Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

The 35th Anniversary Collection

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This four-CD boxed set covers every essential track that Smokey Robinson and the Miracles ever recorded, and then some -- at least a dozen never previously anthologized tracks are included here, among them the original single versions of "Way Over There" (unavailable elsewhere) and "Shop Around" (which had already been released locally in Detriot when Berry Gordy decided one night to get a session together, punch up the rhythm, and lay down a new version, which became the hit). Even better is the remastering, which runs circles around any previous edition of the Miracles' work, and the annotation -- including an essay by Claudette Robinson -- that gives credit to all of the participants, including the backup musicians who were seldom if ever mentioned during Motown's heyday. The Smokey Robinson & the Miracles Anthology is a fine collection, but this set is the definitive history, and irreplaceable for anyone who genuinely loves the group.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:43 Amazon
2 02:37 Amazon
3 02:44
4 02:45 Amazon
5
02:45 Amazon
6 03:02 Amazon
7 02:44 Amazon
8 03:10
9 03:04 Amazon
10 03:06
11 02:52
12 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
13 02:35 Amazon
14 02:39 Amazon
15 03:04 Amazon
16 02:57 Amazon
17 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
18 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
19 02:47 Amazon
20 02:24
21 02:42 Amazon
22 02:39
23 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
24 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
25 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
26 02:47 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:59
2 02:48 Amazon
3 02:34 Amazon
4 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
5 02:47
6 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
7 02:36 Amazon
8 02:39 Amazon
9 02:55 Amazon
10 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
11 02:23 Amazon
12 02:36
13 02:20 Amazon
14 02:58 Amazon
15 02:59 Amazon
16 02:44
17 02:54 Amazon
18 03:02
19 03:22 Amazon
20 02:54
21 02:51
22 02:33
23 02:44 Amazon
24 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
25 02:50 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:32
2 02:43
3 02:26 Amazon
4 03:08 Amazon
5 03:02
6 02:59 Amazon
7 02:42 Amazon
8 02:50
9 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
10 02:43
11 02:36 Amazon
12 03:09 Amazon
13 02:28
14 02:51 Spotify
15 02:20
16 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
17 02:20
18 03:59
19 02:59 Amazon
20 02:27 Amazon
21 02:59 Amazon
22 03:07 SpotifyAmazon
23 03:03 Amazon
24 05:52 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:42 Amazon
2 03:31 Amazon
3 03:20 Amazon
4 03:07
5 03:09 Amazon
6 03:09 Amazon
7 03:23 Amazon
8 02:56 Amazon
9 03:18 Amazon
10 03:51
11 03:41 Amazon
12 03:51 Amazon
13 04:11
14
feat: The Miracles
03:08 SpotifyAmazon
15
feat: The Miracles
03:05 Spotify
16
feat: The Miracles
03:21 SpotifyAmazon
17 04:05
18
feat: The Miracles
03:01 Spotify
19 04:31
20 04:02
21 04:04
22 04:04 Spotify
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