Truth

The Truth

by Aaron Hall
     
 

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It was Aaron Hall's vocals that powered tracks like "My Fantasy" and "Jam" during his tenure as the lead singer of Guy. After Guy split in 1990, it was inevitable that Hall would go on to a solo career. Released in 1993, The Truth hit the shelves sounding dated in spots, due in part to the ever-changing style of early-'90s urban contemporary. Over the course of

Overview

It was Aaron Hall's vocals that powered tracks like "My Fantasy" and "Jam" during his tenure as the lead singer of Guy. After Guy split in 1990, it was inevitable that Hall would go on to a solo career. Released in 1993, The Truth hit the shelves sounding dated in spots, due in part to the ever-changing style of early-'90s urban contemporary. Over the course of this debut solo album, Hall's use of the Gap Band's Charlie Wilson as a reference point does get tiring. More often than not, the production strength overshadows Hall's persona, which is barely there. Much to the dismay of many fans, Hall's 1991 big hit, "Don't Be Afraid," shows up here as a remix rather than the superior version released on the Juice soundtrack. That mistake makes this album less than it could have been. Truth be told, Hall's slick Romeo act was also a bust-out, as the top-notch weeper "I Miss You" has Hall giving the best performance here. "Don't Be Afraid (Sex You Down Some Mo' Version)," despite it's he-man subtitle, has Hall begging and calling himself "little ol' me." "Let's Make Love" steams it up successfully despite his showboating and breathy spoken intro. The last full track, "Until the End of Time," possesses a great melody and coasts on the good momentum of the better songs. Divorced from the new jack swing demands and crossover aims, The Truth is an enjoyable listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1993
Label:
Fontana Mca
UPC:
0008811081027
catalogNumber:
10810
Rank:
13740

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aaron Hall   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Overdubs
Gerald Albright   Saxophone,Soloist
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Vassal Benford   Keyboards
Curt Bisquera   Drums
Herschel Boone   Background Vocals
Cynthia Harrell   Background Vocals
Tonya Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jon Marshall   Background Vocals
Paula Payden   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dieyelle Reed   Background Vocals
Ronald Spearman   Percussion
Chris Stewart   Keyboards
Laney Stewart   Keyboards
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Fred Washington   Bass
Reginald Woods   Saxophone
Don Wyatt   Keyboards
Sean "Sep" Hall   Keyboards
Joi Marshall   Background Vocals
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Keyboards
Cynthia Harrell-Vaughns   Background Vocals
Freddy Washington   Bass
Mark Olson   scratching

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Aaron Hall   Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Vassal Benford   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Gregory Cauthen   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Kip Collins   Programming
Victor Flores   Engineer
Gary G-Wiz   Composer,Producer
Tonya Harris   Contributor
Jean-Marie Horvat   Engineer
Chris Potter   Composer
Scott Ralston   Engineer
Keith Shocklee   Producer
Hank Shocklee   Composer,Producer
Louis Silas   Executive Producer
Laney Stewart   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kevin Thomas   Engineer
Sean "Sep" Hall   Composer,Programming,Remixing,drum programming
Anthony Jeffries   Engineer
Ilene Weingard   Art Direction
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Programming,Remixing
Dave Retazas   Engineer
Aaron Arce   drum programming
Lance Collier   Engineer
Kevin "KD" Davis   Engineer
Tom Scholz   Composer

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