Solo Albums, Vol. 6

Solo Albums, Vol. 6

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by Smokey Robinson
     
 

Vol. 6 of Smokey Robinson's solo albums pairs 1980's Warm Thoughts with Being with You. Arriving on the heels of the very successful Where There's Smoke..., Warm Thoughts follows the same blueprint, perhaps muting the cheerful tempos just slightly, letting itself drift toward ballads with an elongated pulse, but there's still plentySee more details below

Overview

Vol. 6 of Smokey Robinson's solo albums pairs 1980's Warm Thoughts with Being with You. Arriving on the heels of the very successful Where There's Smoke..., Warm Thoughts follows the same blueprint, perhaps muting the cheerful tempos just slightly, letting itself drift toward ballads with an elongated pulse, but there's still plenty of cheerful disco and bright pop here, making it easy to enjoy. Being with You expands upon the sound of Warm Thoughts by borrowing some of Quincy Jones' enthusiastic innovations, threading in some new wave synths for good measure. Some of the record is a little thin -- its closing "I Hear the Children Singing" is quite sappy -- but it is anchored by the immortal quiet storm title track, and such moments as "Can't Fight Love" illustrate that Smokey was still adept at shaping the styles to his sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2011
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527842066
catalogNumber:
001619802

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Tracks

  1. Let Me Be the Clock  - Smokey Robinson
  2. Heavy On Pride (Light On Love)  - Smokey Robinson
  3. Into Each Rain Some Life Must Fall  - Smokey Robinson
  4. Wine, Women and Song  - Smokey Robinson
  5. Melody Man  - Smokey Robinson
  6. What's In Your Life For Me  - Smokey Robinson
  7. I Want To Be Your Love  - Smokey Robinson
  8. Travelin' Through  - Smokey Robinson
  9. Being With You  - Smokey Robinson
  10. Food For Thought  - Smokey Robinson
  11. If You Wanna Make Love (Come 'Round Here)  - Smokey Robinson
  12. Who's Sad  - Smokey Robinson
  13. Can't Fight Love  - Smokey Robinson
  14. You Are Forever  - Smokey Robinson
  15. As You Do  - Smokey Robinson
  16. I Hear the Children Singing  - Smokey Robinson
  17. Aqui Con Tigo  - Smokey Robinson
  18. Aqui con Tigo/Being with You  - Smokey Robinson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokey Robinson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert John   Background Vocals
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Cheryl Cooper   Background Vocals
Bill Cuomo   Keyboards
Ivory Davis   Background Vocals
Scott Edwards   Bass
James Gadson   Drums
Patricia Henley   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Michael Jacobsen   Cello
Joel Peskin   Saxophone
Mike Piccirillo   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Steel Drums
Roderick Rancifer   Keyboards
Ron Rancifer   Keyboards
Claudette Robinson   Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Fred Smith   Flute,Reeds,Saxophone
David Stout   Trombone
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Howard Lee Wolen   Percussion
Mark Wolfson   Percussion
Reginald Burke   Keyboards
Robert "Pops" Popwell   Bass
James "Alibe" Sledge   Conga,Background Vocals
Patricia Henley Talbert   Background Vocals
Scotty Harris   Drums
Harry Jim   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Smokey Robinson   Composer,Producer
Peter Kingsbery   Composer
Gary Goetzman   Composer,Direction
John LeMay   Mastering
Mike Piccirillo   Composer
Kevin Reeves   Mastering
George Tobin   Arranger,Producer
Harry Weinger   Compilation Supervisor
Howard Lee Wolen   Engineer
Mark Wolfson   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Mario Salinas   Spanish Translation
Ginny Livingston   Art Direction
Ron Slenzak   Cover Photo
Simone Sheffield   Talent Coordinator
Reginald Burke   Arranger
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Michele Horie   Art Direction
Andrew Skurow   Tape Vault Research
Forrest Hairston   Composer
John Schuning   Art Direction
Rose Ella Jones   Composer
Pamela Moffett   Composer
Andrew Labarrere   Legal Advisor
Johnny Lee   Art Direction
Michael Lizzio   Producer,Engineer
Sujata Murthy   Publicity
Danny Soul   Composer

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