True Colors (Cyndi Lauper album)

True Colors (Cyndi Lauper album)

Infobox Album |
Name = True Colors
Type = Album
Artist = Cyndi Lauper

Released = September 27, 1986
Recorded =
Genre = Pop/Rock
Length = 37:57
Label = Portrait Records
Producer = Cyndi Lauper,
Lennie Petze
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
Last album = "She's So Unusual"
This album = "True Colors"
Next album = "A Night to Remember"

"True Colors" is the second album by 1980s icon and singer Cyndi Lauper, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music).

Album information

The title song, written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, secured Lauper's status as a successful record producer and performer. It has been covered by countless other artists including Phil Collins, Anna Tsuchiya and Kasey Chambers, and was used as the theme song for the 1988 Olympic Games, the 2003 Rugby World Cup and for Kodak cameras and film. This album went double Platinum in the USA.

While the album was quite successful in the U.S. and UK, it failed to match the success of Lauper's previous album, "She's So Unusual" . The album produced the singles "True Colors," "Change of Heart," "What's Going On," and "Boy Blue." Each single had a music video. The fourth and final commercial single, Boy Blue failed to make a big impact on the charts, although a live video was in heavy rotation on MTV in the summer of 1987.

True Colors was re-issued in a Japanese exclusive limited edition box set 11-track digitally remastered CD album the 2nd longplayer from Lauper released in 1986 includes bonus recording True Colours recorded live at Summer Sonic 07 in Tokyo.

Track listing

#"Change of Heart" (Lauper, Essra Mohawk) – 4:22
#"Maybe He'll Know" (Lauper, John Turi) – 4:25
#"Boy Blue" (Jeff Bova, Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt) – 4:46
#"True Colors" (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg) – 3:46
#"Calm Inside the Storm" (Rick Derringer, Lauper) – 3:54
#"What's Going On" (Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 4:39
#"Iko Iko" (Rosa Lee Hawkins, Barbara Anne Hawkins, Joan Marie Johnson, Sharon Jones, Marilyn Jones, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Jesse Thomas) – 2:08
#"The Faraway Nearby" (Tom Gray, Lauper) – 3:00
#"911" (Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt) – 3:16
#"One Track Mind" (Jeff Bova, Jimmy Bralower, Lauper, Lennie Petze) – 3:41
#"True Colors" [live at Summer Sonic 07] - bonus track

*Unreleased tracks:
**"Heading For The Moon" (Lauper, Stephen Broughton Lunt, A. Stead) appeared on the b-side of "True Colors".
**"Heartbeats" appeared on the b-side of "Change Of Heart".
**"Pee-wee's Playhouse" Theme. 2:29 1986"911" was nominated for the 1986 Rock Female Vocalist Grammy Award. [ [ Past winners database] , 1986 29th Grammy Awards, "Los Angeles Times", last accessed June 7, 2007]



succession box
before = "1986 Just for Kicks" by Various artists
title = Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
years = September 29 - October 26 1986
after = "Graceland" by Paul Simon

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