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by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Rick James, Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson & the Miracles


by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Rick James, Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson & the Miracles


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It's hard to say that Smokey Robinson's catalog was in desperate need of a new compilation when the double-disc Gold was released in the summer of 2006. He had excellent single-disc, double-disc, and box sets in his catalog, so there seemed to be a collection for every kind of fan -- and at first glance it seems that Gold offers nothing that previous sets do not. Closer inspection reveals that Gold serves a curious niche. Where such previous Smokey double-disc sets like 1995's Anthology and 2002's Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology focused entirely on music that he made with the Miracles (the 1995 set even included "Love Machine," which the Miracles recorded after his departure), this set has a heavy dose of his solo material -- the last 13 songs of this 40-track compilation are devoted to solo Smokey, including such hits as "Baby That's Backatcha," "Quiet Storm," "Cruisin'," "Ebony Eyes," and "One Heartbeat." This combined with an excellent 27-track overview of his prime work with the Miracles -- all the standard hits along with some superbly chosen relatively lesser-known tunes -- makes this Gold an excellent choice for the listener who wants a comprehensive double-disc overview of Robinson's entire career and not just of his time with the Miracles.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2006
Label: Motown
UPC: 0602517032408
catalogNumber: 000724702
Rank: 25102


Disc 1

  1. Bad Girl
  2. (You Can) Depend on Me
  3. Shop Around
  4. I'll Try Something New
  5. You've Really Got a Hold on Me
  6. Mickey's Monkey
  7. I Like It Like That
  8. That's What Love Is Made Of
  9. Ooo Baby Baby
  10. The Tracks of My Tears
  11. My Girl Has Gone
  12. Going to a Go-Go
  13. (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need
  14. The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage
  15. More Love
  16. I Second That Emotion
  17. If You Can Want
  18. Yester Love
  19. Special Occasion
  20. Baby Baby Don't Cry
  21. Doggone Right
  22. Point It Out
  23. Who's Gonna Take the Blame

Disc 2

  1. The Tears of a Clown
  2. I Don't Blame You at All
  3. Satisfaction
  4. We've Come Too Far to End It Now
  5. Baby Come Close
  6. I Am I Am
  7. Baby That's Backatcha
  8. Quiet Storm
  9. Open
  10. Cruisin'
  11. Let Me Be the Clock
  12. Being with You
  13. Ebony Eyes
  14. Just to See Her
  15. One Heartbeat
  16. Double Good Everything
  17. My World

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Rick James   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Photo Courtesy
Gene Page   Arranger
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Nick Ashford   Composer
Hidle Brown Barnum   Arranger
David Blumberg   Arranger
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Peter Bunetta   Producer
Rick Chudacoff   Producer
Henry Cosby   Composer,Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Jimmy George   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer,Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Willie Hutch   Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer,Producer
Lou Pardini   Composer
Mike Piccirillo   Arranger,Producer
Brian Ray   Composer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Producer
George Tobin   Arranger,Producer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Ronald White   Composer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Robert Rodgers   Composer
Cleveland   Producer
Russell Turner   Arranger
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Wade Jr. Brown   Composer
Timothy Bloom   Composer

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