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A Step In The Right Direction: Singles, Demos, BBC Live – 1983-1984

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A Step In The Right Direction: Singles, Demos, BBC Live – 1983-1984

Truth (The)

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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!

Catalog ID: CDTRED675.

Product Description

• 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!

Track Listing:
 
DISC ONE
THE FORMATION SINGLES 
1. CONFUSION (HITS US EVERYTIME)
2. ME AND MY GIRL
3. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
4. BEAT GENERATION
5. WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY
6. SECOND TIME LUCKY
7. NO STONE UNTURNED
8. FLESH AND FANTASY
9. DON’T TELL ME
10. LOVE A GO-GO (Live)
11. FROM THE HEART (Live)
12. NOTHING’S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY (Live)
13. I GET SO EXCITED (Live)
BONUS TRACKS
14. COME ON (Demo) *
15. IF I EVER FIND LOVE
(Demo) *
16. INSTRUMENTAL (Demo) *
17. LOOK MY WAY (Demo)
18. SWEET SENSATION (Demo) *
* Previously unissued
 
DISC TWO
LIVE AT THE BBC
In Concert at the Paris Theatre, London 19/11/83:
1. EXCEPTION OF LOVE
2. LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY
3. ALWAYS ON MY MIND
4. IS THERE A SOLUTION?
5. BEAT GENERATION
6. THE SWEETEST FEELING
7. YOU PLAY WITH MY EMOTIONS
8. SECOND TIME LUCKY
9. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
10. JUST CAN’T SEEM TO STOP
Live at Goldiggers, Chippenham 14/1/84:
11. CONFUSION (HITS US EVERYTIME) (excerpt)
12. EXCEPTION OF LOVE
13. LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY
14. ALWAYS ON MY MIND
15. IS THERE A SOLUTION?
16. NO STONE UNTURNED
17. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
18. SECOND TIME LUCKY
19. IT’S A MIRACLE
20. YOU PLAY WITH MY EMOTIONS
21. JUST CAN’T SEEM TO STOP
22. FLESH & FANTASY
All tracks previously unissued
DISC THREE
LIVE AT THE MARQUEE
1. LOVE A GO GO
2. LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY
3. ME AND MY GIRL
4. OUT OF THE DARKNESS
5. ALWAYS ON MY MIND
6. IS THERE A SOLUTION
7. CONFUSION (HITS US EVERYTIME)
8. YOU PLAY WITH MY EMOTIONS
9. WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY
10. IT’S A MIRACLE
11. DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT
12. COME ON
13. JUST CAN’T SEEM TO STOP
14. NOTHING’S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY (LIVE)
15. REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE
16. I’M IN TUNE
BONUS TRACKS
17. HOUSE PARTY (Live)
18. I GET SO EXCITED (Live)
All tracks previously unissued

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DISC ONE THE FORMATION SINGLES 1. CONFUSION (HITS US EVERYTIME) 2. ME AND MY GIRL 3. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION 4. BEAT GENERATION 5. WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY 6. SECOND TIME LUCKY 7. NO STONE UNTURNED 8. FLESH AND FANTASY 9. DON'T TELL ME 10. LOVE A GO-GO (Live) 11. FROM THE HEART (Live) 12. NOTHING'S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY (Live) 13. I GET SO EXCITED (Live) BONUS TRACKS 14. COME ON (Demo) * 15. IF I EVER FIND LOVE (Demo) * 16. INSTRUMENTAL (Demo) * 17. LOOK MY WAY (Demo) 18. SWEET SENSATION (Demo) * * Previously unissued DISC TWO LIVE AT THE BBC In Concert at the Paris Theatre, London 19/11/83: 1. EXCEPTION OF LOVE 2. LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY 3. ALWAYS ON MY MIND 4. IS THERE A SOLUTION? 5. BEAT GENERATION 6. THE SWEETEST FEELING 7. YOU PLAY WITH MY EMOTIONS 8. SECOND TIME LUCKY 9. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION 10. JUST CAN'T SEEM TO STOP Live at Goldiggers, Chippenham 14/1/84: 11. CONFUSION (HITS US EVERYTIME) (excerpt) 12. EXCEPTION OF LOVE 13. LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY 14. ALWAYS ON MY MIND 15. IS THERE A SOLUTION? 16. NO STONE UNTURNED 17. A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION 18. SECOND TIME LUCKY 19. IT'S A MIRACLE 20. YOU PLAY WITH MY EMOTIONS 21. JUST CAN’T SEEM TO STOP 22. FLESH & FANTASY All tracks previously unissued DISC THREE LIVE AT THE MARQUEE 1. LOVE A GO GO 2. LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY 3. ME AND MY GIRL 4. OUT OF THE DARKNESS 5. ALWAYS ON MY MIND 6. IS THERE A SOLUTION 7. CONFUSION (HITS US EVERYTIME) 8. YOU PLAY WITH MY EMOTIONS 9. WHAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY 10. IT'S A MIRACLE 11. DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT 12. COME ON 13. JUST CAN'T SEEM TO STOP 14. NOTHING'S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY (LIVE) 15. REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE 16. I’M IN TUNE BONUS TRACKS 17. HOUSE PARTY (Live) 18. I GET SO EXCITED (Live) All tracks previously unissued
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