I'll Try Something New

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For the album's title song, see I'll Try Something New (song).
I'll Try Something New
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Studio album by The Miracles
Released July 1962
Studio Hitsville USA, Detroit
Genre Soul
Label Tamla
TM-230
Producer Berry Gordy, Jr.
Smokey Robinson
The Miracles chronology
Cookin' with The Miracles
(1961)
I'll Try Something New
(1962)
Christmas with The Miracles
(1963)
Singles from I'll Try Something New
  1. "What's So Good About Goodbye"
    Released: December 14, 1961
  2. "I'll Try Something New"
    Released: April 9, 1962
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All lead vocals by Smokey Robinson except where indicated

Side one[edit]

  1. "I'll Try Something New" (Smokey Robinson)
  2. "What's So Good About Goodbye" (Robinson)
  3. "He Don't Care About Me" (Robinson) (lead: Claudette Robinson)
  4. "A Love That Can Never Be" (Robert Bateman, Janie Bradford, Popcorn Wylie) (lead: Ronnie White)
  5. "I've Been Good To You" (Robinson)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Speak Low" (Kurt Weill, Nash Ogden) (lead: Smokey & Claudette Robinson)
  2. "On the Street Where You Live" (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
  3. "If Your Mother Only Knew" (Robinson, Mickey Stevenson)
  4. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Cole Porter)
  5. "This I Swear, I Promise" (Robinson, Bradford)

Personnel[edit]

The Miracles[edit]

Other credits[edit]

Producers[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • 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.[2]
  • In 2013 The Miracles' I'll Try Something New album was given an individual (non-compilation) CD release for the first time.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ [1] [2]
  3. ^ "I'll Try Something New". 25 February 2013 – via Amazon. 

Amazon Customer Review The Miracles "I'll Try Something New" CD