To Be True

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To Be True
To be true (album cover).JPG
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1975
RecordedSigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
LabelPhiladelphia International
KZ 33148
ProducerKenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes chronology
Black & Blue
To Be True
Wake Up Everybody
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB+ [2]

To Be True is an album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in February 1975. It was produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff.

The album features the hit singles "Bad Luck", "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon" with Sharon Paige, and "Where Are All My Friends".

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2016 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Where Are All My Friends"Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Victor Carstarphen3:22
2."To Be True"Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff4:42
3."Pretty Flower"McFadden, Whitehead, Carstarphen5:42
4."Hope That We Can Be Together Soon" (Female vocal by Sharon Paige)Gamble, Huff3:45
Side two
5."Nobody Could Take Your Place"Gamble, Huff4:22
6."Somewhere Down the Line"Gamble, Huff4:55
7."Bad Luck"McFadden, Whitehead, Carstarphen6:29
8."All Because of a Woman"McFadden, Whitehead, Huff5:29



Chart (1975) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 26
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
Year Single Peak chart positions


1974 "Where Are All My Friends" 80 8 11
1975 "Bad Luck (Part 1)" 15 4 1
"Hope That We Can Be Together Soon" 42 1


Cyndi Lauper used an interpolation of "Where Are All My Friends" in the 2008 song "Set Your Heart" from her album Bring Ya to the Brink.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. To Be True review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "To Be True review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-21.

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