Hip-O Revisits Gaye's Divorce Album

Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," which chronicled his divorce from Anna Gordy, will be reissued in expanded form Jan. 15 via Hip-OSelect.com/Motown.

Marvin Gaye's maligned 1978 album "Here, My Dear," which chronicled his divorce from Anna Gordy, will be reissued in expanded form Jan. 15 via Hip-OSelect.com/Motown.

Disc one of the project includes a remastered version of the original album plus a new mix of "Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around)" by Bootsy Collins. The second disc offers a resequencing of "Here, My Dear" comprised of Gaye's demo vocals and unused instrumental tracks from the period.

The artists and producers who crafted the disc 2 material were asked to not use overdubs and only work with the original multi-track tapes. The Roots' ?uestlove tackled "Sparrow," while Prince Paul was behind the boards for a new "Everybody Needs Love."

Other contributors include Mocean Worker, Easy Mo Bee, Leon Ware and Salaam Remi.

Upon release, "Here, My Dear" was criticized for its un-commercial sound and intensely personal lyrics, but it is now seen as one of the finest albums of its type. The set's "A Funky Space Reincarnation" was its lone hit, reaching No. 23 on Billboard's Black Singles tally. It was recently use in a Dior perfume TV commercial with actress Charlize Theron.

Here is the track list for "Here, My Dear -- Expanded Edition":

Disc one:

"Here, My Little Dear"
"I Met a Little Girl"
"When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You"
"Anger"
"Is That Enough"
"Everybody Needs Love"
"Time to Get It Together"
"Sparrow"
"Anna's Song"
"When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Instrumental)"
"A Funky Space Reincarnation"
"You Can Leave, But It's Going to Cost You"
"Falling in Love Again"
"When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)"
"Ain't It Funny (How Things Turn Around)" (alternate mix by Bootsy Collins)

Disc two:

"Here, My Little Dear" (alternate mix by Mocean Worker)
"I Met a Little Girl" (Easy Mo Bee)
"When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You" (Leon Ware and Gerry "The Gov" Brown)
"Anger" (Marcus Miller)
"Is That Enough (instrumental)" (Montez Payton)
"Everybody Needs Love" (Prince Paul)
"Time to Get It Together" (DJ Smash)
"Sparrow" (?uestlove)
"Anna's Song (instrumental)" (John Rhone)
"A Funky Space Reincarnation" (John Morales and Paul Simpson)
"You Can Leave, But It's Going to Cost You" (John Rhone)
"Falling in Love Again" (Salaam Remi)
"A Funky Space Reincarnation (instrumental)"