Take Two (Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston album)

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Take Two
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 25, 1966
Recorded1964-1966, Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan, US
GenreR&B, soul
ProducerHarvey Fuqua
William "Mickey" Stevenson
Marvin Gaye chronology
Moods of Marvin Gaye
Take Two
Kim Weston chronology
Take Two (w/Marvin Gaye)
For the First Time
Singles from Take Two
  1. "What Good Am I Without You"
    Released: September 30, 1964
  2. "It Takes Two"
    Released: May 12, 1966

Take Two is a duet album by Motown label mates Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston, released August 25, 1966 on the Motown's Tamla label. The album was titled after its most successful selection, the Top 5 R&B/Top 20 Pop hit "It Takes Two", which was to this point Gaye's most successful duet with another singer; the album also featured the modest hit "What Good Am I Without You?".

Shortly after this album was released, Weston left Motown in a dispute over royalties (coincidentally, Mary Wells had departed from Motown two years prior after also recording a duets album - Together - with Gaye). Weston's replacement as Gaye's duet partner was Tammi Terrell, who recorded several successful hit singles with Gaye during the late 1960s.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "It Takes Two" (Sylvia Moy, William "Mickey" Stevenson) - 3:00
  2. "I Love You, Yes I Do" (Henry Glover, Sally Nix) - 2:22
  3. "Baby I Need Your Loving" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) - 3:14
  4. "It's Got to Be a Miracle (This Thing Called Love)" (Vernon Bullock, Moy, Stevenson) - 3:31
  5. "Baby Say Yes" (Stevenson, Kim Weston) - 3:16
  6. "What Good Am I Without You" (Alphonso Higdon, Stevenson) - 2:55

Side two[edit]

  1. "'Til There Was You" (Meredith Willson) - 2:28
  2. "Love Fell on Me" (Moy, Stevenson) - 2:29
  3. "Secret Love" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) - 2:48
  4. "I Want You 'Round" (William "Smokey" Robinson, Stevenson) - 2:27
  5. "Heaven Sent You, I Know" (Bullock, Moy, Stevenson) - 3:05
  6. "When We're Together" (Bullock, Moy) - 2:40
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars