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Encyclopedia > True (Spandau Ballet album)
True
True cover
Studio album by Spandau Ballet
Released 1983
Genre Pop
Length 35:36
Label Chrysalis Records
Producer(s) Steve Jolley, Tony Swain
Professional reviews
Spandau Ballet chronology
Diamond
(1982)
True
(1983)
Parade
(1984)

True was the third studio album by British New Romantic band Spandau Ballet, released in 1983. It was heavily influenced by jazz, soul, and R&B. It reached #1 on the UK charts and the top twenty in America. The title track was a top five single in America, and in 1991 was sampled by the spiritual hip-hop act PM Dawn on their single "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss", R&B music act Lloyd Polite "You (f. Lil Wayne)", Filipino singer Arnee Hidalgo and on rapper Nelly's track "N Dey Say". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Spandau Ballet were a popular English band in the 1980s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Steve Jolley (1950) and Tony Swain (January 20, 1952) were a successful pop musician, songwriting and record production duo in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1980s, producing some of the top artists and songs of the era. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3. ... Spandau Ballet were a popular English band in the 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Spandau Ballet were a popular English band in the 1980s. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... PM Dawn are a genre-crossing band which mix Hip hop and Rhythm and blues. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... Lloyd Harlin Polite Jr. ... Cornell Haynes Jr. ...


Other singles from the album included "Gold", "Lifeline", and "Communication". Later releases by the band never equalled the success of True, and they broke up six years later.


Track listing

  1. "Pleasure" – 3:31
  2. "Communication" – 3:41
  3. "Code of Love" – 5:11
  4. "Gold" – 4:51
  5. "Lifeline" – 3:36
  6. "Heaven is a Secret" – 4:27
  7. "Foundation" – 4:08
  8. "True" – 6:29

True by the band Spandau Ballet is the title cut from their most popular album from 1983. ...

Personnel

Tony Hadley (born Anthony Patrick Hadley, on 2 June 1960 in Islington, London) is an English pop singer who fronted the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Gary Kemp Gary Kemp (born 16 October 1959, in Islington, London) is an English pop artist who was the leader and chief songwriter for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Martin Kemp in the role of Steve Owen, EastEnders Martin Kemp (born 10 October 1961), brother of Gary Kemp, is a British actor and former pop musician. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Steve Norman is a British pop musician who played saxophone for the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... John Keeble (born 6 July 1959, in London) is a British pop artist, who was the drummer with the 1980s New Romantic band, Spandau Ballet. ... Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group, technically classified as a membranophone. ...

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1983 UK 1

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