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Cyndi LauperTrue Colors

Label:Portrait – OR 40313, Portrait – R 40313, Portrait – 40313
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Downtempo, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Change Of Heart
Lyrics By [Additional]C. Lauper*
Written-ByEssra Mohawk
4:24
A2Maybe He'll Know4:24
A3Boy Blue4:45
A4True Colors3:46
A5Calm Inside The Storm3:54
B1What's Going On4:38
B2Iko Iko2:10
B3The Faraway Nearby
Written-ByC. Lauper*, Tom Gray
2:59
B49113:15
B5One Track Mind3:39
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Notes

Recorded and mixed at the Power Station.
Additional recording at the Hit Factory.

© 1986 CBS Inc. / ℗ 1986 CBS Inc.

A1 © 1986 Stone & Muffin Music and Rellla Music Corp. (BMI)
A2 © 1986 Rellla Music Corp. and Turi Music (BMI)
A3 © 1986 Rellla Music Corp., Perfect Punch Music (BMI) and Liquid Crystal Music (ASCAP)
A4 © 1986 Denise Barry Music and Billy Steinberg Music (ASCAP)
A5 © 1986 Rellla Music Corp. and Scratch & Sniff Music, Inc. (BMI) Scratch & Sniff Music, Inc. administered by Careers Music, Inc.
B1 © 1970 Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
B2 © 1964 Arc Music Corp., Trio Music Company, Inc. and Melder Publishing Company (BMI) All rights on behalf of Trio Music Company, Inc. administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
B3 © 1986 Rellla Music Corp. and Gray Matter Publishing Company (BMI)
B4 © 1986 Rellla Music Corp. and Perfect Punch Music (BMI)
B5 © 1986 Rellla Music Corp. (BMI) Fancy Footwork Music, Liquid Crystal Music (ASCAP), and Red Sox Music (BMI)

The Bangles appear courtesy of Columbia Records.
Adrian Belew appears courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
Pee Wee Herman appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Robert Holmes appears courtesy of Epic Records.
Billy Joel appears courtesy of Columbia Records.
Aimee Mann appears courtesy of Epic Records.
Angela Clemmons Patrick appears courtesy of Portrait Records.
Nile Rodgers appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

Includes inner sleeve with lyrics.

Direct Metal Mastering

OR 40313 on spine
R 40313 on labels
40313 on inner sleeve

B1. ASCAP appears on inner sleeve; ASCAP/BMI appears on label.

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-40313-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074644031317
  • Rights Society (A1 to A3, A5 to B5): BMI
  • Rights Society (A3, A4, B1, B5): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 40313
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 40313
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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
True Colors (LP, Album, Stereo)PortraitOR 40313Canada1986
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True Colors (LP, Album)PortraitPR 33108Australia1986
True Colors (LP, Album, Stereo)PortraitPRT 26948Europe1986
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True Colors (LP, Album)PortraitPRT 462493 1Europe1986
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True Colors (Cassette, Album)PortraitPRT 462493 4Europe1986

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  • mikeSF_'s avatar
    mikeSF_
    Edited one year ago
    A worthy follow-up to her acclaimed masterpiece, "She's So Unusual", Cyndi Lauper absolutely brings it with this record.

    Her lyrics and singing evoke a sense of maturity, evident of her first album's success. Here, a dazzling array of musical stars lend a hand In a subtle but big way.

    Not many artists are brave enough to attempt a cover of Marvin Gaye's, "What's Going On", but Cyndi does and with excellent results. Brava!

    The song "True Colors" is the centerpiece of this record. This song touches my heart in every way. How do you not hear this and well up with tears? Sheer brilliance. Cyndi, thank you for writing this song.

    The mix is great and mastering quite decent. At times I feel her voice is not as far forward as it should be, but those are decisions made by the producer during mixing. If you ever weren't sure how Linn Drums contributed to '80s pop, just listen to every beat on this record. It's practically a Linn demo.

    4 stars. Recommended.
    • picdisc65's avatar
      picdisc65
      Edited 4 years ago
      Oh that classically difficult second album!! Cyndi's first was applauded, lauded and praised so high, she must have had many sleepless nights with the hard choices she'd have to make. Certainly, the success of that premiere outing was such that credible artists as Nile Rodgers, Bangles, Billy Joel, Aimee Mann and (backwards facing gulp!) Pee Wee Herman queued up to participate. Surely then, your "Diane Warren"s and "Jim Steinmann"s would also be in line to ensure future royalties on what was odds on favourite to be another best seller? Indeed, the songwriting super-team of Steinberg and Kelly opted to give Cyndi one of their best efforts, instead of handing it to Madonna (post the global smash that was "Like A Virgin") - surely God was smiling down on that choice, can you imagine how it would have been totally butchered in the 'wrong' hands?? Instead, decades later we have a classic song still gloriously delivered in live settings by the incomparable Cyndi - is there ever a dry eye in the house? What Cyndi did, despite the obvious push to make a commercial record (that would sell, goddammit!) was to trust her songwriting skills and work within the boundaries that she knew would allow artistic flair and freedom, yet keep her fans and the record execs happy. And IMHO, she managed that - with spades! Many people are negatively critical of this album, unfairly in my opinion comparing it to its predecessor. To do that is not only a mistake, but actually quite insulting to Cyndi. No artist at that time, at her level of exposure and certainly at her place in her career, could ever have the complete fire power to make the album that SHE wanted, and fuck the record company. It just wouldn't have been released. And there's no real evidence that this album WASN'T what she wanted to do. If the intervening years have shone any light on Cyndi's legacy, it's that she rarely, if ever, compromises and surely, would never give in to bully boy pressure. That's something she's shown to the young LGBTQI community - be proud of who and what you are! And I think she can be proud of this album.

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