Naked to the World

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Naked to the World
Studio album by Teena Marie
Released March 21, 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre R&B, freestyle, funk
Length 54:23
Label Epic
Producer Teena Marie
Teena Marie chronology
Emerald City
(1986)
Naked to the World
(1988)
Ivory
(1990)

Naked to the World is the eighth album by Teena Marie, released in 1988. It is a return to her soul/funk roots following the experimentation of her previous album Emerald City, which had been a critical and commercial disappointment. The tracks "Call Me (I Got Yo Number)" and "The Once and Future Dream" are duets with Rick James.

Naked to the World peaked at #15 on the Black Albums chart and #65 on the Billboard Albums chart. The lead single, "Ooo La La La", topped the US Black Singles chart, Marie's only single to achieve this.

This album has been reissued in May 2012 by SoulMusic Records, with 4 bonus tracks.

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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Teena Marie, except where noted.

  1. "Trick Bag" - 5:31
  2. "Call Me (I Got Yo Number)" (Marie, Allen McGrier) - 5:38
  3. "Ooo La La La" (Marie, McGrier) - 5:19
  4. "Crocodile Tears" - 6:20
  5. "Opus III: The Second Movement" - 1:12
  6. "Surrealistic Pillow" - 5:43
  7. "The Once and Future Dream" - 7:43
  8. "Work It" (Marie, Penny "P.J." Johnson) - 5:50
  9. "The Ball" - 4:40
  10. "Naked to the World" - 6:20
  11. "Ooo La La La" (US 12” version) - Expanded Edition
  12. "Sing One To Your Love" (US Instrumental Version of "Ooo La La La") - Expanded Edition
  13. "Work It" (US Special 12" Hip Hop Mix) - Expanded Edition
  14. "Surrealistic Pillow" (US Sexy Pillow Remix) - Expanded Edition

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