Time Flies When You're Having Fun

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The time that has flown is Smokey's 50 years in the business, but it could just as well refer to the number of years since Robinson has released a smooth soul album: almost 20 full years! Smokey, of course, has stayed active during the interim, both on-stage and on record, but Time Flies When You're Having Fun marks a return to the coolly simmering quiet storm that was his stock in trade during the '70s and '80s. Apart from production techniques, not much has changed in Smokey's music during the time off, either: this is still smooth, unhurried soul that vacillates between elegance and supper-club classiness. Of course, since these are two sides of the same ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The time that has flown is Smokey's 50 years in the business, but it could just as well refer to the number of years since Robinson has released a smooth soul album: almost 20 full years! Smokey, of course, has stayed active during the interim, both on-stage and on record, but Time Flies When You're Having Fun marks a return to the coolly simmering quiet storm that was his stock in trade during the '70s and '80s. Apart from production techniques, not much has changed in Smokey's music during the time off, either: this is still smooth, unhurried soul that vacillates between elegance and supper-club classiness. Of course, since these are two sides of the same coin, they fit together seamlessly, with the only question being whether the immaculately polished music veers toward the corny, but whenever it does, Smokey's impeccably tailored vocals steer it back to toward the sweetly romantic. After all these years, Smokey still makes it all seem easy -- so easy that it's puzzling why he hasn't made a record like this in so long, because as this comforting, velvety album proves, nobody does it better than he.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 851404002004
  • Catalog Number: 40020
  • Sales rank: 20,065

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time Flies (4:59)
  2. 2 Don't Know Why (3:54)
  3. 3 Girlfriend (4:25)
  4. 4 You're the One for Me - Joss Stone (5:05)
  5. 5 One Time (4:47)
  6. 6 Please Don't Take Your Love - Carlos Santana (4:49)
  7. 7 That Place (4:53)
  8. 8 Love Bath (5:32)
  9. 9 Whatcha Gonna Do (5:19)
  10. 10 Satisfy You (4:45)
  11. 11 You're Just My Life - India.Arie (4:09)
  12. 12 I Want You Back (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Smokey Robinson Primary Artist
Phil Upchurch Guitar
David T. Walker Guitar
Alex Al Bass
Luis Conte Percussion
Dean DeLeo Guitar
David Garfield Piano, Keyboards
Dorian Holley Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Ricky Lawson Drums
Ricky Minor Bass
Ray Parker Jr. Guitar
Darryl Phinnessee Background Vocals
Gary Gold Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
David E. Williams Guitar
Tariqh Akoni Guitar
Karrie Benoit Background Vocals
Terrence Bolden Guitar
Serena Henry Background Vocals
Karrie Benoit-Morales Background Vocals
Darryl Phinessy Background Vocals
C.C. Thomas Bass
Damon Bourne Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Smokey Robinson Arranger, Composer, Producer
Sonny Burke String Arrangements
David Garfield Arranger
John Kilgore Engineer
Jim Reitzel Engineer
Gary Gold Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Ghian Wright Engineer
Jared Nugent Engineer
Shinnosuke Miyazawa Engineer
Brian Lowell French Producer, Art Direction, Cover Photo
Terrence Bolden Composer, Producer, drum programming
Anthony Bynum Producer, Engineer
Bill Hughs String Contractor
Chris Owens Engineer
Jeffrey Freeman Engineer
Brian French Producer
Anthony Bynum Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Again, exceptional! I love this CD...smooth...very Smokey.

    Again, exceptional! I love this CD...smooth...very Smokey.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Awesome

    What sexy, sultry songs. His voice is awesome and he hasn't missed a beat. Wow

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Time flies When You're Having Fun

    Nice gift for a Smokey Robinson fan. Not really impressive

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