Friday, May 4, 2012

The Soul Corner - "The Love I Saw in You Was Just A Mirage"

A year plus into the Soul Corner and nothing from Smokey Robinson and the Miracles? Well we must fix that pronto.
When praised for the umpteenth time in the 1960's as America's best poet, Bob Dylan replied that he wasn't close to the best poet even working in pop music, pointing to Smokey Robinson.

And one need look no further than "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" (1967) to see why Bob might say that. This song is amazing- great vocal, terrific musical performances by the Funk Brothers and a composition of the highest quality. Seldom has betrayal sounded so gorgeous.  Enjoy:

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