The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released by Motown/Universal in 2008, The Definitive Collection is an update of 1998's The Ultimate Collection, albeit one with seven fewer cuts and less information in the liner notes (release dates, chart placements, musician credits). There is no indication that the mastering of the material between the two releases is any different. For the casual Smokey Robinson & the Miracles fan, the truncated tracklisting is not a big deal. The songs not on this disc that were included on The Ultimate Collection were not major; in fact, not one of them cracked the Top 30 of the Black Singles chart. All the basic essentials are here, from 1962's "I'll Try Something New" through ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released by Motown/Universal in 2008, The Definitive Collection is an update of 1998's The Ultimate Collection, albeit one with seven fewer cuts and less information in the liner notes (release dates, chart placements, musician credits). There is no indication that the mastering of the material between the two releases is any different. For the casual Smokey Robinson & the Miracles fan, the truncated tracklisting is not a big deal. The songs not on this disc that were included on The Ultimate Collection were not major; in fact, not one of them cracked the Top 30 of the Black Singles chart. All the basic essentials are here, from 1962's "I'll Try Something New" through 1970's "The Tears of a Clown."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602517805446
  • Catalog Number: 001173402
  • Sales rank: 11,900

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Primary Artist
Smokey Robinson Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Smokey Robinson Composer, Producer
Wade Marcus Arranger
Al Cleveland Composer
Henry Cosby Composer, Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer, Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore Composer, Producer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Paul Riser Arranger
David Van De Pitte Arranger
Stevie Wonder Composer
William Robinson Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Stu Hackel Liner Notes
Robert Rogers Composer
Al Cleveland II Producer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
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