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Deep in My Soul is Smokey Robinson's fifth solo album. It was released in 1977.

Deep in My Soul
Smokey Robinson Deep in My Soul.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 1977
Recorded1976
GenreR&B
LabelMotown
ProducerLawrence Brown, Michael B. Sutton, Elliot Willensky, Hal Davis, Jeffrey Bowen, Bobby Belle
Smokey Robinson chronology
Smokey's Family Robinson
(1976)
Deep in My Soul
(1977)
Big Time
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB+[1]
The Village VoiceB+[2]

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

Reviewing in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), Robert Christgau wrote:

"Smokey has a right to the romanticism that has saturated his solo career—ick with kick has always been his specialty—but I get more from the Big Time soundtrack than from Smokey's Family Robinson. And then there's this, in which various Motown hacks attempt to approximate the bright, direct style of a less mature Smokey and come up with four songs (two of which begin each four-cut side) that actually do so. Whereupon Smokey, pro that he is, sings them as if he wrote them himself."[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Vitamin U" (Lawrence Brown, Terri McFaddin) – 4:30
  2. "There Will Come a Day (I'm Gonna Happen to You)" (Michael B. Sutton, Brenda Sutton, Kathy Wakefield) – 3:54
  3. "It's Been a Long Time (Since I Been in Love)" (Elliot Willensky) – 3:43
  4. "Let's Do The Dance of Life Together" (Elliot Willensky) – 3:46
  5. "If You Want My Love" (Donald Charles Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen) – 3:45
  6. "You Cannot Laugh Alone" (Donald Charles Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen) – 4:43
  7. "In My Corner" (Victor Orsborn, Eric Robinson) – 4:43
  8. "The Humming Song (Lost for Words)" (Bobby Belle, Art Posey, Josef Powell) – 3:29

PersonnelEdit

  • Smokey Robinson – vocals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 31, 1977). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013 – via robertchristgau.com.

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