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Four in Blue

Four In Blue
Studio album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Released November 3, 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Soul
Length 27:00
Label Tamla
TS-297
Producer Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles chronology
Time Out for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
(1969)
Four In Blue
(1970)
What Love Has...Joined Together
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]

Four In Blue is a 1969 album by Motown R&B group The Miracles, issued on the label's Tamla Records subsidiary (Tamla 297) in the U.S., and the Tamla-Motown label elsewhere in the world, (STML 11151), and was the final Miracles album of the 1960s . It reached #78 on the Billboard pop album chart, and reached the Top 10 of Billboard's R&B Album chart,peaking at #3, despite the fact that no singles were released from this album in the U.S. or the UK.

The album takes its name from the blue silk tuxedos that The Miracles (Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, Smokey Robinson, and Ronnie White), wear on its cover. Although not featured on the cover, Miracles members Claudette Robinson and Marv Tarplin also contributed to this album.

The album is a combination of covers and original material, written by Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson, and Motown staff songwriters, such as Al Cleveland, Terry Johnson, Deke Richards, Ashford & Simpson, and Richard Morris. Cover songs in this collection included The Beatles' "Hey Jude", The Supremes' "My World Is Empty Without You", The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin", and The 5th Dimension's "California Soul".

The album was released on CD in 2001 in a two-in-one set with the Miracles' album, Time Out for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. The CD release contains an alternate mix of "Don't Say You Love Me" which contains finished background vocals.

Tracklist

  1. "You Send Me (With Your Good Lovin')" (Cleveland, Johnson, Robinson)
  2. "Dreams Dreams" (Smokey Robinson)
  3. "Tomorrow Is Another Day" (Richards, Verdi)
  4. "Hey Jude" (Lennon, McCartney)
  5. "California Soul" (Ashford, Simpson)
  6. "A Legend in Its Own Time " (Smokey Robinson)
  7. "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (Mann, Spector, Weil)
  8. "We Can Make It We Can" (Ashford, Simpson)
  9. "When Nobody Cares" (Smokey Robinson)
  10. "Don't Say You Love Me" (Richard Morris)
  11. "Wish I Knew" (Dean, Richards)
  12. "My World Is Empty Without You" (Holland, Dozier, Holland)

Personnel: The Miracles

References

  1. ^ Four in Blue at AllMusic

- original cover artworkFour In BlueThe Miracles

Billboard.com

review # 2All Music Guide

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