Michael Sweet – Truth (*NEW-CD, 1998, Michael Sweet Productions) RARE early version with 2 exclusive bonus tracks not on the 2000 version
Truth is a demo album released by Christian rock singer and Stryper frontman, Michael Sweet. The album was independently produced by Sweet and released in 1998 under his own label.
The album was sold through Sweet's website and did very well selling over 10,000 units, prompting several labels to seek rights to release it. The album was re-released two years later (see Truth (2000 version)).
Two of the songs ("One" and "Rain") were not included in the 2000 version.
All songs written by Michael Sweet, except where noted:
"Truth" (Sweet, Joel Christian) - 4:48
"I Am Adam" (Sweet, Christian) - 4:29
"Blue Bleeds Through" (Sweet, Paul Heusman) - 4:22
"Wool & Chiffon" - 4:45
"Lift My Head" (Sweet, Heusman) - 4:15
"One" (Sweet, Christian) - 5:36
"Achilles Heel" (Sweet, Christian) - 3:52
"Rain" (Sweet, Heusman) - 3:28
"Distracted" (Sweet, Heusman) - 4:58
"Stone" (Sweet, Christian) - 5:01
Michael Sweet - lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Kenny Lewis - drums and percussion
Chris Miles - bass guitar
Rob Graves - additional acoustic guitars
Rob Keith - guitar solo on "Distracted"
Taylor Armerding- mandolin on "One"
Muzzy - drums
Philip Bynoe - bass guitar
Steve Hunt - organ and strings
Deddrick Terry - piano and strings
Pete Vantine - piano and orchestrations on "Stone"
Gigi Abraham - additional vocals on "One"
Nick Ventresca - additional background vocals on "Truth