Put together by esteemed writer-producer Norman Whitfield, the Undisputed Truth were one of Motown’s flagship acts in the early-mid 70s, with 15 R&B chart hits – including their near chart-topper ‘Smiling Faces Sometimes’ and the original version of ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’ – and a string of best-selling albums.
Surprisingly, only one of the original four Motown albums by the group’s classic one-guy-two-girl trio has ever been reissued on CD until now. Generally regarded by fans as the group’s best, it’s a pleasure to finally have these albums available digitally, as they were originally heard.
“Nothing But The Truth” features the group’s eponymous debut plus their “Down To Earth” and “Law Of The Land” albums in their entirety and as originally issued by US Motown. It also features a generous selection of non-album A and B sides, previously un-reissued alternate single mixes and edits plus other rarities from UT’s golden era.
With typically extensive annotation and illustration throughout, the sleeve note is based around a new interview with Joe Harris, the group’s featured male lead throughout its Motown tenure.
Kent’s latest addition to its ever-growing Motown range will definitely win the approval of the many Motown completists who have been clamouring for the reissue of these albums on CD for many, many years.