More info has come through on last week’s mention of the reissue of City of Angels, a “lost” 1975 album by The Miracles.
City of Angels, the fourth Miracles LP with vocalist Billy Griffin (who’d replaced Smokey Robinson in 1972), was a smash thanks to its huge No. 1 hit “Love Machine (Part 1).” But amazingly, it’s never gotten a proper CD release until now. Hip-O Select, Universal Music Enterprises’ boutique label, has reissued the disc with its original album art, a new essay written by soul music writer David Nathan, a bonus interview Nathan conducted with Griffin and fellow Miracle Warren “Pete” Moore, and an unreleased bonus track: a 12″ instrumental version of “Love Machine.”
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