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Not as good as it could have been
on August 9, 2005
While the material here is mostly 5-star, this compilation is not as complete as it should be. While the obvious hits are all here - "Cruisin," "Tracks of My Tears," "Being With You," etc., I would like to have had "Baby Baby Don't Cry," "If You Can Want," and "I'll Try Something New" from the Miracles and the solo "Agony and the Ecstasy." These are all better than the two new songs, and several others included here, including "Yester Love" and "I've Made Love to You a Thousand Times" really aren't from the cream of the crop. Plus only 74 minutes - enough room left for two more Miracles tracks. The sound quality and liner notes are good, and I am glad that the complete, "R-rated" album version of "Cruisin" was included. This is good enough for the casual fan, but, for those wanting the whole picture, the two-disc compilations of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and Smokey solo are better.