You're All I Need equals the debut of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell in every way except chart position and newness. It reached number 60 on the pop charts, a good showing but 31 rungs lower than United, their debut. It includes arguably their finest recording, "You're All I Need to Get By," a testament to their singing skills and the writing/producing talents of Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson -- and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" is no slouch either. The urgent "Keep on Lovin' Me Honey" is the lesser of three single releases, but a quality cut just the same, thanks in part to the twang in Tammi's voice on the uptempo pleader. Johnny Bristol and Robert Beavers' "Baby Dontcha Worry" gets an update; Johnny & Jackey first recorded the chugger on Harvey Fuqua's Tri Phi label in 1962. As on all three releases, Marvin and Tammi perform one of Tammi's solo cuts; in this case, "Come on and See Me" takes a backseat to the original. "Memory Chest," an overlooked number, is one of their most charming ballads.
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AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton