Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The 35th Anniversary Collection (2014)

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The 35th Anniversary Collection (2014)
Artist: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Album: The 35th Anniversary Collection
Genre: Soul / Funk / R’n’B
Origin: USA
Released: 2014
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
CD 1:
Got A Job (2:44)
I Cry (2:37)
Bad Girl (2:44)
All I Want Is You (2:45)
It (2:45)
Way Over There (3:03)
The Feeling Is So Fine (2:44)
(You Can) Depend On Me (3:10)
Shop Around (Regional Version) (3:04)
Who’s Lovin’ You (3:06)
Shop Around (2:52)
After All (2:48)
Ain’t It Baby (2:35)
Mighty Good Lovin’ (2:39)
Broken Hearted (3:04)
Everybody’s Gotta Pay Some Dues (2:57)
That’s The Way I Feel (2:40)
Determination (2:20)
I Had To Cry (2:47)
What’s So Good About Good Bye (2:24)
I’ve Been Good To You (2:42)
I’ll Try Something New (2:39)
You Never Miss A Good Thing (2:44)
If Your Mother Only Knew (2:43)
He Don’t Care About Me (2:17)
A Love That Can Never Be (2:47)

CD 2:
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me (Mono) (2:59)
Happy Landing (2:48)
Father Dear (2:34)
A Love She Can Count On (2:52)
Mickey’s Monkey (2:47)
Whatever Makes You Happy (2:33)
The Day You Take One (You Have To Take The Other) (2:36)
I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying (2:40)
(You Can’t Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You (2:55)
Heartbreak Road (2:46)
Show Me You Can Dance (2:23)
I Like It Like That (2:36)
You’re So Fine And Sweet (2:20)
That’s What Love Is Made Of (2:58)
Baby Don’t You Go (2:59)
Ooo Baby Baby (2:44)
All That’s Good (2:54)
The Tracks Of My Tears (3:02)
A Fork In The Road (3:22)
My Girl Has Gone (2:54)
Going To A Go-Go (2:51)
Choosey Beggar (2:33)
I’m Stuck On You (2:44)
Whole Lot Of Shakin’ In My Heart (Since I Met You) (2:43)
Oh Be My Love (2:50)

CD 3:
(Come ’round Here) I’m The One You Need (2:30)
My Business, Your Pleasure (2:41)
Save Me (2:24)
It’s A Good Feeling (3:07)
The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage (2:59)
Come Spy With Me (2:57)
My Love For You (2:39)
More Love (2:48)
After You Put Back The Pieces (I’ll Still Have A Broken Heart) (2:41)
I Second That Emotion (2:41)
You Must Be Love (2:34)
I Care About Detroit (3:07)
If You Can Want (2:26)
When The Words From Your Heart Get Caught Up In Your Throat (2:50)
Yester Love (2:18)
You Only Build Me Up To Tear Me Down (3:23)
Special Occasion (2:18)
Baby, Baby Don’t Cry (3:57)
Doggone Right (2:58)
The Composer (2:26)
Here I Go Again (2:57)
Once I Got To Know You (Couldn’t Help But Love You) (3:05)
Abraham, Martin, And John (3:01)
What Love Has Joined Together (5:52)

CD 4:
Point It Out (2:42)
Who’s Gonna Take The Blame (3:31)
I Gotta Thing For You (3:20)
The Tears Of A Clown (3:07)
Promise Me (3:09)
I Don’t Blame You At All (3:09)
There’s A Sad Story Here (3:23)
Crazy About The La La La (2:56)
Satisfaction (3:18)
We’ve Come Too Far To End It Now (3:51)
I Can’t Stand To See You Cry (3:41)
Here I Go Again (Live From The Carter Barron Amphitheater/1972) (3:51)
Sweet Harmony (4:11)
Don’t Let It End (Til You Let It Begin) (3:09)
Do It Baby (3:05)
Don’t Cha Love It (3:21)
Quiet Storm (4:05)
Love Machine (Pt. 1) (3:01)
Cruisin’ (4:31)
Being With You (4:02)
Just To See Her (4:04)
One Heartbeat (4:04)


This four-CD boxed set covers every essential track that Smokey Robinson and the Miracles ever recorded, and then some — at least a dozen never previously anthologized tracks are included here, among them the original single versions of “Way Over There” (unavailable elsewhere) and “Shop Around” (which had already been released locally in Detriot when Berry Gordy decided one night to get a session together, punch up the rhythm, and lay down a new version, which became the hit). Even better is the remastering, which runs circles around any previous edition of the Miracles’ work, and the annotation — including an essay by Claudette Robinson — that gives credit to all of the participants, including the backup musicians who were seldom if ever mentioned during Motown’s heyday. The Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Anthology is a fine collection, but this set is the definitive history, and irreplaceable for anyone who genuinely loves the group.
Review by Bruce Eder