Camouflage (Rufus album)

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Studio album by Rufus with Chaka Khan
Released October 1981
Recorded 1981
Studio Allen Zentz Recording
(Hollywood, California)
The Record Plant
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre Funk/Soul
Length 37:32
Label MCA Records
MCA 5270
Producer Rufus
Rufus chronology
Party 'Til You're Broke
(1981) Party 'Til You're Broke1981
(1981) Camouflage1981
The Very Best of Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
(1982) The Very Best of Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan1982
Chaka Khan chronology
What Cha' Gonna Do For Me
(1981) What Cha' Gonna Do For Me1981
Camouflage (with Rufus)
(1981) String Module Error: Match not found1981
Echoes of an Era
(1982) Echoes of an Era1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1/5 stars[2]

Camouflage is the tenth studio album by funk band Rufus (and their sixth album featuring Chaka Khan), released on the MCA Records label in 1981. Camouflage peaked at #15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and stalled at #98 on Pop. The album includes the singles "Sharing the Love" (US R&B 8, US Pop #91) and "Better Together" (US R&B #66, US Dance #56).

Following the release of Camouflage, Chaka Khan recorded her third, fourth and fifth solo albums What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (1981), Echoes of an Era (1982) and Chaka Khan (1982) and Rufus recorded their third album without Khan, Seal in Red (1983), before they reunited for one final album together later in 1983, the double live/studio set Stompin' at the Savoy – Live.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Better Together" Tony Maiden, Lalomie Washburn 3:37
2. "Jigsaw" Maiden, Chaka Khan 3:54
3. "Secret Friend" Maiden, René Moore, Angela Winbush, Allee Willis 3:57
4. "Music Man (The D.J. Song)" John Robinson, David Wolinski 3:50
5. "True Love" Wolinski 3:15
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Sharing the Love" Kevin Murphy 3:37
7. "Quandary" Maiden, Khan 4:50
8. "Lilah" Wolinski, Willis 4:14
9. "Losers in Love" Wolinski, Danny Seraphine 3:04
10. "Highlight" Bobby Watson, Moore, Winbush 3:14





Chart (1981) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 98
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 15


Year Single Peak chart positions


1981 "Sharing the Love" 91 8
1982 "Better Together" 66 56


  1. ^ "Camouflage review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ Gersten, Russell (1983). "Rufus". In Marsh, Dave; Swenson, John. The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. Random House/Rolling Stone Press. p. 438. ISBN 0394721071. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Rufus". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

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