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Color of Success

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002L86
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,415 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
back in 85 this disc was slammin.and it's still his best solo record.the oak tree to me was far better than the bird.this album should have been even bigger than it was.morris is still cool.and can play some skins.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By KEVIN201@WEBTV.NET on April 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I BROUGHT THIS CD BACK IN 87 WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND IT WAS THE BEST I EVER HEARD. I LOST IT AND WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO REORDER IT AND I STILL THINK IT THE BEST WITH SONG LIKE OAK TREE AND DON'T WAIT FOR ME NO ONE CAN PUT IT DOWN LIKE MORRIS AND YOU KNOW THIS MAN.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By prospero72 on December 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
REVIEW: After parting ways with The Time: lead singer/songwriter Morris Day released this carefully crafted R&B/funk-flavored party record which he hoped would catapult him into solo superstardom. Coming off the heels of his acting debut in Prince's "PURPLE RAIN" movie, and the release of the bestselling Time album "ICE CREAM CASTLE": you'd think that "COLOR OF SUCCESS" would have made a more impressive showing on the pop charts. However, it proved to be a massive R&B smash: chalking up three hit singles, and making it to Number 7 on the album list. In truth the record hasn't aged quite as well even though "The Oak Tree" rivals anything Day has done with The Time (or for that matter: anything Prince has done). But the LP is rich in quirky little dance tracks like "Love Sign" and the shimmering "Love/Addiction" (in which Day - ever the charming rogue - finds the tables turned as a girl plays HIM for a change) as well as the low-key, autobiographical numbers "The Character" and "Color Of Success". The only song that doesn't really work is the "Gigolos Get Lonely Too"-spin off "Don't Wait For Me" which (in spite of some excellent guitar at the end) has the weakest melody of the lot and overstays its welcome by about three minutes. But regardless of its flaws: "COLOR OF SUCCESS" is a rollicking little dance record that should please newly converted Prince/Time fans while reminding those of us who grew up in the 80's that the phrase "back in the 'Day'" really meant "What Time is it?"!

HIGHEST BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART POSITION: Number 37.
HIGHEST BILLBOARD R&B ALBUM CHART POSITION: Number 7.

HIT SINGLE: "The Oak Tree" (BILLBOARD: Number 65, R&B: Number 3, DANCE/MAXI-SINGLES: Number 3, DANCE/CLUB PLAY: Number 14).
HIT SINGLE: "Color Of Success" (R&B: Number 15).
HIT SINGLE: "The Character" (R&B: Number 34).
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Toomey on August 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Wow! This one takes me back. I love "The Oak Tree". No matter what anybody else says, he can still jam on his own without "The Time".This album proves it. After you've heard it you too will be doing "The Oak Tree". Go get 'em Morris.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andre S. Grindle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Morris Day ended his association with The Time after the groups wonderful Ice Cream Castle album and released his solo debut 'The Color Of Success' one year later. On the most superficial level the album is a great party album-you can slap it on,have a great time and think nothing more of it.The problem is the song quality itself.The album is credited as being Written And Arranged By Morris Day,and if that's true it's clear he obviously wasn't in that much creative control of The Time.These songs all go on forever and for the most part try at a very bland caricature of The Time's sound;The Time were fun,but one main reason for that was the fact that the musicians had such great chemistry and Morris's braggadoccio and humor glistened right through. In this case none of the songs ever do much FOR Morris;he has to do all the work with his additude holding down the fort and it just isn't a very secure platform.Which is too bad because Greg Phillinganes and Earth,Wind & Fire members Larry Dunn and Roland Bautista participate as musicians.Even the lone ballad "Don't Wait For Me" just meanders on for seven rather pointless minutes.The only truely worthy song on this recording is "Love Addiction" which has a cute melody and is a very catchy pop-funk tune.Other then that unless you want backround music for a dance party then this cruise might be a snooze for you.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
With The Time gone, along with the production of the Starr Company (Prince), Morris Day had to show the world he could do it on his own. Thank goodness for "The Color of Success." Showcasing his writing and musical skills, he proved that he could still create new dances ("The Oak Tree" wasn't as popular as "The Bird", but was a hit, nonetheless), and he could write a ballad as great as the next man. To this day, I still don't know why "Don't Wait For Me", the most requested song on the radio from that album, was never released as a single.
"Love Sign" and "Love/Addiction" were jams to lay back and enjoy, and the title track is one to criuse to.
With this talent, one has to wonder why Morris Day (and his group The Time) decided to tease us with only 6 songs on each album? (Day somewhat changed that pattern by releasing 8 on his next effort, "Daydreaming"...probably to make room for Jam/Lewis productions) Still, Morris proved with "Success" that he could tease us and get away with it. And he showed he could do it without his cousin's help (Prince, for those who didn't know).
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By LARRYLOWE on December 9, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
THIS THE BOMB ALBUM,MORRIS DAY REALLY PUT THE GOOD STUFF INTO THIS ONE,THE YEAR WAS 1985,A COMING OUT YEAR FOR THE BOYS IN PRINCE CAMP.AFTER THE PURPLE RAIN MOVIE,MORRIS HAD SOMETHING TO PROVE.THE COMPLETE CD IS GOOD,YOU WILL GET MORE THAN YOUR MONEY PAID FOR.MORRIS IS ONE OF THE COOLEST CAT THAT I EVERY COME TO KNOW,"THIS IS MUSIC 101
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