Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (The Miracles album)

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Greatest hits album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Released January 26, 1968
Recorded 1965–1967
Genre Soul
Length 32:30
Label Tamla
Producer Smokey Robinson
Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
Frank Wilson
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles chronology
Make It Happen
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Special Occasion
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 is the second greatest hits album for The Miracles (a.k.a. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles), released in 1968 on Motown Records' Tamla label. It contained the most popular singles from the successful Going to a Go-Go, Away We A Go-Go and Make It Happen albums of the 1965–1967 period. It also featured the 1964 non-album single "Come On Do The Jerk", and two B-sides, "Choosey Beggar" and "Save Me". The hit single "I Second That Emotion" was new to album. This album reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, peaking at #7, and peaked at #2 on Billboard's R&B album chart.[1] Ten of the albums' 12 songs were written by Miracles members Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin, Bobby Rogers, and the late Ronnie White .

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 was voted the 166th best album of all time in Paul Gambaccini's 1978 poll of 50 prominent American and English rock critics.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Going to a Go-Go" (Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, Robert Rogers, Marv Tarplin)
  2. "The Tracks of My Tears" (Robinson, Moore, Tarplin)
  3. "I Second That Emotion" (Robinson, Al Cleveland)
  4. "Ooo Baby Baby" (Robinson, Moore)
  5. "My Girl Has Gone" (Robinson, Moore, Tarplin, Ronald White)
  6. "Come On Do The Jerk" (Robinson, Moore, White, Rogers)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)" (Frank Wilson)
  2. "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" (Robinson, Tarplin)
  3. "(Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  4. "More Love" (Robinson)
  5. "Choosey Beggar" (Robinson, Moore)
  6. "Save Me" (Robinson, Rogers, Moore)


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  1. ^ Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The 35th Anniversary Collection-Miracles Billboard Album chart stats, Pg 63
  2. ^ Gambaccini, Paul (1978). Rock Critic's Choice: The Top 200 Albums. Omnibus. pp. 83–4. ISBN 0860014940.