Perhaps the pervasive element of tragedy that ruled Marvin Gaye's life accounts for the profound intimacy found in his songs. A late-decade period of depression and solitude ended with What's Going On? That album eschewed the pop frivolity of Gaye's earlier work, grappling with such issues as the Vietnam War, poverty and the ecology. Its success allowed him to create increasingly personal records.
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Vulnerable is the third posthumous album by Marvin Gaye. Recorded in sessions throughout , the album was a decade in the making, first being worked on in during sessions in New York with Bobby Scott. Reworked by Gaye a decade later, the album was originally going to be released in under the title, The Ballads , but was shelved. Two decades later, Motown released it under the title Vulnerable , including seven songs from the sessions and three alternate cuts. In , Marvin Gaye went to New York to record a series of ballads with arranger Bobby Scott , as Gaye continued his attempts to become a successful pop crooner.
The newly announced rankings finds the Fab Four's Sgt. Published 17 years after the first version of the top list was unveiled, the new iteration is "less rock-centric," according to the magazine's own words. It's also much more diverse. The list and a slightly updated version in contained only three albums by female musicians among its top 50, with the highest-ranking—Joni Mitchell's Blue— coming in at No. Blue is No.