Color of Success

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Color of Success
Color of Success.jpg
Studio album by Morris Day
Released 1985
Recorded Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, California
Genre R&B/Funk
Length 35:33
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Morris Day
Morris Day chronology
Color of Success
Singles from Color of Success
  1. "The Oak Tree[1]"
    Released: 1985
  2. "The Color Of Success"
    Released: 1985
  3. "The Character"
    Released: 1985
  4. "Love Sign"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

Color of Success is the 1985 debut album by the funk/R&B singer, Morris Day. Released a year after departing previous band, The Time, the album is similar in style to The Time's material, even going so far as to copy The Time's formula of six songs per album. The album's highlight is "The Oak Tree", a funky-pop number about a dance, akin to "The Bird" by The Time. The album was produced, arranged and composed by Day, who also played drums and keyboards throughout the album. Also on keyboards was Rickey "Freeze" Smith, who would later join Day in the revamped version of The Time in the mid-1990s.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Morris Day

  1. "Color of Success" – 5:20
  2. "The Character" – 4:07
  3. "The Oak Tree" – 7:22
  4. "Love Sign" – 6:22
  5. "Don't Wait For Me" – 7:12
  6. "Love / Addiction" – 5:10



Chart (1985) Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200 37
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Albums 7


  1. ^ "All Music singles". Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ Theakston, Rob. Color of Success at AllMusic

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