- Released: May 4, 2010
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Wounded Bird Records
- 1.Tried, Tested And Found True
- 2.Couldn't Get Enough
- 3.Maybe I Can Find It
- 5.So So Satisfied
- 6.Over And Over
- 7.It's You
- 8.If You're Lying (5:09)
- 9.Tried, Tested And Found True (12" Disco Mix)
- 10.Tried, Tested And Found True (Simphouse / M&M Soulful Mix)
- 11.Over And Over (12" Disco Mix)
- 12.Over And Over (Simphouse / M&M Mix)
Personnel includes: Valerie Simpson (vocals, piano); Nick Ashford (vocals); Eric Gale (guitar, bass); Steve Khan (guitar); Richard Tee (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Don Grolnick (organ); Kenneth J. Bichel (Moog synthesizer); Francisco Centeno (bass); Steve Gadd (drums); Ralph MacDonald (percussion);
Raymond Simpson, Joshie Armstead (background vocals).
Producers: Niickolas Ashford, Valerrie Simpson.
Reissue producer: Kevin Tong.
Engineers include: Richard Alderson, Elliot Scheiner.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
The Ashford & Simpson sound has always been lush, sentimental, and soulful, yet subdued. That's the case on this '77 release. The title cut was a moderate hit, and, as always, the sweeping strings, lyrics, and production were first-rate. Ashford & Simpson albums can get extremely sappy, and at times this one did as well. But they're also usually superbly performed and constructed, and this was no exception. ~ Ron Wynn