Tell Us the Truth

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Tell Us the Truth
Studio album by Sham 69
Released 18 February 1978
Genre Punk rock
Length 34:52
Label Sire/Polydor
Producer Jimmy Pursey, Peter Wilson
Sham 69 chronology
Tell Us the Truth
(1978)
That's Life
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Tell Us the Truth is an album released in 1978 by punk band Sham 69. The first side of the album is recorded live, as the other is recorded in studio. Tell Us The Truth includes one of Sham 69's biggest hits, "Borstal Breakout" on the live side of the album. The album charted at #25 in UK. The album was re-released in 1989 as a double-LP also including their album That's Life.

Tracklisting[edit]

All songs written by Jimmy Pursey and Dave Parsons

Live side
  1. "We Got A Fight"
  2. "Rip Off"
  3. "Ulster"
  4. "George Davis Is Innocent"
  5. "They Don’t Understand"
  6. "Borstal Breakout"
    Studio side
  7. "Family Life"
  8. "Hey Little Rich Boy"
  9. "I’m A Man, I’m A Boy"
  10. "What About the Lonely?"
  11. "Tell Us The Truth"
  12. "It’s Never Too Late"
  13. "Who's Generation!"
    Captain Oi! bonus tracks
  14. "What Have We Got (live)"
  15. "I Don't Wanna"
  16. "Red London"
  17. "Ulster (single version)"
  18. "Borstal Breakout (single version)"
  19. "George Davis Is Innocent (demo)"
  20. "They Don't Understand (demo)"
  21. "Borstal Breakout (demo)"

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimmy Pursey - vocals, producer, liner notes
  • Dave Parsons - guitars, liner notes
  • Dave Treganna - bass guitar
  • Mark "Dodie" Cain - drums
  • Peter Wilson - producer
  • Brian Burrows - remixing
  • Steve Hammonds - project coordinator
  • Jo Mirowski - art direction, design
  • Alwyn Clayden - package design
  • Martyn Goddard - photography
  • Barry Plummer - photography

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Notes
UK 1978 Polydor Records LP 2383 491
US 1978 Sire Records LP SRK 6060
UK 1996 Dojo Records CD DOJO CD 256 Features one bonus track ("What Have We Got (live)")
US 1996 Dojo Records CD DOJO 3000-2 Features one bonus track ("What Have We Got (live)")
UK 2000 Castle Music CD CMRCD 020 Features two bonus tracks ("What Have We Got" and "Borstal Breakout (single version)")
UK 2005 Captain Oi! CD AHOY DPX 611 Features eight bonus tracks

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