Make It Happen is a 1967 album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. It featured ballads such as the hit singles "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" and "More Love", as well as the up-tempo "The Tears of a Clown" co-written by Stevie Wonder and his producer Hank Cosby. Three years after the album's release, "The Tears of a Clown" was issued as a single, and charted at on both the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. As a result, Make It Happen was reissued as The Tears of a Clown in 1970.
The tears of a clown, when there's no one around Oh yeah baby. Now if I appear to be carefree It's only to camouflage my sadness And honey to shield my pride I try To cover this hurt with a show of gladness But don't let my show convince you That I've been happy since you Decided to go (Decided to go) Oh I need you so (I need you so). I'm hurt and I want you to know (Want you to know) But for others I put on a show (It's just a show) Ooh yeah. Now there's some sad things known to man But ain't too much sadder than.
The Tears of a Clown" is a song written by Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder and originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label subsidiary of Motown, first appearing on the 1967 album Make It Happen. It was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in July 1970, and it became a hit on the UK Singles Chart for the week ending 12 September 1970
In the UK, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles had a tough time finding an audience - "I Second That Emotion" made in 1967, and a re-release of "The Tracks Of My Tears" hit in 1969, but that was all they had for UK chart entries to that point. By 1970, their British distributor was so frustrated that he asked Karen Spreadbury, who was head of a Motown fan club in England, to pick a single from the Make It Happen album. She chose "The Tears of a Clown" - the last song on the album
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles – The Tears Of A Clown. HIT December 12, 1970. Smokey Robinson and his Miracles should’ve hit a full decade before they did. 1960’s Shop Around, an absolutely monstrous banger, was a million-seller, and it was the first major hit for Berry Gordy’s Motown company, which was only a year old at that point. Robinson didn’t stay retired for too long; he released his first solo album a year after he left the group. Robinson went on to have a great solo career, changing his sound with the times, pioneering the quiet storm subgenre, and landing a bunch of other hits. But he never got back to In a weird twist, the other Miracles did eventually score another without Smokey Robinson: the 1975 disco song Love Machine. But that’s a story for another day. GRADE: 9/10.
The Tears Of A Clown. Artist: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Album: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best Of Motown 1970s, Vol. 1, 2001. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown, ein Hit 1970. Audio-CD-Sound zu Video-Material aus TV-Show.
The Tears of a Clown" is a 1967 song by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label, originally released on the 1967 album Make It Happen. The song was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in September 1970, where it became a number-one hit on the UK singles chart. Subsequently, Motown released "The Tears of a Clown" as a single in the United States as well, where it quickly became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Black Singles Chart.
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|A1||The Soulful Shack
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
|A2||The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage
Written-By – M. Tarplin*, Wm. Robinson*
|A3||My Love For You
Written-By – C. Paul*, M. Broadnax*
|A4||I'm On The Outside (Looking In)
Written-By – Weinstein*, Rendazza*
|A5||Don't Think It's Me
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
|A6||My Love Is Your Love (Forever)
Written-By – I. Hunter*, S. Wonder*
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
|B2||After You Put Back The Pieces (I'll Still Have A Broken Heart)
Written-By – C. Paul*, M. Broadnax*, S. Wonder*
|B3||It's A Good Feeling
Written-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland
|B4||You Must Be Love
Written-By – W. Moore*, Wm. Robinson*
Written-By – Tarplin*, Rogers*, White*, Moore*, Robinson*
|B6||The Tears Of A Clown
Written-By – H. Cosby*, S. Judkins*, Wm. Robinson*
NotesReissue of the original Tamla LP "Make It Happen" originally released in 1967. In 1970 the album was re-titled and reissued to capitalize on the hit single The Tears Of A Clown.
This 1981 reissue is on Motown. Other previous US reissues exist on different labels, see:
1st 1970 Tamla reissue of The Tears Of A Clown
2nd 1974 Pickwick reissue of The Tears Of A Clown
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1): M5-156V1-A-15A ZUG #13 JM BEC
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2): M5-156V1-B-15A ZUG #13 JM BEC
|S-276, TAMLA 276||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Make It Happen (LP, Album)||Tamla, Tamla||S-276, TAMLA 276||US||1967|
|MLC 156, MLC 0156||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (Cass, Album)||Motown, Motown||MLC 156, MLC 0156||US||Unknown|
|STMS 5010, 0C 054-64 408||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (LP, Album, RE)||Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown||STMS 5010, 0C 054-64 408||UK||1981|
|MTM S-3116||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Make It Happen (LP, Album)||Tamla Motown||MTM S-3116||Netherlands||1967|
|3746351562||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles||Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (CD, Album, RE)||Motown||3746351562||US||Unknown|