Yet another late-day announcement from Hip-o Select: Universal’s boutique label is starting up a series of Smokey Robinson’s solo records for the Motown label groups. The series begins with The Solo Albums Volume I, available for pre-order now.
The sets will bring Smokey’s solo Motown catalogue back into print after a long hiatus from CD, starting with his first two solo efforts, Smokey (1973) and Pure Smokey (1974). The set will feature 24 pages of restored artwork, lyrics and liner notes comprised of a new interview with Smokey by author Peter Doggett. Hip-o also promises more compilations of Robinson’s solo catalogue through this year and the next.
Hit the jump to get the track list and pre-order the set here.
Smokey Robinson, The Solo Albums Volume I: Smokey/Pure Smokey (Motown/Hip-o Select, 2010)
- Medley: Never My Love/Never Can Say Goodbye
- A Silent Partner in a Three-Way Affair
- Just My Soul Responding
- Sweet Harmony
- Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
- Wanna Know My Mind
- The Family Song
- Baby Come Close
- It’s Her Turn to Live
- The Love Between Me and My Kids
- Asleep on My Love
- I Am I Am
- Just Passing Through
- Virgin Man
- She’s Only a Baby Herself
- Fulfill Your Need
- A Tattoo
Tracks 1-9 from Smokey LP – Tamla T 328L, 1973
Tracks 10-18 from Pure Smokey LP – Tamla T6-331S1, 1974