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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Smokey Robinson (Eco-Friendly Packaging)
Genres: Pop, R&B
The 20th Century Masters series is the best-selling single-artist line in music history and is being re-released by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in its ground-breaking, environmentally-friendly packaging format. A fir... more »
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The 20th Century Masters series is the best-selling single-artist line in music history and is being re-released by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in its ground-breaking, environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) will be completely paper-recyclable, continuing the company's long-standing commitment to being "green."To further reduce the amount of paper in the Eco-Pack, the CD booklet will no longer be offered. Official liner notes are easily accessible on the Internet at http://www.ilovethatsong.com/green.UMe is the first North American music company to replace the traditional jewel case with recycled paperboard sleeves and the plastic tray with trays made from PaperFoam®, a new packaging technology from Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, that is paper-recyclable and biodegradable. Shorewood Packaging is the first North American packaging supplier to produce disc trays from PaperFoam®.
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Michael Kerner | Brooklyn, New York U.S.A. | 05/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"With the past several years, more of the R&B industry, has really seemed to miss out a whole lot when it absolutely comes to great music. Although it has been more Hip Hop and Rap, I really haven't heard a whole lot when it traditionally comes to contemporary R&B. There are so many classic acts, especially from the Motown era that are not really getting any attention other than minor releases these days, which is very unfortunate. Acts like Diana Ross ans The Commodores don't seem to have that attention anymore, and that also is happening with Smokey Robinson as well. He has spent five decades as a seductive crooner on his own, and with The Miracles, but there hasn't been a definitive hits record that has shown that right now. Even a budget one like this seems to be a hit, but most likely could be a miss.
The 2000 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Smokey Robinson, is a budget-priced single disc retrospective on his own solo hits, and not with his era with the Miracles from the 1960's. The songs here have all been collected well, but could've been remastered a bit better. The collection isn't really isn't a definitive reflection of his career, but works better for those who haven't heard his music yet. The collection includes classic tracks like Being With You, One Heartbeat, and Let Me Be The Clock. The album does try to bring the classic soul style back out, but misses out like most of the hits records from the 20th Century Masters series. This one overlooks his era with The Miracles, which was highlighted on another album, as well as classic tracks from Smokey including Ebony Eyes with the late Rick James from Superfreak fame, as well as his adult contemporary hits Just To See Her and Everything You Touch.
All in all, I really was expecting a whole lot better from this hits album from Smokey Robinson. It isn't really a bad record for those who haven't heard any great songs from the Motown era, but there are better single disc hits collections including the 1997 Ultimate Collection from Smokey Robinson, which is out of print, but available used, or the 2005 My World: The Definitive Collection which is currently a better bet at around this price. This one though misses the mark a bit from making love too, even more than a thousand times.
Album Cover: B
Songs: C 1/2-
Remastering: C 1/2+
Don't waste your money.
Chuck Robbins | 02/11/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Want to know one of the main reasons why so many people pirate music? This CD is the perfect example. I have a number of albums put out by the folks of this socalled Millennium Collection. There isn't a single one that qualifies as a genuine anthology. 10 or 11 songs is nothing but a scam when you are expected to pay full price. I sincerely wish the worse for the jerks who came up with this idea of cheating the customer for the umteenth time. Get your copy at the library like I did or find it used here on Amazon for under $5 including shipping."