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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
While a deeper dip into the Miracles' first release Renaissance wouldn't have hurt, The Essential Collection is still a fine overview of their post-Smokey Robinson recordings on Motown with Billy Griffin. The CD relies heavily on cuts from their best-selling City of Angels album: "Waldo Roderick DeHammersmith," "My Name Is Michael," the dreamy "Smog," the controversial "Ain't Nobody Straight in L. A.," and their number one smash "Love Machine." Other gimmes are "Do It Baby," "What Is a Heart Good For," and the super-classy "Don't Let It End Til You Let It Begin." Ronnie White's seldom-used as a lead second tenor is refreshing and provides a good contrast to Griffin's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
While a deeper dip into the Miracles' first release Renaissance wouldn't have hurt, The Essential Collection is still a fine overview of their post-Smokey Robinson recordings on Motown with Billy Griffin. The CD relies heavily on cuts from their best-selling City of Angels album: "Waldo Roderick DeHammersmith," "My Name Is Michael," the dreamy "Smog," the controversial "Ain't Nobody Straight in L. A.," and their number one smash "Love Machine." Other gimmes are "Do It Baby," "What Is a Heart Good For," and the super-classy "Don't Let It End Til You Let It Begin." Ronnie White's seldom-used as a lead second tenor is refreshing and provides a good contrast to Griffin's delicate first tenor on many tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2002
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731454468121
  • Catalog Number: 544681
  • Sales rank: 69,556

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Overture (3:13)
  2. 2 City of Angels (4:52)
  3. 3 Free Press (3:16)
  4. 4 Ain't Nobody Straight in L.A (3:48)
  5. 5 Night Life (4:20)
  6. 6 Love Machine (6:54)
  7. 7 My Name Is Michael (3:00)
  8. 8 Poor Charlotte (6:06)
  9. 9 Waldo Roderick DeHammersmith (3:06)
  10. 10 Smog (5:18)
  11. 11 Don't Let It End (3:06)
  12. 12 What Is a Hear Good For (2:58)
  13. 13 Give Me Just Another Day (3:32)
  14. 14 Do It Baby (2:57)
  15. 15 Don't Cha Love It (3:15)
  16. 16 Gemini (2:55)
  17. 17 Take It All (3:37)
  18. 18 Love to Make Love (4:48)
  19. 19 You Need a Miracle (6:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Miracles Primary Artist
Billy Griffin Vocals
Wade Marcus Strings, Horn
John Barnes Strings
John Barnes Horn
Technical Credits
Hal Davis Producer
Eddy Manson Arranger
Fonce Mizell Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore Producer
Freddie Perren Arranger, Producer
Tom Sellers Arranger
James Carmich Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What You Alll Have Been Waiting For

    All the great songs from the Miracles 1970's career with Billy Griffin as lead singer. It's a shame that this CD had to be released through the European market.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Billy Griffin-not another Smokey !

    I remember when Billy joined the Miracles and the hype behind him attempting to fill '' Smokey's shoes''. This album puts to rest any questions one might have to as to Billy's ability. If one wants to hear what real music sounds like, then check this one out. It will definitely inspire you to become a new BILLY GRIFFIN fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally, City Of Angels!

    I've just completed my essential CD collection,,,With my favorite album from the 70's City Of Angels,The Miracles

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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