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My World: The Definitive Collection

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'My World' presents, for the first time ever, a singular career retrospective from all eras of Smokey Robinson's recording legacy. Here are the words from the heart and mind of an American poet, the timeless sounds of sweet love and heartbreak, from the beginning to right now. Features two new songs recorded exclusively for this collection, 'My World & 'Fallen'. Motown. 2005.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 3, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motown Records
  • ASIN: B000929AVE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,402 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Paul Tognetti TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 9, 2005
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Smokey Robinson was a fixture on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for nearly three decades. He is also widely regarded as one of America's greatest songwriters. "My World: The Definitive Collection" offers a fine overview of the career of this multi-talented and legendary performer. Enjoy once again several of his 1960's hits with the Miracles including Motown's very first hit single "Shop Around" as well as the 1967 smash "More Love". Among the other Miracles tunes included on this disc are "Going To A-Go-Go", "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and Smokey's most popular song of all-time "The Tears of A Clown". Kudos to the engineers for an outstanding remastering job! Each and every track on this disc is crystal clear and this will add to your enjoyment of Smokey's inimitable falsetto voice.

But this treasure trove of hits also includes several of Smokey's biggest solo recordings from the 1970's and 1980's. "Quiet Storm" and "Cruisin" are fine examples of Smokey's work in the 1970's. Smokey Robinson's popularity would soar in the 1980's with three Top 10 hits. "Being With You", "Just To See Her" and "One Heartbeat" are all included in "My World: The Definitive Collection".

I was quite excited to discover that Smokey Robinson recorded two brand new tunes for this collection. I have sampled both "My World" and "Fallin'" a number of times and to be honest with you neither tune excites me. Perhaps they will grow on me with time but the old magic just does not seem to be there.

Nevertheless, the great remastering job coupled with the inclusion of tunes from both his days with the Miracles and his own solo career makes "My World: The Definitive Collection" a winner. This is a solid four star offering. Recommended.
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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.
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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.
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I love Smokey Robinson. This CD is a great way to get his big hits all on one CD. Every song is great. He is an exceptionally talented singer and songwriter and this CD shows that. It has his hits with the Miracles (for example, "I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown") as well as his hits as a single artist (for example: "Cruisin'" and "Just to See Her"). There are some new songs on here as well and they're just as good. You won't be disappointed with this CD and you'll play it over and over again if you're the Smokey Robinson fan that I am.
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Nice collection of Smokey Robinson from his early days with the Miracles to his solo efforts. His silky smooth voice,talented writing abilities for other Motown groups and to have many of hs hits covered by KIm Carnes(More Love)OOH Baby, tracks of my tears from Linda Ronstadt, and his later solo efforts "Just to See you, Crusin.
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