Complete Duets

The Complete Duets

by Tammi Terrell
     
 
Most listeners will be satisfied enough with a best-of compilation to cover the work that Gaye and Terrell did together. Those who want to hear more should make The Complete Duets their next and only subsequent stop. The two-CD collection includes everything from their three Motown duet albums, along with the previously unreleased "We'll Be Satisfied," an

Overview

Most listeners will be satisfied enough with a best-of compilation to cover the work that Gaye and Terrell did together. Those who want to hear more should make The Complete Duets their next and only subsequent stop. The two-CD collection includes everything from their three Motown duet albums, along with the previously unreleased "We'll Be Satisfied," an alternate take of "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," and an alternate vocal of "Keep on Lovin' Me Honey." For good measure, the second half of disc two is devoted to rare solo Terrell sides. That includes four songs from 1965-1966 singles, including the non-LP B-side "Baby Don'tcha Worry," all of which were also released as duets with added Gaye vocals; it sounds like they're trying to make her a mini-Mary Wells on "Hold Me Oh My Darling." There are also nine previously unreleased Terrell solo tracks (though all of the songs were also featured, with Gaye on duet vocals, on the Gaye-Terrell LPs). It would have been good for the otherwise satisfactory liner notes to include more specific details on those unreleased Terrell items, and in all the non-hits on the package are enjoyably generic late-'60s Motown, rather than being of particularly exceptional merit. At the same time, it's of reasonably strong consistency and a useful compendium of the total known output of one of soul's top duets.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Scott Schinder
This exemplary 52-track set collects the duo's entire output -- including such transcendant anthems as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044001640223
catalogNumber:
016402
Rank:
60700

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  2. You Got What It Takes
  3. If I Could Build My World Around You
  4. Somethin' Stupid
  5. Your Precious Love
  6. Hold Me Oh My Darling
  7. Two Can Have a Party
  8. Little Boy, Little Ole Girl
  9. If This World Were Mine
  10. Sad Wedding
  11. Give a Little Love
  12. Oh How I'd Miss You
  13. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  14. Keep on Lovin' Me Honey
  15. You're All I Need to Get By
  16. Baby Don'tcha Worry
  17. You Ain't Livin Till You're Lovin'
  18. Give in, You Just Can't Win
  19. When Loves Comes Knocking at My Heart
  20. Come on and See Me
  21. I Can't Help But Love You
  22. That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone)
  23. I'll Never Stop Loving You Baby
  24. Memory Chest
  25. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  26. Keep on Lovin' Me Honey
  27. We'll Be Satisfied

Disc 2

  1. Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By
  2. California Soul
  3. Love Woke Me Up This Morning
  4. This Poor Heart of Mine
  5. I'm Your Puppet
  6. The Onion Song
  7. What You Gave Me
  8. Baby I Need Your Loving
  9. I Can't Believe You Love Me
  10. How You Gonna Keep It (After You Get It)
  11. More, More, More
  12. Satisfied Feelin'
  13. I Can't Believe You Love Me
  14. Hold Me Oh My Darling
  15. Come on and See Me
  16. Baby Don'tcha Worry
  17. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  18. Two Can Have a Party
  19. Oh How I'd Miss You
  20. You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
  21. Give In, You Just Can't Win
  22. When Love Comes Knocking at My Heart
  23. Memory Chest
  24. That's How It Is (Since You've Been Gone)
  25. More, More, More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tammi Terrell   Primary Artist
Spinners   Background Vocals
Andantes   Background Vocals
Nick Ashford   Background Vocals
Johnny Bristol   Background Vocals
Henry Fambrough   Background Vocals
Harvey Fuqua   Background Vocals
Pervis Jackson   Background Vocals
Valerie Simpson   Background Vocals
Chico Edwards   Background Vocals
Marlene Barrow   Background Vocals
Louvain Demps   Background Vocals
Billy Henderson   Background Vocals
Jackie Hicks   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer,Producer
Johnny Bristol   Composer,Producer
Hal Davis   Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer,Producer
Berry Gordy   Producer
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
Harry Weinger   Producer
Brian Chin   Essay
Robert Gordy   Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Frank Wilson   Producer
C. Carson Parks   Composer

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