Whose Truth, Whose Lies?

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In 2000, you would have been hard-pressed to find a more lowdown blues-oriented recording than singer/guitarist Doug MacLeod's Whose Truth, Whose Lies?, which should appeal to anyone who likes his/her blues dark, shadowy, and moody. This isn't a CD that tries to win you over with slickness; whether MacLeod is going electric or acoustic, he obviously identifies with the simplicity and honesty that characterized the country blues artists of the '30s and '40s. Not that Whose Truth, Whose Lies? sounds like a recording from that time. MacLeod's lyrics obviously aren't pre-World War II lyrics, and he has been influenced by soul, rock, and folk as well as country and urban ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In 2000, you would have been hard-pressed to find a more lowdown blues-oriented recording than singer/guitarist Doug MacLeod's Whose Truth, Whose Lies?, which should appeal to anyone who likes his/her blues dark, shadowy, and moody. This isn't a CD that tries to win you over with slickness; whether MacLeod is going electric or acoustic, he obviously identifies with the simplicity and honesty that characterized the country blues artists of the '30s and '40s. Not that Whose Truth, Whose Lies? sounds like a recording from that time. MacLeod's lyrics obviously aren't pre-World War II lyrics, and he has been influenced by soul, rock, and folk as well as country and urban blues. Not everything on this superb album adheres to a 12-bar format, and some of the tunes fall into the folk category. But even when he is getting into a folk or R&B groove, MacLeod can always be counted on to provide a wealth of blues feeling. Whose Truth, Whose Lies? may not be the work of a purist, but it is certainly compelling.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/2000
  • Label: Audioquest
  • UPC: 092592105430
  • Catalog Number: 1054
  • Sales rank: 74,860

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doug MacLeod Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, national steel guitar
James Harman Harmonica
Dennis Croy Bass
Terry Evans Vocals
John Pearse Strings
Ray Williams Vocals
Rich Delgrosso Mandolin
Janiva Magness Vocals
Dave Kida Drums
Technical Credits
Doug MacLeod Liner Notes, Author
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Joe Harley Producer
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Hillary Weiss Art Direction
Rob Shanahan Cover Photo
Greg Burns Engineer
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