- Released: February 15, 2011
- Label: Hip-O Select
- 1.Why You Wanna See My Bad Side
- 2.Love So Fine
- 3.Feeling You, Feeling Me
- 4.Madam X
- 5.Shoe Soul
- 6.Trying It Again
- 7.Daylight & Darkness
- 8.I'm Loving You Softly
- 9.It's a Good Night
- 10.I Love the Nearness of You
- 11.The Hurt's on You
- 12.Ever Had a Dream
- 13.Get Ready
- 14.Share It
- 16.Get Ready [12" Instrumental]
Personnel: David T. Walker, Marvin Tarplin, Wah-Wah Watson, Marlo Henderson, Richard Littlefield (guitar); Michael Jacobsen (cello); Fred Smith (flute, reeds); Ronnie McNeir (Fender Rhodes piano); Michael B. Sutton (Clavinet, keyboards); Fredrick Roche (organ); John Barnes, Sylvester Rivers, Reginald Burke (keyboards); Bob Smitty (vibraphone); Ed Greene, Scottie Harris, James Gadson (drums); James "Alibe" Sledge (congas, background vocals); Paulinho, Robert Zimmitti (percussion); Claudette Robinson, Brenda Sutton, Ivory Davis, Melba Bradford, Jessie Richardson, Cheryl Cooper, Patricia Henley, Carolyn Dennis, Bernard Ighner, Paula Dickerson, Patricia Henley Talbert, William "Smokey" Robinson, Charles Wright (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Russ Terrana; Michael Lizzio; William "Smokey" Robinson.
Liner Note Author: Peter Doggett.
Recording information: ABC Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Chicago recording Company; Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA; Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Illustrator: Brian Zick.
Arranger: Reginald Burke.
Vol. 4 of Hip-O Select's ongoing Smokey Robinson solo album reissue series contains 1978's Love Breeze and its 1979 sequel, Where There's Smoke.... On the whole, Love Breeze is sprightlier than Smokey's records since Quiet Storm, betraying a distinct disco influence not only in its quicker moments but also on the smoother, slower numbers, a move that helped freshen his quiet storm routine. It was a welcome transition that Robinson perfected on Where There's Smoke..., a record that was his biggest hit in a decade, a success ushered in by the smash hit "Cruisin'," an easy-rolling piece of seduction, but the entirety of the album finds Smokey in peak form, expertly navigating disco, following Marvin Gaye's lead and steering it toward pop while never losing sight of his signature smooth touch. This two-fer illustrates that even if Smokey wasn't setting trends in the late '70s, he was smooth enough to not be behind the curve. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine