Purple Snowflakes: Listed as Marvin Gaye but maybe not!

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  1. im6 Says:

    It may have been labeled as such, but are you sure this is Marvin Gaye? It’s unlike any version by him I’ve heard and I can’t find this one on YouTube. I’m not even sure it sounds like him. Not that this is a bad version of the song, but something tells me it was mislabeled at the source. I tried to access it via “dailymotion” (the name on the video), but I just get taken to the next Marviin Gaye song (which IS him).

    • katry Says:

      I found out this song is on the album A Christmas Present From Motown Vol. 1. It is labeled Marvin Gaye. It is also on YouTube on a few albums but you are right. The album music doesn’t sound the same.

      I found the description on the web set with this song listed, “A song so beautiful it’s almost otherworldly – Marvin Gaye’s flawless falsetto, the unexpected chord changes, the sense of mystery. Yet it’s wrapped up in the most comforting of Christmas imagery – chestnuts roasting, blankets of white – without ever explaining why the snowflakes are purple.”

      I’m still confused.

  2. Mark Says:

    I have a copy of the Marvin Gaye version of this song (Motown Christmas, Vol. 2) and this one sounds very different. The Marvin Gaye version is very R&B and is arranged differently. The singer on this version sounds like his voice has been run through Autotune. I would be very surprised if it is actually Marvin Gaye.

    • katry Says:

      I found the song, also credited to Marvin Gaye, on a couple of Christmas compilation albums. I did hear the version with a different sounding voice. It is weird.

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