Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

The 35th Anniversary Collection

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AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder

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 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:43 Amazon
2 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:37 Amazon
3 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:44
4 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:45 Amazon
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Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:45 Amazon
6 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 03:02 Amazon
7 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:44 Amazon
8 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 03:10
9 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 03:04 Amazon
10 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 03:06
11 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:52
12 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
13 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:35 Amazon
14 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:39 Amazon
15 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 03:04 Amazon
16 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:57 Amazon
17 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
18 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
19 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:47 Amazon
20 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:24
21 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:42 Amazon
22 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:39
23 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
24 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
25 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
26 Smokey Robinson & the Miracles 02:47 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

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

Track Listing - Disc 3

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

Track Listing - Disc 4

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