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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Compiling a single-disc set of tracks from William "Smokey" Robinson's long career and calling it a "definitive collection" is a bit absurd, since Robinson -- as a writer, singer, producer, and arranger -- has had a hand in countless hits over the years, at Motown and elsewhere, and nothing short of an extensive box set could hope to even come close to defining that kind of pop history. What My World as a single-disc compilation does do, though, is bring together tracks from all phases of Robinson's tenure, from his 1960s and early-'70s material with the Miracles through his smooth R&B hits as a solo artist in the later '70s and '80s, and then tops everything off with...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Compiling a single-disc set of tracks from William "Smokey" Robinson's long career and calling it a "definitive collection" is a bit absurd, since Robinson -- as a writer, singer, producer, and arranger -- has had a hand in countless hits over the years, at Motown and elsewhere, and nothing short of an extensive box set could hope to even come close to defining that kind of pop history. What My World as a single-disc compilation does do, though, is bring together tracks from all phases of Robinson's tenure, from his 1960s and early-'70s material with the Miracles through his smooth R&B hits as a solo artist in the later '70s and '80s, and then tops everything off with two brand new songs, making this a collection that spans four decades of elegantly arranged romantic pop in just over 70 minutes. You can't complain about a lack of quality, since the classic Miracles hits are here, including "The Tears of a Clown" and "The Tracks of My Tears," as well as Robinson's biggest solo hits, like the lush, irresistible "Cruisin'" from 1979 and his genre-defining "Quiet Storm," which lent its title to a whole new R&B radio format. Still, it will always be a little jarring to hear the earlier Miracles material next to the smoother relatively solo stuff, even if most of the musical ingredients are the same. The new tracks are lushly and lovingly arranged, and "My World" in particular seems to have the stamp of a future Smokey classic. Die-hard fans will want the two new songs, but undoubtedly will already have everything else collected here, so devotion will have to be measured. Casual listeners will benefit the most, getting an overview of Smokey's considerable achievements in one package, although that's no excuse for not going back and buying every Miracles album in the rack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/3/2005
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 075021039780
  • Catalog Number: 000413002
  • Sales rank: 19,282

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My World (3:17)
  2. 2 Fallin' (3:54)
  3. 3 Cruisin' (5:54)
  4. 4 Just to See Her Again (4:00)
  5. 5 The Tears of a Clown (3:00)
  6. 6 You've Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles (3:11)
  7. 7 Going to a Go-Go (2:46)
  8. 8 Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles (3:12)
  9. 9 Shop Around - The Miracles (2:48)
  10. 10 The Tracks of My Tears (2:55)
  11. 11 Being With You (4:07)
  12. 12 Baby That's Backatcha (3:39)
  13. 13 I Second That Emotion (2:46)
  14. 14 More Love (2:46)
  15. 15 Yester Love (2:18)
  16. 16 Ooo Baby Baby - The Miracles (2:45)
  17. 17 Baby Come Close (3:27)
  18. 18 I've Made Love to You a Thousand Times (4:21)
  19. 19 Quiet Storm (4:02)
  20. 20 Let Me Be the Clock (5:14)
  21. 21 One Heartbeat (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smokey Robinson Primary Artist, Vocals
The Miracles Vocals
Larry Ball Bass
Hiroshi Upshur Keyboards
Remedy Background Vocals
Timothy Bloom Background Vocals, Various
Daryl Holley Sr. Guitar
Daryl Holley Sr. Guitar
Technical Credits
Smokey Robinson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
David Blumberg Arranger
Peter Bunetta Arranger, Producer
Rick Chudacoff Arranger, Producer
Al Cleveland Composer, Producer
Henry Cosby Composer, Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Jimmy George Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Willie Hutch Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer, Producer
Lou Pardini Composer
Brian Ray Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Producer
George Tobin Arranger, Producer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Bobby Rogers Composer
Mickey Stevenson Audio Production
Steven Ivory Liner Notes
Vartan Art Direction
Marvin Tarplin Composer, Producer
Russell Turner Arranger, Producer
Reginald Burke Arranger
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Alan Mercer Cover Photo
Timothy Bloom Composer, Instrumentation
Justin Holley Digital Editing
Mike Miccirillo Arranger, Producer
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  • Posted July 26, 2013

     if you enjoy Smokey Robinson, I would strongly recommend this a

     if you enjoy Smokey Robinson, I would strongly recommend this album. No need to Shop Around- you got it!

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