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Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: The Ultimate Collection

1 rating: 5.0
1998 2 disc audio CD release

The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) is an American rhythm and blues group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordy's Motown Records. The Miracles went on to become one … see full wiki

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No question about it....still the best collection available.

  • Dec 11, 2008
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+5
After carefully checking out all of the other available options I find that "Smokey Robinson and the Miracles:  The Ultimate Collection" remains the best available collection from one of the pioneer groups at Motown.  Although Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were never on Motown's "A" team in terms of chart success,  they were nonetheless a reliable money maker for the label for over a decade.  Lead singer Smokey Robinson, who penned all but three of the selections on this disc, has long been regarded as one of America's greatest tunesmiths.  From the first big smash "Shop Around" released in 1960 until their the final #1 hit "Tears of A Clown" in 1970, The Miracles were on the charts almost continuously.  You'll find virtually all of their hits on this 25 track disc.  Among my personal favorites are 1967's "More Love" as well as "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" from 1969.  It has always been quite amazing to me that Smokey Robinson and the Miracles did not achieve even greater chart success then they did.  Thanks to the masterful pen of Smokey Robinson, the group had a seemingly endless supply of material to work with.  Alas, Smokey left The Miracles and embarked on a solo career in 1972.  There is no question that "Smokey Robinson and the Miracles:  The Ultimate Collection" rates a definite +5.   This is a truly outstanding collection.    Very highly recommended!  

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