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Flying High Together

Flying High Together
Studio album by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Released July 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Soul
Label Tamla
T 318L
Producer Johnny Bristol
Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles chronology

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Flying High Together
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: 1957-1972

Flying High Together was a 1972 album by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on Motown Records' Tamla label. It is noted as The Miracles' last studio album with original lead singer Smokey Robinson, who retired from the act to concentrate on his duties as Vice President of The Motown Record Corporation. The album charted at #46 on the Billboard Pop Album chart, and featured two singles: the appropriately named "We've Come Too Far to End It Now", which matched the parent album's chart position on the Billboard singles chart, charting at #46, and reached the Top 10 of the Billboard R&B singles chart, charting at #9, and "I Can't Stand to See You Cry", which charted at #45 Pop, and #21 R&B.

The album also featured a cover of The Stylistics' 1971 hit "Betcha By Golly Wow", the "Theme from Love Story", and covers of the Michael Jackson solo hit, "Got to Be There" (featuring outstanding guitar work by Miracle Marv Tarplin), and The Chi-Lites'#1 hit, "Oh Girl". The album also features songs composed by Ashford & Simpson, Stevie Wonder and Syretta Wright, Bobby Miller, who was responsible for The Dells' long string of hits, and Motown producer Johnny Bristol. Interestingly, neither Smokey nor any of the other Miracles contributed to the writing on this album, and Smokey himself produced only one track, the aforementioned "Got to Be There".

The release of this album coincided with the group's final nationwide tour, before replacing Smokey with Billy Griffin. As of 2009, Flying High Together has yet to be issued on CD, but several of its songs have showed up on various Miracles foreign and domestic CD compilations. The Miracles' next studio album was 1973's Billy Griffin-led Renaissance.

Track listing

Side one

  1. I Can't Stand To See You Cry
  2. Theme From Love Story
  3. We've Come Too Far To End It Now
  4. Flying High Together
  5. With Your Love Came
  6. It Will Be Alright

Side two

  1. Oh Girl
  2. You Ain't Livin'Till You're Lovin'
  3. We Had A Love So Strong
  4. Got to Be There
  5. Betcha by Golly, Wow

Credits: The Miracles

External links

  • Allmusic review
  • Dusty Groove America review:
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