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A Step In The Right Direction is the first-ever retrospective of The Truth’s early recordings, boasting not only their entire output for Formation but also two further discs of live material and a handful of previously unheard demos!
• The Truth were formed by singer/guitarist Dennis Greaves, after the demise of his previous band Nine Below Zero in 1982, with guitarist Mick Lister, ex-9BZ bassist Brian Bethell, drummer Gary Wallace and organist Chris Skornia.
• Where Nine Below Zero were an out-and-out R&B band, The Truth were a more soulful entity, tapping into the vibrant Mod Revival scene on the back of The Jam’s demise in late 1982.
• Signing with WEA’s Formation label, The Truth charted with their debut single, the vibrant and uplifting ‘Confusion (Hits Us Everytime’), which reached No. 22 in May 1983. The follow-up, ‘A Step In The Right Direction’, peaked at No. 32 that August. A third single, ‘No Stone Unturned’, was released in February 1984. The band then signed with I.R.S.
• Very few of the dozen or so Truth tracks (spread across various formats) have ever been reissued on CD. Until now!
• A Step In The Right Direction is the first-ever retrospective of The Truth’s early recordings, boasting not only their entire output for Formation but also two further discs of live material and a handful of previously unheard demos!
• Disc 2 combines two BBC concerts which were broadcast at the time; Disc 3 finds The Truth in full effect at the famous Marquee, a venue which Nine Below Zero had made their own. Many of these concerts boast songs which the band never issued on vinyl.
• Dennis Greaves and Mick Lister have been involved with this worthwhile release, with sleeve-notes by Mojo’s Lois Wilson. The package is housed in an attractive card wallet as a fitting tribute to one of the key Mod bands of the period.
• The Truth first reunited for shows in 2012 and are planning a UK tour in 2016!
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