True to Life (Ray Charles album)

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True to Life
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1977 [1]
Recorded1977; R.P.M International Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, soul
Label Atlantic
Producer Ray Charles
Ray Charles chronology
Porgy and Bess
True to Life
Love & Peace
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Christgau's Record Guide A– [3]

True to Life is a 1977 studio album by American recording artist Ray Charles. It marked Ray's return to Atlantic Records. The album contains several cover versions, most notably Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now", Bobby Charles' "The Jealous Kind", George and Ira Gershwin's "How Long Has This Been Going On?", and The Beatles' "Let It Be". The album was arranged by Larry Muhoberac, Roger Newman, Sid Feller and Ray Charles.


Track listing

  1. "I Can See Clearly Now" (Johnny Nash) – 4:22
  2. "The Jealous Kind" (Robert Guidry) – 4:38
  3. "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 4:30
  4. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) –- 5:07
  5. "Be My Love" (Nicholas Brodsky, Sammy Cahn) – 4:19
  6. "Anonymous Love" (Edward Langford, Joel Webster) – 4:36
  7. "Heavenly Music" (Bob Bradstreet, Solomon Burke) – 3:38
  8. "Game Number Nine" (Dee Ervin, Tommy Payton) – 4:07
  9. "Let It Be" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:27


Credits for True to Life adapted from Allmusic. [4]


  1. "Ray Charles Albums - 1970s". Archived from the original on February 17, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  2. Ollio, J.P. (August 1, 2003). True to Life - Ray Charles | AllMusic. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.
  3. Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies . Ticknor & Fields. ISBN   089919026X . Retrieved February 23, 2019 via
  4. True to Life - Ray Charles | AllMusic: Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-06-14.

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