Make It Happen (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles album)

Make It Happen (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles album)
Make It Happen/The Tears of a Clown
Studio album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Released August 1967
Recorded 1966-1967
Genre Soul
Length 33:13
Label Tamla
Producer Smokey Robinson
Henry Cosby
Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
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Smokey Robinson & the Miracles chronology
Away We A Go-Go
Make It Happen
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Cover for 1970 reissue
1970 reissue cover for Make It Happen, retitled as The Tears of a Clown after the success of the hit single of the same name.

Make It Happen is a 1967 album by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. It featured ballads such as the 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 number-one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. As a result, Make It Happen was reissued as The Tears of a Clown in 1970.


Track listing

Side one

  1. "The Soulful Shack" (Smokey Robinson)
  2. "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage" (Robinson, Marvin Tarplin)
  3. "My Love for You" (Clarence Paul, Morris Broadnax)
  4. "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)" (Bob Weinstein, Teddy Randazzo)
  5. "Don't Think It's Me" (Robinson)
  6. "My Love Is Your Love (Forever)" (Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevie Wonder)

Side two

  1. "More Love" (Robinson)
  2. "After You Put Back the Pieces (I'll Still Have a Broken Heart)" (Paul, Broadnax, Wonder)
  3. "It's a Good Feeling" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  4. "You Must Be Love" (Robinson, Warren Moore)
  5. "Dancing's Alright" (Robinson, Tarplin, Moore, Robert Rogers, Ronald White)
  6. "The Tears of a Clown" (Robinson, Wonder, Henry Cosby)

Personnel-The Miracles

  • Smokey Robinson: lead vocals
  • Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Warren "Pete" Moore, Claudette Robinson: background vocals
  • Marv Tarplin: guitarist

Other Instruments


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