Review: Geoffrey O’Brien reflects on Marvin Gaye (Part I)

Marvin Gaye would have been eighty this past April. The U.S. Postal Service has marked the occasion with a resplendent stamp of Marvin in multicolored knit cap and red shirt against a bright blue background, peering upward and smiling radiantly—or, if you look an instant longer, his smile is perhaps about to be overtaken by sorrow, whether a sorrow well…

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