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

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Rpm Records Uk
  • EAN: 5013929598799
  • Catalog Number: 2959879
  • Sales rank: 50,180

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
Nick Robbins Remastering
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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