Gold

Gold

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by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
     
 

It's hard to say that Smokey Robinson's catalog was in desperate need of a new compilation when the double-disc Gold was released in the summer of 2006. He had excellent single-disc, double-disc, and box sets in his catalog, so there seemed to be a collection for every kind of fan -- and at first glance it seems that Gold offers nothing that previousSee more details below

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It's hard to say that Smokey Robinson's catalog was in desperate need of a new compilation when the double-disc Gold was released in the summer of 2006. He had excellent single-disc, double-disc, and box sets in his catalog, so there seemed to be a collection for every kind of fan -- and at first glance it seems that Gold offers nothing that previous sets do not. Closer inspection reveals that Gold serves a curious niche. Where such previous Smokey double-disc sets like 1995's Anthology and 2002's Ooo Baby Baby: The Anthology focused entirely on music that he made with the Miracles (the 1995 set even included "Love Machine," which the Miracles recorded after his departure), this set has a heavy dose of his solo material -- the last 13 songs of this 40-track compilation are devoted to solo Smokey, including such hits as "Baby That's Backatcha," "Quiet Storm," "Cruisin'," "Ebony Eyes," and "One Heartbeat." This combined with an excellent 27-track overview of his prime work with the Miracles -- all the standard hits along with some superbly chosen relatively lesser-known tunes -- makes this Gold an excellent choice for the listener who wants a comprehensive double-disc overview of Robinson's entire career and not just of his time with the Miracles.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/2006
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0602517032408
catalogNumber:
000724702
Rank:
641

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bad Girl  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  2. (You Can) Depend on Me  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  3. Shop Around  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  4. I'll Try Something New  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  5. You've Really Got a Hold on Me  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  6. Mickey's Monkey  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  7. I Like It Like That  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  8. That's What Love Is Made Of  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  9. Ooo Baby Baby  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  10. The Tracks of My Tears  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  11. My Girl Has Gone  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  12. Going to a Go-Go  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  13. (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  14. The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  15. More Love  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  16. I Second That Emotion  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  17. If You Can Want  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  18. Yester Love  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  19. Special Occasion  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  20. Baby Baby Don't Cry  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  21. Doggone Right  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  22. Point It Out  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  23. Who's Gonna Take the Blame  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Disc 2

  1. The Tears of a Clown  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  2. I Don't Blame You at All  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  3. Satisfaction  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  4. We've Come Too Far to End It Now  -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  5. Baby Come Close  - Smokey Robinson
  6. I Am I Am  - Smokey Robinson
  7. Baby That's Backatcha  - Smokey Robinson
  8. Quiet Storm  - Smokey Robinson
  9. Open  - Smokey Robinson
  10. Cruisin'  - Smokey Robinson
  11. Let Me Be the Clock  - Smokey Robinson
  12. Being with You  - Smokey Robinson
  13. Ebony Eyes  - Smokey Robinson
  14. Just to See Her  - Smokey Robinson
  15. One Heartbeat  - Smokey Robinson
  16. Double Good Everything  - Smokey Robinson
  17. My World  - Smokey Robinson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles   Primary Artist
Smokey Robinson   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

Rick James   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Smokey Robinson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Photo Courtesy
Gene Page   Arranger
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Nick Ashford   Composer
H.B. Barnum   Arranger
David Blumberg   Arranger
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Peter Bunetta   Producer
Rick Chudacoff   Producer
Henry Cosby   Composer,Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Jimmy George   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer,Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Willie Hutch   Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer,Producer
Lou Pardini   Composer
Mike Piccirillo   Arranger,Producer
Brian Ray   Composer
Paul Riser   Arranger
Valerie Simpson   Composer,Producer
George Tobin   Arranger,Producer
David Van De Pitte   Arranger
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Mickey Stevenson   Producer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Ronald White   Composer
Robert Rogers   Composer
Robert Rodgers   Composer
Cleveland   Producer
Russell Turner   Arranger
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Wade Jr. Brown   Composer
Timothy Bloom   Composer

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