A Funky Space Reincarnation
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|"A Funky Space Reincarnation"|
|Single by Marvin Gaye|
|from the album Here, My Dear|
|B-side||"A Funky Space Reincarnation, Pt. 2"|
|Released||February 11, 1979|
|Format||7-inch single, 12-inch single|
|Studio||Marvin's Room, Los Angeles|
|Marvin Gaye singles chronology|
|Here, My Dear track listing|
In this song, he described a parallel universe where in the future, he's a captain of a "space bed" and he meets a woman that reminds him of his first wife, Anna.
He then tells the woman that they'd probably get "married in June" and tells her to "smoke a joint from out of Venus".
The song seems to have been inspired by the likes of funk musicians such as Parliament-Funkadelic and Earth, Wind & Fire. Its musical arrangement is a reprise of his song "Anger," found earlier on the album.
The song became a modest hit on the R&B charts, where it peaked at No.23 there. In the music video he wears a glittering red outfit and is surrounded by a band(presumably his own) and a duo of female dancers. His face is given several close-ups during the video.
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- All vocals, keyboards and synthesizers by Marvin Gaye
- Produced, written, arranged and composed by Marvin Gaye
- Drums by Bugsy Wilcox
- Guitar by Gordon Banks
- Bass by Frank Blair
- Trumpet by Nolan Smith