Truly for You
|Truly for You|
|Studio album by|
|Released||October 15, 1984|
|Producer||Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Suzee Ikeda (exec.)|
|The Temptations chronology|
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".
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.
- "Running" (Phillip Ingram, Zane Giles, Tony Haynes) – 3:28 a
- "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Otis Williams, Ali-Ollie Woodson) – 4:40 a
- "How Can You Say That It's Over" (Tom Keane, Mike Himelstein) – 6:05 b, a
- "My Love is True (Truly for You)" (Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Victor Carstarphen) – 6:08 b, e
- "Memories" (Don Freeman, David Batteau) – 4:39 a
- "Just to Keep You in My Life" (William Durham, Lorrin Bates) – 4:23 b
- "Set Your Love Right" (Ron Tyson, Victor Carstarphen) – 5:09 a
- "I'll Keep My Light in My Window" (Terri McFaddin, Leonard Caston) – 4:30 c
- Melvin Franklin - vocals (bass)
- Richard Street - vocals (tenor/baritone)
- Ron Tyson - vocals (tenor/falsetto)
- Otis Williams - vocals (tenor/baritone)
- Ali-Ollie Woodson - vocals (Tenor), synthesizers and programming
- Michael Boddicker, Victor Carstarphen, Ronnie Foster - synthesizers and programming
- Robbie Buchanan, Randy Kerber, Jerry Peters - keyboards
- Paulinho da Costa, Ralph Johnson - percussion
- Dean Gant - keyboards, synthesizers and programming, Moog bass synthesizer
- Zane Giles, Johnny Graham, Paul M. Jackson, Jr., Al McKay - guitar
- Ed Greene - drums
- Phillip Ingram - Moog bass synthesizer
- James Jamerson, Jr. - bass guitar
- Fred Johnson - DMX drum programming
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||25|
|US Billboard 200||55|
|Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)||1|
|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|
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