One Dozen Roses

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One Dozen Roses
Studio album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Released August 27, 1971
Recorded 1966, 1970–1971
Genre Soul
Label Tamla
TS 312L
Producer Smokey Robinson
Henry Cosby
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles chronology
The Season for Miracles
(1970)
One Dozen Roses
(1971)
Flying High Together
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

One Dozen Roses is a 1971 album by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, issued on Motown Records' Tamla label. The penultimate album before lead singer Smokey Robinson departed the group for a solo career, One Dozen Roses features the Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hit single "I Don't Blame You At All". Also included is the group's number-one smash hit "The Tears of a Clown", which was also made available through the reissue of the 1967 Miracles LP Make It Happen as The Tears of a Clown.Both of these songs were also huge hits in England, reaching # 11 and # 1 respectively.

Other tracks on One Dozen Roses include the charting singles "Satisfaction" and "Crazy About The La La La", both of which peaked below number 40 on the Hot 100,the ballad "That Girl", which served as the "b" side to I Don't Blame You At All, "When Sundown Comes", which was actually earmarked as a single "A" side release (but was withdrawn in favor of "Satisfaction",[2] and the topical spoken-word song "No Wonder Love's a Wonder". The album cover features Miracles background vocalist Claudette Rogers Robinson, wife of Smokey Robinson. Although Claudette Robinson had never really left The Miracles, this was the first Miracles album to feature her on the cover since 1963's The Fabulous Miracles (and the group's aborted 1964 album I Like It Like That).

As of 2013, the album has not been released on CD.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "When Sundown Comes"
  2. "No Wonder Love's a Wonder"
  3. "The Tears of a Clown"
  4. "Satisfaction"
  5. "Crazy About The La La La"
  6. "Cecilia"

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Don't Blame You At All"
  2. "That Girl"
  3. "Faces"
  4. "I Love You Dear"
  5. "Oh Baby Baby I Love You"
  6. "The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game"

Personnel-The Miracles[edit]

Other Credits[edit]

Producers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lowe, John. One Dozen Roses at AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The 35th Anniversary Collection- The Miracles' discography,liner notes pg 62

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