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Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]

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Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]

Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Smooth Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:27 | 340,15 Mb
Label: Motown (USA) | Cat.# 3746351342 | Released: 1990 (1973-06-19)

"Smokey" is the debut studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson. It was released on June 19, 1973, by Tamla Records and was Robinson's first solo record after his departure from The Miracles. The album featured the single "Sweet Harmony", which was his tribute to his former singing partners in the Miracles: Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White. "Smokey" was arranged by Dave Blumberg, Gene Page and Willie Hutch. It also featured the song "Baby Come Close", his first solo hit single, and the single "Just My Soul Responding", a protest song dealing with ghetto life in America, and the plight of the American Indian. "Smokey" peaked at #70 on the Billboard albums chart, on which it spent 19 weeks.
~Wikipedia

Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]

Smokey is a tentative step forward, carrying clear remnants of Smokey Robinson's latter-day music with the Miracles, which shouldn’t come as a great surprise considering that it’s anchored by “Sweet Harmony,” a tune he wrote about and for the Miracles but was persuaded by Motown A&R’s Suzanne de Passe to keep for himself. From there, Robinson built a full LP, using Willie Hutch as his co-producer and writing a clutch of songs with Marvin Tarplin, his co-author on several Miracles hits. Certainly, the rich, gorgeous harmonies of “Sweet Harmony” consciously evoke the Miracles but the group is heard elsewhere too, in the bright bounce of “Wanna Know My Mind” and in its covers of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” and a medley of “Never My Love/Never Can Say Goodbye,” both bringing to mind Motown’s habit of recycling contemporary hits. These echoes of the past are comforting, particularly because they’re surrounded by modernity, thanks in part to Hutch’s lush, layered production but also Smokey’s willingness to embrace the shifting times, naturally favoring smooth soul to gritty funk, letting it escalate to an almost cinematic scale and, more importantly, not shying away from subjects he’d never tackle during the ‘60s whether it’s his family or the saga of a teenage runaway. It’s not a bold break into maturity on the level of What’s Going On or Music of My Mind but rather a transitional album, and a fascinating one at that, suggesting the path he would take going forward.
~Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]

Smokey Robinson - Smokey (1973) [1990, Reissue]




Release of the album: 1973, June, 19 [LP Tamla, Cat.# T 328L, USA]
Release of the CD: 1990 [CD Motown (USA), Cat.# 3746351342 / UPC: 737463513425]
℗&© 1973 Motown Record Company, L.P.
Manufactured and Marketed by Motown Record Company, L.P.
Printed/Made in U.S.A.


Note: Reissue, AAD.

Credits:

Arranged By – Dave Blumberg, Gene Page, Willie Hutch
Engineer [Recording] – Art Stewart, Bill MacMeekin, Bruce Ellison, Cal Harris, Eirik Wangsberg, Larry Miles
Photography By – Jim Britt
Producer – Smokey Robinson, Willie Hutch


01. Holly (04:37)
(William Robinson)
02. Medley: Never My Love / Never Can Say Goodbye (03:54)
(Don and Dick Addrisi/Clifton Davis)
03. A Silent Partner In A Three-Way Love Affair (03:50)
(William Robinson, Rose Ella Jones)
04. Just My Soul Responding (04:57)
(William Robinson, Marvin Tarplin)
05. Sweet Harmony (04:24)
(William Robinson)
06. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (04:42)
(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
07. Wanna Know My Mind (03:41)
(William Robinson)
08. The Family Song (04:23)
(William Robinson)
09. Baby Come Close (04:59)
(William Robinson, Pamela Moffett, Marvin Tarplin)

Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 27. September 2020, 10:55

Smokey Robinson / Smokey

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Analyzed: Smokey Robinson / Smokey
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -3.34 dB -15.67 dB 4:37 01-Holly
DR13 -1.40 dB -17.63 dB 3:54 02-Never My Love / Never Can Say Goodbye
DR13 -1.40 dB -16.21 dB 3:50 03-A Silent Partner In A Three-Way Love Affair
DR14 -1.51 dB -17.14 dB 4:57 04-Just My Soul Responding
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DR12 -2.55 dB -16.86 dB 4:42 06-Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
DR14 -2.10 dB -18.52 dB 3:41 07-Wanna Know My Mind
DR13 -1.40 dB -15.93 dB 4:23 08-The Family Song
DR13 -0.60 dB -17.96 dB 4:59 09-Baby Come Close
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Official DR value: DR13

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Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 745 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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See also:
Pure Smokey (1974) [1992, Reissue]
Yes It's You Lady (1982/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]
One Heartbeat (1987) [1990, Reissue]

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