|Truths and Rights|
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Truths and Rights is a 1980 reggae album by Johnny Osbourne.
Truths and Rights is Johnny Osbourne's second studio album. It was recorded in 1979 after his return to Jamaica from Canada, and first released in 1980 on the Studio One label.The album was preceded by three singles on Studio One, "Jealousy, Heartache and Pain", "Forgive Them", and "Love is Here to Stay", none of which were included on the original release of the album, although "Jealousy, Heartache and Pain" was included on the expanded CD reissue on Heartbeat Records in 2008 (it had earlier been released by Heartbeat with the original track listing). This was the sole album Osbourne recorded for Studio One, and like Sugar Minott's groundbreaking Live Loving album from two years earlier, this featured new lyrics written over vintage Studio One rhythms, including The Soul Vendors "Swing Easy" (on "Can't Buy Love"), Al Campbell's "Take a Ride" (on "Truths and Rights"), and Otis Gale's "I'll Be Around" ("We Need Love").
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