the sessions of an album titled The Balladswere included in the Motown compilation, Vulnerable.
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