20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson & The Mir

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson & The Mir

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by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
     
 

Like any record company worth their salt, MCA knows a good gimmick when they see it, and when the millennium came around, the 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection wasn't too far behind. Supposedly, the millennium is a momentous occasion, but it's hard to feel that way when it's used as another excuse to turn out a budget-line series. But apart fromSee more details below

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Like any record company worth their salt, MCA knows a good gimmick when they see it, and when the millennium came around, the 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection wasn't too far behind. Supposedly, the millennium is a momentous occasion, but it's hard to feel that way when it's used as another excuse to turn out a budget-line series. But apart from the presumptuous title, 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection turns out to be a very good budget-line series. True, it's impossible for any of these brief collections to be definitive, but they're nevertheless solid samplers that don't feature a bad song in the bunch. For example, take Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' 20th Century volume -- it's an irresistible budget-priced summary of their prime Motown recordings. There may be a couple of noteworthy songs missing, but many of their best-known songs are here, including "The Tracks of My Tears," "Ooo Baby Baby," "The Tears of a Clown" and "I Second That Emotion." Serious fans will want something more extensive, but this is an excellent introduction for neophytes and a great sampler for casual fans, considering its length and price. That doesn't erase the ridiculousness of the series title, but the silliness is excusable when the music and the collections are good.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1999
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0601215339826
catalogNumber:
53398
Rank:
7717

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles   Primary Artist
Smokey Robinson   Indexed Contributor,Vocals
Billy Griffin   Track Performer
Miracles   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Wade Marcus   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Sonny Burke   Arranger
Rick Chudacoff   Producer
Cleveland   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer,Executive Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Producer
Freddie Perren   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Paul Riser   Arranger
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Stu Hackel   Liner Notes

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