I'll Try Something New
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|I'll Try Something New|
|Studio album by The Miracles|
|Studio||Hitsville USA, Detroit|
|Producer||Berry Gordy, Jr.
|The Miracles chronology|
|Singles from I'll Try Something New|
I'll Try Something New is the third Tamla (Motown) album by The Miracles. The title track was an important early single for the group, featuring Smokey Robinson's lead voice, a chorus led by his wife Claudette and an orchestra of strings. Smaller hits like "What's So Good About Goodbye" and "I've Been Good To You" are included, plus three covers of the easy listening standards "I've Got You Under My Skin" written by Cole Porter, "On the Street Where You Live" from the Broadway musical My Fair Lady and "Speak Low" by Ogden Nash and Kurt Weill, on which both Smokey and Claudette Robinson sing lead. I'll Try Something New also features a rare lead by Miracles baritone Ronnie White on "A Love That Can Never Be", and a lead by Claudette Robinson on "He Don't Care About Me".
This album is one of the very few Miracles albums to feature the complete original six-member group lineup on its cover, including Marv Tarplin and Claudette Rogers Robinson, along with Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Ronnie White, and Pete Moore.
All lead vocals by Smokey Robinson except where indicated
- "I'll Try Something New" (Smokey Robinson)
- "What's So Good About Goodbye" (Robinson)
- "He Don't Care About Me" (Robinson) (lead: Claudette Robinson)
- "A Love That Can Never Be" (Robert Bateman, Janie Bradford, Popcorn Wylie) (lead: Ronnie White)
- "I've Been Good To You" (Robinson)
- "Speak Low" (Kurt Weill, Nash Ogden) (lead: Smokey & Claudette Robinson)
- "On the Street Where You Live" (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
- "If Your Mother Only Knew" (Robinson, Mickey Stevenson)
- "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Cole Porter)
- "This I Swear, I Promise" (Robinson, Bradford)
- Smokey Robinson, Ronnie White, Claudette Robinson – lead vocals
- Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Smokey Robinson, Warren "Pete" Moore, Claudette Robinson – background vocals
- Marv Tarplin – guitarist
- The Funk Brothers – instrumentation
- While not reissued on CD until 2009, I'll Try Something New is available as a digital download through the iTunes Store.
- The Miracles' I'll Try Something New and four other Miracles albums were re-released on CD for the first time as part of the 2009 Motown 50th Anniversary limited edition CD release: The Miracles – Depend On Me: The Early Albums.
- In 2013 The Miracles' I'll Try Something New album was given an individual (non-compilation) CD release for the first time.