Truly for You

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Truly for You
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 15, 1984
RecordedApril–August, 1984
ProducerRalph Johnson, Al McKay, Suzee Ikeda (exec.)
The Temptations chronology
Back to Basics
Truly for You
Touch Me
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
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






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


Year Single Chart positions[10]
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


  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "The Temptations: Truly for You". 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. ^ " – 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". Retrieved July 11, 2012.

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