That's the Way Love Is is the tenth studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released on January 8, 1970 on the Tamla (Motown) label. Built off the success of the title track (#7 Pop; #2 R&B in late 1969) originally taken from M.P.G., and much like Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" after its success, was released with intent to sell albums based on the success of one particular single (a Motown trademark). Gaye was showing signs of disillusionment from the label's powers-that-be mentality but it didn't affect the singer's performance as he gave a powerful vocal in the title track and was especially impressive with his version of The Beatles' "Yesterday". It also features the modestly successful cover of "Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got", originally recorded by Jimmy Ruffin for his 1967 album Jimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten, as well as a cover of Ruffin's "Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit, Baby?" (originally released by Ruffin as the lead single from his second album, Ruff 'n' Ready) as an album track. He also achieved some success with a cover version of "How Can I Forget?" (originally recorded by The Temptations). It also featured Gaye's classic rendition of the socially conscious tune, "Abraham, Martin & John" which became a huge hit in the UK, peaking at #9 in June 1970. The single (and that of his duet single with Tammi Terrell titled "The Onion Song") is widely regarded as a hint of what would follow a year later with his epochal What's Going On. He also covered The Temptations' hits "I Wish It Would Rain" and "Cloud Nine".