Despite amassing 17 Top 40 pop hits and 7 Top 5 smashes, the Spinners have always languished in the shadows of more lauded R&B vocal groups like the Temptations and the O'Jays. The three-CD box set The Chrome Collection, however, casts a much-needed spotlight on one of the greatest soul outfits of all time. Formed in Detroit in the late '50s, the Spinners have undergone only five lineup changes in the years since, relying on the rock-solid foundation provided by original members Billy Henderson, Bobbie Smith, Henry Fambrough, and Pervis Jackson. Their chemistry is evident even in their earliest recordings, such as 1961's doo-wop-flavored "That's What Girls Are Made For" (featuring a then-unknown Marvin Gaye on drums), the early R&B hit "I'll Always Love You," and their 1970 crossover hit "It's a Shame," written and produced by Stevie Wonder and featuring new tenor G. C. Cameron. Those tracks appear here on Disc 1, the remainder of which highlights the Spinners' early years with Atlantic Records, where they hooked up with legendary lead vocalist Philippé Soul Wynne and Philly soul architect Thom Bell, who produced the infectious "I'll Be Around," the lush R&B chart-topper "One of a Kind (Love Affair)," and "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love." Disc 2 covers 197477 and keeps the fire burning with the smooth and soaring "Mighty Love" and "Sadie," Wynne's signature matriarchal tribute that became a live staple and was later resurrected by R. Kelly. Disc 3, which spans 197789, marks the Spinners' break with Bell and subsequent relationship with dance producer Michael Zager, who masterminded the disco-inspired hit medleys of songs by the Four Seasons ("Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me Girl"), Sam Cooke ("Cupid/I've Loved You a Long Time"), and the Carpenters ("Yesterday Once More/Nothing Remains the Same"). Housing 62 essential tracks and a lush, 60-page booklet packed with archival photos, insightful liner notes, and detailed track notes, The Chrome Collection reaffirms the gold standard of soul created by the Spinners.