Smokey Robinson ‎– Essar

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Motown ‎– SPL1-60150
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A1 And I Don't Love You
Drums, Keyboards – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*Engineer [Editing] [Assistant] – Bob RobitailleGuitar – Charles FearingMusic By, Words By – William "Smokey" Robinson*Producer – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*, William "Smokey" Robinson*Programmed By [D X 7] – Clark Spangler
5:20
A2 Train Of Thought
Drums, Keyboards – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*Guitar – Charles Fearing, David T. WalkerMusic By, Words By – William "Smokey" Robinson*Producer – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*, William "Smokey" Robinson*
4:55
A3 I Can't Find
Cello – Michael "Jake" Jacobsen*Concertmaster – Harry BluestoneDrums, Keyboards – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*Guitar – Charles Fearing, David T. WalkerMusic By, Words By – William "Smokey" Robinson*Producer – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*, William "Smokey" Robinson*
6:15
A4 Why Are You Running From My Love
Backing Vocals – Howard McCrary, Howard Smith, Ivory DavisDrum Programming [Linn] – Davis Lynn Coulter*, Scott V. SmithEngineer – Chris Banninger*, Frank Wolf, Win KutzEngineer [Second] – Steve Ford, Todd Van EttenGuitar – James HarrahKeyboards – Michael Ruff (2)Producer, Music By, Words By – Scott V. Smith, Stephen TavaniProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Rhett Lawrence
4:20
B1 Gone Forever
Backing Vocals – Allan Rich, Carmen Grillio*, Mindy SterlingBass – Lequeint "Duke" JobeEngineer [Assistant] – Michael DotsonEngineer [Rhythm] – Karen SiegelEngineer [Vocal] – Mitchel DelevieMusic By, Words By, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Mark Davis (2)Oboe – William GreenProducer – Mark Davis (2), William "Smokey" Robinson*
3:10
B2 Close Encounters Of The First Kind
Drums, Keyboards – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*Guitar – Charles Fearing, Wah Wah Watson*Music By, Words By – William "Smokey" Robinson*Producer – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*, William "Smokey" Robinson*
4:35
B3 Little Girl Little Girl
Drums, Keyboards – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*Guitar – David T. WalkerMusic By, Words By – Smokey RobinsonProducer – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*, William "Smokey" Robinson*
5:12
B4 Girl I'm Standing There
Bass – "Ready" Freddie Washington*Cello – Michael "Jake" Jacobsen*Concertmaster – Harry BluestoneDrums, Keyboards – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*Engineer [Rhythm] – Mitchel Delevie, Paul RingGuitar – David T. WalkerMusic By, Words By – William "Smokey" Robinson*Producer – Reginald "Sonny" Burke*, William "Smokey" Robinson*
4:25
B5 Driving Thru Life In The Fast Lane
Arranged By [Horns] – Larry HerbstrittArranged By [Rhythm] – Steve DorffBacking Vocals – Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters, Smokey RobinsonBass – Joseph Chemay*Coordinator [Session] – Dave PellDrums – John E. Robinson*Engineer – Ed Barton, Gary Singleman, Marv ClammeGuitar – Dann Huff, Paul M. Jackson, Jr.*Keyboards – John HobbsMusic By, Words By – Milton Brown (2), Snuff Garrett, Steve DorffPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer – Randy Dunlap, Steve DorffTrombone – Dick Hyde, Richard Noel*Trumpet – Gary Grant, Warren LueningTrumpet [Lead] – Jerry Hey
3:32

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A4 Recorded at Mama Jo's, North Hollywood
B1 Recorded at Golden Sound Studios, Inc., Hollywood

Mixed at Kendun Recorders
Mastering: Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, California

A note to Emgee: We're really gonna miss you, Essar

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other: M.21.193-1984
  • Rights Society: S.G.A.E.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6098TL Smokey Robinson Essar(LP, Album) Tamla 6098TL US 1984 Sell This Version
ZK 72152 Smokey Robinson Essar(Cass, Album) Motown ZK 72152 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
6098TL Smokey Robinson Essar(LP, Album, TP) Tamla 6098TL Italy 1984 Sell This Version
6098TL Smokey Robinson Essar(LP, Album) Tamla 6098TL US 1984 Sell This Version
ZL72152 Smokey Robinson Essar(LP, Album) Motown ZL72152 Europe 1984 Sell This Version

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