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Hip-O Preps Solo Smokey

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Yet another late-day announcement from Hip-o Select: Universal’s boutique label is starting up a series of Smokey Robinson’s solo records for the Motown label groups. The series begins with The Solo Albums Volume I, available for pre-order now.

The sets will bring Smokey’s solo Motown catalogue back into print after a long hiatus from CD, starting with his first two solo efforts, Smokey (1973) and Pure Smokey (1974). The set will feature 24 pages of restored artwork, lyrics and liner notes comprised of a new interview with Smokey by author Peter Doggett. Hip-o also promises more compilations of Robinson’s solo catalogue through this year and the next.

Hit the jump to get the track list and pre-order the set here. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

June 12, 2010 at 01:07