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

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 8/10/1999
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 601215339826
  • Catalog Number: 53398
  • Sales rank: 20,728

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tears of a Clown (3:02)
  2. 2 Shop Around (2:50)
  3. 3 The Tracks of My Tears (2:57)
  4. 4 I Second That Emotion (2:49)
  5. 5 Mickey's Monkey (2:51)
  6. 6 You've Really Got a Hold on Me (2:52)
  7. 7 More Love (2:49)
  8. 8 Ooo Baby Baby (2:49)
  9. 9 Cruisin' (4:29)
  10. 10 Just to See Her (4:04)
  11. 11 Love Machine - The Miracles (6:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Primary Artist
Smokey Robinson Indexed Contributor, Vocals
Billy Griffin Track Performer
The Miracles Track Performer
Technical Credits
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Wade Marcus Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Sonny Burke Arranger
Rick Chudacoff Producer
Al Cleveland Producer
Lamont Dozier Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. 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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