True to Life

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True to Life
Studio album by Ray Charles
Released October 1977[1]
Recorded 1977; R.P.M International Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, soul
Length 38:44
Label Atlantic
Producer Ray Charles
Ray Charles chronology
Porgy and Bess
(1976)
True to Life
(1977)
Love & Peace
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]

True to Life is a 1977 studio album by American recording artist Ray Charles. It marked Ray's return to Atlantic Records. The album contains several cover versions, most notably Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now", Joe Cocker's "The Jealous Kind", George and Ira Gershwin's "How Long Has This Been Going On?", and The Beatles' "Let It Be". The album was arranged by Larry Muhoberac, Roger Newman, Sid Feller and Ray Charles.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Can See Clearly Now" (Johnny Nash) – 4:22
  2. "The Jealous Kind" (Robert Guidry) - 4:38
  3. "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 4:30
  4. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:07
  5. "Be My Love" (Nicholas Brodsky, Sammy Cahn) - 4:19
  6. "Anonymous Love" (Edward Langford, Joel Webster) - 4:36
  7. "Heavenly Music" (Bob Bradstreet, Solomon Burke) - 3:38
  8. "Game Number Nine" (Dee Ervin, Tommy Payton) - 4:07
  9. "Let It Be" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 3:27

Personnel[edit]

Credits for True to Life adapted from Allmusic.[4]

  • Ray Charles – arranger, engineer, keyboards, piano, producer, vocals
  • Sid Feller – arranger
  • Bob Gratts – engineer
  • Robert Gratts – engineer
  • Larry Muhoberac – arranger
  • Roger Newman – arranger

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ray Charles Albums - 1970s". raycharles.com. Retrieved June 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ollio, J.P. (August 1, 2003). True to Life - Ray Charles | AllMusic. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 26, 1977). Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide Dec. 26, 1977. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  4. ^ True to Life - Ray Charles | AllMusic: Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.

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