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Marvin Gaye: The Classics Collection/Dream Of A Lifetime/Romantically Yours

Nick Coleman, MOJO, October 1994

IN 1985, a year after his death, Gaye's Dream Of A Lifetime and Romantically Yours appeared in the CBS catalogue to confirm what we already knew: that Marv was a sad, dysfunctional self-torturer, blessed with authorial gifts beyond the imaginative means of most of his peers, yet racked to the point of destruction by narcissism, vulnerability and guilt.

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