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The Undisputed Truth - Method To The Madness FLAC album


Performer: The Undisputed Truth
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: Method To The Madness
Country: US
Released: 1976
Style: Funk, Disco
FLAC version ZIP size: 1758 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1890 mb
Rating: 4.1
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Special Thanks to Anthony W. Jones.

The Undisputed Truth is the self titled debut album of the Motown group of the same name. Released in 1971, it was produced entirely by Norman Whitfield. The album includes the group's biggest hit single (and only US Top 40 hit), "Smiling Faces Sometimes", which peaked at on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Many of the songs on this album were also recorded by the group's Motown labelmates, The Temptations (also produced by Norman Whitfield)

Tracklist: 1. Cosmic Contact, 2. Method To The Madness, 3. Sunshine, 4. You + Me Love, 5. Hole In The Wall, 6. Loose, 7. Life Ain’t So Easy, 8. Take A Vacation From Life (And Visit Your Dreams), 9. Let’s Go Down To The Disco. More albums from Undisputed Truth: Cosmic Truth by Undisputed Truth. Law Of The Land by Undisputed Truth. Down To Earth by Undisputed Truth. Face To Face With The Truth by Undisputed Truth. Smokin’ by Undisputed Truth. The Undisputed Truth by Undisputed Truth. View all albums . Method To The Madness.

Let's Go Down to the Disco (Single Version). 13 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes. Released: 28 Dec 1976. 1976 Warner Records Inc. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. More By The Undisputed Truth. The Undisputed Truth. The Best of Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces. Zero ads. Try it now. Learn more. Diğer alışveriş seçenekleri: Bir Apple Store’u ziyaret edin, 00800 448 829 873 ya da 0216 282 15 11 numaralı telefonu arayın veya bir bayi bulun.

The Undisputed Truth were originally the brainchild of producer Norman Whitefield, who was integral to the success of Motown in the early years. He worked extensively with the Temptations and during the late 60s developed for the band the concept of Psychedelic Soul, which in effect worked to end the relationship between the two of them; the Temps wanted more ballads and vocal arrangements. They debuted on their new record company with the first disc of this enjoyable two-fer with Method To The Madness. By this time Taka Boom had joined the band and being Chaka Khan’s sister it’s not a great surprise that the Undisputed Truth now sound more like a supercharged, rockier Rufus than anything else. This album is a quality item capsule of white afros and silver jumpsuits with strong female vocals and male leads which occasionally verge on self-parody (with the distance of time).

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First up is Method To The Madness – a killer classic from the second chapter of the Undisputed Truth – that time when the group stepped away from their Motown home, and followed producer/creator Norman Whitfield to his own label in California. The shift of record companies also marks a cool shift in styles too – an approach that still has all the bold, bassy elements you'd know from the earlier hits – but one that also has some fuller, more cosmic elements too – which are hinted at by the image on the cover. together in a very cohesive way on the album. The result is a great little set that balances funky grooves with some excellent cosmic soul cuts – supported by great session work from giants like Wah Wah Watson, Walt Downing, and Jack Ashford.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Cosmic Contact
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
3:50
A2 Method To The Madness
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
3:55
A3 Sunshine
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
5:12
A4 You + Me = Love
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
11:10
B1 Hole In The Wall
Written-By – Norman Whitfield, Rochelle Runnells
3:20
B2 Loose
Written-By – Norman Whitfield, Rochelle Runnells
3:21
B3 Life Ain't So Easy
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
3:57
B4 Take A Vacation From Life (And Visit Your Dreams)
Written-By – John McGhee*, Norman Whitfield
4:30
B5 Let's Go Down To The Disco
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
9:10

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Recorded At – The Village Recorder
  • Recorded At – Motown Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – The Village Recorder
  • Mixed At – Motown Recording Studios

Credits

  • Arranged By – Paul Riser
  • Coordinator [Album] – Clay McMurray
  • Engineer [Recording, Mixing] – Learnard "Colonel Disco" Jackson*, Steve Maslow, Steve Smith
  • Musician, Bass – Lequeint "Duke" Jobe
  • Musician, Bongos – Terral Santiel
  • Musician, Guitar – John McGhee*, Kenji Brown, Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin*
  • Musician, Keyboards – Mark Davis , Michael Nash, Victor Nix
  • Musician, Percussion – Henry Garner
  • Musician, Saxophone – Michael Moore
  • Musician, Trumpet – Freddie Dunn, Kenny Copeland
  • Other [Special Thanks To] – Anthony W. Jones
  • Other [Wardrobe & Makeup Technician] – Linda Thompson
  • Performer [Undisputed Truth] – Calvin "Dhaakk" Stephenson*, Joe Harris, Taka Boom, Tyrone "Lil Ty" Barkley*
  • Photography By – Gernot Plitz
  • Producer, Engineer [Recording, Mixing], Arranged By, Design, Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Norman Whitfield

Notes

Whitfield Records Corp, […] manufactured & distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company [logo] ℗© 1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Distributed by WEA Musik GmbH · [logo] A Warner Communications Company · Made in Germany
Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin appears courtesy of Epic Records
John McGhee appears courtesy of A&M Records
Recorded and mixed at Village Recorders, Sound Factory West and Motown Recording Studios

Produced for Whitfield Records
℗ 1976 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): WH-1-2967
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): WH-2-2967
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): K 56289 A AL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): K 56289 B AL
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Other (Price code, circled): Z

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WH 2967 Undisputed Truth Method To The Madness ‎(LP, Album, Los) Whitfield Records WH 2967 US 1976
WH 2967 The Undisputed Truth* Method To The Madness ‎(LP, Album, Win) Whitfield Records WH 2967 US 1976
WH 2967 The Undisputed Truth* Method To The Madness ‎(LP, Album, Jac) Whitfield Records WH 2967 US 1976
WB 56 289 Undisputed Truth Method To The Madness ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56 289 Netherlands 1976
WOU 2967 Undisputed Truth Method To The Madness ‎(CD, Album, RE) Wounded Bird Records WOU 2967 US 2011