Talk:I Heard It Through the Grapevine

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Isley Brothers recording[edit]

I've cleaned up the section on the Isley Brothers rumored recording. The only source that actually explains the issue in depth (instead of just stating that the Isley Brothers did or didn't record the song) is a post on Joel Francis's blog The Daily Record. Although Wikipedia:Verifiability generally prohibits the use of self-published sources, it states that such sources may be "acceptable when produced by an established expert on the topic of the article whose work in the relevant field has previously been published by reliable third-party publications". Since Joel Francis was previously a music writer for the Kansas City Star, it seems he would qualify for this exemption. I would suggest we use his blog as a source for the issue until a more reliable account emerges. Kaldari (talk) 17:30, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: GreatOrangePumpkin (talk · contribs) 09:08, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:

Ok, overall very nice. Here are a few nitpicks:

  • Not so tragic, but perhaps "and made famous in a Marvin Gaye version released as a single in October 1968 on Motown's Tamla label." Kürbis
Done. SilkTork ✔Tea time 11:35, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  • You use the word "version" a lot in the lead alone. Kürbis
Lordy there were a lot of versions, weren't there! And a good number of recordings as well. Adjusted. See what you think. SilkTork ✔Tea time 11:46, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Sometimes you use semicolons incorrectly. For example, "; with a slightly different take," is not an independent clause, nor is there a conjunction in between. I replaced some I found unnecessary with a comma.Kürbis
Thanks for doing that. I've checked through, and the existing semicolons seem fine. SilkTork ✔Tea time 11:51, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Isn't "though" placed at the end of a sentence? I replaced "; though," with "however Kürbis
Thanks. I've looked through and the existing "though"s seem ok. SilkTork ✔Tea time 12:19, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
I have no particular preference for doing it that way - I'm just following what I saw - as in the article on the album in question: Cloud Nine (The Temptations album), and in sources which discuss it: [1], [2], [3]. SilkTork ✔Tea time 12:27, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  • "with the comment that Whitfield had recorded the song with a number of artists with different arrangements, and that with Marvin Gaye he had a "golden idea" when he set the song "in a slower, more mysterious tempo".[22]" - too many "with" Kürbis
Amended. SilkTork ✔Tea time 12:33, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  • "about the death of their college friend, and then travels to his funeral; the song serving in an extradiegetic fashion to both unite the main characters' friendship and to locate it nostalgically for the viewer.[31][32][33]" - I changed this to "about the death of their college friend, and then travels to his funeral; the song serves in an extradiegetic fashion to both unite the main characters' friendship and to locate it nostalgically for the viewer.[31][32][33]" because "the song serving..." is not an independent clause. --Kürbis () 10:25, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. SilkTork ✔Tea time 12:35, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Pass Meets the criteria. Regards.--Kürbis () 17:07, 5 October 2012 (UTC)