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4.0 out of 5 stars Be With Him Again, June 13, 2005
This review is from: My World: The Definitive Collection (Audio CD)
I really don't often see a very well put reflection these days about what classic R&B is really about. Yet, the past few years, a great ordeal of acts really came back out to the music scene. Soul legends from Prince and the legendary Patti LaBelle, all the way to modern R&B divas like Alicia Keya and Mariah Carey. Yet, with all that R&B, nobody has ever done the feeling of soul like Smokey Robinson. On his own, and as a team member of the soulful Miracles, Smokey has defined the feeling of classic R&B music. For many, there really hasn't been a definitive career spanning single collection, until now.

My World: The Definitve Collection, continues where Motown has conjured some greats definitives from acts like Lionel Richie, and the legendary Stevie Wonder. The 2005 Smokey Robinson collection really does deliver very well with showcasing Smokey at the top his game on his own, and with the Miracles. The collection includes over 20 great tracks that stand out great including hits like Being With You, Just To See Her, the seductive and sexy Quiet Storm, and classics like Ooo Baby Baby, the R&B standard Tears Of A Clown, and his legendary hit Crusin' which was covered by D' Angelo, and Huey Lewis & Gwenyth Paltrow from Duets. Yet, like all hits packages, there are a couple of dissapointments that have been noticed. One of those is that a few of Smokey's great songs were overlooked like Ebony Eyes, his collaboration with the late Rick James, and The Agony & The Ecstasy. Another dissapointment is that many people may consider another pair of hits collections like the solo ultimate collection & Smokey's ultimate collection with the Miracles, because there is a whole lot more to play around with and double the tracks.

Yet, with all of today and its R&B, it is just too easy to forget those classics. Smokey Robinson may not have it anymore, but his songs can still always carry the best of it anyday. For those who haven't heard this singer or anybody who has been a die hard Smokey Robinson fan, this is truly a remarkable collection and is really a must have just to hear him again.

Songs: B+

Album Cover: A-

Price: A-

Mastering: B 1/2+

Overall: B+
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Initial post: Aug 7, 2007 5:46:33 AM PDT
hi,
the comment you made "smokey robinson may not have it anymore" is way off the mark. i saw him last night in beverly, massachusetts and that voice is very much still in tact. go see him.
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