Truly for You

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Truly for You
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1984
RecordedApril–August, 1984
Genre
Length39:02
LabelGordy
ProducerRalph Johnson, Al McKay, Suzee Ikeda (exec.)
The Temptations chronology
Back to Basics
(1983)
Truly for You
(1984)
Touch Me
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Gannett(favourable)[2]
Morning Call(favourable)[3]
Boston Globe(favourable)[4]
Philadelphia Inquirer3/4 stars[5]
Record Mirror3.5/5 stars[6]

Truly for You is a 1984 album by American R&B vocal group the Temptations. Released on October 15, 1984 by Motown Records' Gordy label, This is the first full Temptations album to feature Ali-Ollie Woodson (credited simply as "Ollie Woodson"); who joined the group in 1984 to replace Dennis Edwards. The album was produced by Al McKay and Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind & Fire. Included on the album are the R&B hit singles "Treat Her Like a Lady", "My Love Is True (Truly For You)", and "How Can You Say That It's Over".

Track listing[edit]

Superscripts denote lead singers for each track: (a) Ali-Ollie Woodson, (b) Ron Tyson, (c) Richard Street, (d) Melvin Franklin, (e) Otis Williams. All selections produced, arranged, and conducted by Al McKay and Ralph Johnson.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Running" (Phillip Ingram, Zane Giles, Tony Haynes) – 3:28 a
  2. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Otis Williams, Ali-Ollie Woodson) – 4:40 a
  3. "How Can You Say That It's Over" (Tom Keane, Mike Himelstein) – 6:05 b, a
  4. "My Love is True (Truly for You)" (Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Victor Carstarphen) – 6:08 b, e

Side two[edit]

  1. "Memories" (Don Freeman, David Batteau) – 4:39 a
  2. "Just to Keep You in My Life" (William Durham, Lorrin Bates) – 4:23 b
  3. "Set Your Love Right" (Ron Tyson, Victor Carstarphen) – 5:09 a
  4. "I'll Keep My Light in My Window" (Terri McFaddin, Leonard Caston) – 4:30 c

Personnel[edit]

Performers

Musicians

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[7] 25
US Billboard 200[8] 55
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[9] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[10]
US US
R&B
US
AC
UK
1984 "Treat Her Like a Lady" 48 2 12
1985 "My Love is True (Truly for You)" 14 84
"How Can You Say That it's Over" 81
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "The Temptations: Truly for You". allmusic.com. Allmusic.
  2. ^ Gerds, Warren (March 9, 1985). "Albums in Review". Tucson Citizen. Gannett. p. 39.
  3. ^ White, Bill (January 25, 1985). "The Temptations: Truly for You, Ashford & Simpson: Solid". The Morning Call. p. 101.
  4. ^ Wolff, Carlo (January 3, 1985). The Temptations: Truly For You. Boston Globe. p. 70.
  5. ^ Lloyd, Jack (November 2, 1984). "The Temptations: Truly for You". Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 115.
  6. ^ Cordery, Mark (December 8, 1984). "The Temptations: Truly For You". Vol. 31 no. 50. Record Mirror. p. 18. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – The Temptations – Truly for You". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Temptations US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  9. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  10. ^ "The Temptations US albums/singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved July 11, 2012.

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