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

Track Listing - Disc 2

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

Track Listing - Disc 3

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

Track Listing - Disc 4

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