True Colors

Released: September 15, 1986


1. Change Of Heart

2. Maybe He'll Know

3. Boy Blue

4. True Colors

5. Calm Inside The Storm

6. What's Going On

7. Iko Iko

8. The Faraway Nearby

9. 911

10 .One Track Mind

Bonus track (2008 Japan reissue)

11."True Colors" (Live at Summer Sonic, 2007)


Cyndi Lauper – vocals, background vocals

The Bangles – vocals, background vocals on "Change of Heart"

Adrian Belew – guitar

Jeff Bova – keyboards

Jimmy Bralower – percussion, drums, beat box

Angela Clemmons-Patrick – background vocals

Rick Derringer – guitar

Anton Fig – drums

Jon Goldberger – sound effects

Ellie Greenwich – background vocals

Pee Wee Herman – guest operator on "911"

Robert Holmes – guitar

Neil Jason – bass guitar

Billy Joel – vocals on "Maybe He'll Know"

Aimee Mann – vocals on "The Faraway Nearby"

John McCurry – guitar

Lennie Petze – percussion, background vocals

Nile Rodgers – guitar

Peter Wood – synthesizer, keyboards


Cyndi Lauper – arranger, art direction, producer

Lennie Petze – producer

David Wolff – executive producer

Brian McGee – engineer

Jon Goldberger – assistant engineer

Tim Kramer – assistant engineer

Dave O'Donnell – assistant engineer

Jason Corsaro – mixing

Brian McGee – mixing

George Marino – mastering

Adrian Belew – arranger

Jeff Bova – arranger

Jimmy Bralower – arranger

Stephen Broughton Lunt – arranger

Lennie Petze – arranger

Peter Wood – arranger

Holland MacDonald – art direction and design

Annie Leibovitz – photography


Chart positions

US: 4

AUS: 1

AUT: 15

CAN: 7

FRA: 13

GER: 18

JPN: 2

SWE: 20

SWI: 8

UK: 25


US: 2× Platinum

CAN: 2× Platinum

FRA: Gold

UK: Silver

HK: Gold

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True Colors United Co-Founder

Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee

Tony™ Award Winner

Grammy™ Awards Winner

Emmy™ Award Winner

Billboard Icon Award Winner

NY Times Best-selling Author

MTV Video Music Awards Winner

American Music Awards Winner

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