Truth – Get It From The Source – 1979

The choir that called itself Truth continued their constant output of music into late 1979 with this album. I believe it is without a doubt the most Disco CCM album ever. I was stunned when listening to this that it was still Truth. While Truth usually puts out albums that I would describe as worship oriented they went way way off script for this one. So get your boogie shoes on and give this album a listen.

Tracklist
1 – We Are Persuaded – 3:41
2 – Lord, Liar, Lunatic – 3:28
3 – Find It In The Word – 3:08
4 – Never Too Busy – 4:00
5 – Ride The Wild Horses – 2:47
6 – Love’s Gonna Change You – 3:25
7 – Pass The Salt – 2:42
8 – The Lord Will Go Before You – 3:58
9 – Love Will Last – 2:51
10 – Seek And Ye Shall Find – 4:09

Credits
Arranged By – John E. Coates
Art Direction, Design – Michael Harris Design
Artwork [Air Brush] – Andy Anderson
Directed By – Roger Breland
Engineer – Bob Whyley, Brent King, Mike Psanos
Mastered By – Hank Williams
Producer – John E. Coates
Producer [As Listed On Back Cover] – Bob MacKenzie
Producer [As Listed On Label, Production Assistance On Back Cover] – John W. Thompson

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Paragon Records
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Sound Stage Studios
Remixed At – Pinebrook
Remixed At – Sound Stage Studios
Mastered At – Woodland Studios

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Truth – On The Road – 1977

The choir/group known as Truth regularly toured churches through the 70’s to support and sell their albums. This album was recorded over 3 concerts in Dallas, Memphis, and Mobile. This album is extremely easy listening which I guess is to be expected considering the setting at the time.

Tracklist
1 – I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen – 3:15
2 – Greater Is He That Is In Me – 2:42
3 – I Want Jesus More Than Anything – 3:17
4 – Give Them All To Jesus – 4:03
5 – I Lost It All To Find Everything – 4:11
6 – Love, It Comes In All Colors – 3:00
7 – Amazing Grace – 1:32
8 – Would You Believe In Me – 3:24
9 – The Church Triumphant – 5:34
10 – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Hell – 3:25
11 – Didn’t He Shine – 3:30
12 – Whatever It Takes – 3:52
13 – Jesus, I Heard You Had A Big House – 3:23
14 – Thank You (Medley) – 8:53
15 – The Lord Is My Light – 3:33
16 – If My People Will Pray – 3:26
17 – It Is Well – 3:57
18 – It Is Finished – 4:54
19 – He’s On His Way – 3:00
20 – Get All Excited – 2:30

Credits
Art Direction – Bob McConnell
Engineer – Lee Hazen, Warren Peterson
Photography By [Cover photos and production assistance] – Greg Golden
Producer – Bob MacKenzie (2)
Recorded By [Live Recording By] – Lee Hazen Recording Service, Prestige Recording Service
Remix – John Thompson*, Warren Peterson

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Truth – Departure – 1978 – Full Album

This was 1 of 2 releases in 1978 by Truth with the other being a Christmas album which you will likely hear come Christmas time. Truth were so dedicated to getting albums out that it is difficult for me to really characterize one album as being different from the rest. There’s a little 70’s Funk, a little Jazz, and even a Reggae sounding song. If you’re already a fan of this band / choir you’ll love this album.

Tracklist
1 – Love, It Comes In All Colors – 2:25
2 – The World Didn’t Give It To Me (And THe World Can’t Take It Away) – 2:45
3 – Miracle Of Jesus – 2:40
4 – Jesus Is Lord Of The Way I Feel – 3:14
5 – He Is The Music – 3:26
6 – Perfect Peace – 3:52
7 – Ordinary People – 3:45
8 – Countin’ The Days – 3:26
9 – I Just Feel Like Something Good Is About To Happen – 3:19
10 – Revived – 3:11

Credits
Artwork By [Cover], Illustration [Inside] – Jim Lee
Design Concept – Greg Golden
Drums – Bob Nickerson
Electric Bass – Eddie Anders
Engineer – Warren Peterson
Engineer [Assistant] – Brent King
Guitar – Tim Frantz
Keyboards – Benny Key
Layout – Kimberly Williams
Management [Business Manager] – Nancy Anders
Mastered By – Glenn Meadows, Mack Evans
Percussion – Garner Fielding
Photography By – Spottswood Studios
Producer – Bob MacKenzie
Technician [Sound] – Mark Young
Trombone – Don Wolf
Trumpet – Craig Garrett, Larry Meregillano
Vocals – Art Ortiz, Bob VanderMaten, Ginger Nickerson, Joleen VanderMaten, Lily Helm, Steve Green
Woodwind – Paul Stewart

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Paragon Records
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Recorded At – Sound Stage Studios
Mastered At – Masterfonics

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Truth – Still the Truth – 1986

Truth are one of the stranger bands in CCM. They started in 1971 with 15 members malking thwm more of a choir than a band. Later the band expanded to 22 members but you can’t really tell as this album sounds like a typical 5 piece band. According to John Roger Breland the choir/band’s name stands for “Trust, Receive, Unchangeable, True Happiness [in Jesus]”. The band was active until 2001 and released 47 albums in their time.

Tracklist
1 – What Can I Do
2 – Wonderful Invention
3 – He Is Able
4 – The Spirit Of David
5 – Undivided
6 – Do What
7 – The Highest Call
8 – Have You Heard
9 – I’ll Remember You To The Father
10 – Lamb Of God

Credits
Arranged By [Vocals] – Steven V. Taylor
Bass – Mike Brignardello
Directed By – Roger Breland
Drums – Mark Hammond
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Steve Fralick, Tom Harding
Executive-Producer – Dan Cleary
Guitar – Jon Goin
Horns – The Truth Brass
Keyboards – David Huntsinger
Mastered By – Hank Williams
Mixed By – Brent King, Steven V. Taylor
Percussion – Brent King, Steven V. Taylor, Terry McMillan
Performer [Member] – Alan Nowell, Berneé Tuttle, David Cleveland, Ed Seidenkranz, Gina Angiulli, Joy Young, Ken Reich, Kevin Newton, Lisa Pieper, Mark Harris, Mike Eldred, Mike Thomas, Mike Walker, Paul Glasgow, Phil Peters, Shari Beeman, Tim Marshall, Travis Laws, Wes Tuttle
Producer – Steven V. Taylor
Programmed By [DX-7 Programming], Keyboards [Additional] – John Slick
Recorded By – Brent King, Michael Psanos*
Strings [Played From Synclavier Digital System] – Reed Arvin

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