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Truth About Love
     

Truth About Love

by Lemar
 
Lemar Obika was a rare breed of singer who didn't fade back into obscurity after a brief moment of fame following an appearance on a reality TV talent show. In fact, Lemar, known only by his first name, actually improved his chart fortunes as time went along, The Truth About Love being his third album since his appearance in 2004 on one of the lesser-known

Overview

Lemar Obika was a rare breed of singer who didn't fade back into obscurity after a brief moment of fame following an appearance on a reality TV talent show. In fact, Lemar, known only by his first name, actually improved his chart fortunes as time went along, The Truth About Love being his third album since his appearance in 2004 on one of the lesser-known shows, BBC's Fame Academy, and his first to crack the Top Three. Opening with a 26-second African spiritual that acknowledged his family's roots in Nigeria, the album quickly moved into familiar smooth soul territory, R&B from the 2000s, and up-to-date doo wop. The subject matter of the songs on The Truth About Love was -- of course -- love, whether finding it or losing it or what happens in between, but there were also influences in the lyrics reflecting his charity work in Africa. The first single was "It's Not That Easy," a soulful and memorable number that hit the Top Ten, as had most of his singles to date. He invited a tightly knit studio band to play on every track, including bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Earl Harvin, and keyboard player Andy Wallace. Also featured are female vocalists and fellow soul artists Mica Paris on "Can't You See" (which also includes a rap by Styles P) and Joss Stone on the track "Anniversary."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2006
Label:
Sony Bmg Europe
UPC:
0828768946428
catalogNumber:
689464
Rank:
181798

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lemar   Primary Artist
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Earl Harvin   Drums
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Pino Palladino   Bass
Andy Wallace   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Patricia Scott   Background Vocals
Joy Malcolm   Background Vocals
Adam Phillips   Guitar
Carol Riley   Background Vocals
Paul Meehan   Keyboards
Jon Allen   Background Vocals
Joss Stone   Vocals
Jamie Hartman   Piano
Darren Ellison   Background Vocals
Matt Furmidge   Percussion,Drums
Ralph Morrison   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Terry Brown   Composer
Richard Griffiths   Management
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Cole Porter   Composer
Brian Rawling   Producer
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Fitzgerald Scott   Composer,Vocal Producer
Ren Swan   Engineer
Johnathan Shorten   Composer
Lawrence Johnson   Vocal Arrangements
Martin Larsson   Composer
Darren Brown   Composer
Steve Torch   Composer
Gerard Thomas   Composer
Alistair Tennant   Composer
Eg White   Composer
Tim Woodcock   Composer
Paul Meehan   Composer,Programming,Producer
Paul Barry   Composer
Harold Lilly   Composer
Jonathan Shakhovskoy   Engineer
Simon Emmett   Cover Photo
Jamie Hartman   Composer
Daniel Pierre   Composer
Harry Magee   Management
Matt Furmidge   Engineer
Jamie Reddington   Composer

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