Smokey Robinson Set To Return At 73
Music legend Smokey Robinson has been signed by iconic record label Verve by its chairman David Foster. He is preparing for the release of his incredible 29th album.
The album will comprise of a number of duets with both contemporary and veteran artists, all of which will be songs that have been written by Smokey himself. Classics tracks 'My Girl', 'Cruisin' and 'The Tears of a Clown' are just three of the songs that are to be re-recorded for the album.
“I’m really excited about signing with Verve Music Group to release this upcoming album, not only do I have a musical history with the guys involved, but a longstanding friendship as well. I’m looking forward to bringing our talents to the table as we collaborate on this project.”
Smokey started off his musical career with Motown group The Miracles until 1972 when he announced his retirement to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president. He returned to recording only a year later, as a solo artist, and went on to release hits such as ‘Just To See Her’, 'One Heartbeat' and ‘Being With You’ which reached number one in the UK.
“From the early 60s to this very day, you can turn on a radio anywhere in the world and hear his music." said David Foster, Verve Music Group Chairman. “Smokey Robinson’s contributions to the world of music as a performer, producer and songwriter are nothing short of a miracle. I’m so pleased to welcome Smokey to the Verve Music Group family. We’re looking forward to a great collaboration worthy of the legacy of this great label.”