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True to Life

For other uses, see True to life (disambiguation).
True to Life
Ray Charles
Released October 1977[1]
Recorded 1977; R.P.M International Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, soul
Length 38:44
Label Atlantic
Producer Ray Charles
Ray Charles chronology

Porgy and Bess
True to Life
Love & Peace
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau 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", Joe Cocker's "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]

  • Ray Charles – arranger, engineer, keyboards, piano, producer, vocals
  • Sid Feller – arranger
  • Bob Gratts – engineer
  • Robert Gratts – engineer
  • Larry Muhoberac – arranger
  • Roger Newman – arranger



  • Atlantic 19142
  • True to Life at

External links

  • Discogs
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