Color of Success is the 1985 debut album by the funk/R&B singer, Morris Day. Released a year after departing previous band, The Time, the album is similar in style to The Time’s material, even going so far as to copy The Time’s formula of six songs per album. The album’s highlight is “The Oak Tree”, a funky-pop number about a dance, akin to “The Bird” by The Time. The album was produced, arranged and composed by Day, who also played drums and keyboards throughout the album. Also on keyboards was Rickey “Freeze” Smith, who would later join Day in the revamped version of The Time in the mid-1990s.
|1||Color Of Success (Morris Day)||5:20|
|2||The Character (Morris Day)||4:07|
|3||The Oak Tree (Morris Day)||7:22|
|4||Love Sign (Morris Day)||6:22|
|5||Don’t Wait For Me (Morris Day)||7:13|
|6||Love Addiction (Morris Day)||5:10|
|Drums (programming)||Stephen Mitchell|
|Background Vocals||Augie Johnson|
|Background Vocals||Bunny Hull|
|Background Vocals||Clydene Jackson|
|Background Vocals||Kit Hain|
|Background Vocals||Mary Bridges|
|Background Vocals||Maxayn Lewis|
|Background Vocals||Sharon Robinson|
Voice (Voice Overs And Party Guests) – Barry Josephson (Track 3), Candy Clark (Track 3), Carol Perry (Track 4), Raechel Donahue (Track 1), Rama V, The Construction Kids (Track 3)
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Morris Day
Coordinator (Photography Coordination) – Sharon Rosenbush
Engineer – Richard Kaplan
Engineer (Assistant Engineers) – Chuck Johnson, Jeff Poe
Mixed By – Michael Brauer, Morris Day
Mixed By (Assistant Engineer) – Alex Haas
Art Direction – Jeri McManus
Photography By – Peter Kaplan
Published By – Ya D Sir Music
Published By – CBS Feist Catalog Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Recorded At – Indigo Ranch Studios
Mixed At – Mediasound
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation