The Undisputed Truth (The Undisputed Truth album)

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The Undisputed Truth
Studio album by The Undisputed Truth
Released July, 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre R&B, Psychedelic soul
Length 44:02
Label Gordy
GS 955
Producer Norman Whitfield
The Undisputed Truth chronology
The Undisputed Truth
(1971)
Face to Face With the Truth
(1972)
Singles from The Undisputed Truth
  1. "Save My Love For A Rainy Day"
    Released: March, 1971
  2. "Smiling Faces Sometimes"
    Released: June, 1971

The Undisputed Truth is the debut album of the Motown group of the same name.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). 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 #3 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). The sound of the album mixes the traditional Motown sound with psychedelic-infludenced soul music.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Got The Love I Need" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 2:57
  2. "Save My Love For A Rainy Day" (Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene) 3:50
  3. "California Soul" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) 3:45
  4. "Aquarius" (Galt McDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado) 2:39
  5. "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 10:20
  6. "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 3:05
  7. "We've Got a Way Out Love" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) 2:55
  8. "Since I've Lost You" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 3:10
  9. "Ain't No Sunshine Since You've Been Gone" (Cornelius Grant, Norman Whitfield, Simon May) 2:42
  10. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) 2:51
  11. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) 6:30

Charts[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 43
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1971 "Save My Love For A Rainy Day" 43
"Smiling Faces Sometimes" 3 2

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton, Andrew. The Undisputed Truth: The Undisputed Truth > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Undisputed Truth US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  3. ^ "The Undisputed Truth US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-25.