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Smokey Robinson - Where There's Smoke...


Label:

UNI/Motown

Genre:

R&B/Soul

Product No.:
XUNI770462F96
Availability:
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Category:

FLAC 96kHz/24bit Download



FLAC 96kHz/24bit Download

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USA
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Total download size: 804MB Total play length: 35:02

Cover art included, liner notes not included

This album was a considerable return to form, Smokey Robinson's most commercially successful solo LP up to this point (and highest-charting record in 11 years), entirely due to the single "Cruisin'" (number four pop and R&B), his biggest pop hit since "The Tears of a Clown." Motown doesn't seem to have recognized that track's potency, leading off with the flop "Get Ready" (a disco treatment of the old Temptations hit) before turning to "Cruisin'" as a second single several months after the LP's release. "Where There's Smoke..." then took off and peaked at number 17, more than six months after first appearing. Although the LP is divided into "Smoke" and "Fire" sides, both sides start out with rhythmic songs and gradually slow down to near-ballad speed, with the sensuous "Cruisin'" the final "Fire" track. In retrospect, the album may be uneven and a touch too disco-ish in places, but in 1979-1980, Where's There's Smoke... brought Smokey Robinson back into the limelight.



1. It's A Good Night
2. I Love The Nearness Of You
3. The Hurt's On You
4. Ever Had A Dream
5. Get Ready
6. Share It
7. Cruisin'

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