Marvin Gaye – In the Groove sealed original 1968 stereo LP


An original sealed stereo pressing of Marvin Gaye’s 1968 LP, In the Groove.

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Offered for sale is a sealed original stereo pressing of Marvin Gaye’s 1968 LP, In the Groove.

About this copy: This copy of In the Groove is an original 1968 stereo first pressing. The album is sealed and the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is tight and intact with just a tiny 1/4″ tear at the lower left hand corner.  A bit of the spine is worn there. There are no cut corners or punch holes.

A gorgeous copy of a pretty terrific album from a 1960s soul icon and a very difficult album to find in this condition.

Background: For an album with a big #1 hit that everyone remembers (“I Heard it Through the Grapevine”) as well as another Top 40 tune (“Chained”,) In the Groove is a surprisingly hard album to find in any condition.

Part of the reason for that is the album’s success; shortly after “Grapevine” topped the charts, Motown made the decision to change both the title of the album and the cover art. (We’ve included an image of the later cover for comparison.)

The subsequent reissue, titled I Heard it Through the Grapevine, continued to sell well and is the most common version of the album seen today. It’s also a terrific album; it was Gaye’s first solo album in nearly two years and it’s the album that made him a star.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Tamla
Catalog Number:
TS 285
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in