It's Gonna Take A Miracle: The Complete MGM Recordings

It's Gonna Take A Miracle: The Complete MGM Recordings

by The Royalettes
     
 

Discerning collectors, take note: though the titles are similar, this compilation is not the same CD as the 18-track 1996 anthology on Ichiban titled It's Gonna Take a Miracle: The MGM Sides. This British 2010 release, on the RPM label, is more comprehensive, its 30 songs including everything from their two MGM albums, as well as three non-LP bonusSee more details below

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Discerning collectors, take note: though the titles are similar, this compilation is not the same CD as the 18-track 1996 anthology on Ichiban titled It's Gonna Take a Miracle: The MGM Sides. This British 2010 release, on the RPM label, is more comprehensive, its 30 songs including everything from their two MGM albums, as well as three non-LP bonus tracks from 1966 singles. The casual soul fan doesn't miss much by sticking with the shorter 1996 compilation. But for more serious Royalettes fans, this is an admirably complete and well-annotated document of their MGM output, which comprised most of their discography. Though only the title track made much of a commercial impact, their MGM recordings were more consistent than those of many soul artists with higher profiles. It's true that nothing matches "It's Gonna Take a Miracle," and that there's some similarity to much of the material that some fussy specialists might find a little off-putting. But for those who enjoy early soul music with poppier orchestrated production and a greater lingering girl group influence than much of the style boasted, it's a fine listen, with relatively few mediocre tracks and quite a few good ones. Even the LP-only tracks are largely respectable, and though like many soul acts they turned to some pop standards to fill out one of their albums (1966's The Elegant Sounds of the Royalettes), they didn't overdo it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
Label:
Rpm Records Uk
UPC:
5013929598799
catalogNumber:
2959879
Rank:
10610

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Tracks

  1. It's Gonna Take a Miracle
  2. Poor Boy
  3. Watch What Happens
  4. You Bring Me Down
  5. Yes, I'm Ready
  6. Don't You Cry
  7. I Want To Meet Him
  8. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
  9. How Can You Face Me
  10. Only When You're Lonely
  11. He's Gone
  12. Never Again
  13. Baby Are You Puttin' Me On
  14. Love Without an End
  15. Getting Through To Me
  16. It's a Big Mistake
  17. Don't Throw Me Away
  18. Lonely Girl
  19. I Don't Want To Be the One
  20. Shangri-La
  21. It's Better Not To Know
  22. Think Before You Act
  23. Let Me Know When It's Over
  24. Forever More
  25. The Rest of My Life
  26. I Can't Stop Running Away
  27. An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair)
  28. When Summer's Gone
  29. (He is) My Man
  30. Take My Love (and Hide It From My Heart)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Royalettes   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Michel Legrand   Composer
Bill Medley   Composer
Barbara Mason   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Bobby Hart   Composer
Tony May   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
George Goldner   Composer
Arlene Smith   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Kenny Williams   Composer
Paul Bevoir   Artwork
Harold Adamson   Composer
Leo McCarey   Composer
Lou Stallman   Composer
Bo Gentry   Composer
John Reed   Liner Notes
Victoria Pike   Composer
Larry Kusik   Composer
Robert Weinstein   Composer
Bobby Weinstein   Composer
Sol Meshel   Composer
Robert Harshman   Composer
Irwin Schuster   Composer
Arthur Irwin   Composer

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