You might know some of the later Smokey Robinson and the Miracles tunes like the back of your hand, but the early output of the Miracles is often overlooked. Which is where The Miracles' Depend On Me set comes in.
Released by Universal/Motown, the collection is a two-disc set, but actually includes the first five Miracles albums – Hi We're The Miracles, Cookin' With The Miracles, I'll Try Something New, The Fabulous Miracles and Recorded Live On Stage, all in original mono mixes. There's even five non-album tracks thrown in, including a rare single version of the classic Shop Around.
Complete with original sleeve imagery, rare photos and associated words, it's available from September 7th for £8.98 (at Amazon). Hopefully we'll have a review online ahead of that.