The Miracles - Greatest Hits from the Beginning
Greatest Hits from the Beginning is a compilation double LP by The Miracles released in 1965.This was the first double album ever released by the Motown Record Corporation.(Tamla TS2-254) It covers most of the group's hits from their pre-1965 albums, such as "Shop Around", "Who's Loving You", "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" and "Mickey's Monkey", as well as the non-album singles from 1964: "I Like It Like That" and "That's What Love Is Made Of" with its B-side ballad "Would I Love You". The album was a success, reaching #21 on the Billboard Pop Album Chart. It was also the first Miracles album to chart on the Billboard R&B Album chart, where it was an even bigger success, peaking at #2.
AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger
A double-LP of 22 of their best early songs that would rank higher if there weren't other far more comprehensive greatest-hits collections available. This one only covers pre-1965 material, but what's here is certainly fine, and not every track commonly appears on other best-of compilations. The exquisite mid-tempo ballad "Would I Love You" is the most notable of the lesser-known tunes.