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Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You

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Released  August 2, 2008
Release date  2 August 2008
Artist  The Whitlams
Label  Warner Music Australasia
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Genres  Rock music, Pop music, Piano rock
Similar  The Whitlams albums, Pop music albums

Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You is a "Best of" compilation album by Australian rock band The Whitlams.


The album is a comprehensive look at the journey of the ARIA award winning band, from scrappy beginnings and tragedy to the success and stability of recent years. It also features a new song, The Road Is Lost, featuring Torcha and the Queensland Orchestra.

The title comes from a lyric in the track "No Aphrodisiac".

"I actually wanted to call it Long Story Short (a title taken by new Tamworth band Chasing Bailey). If you listen to the songs you get exactly an understanding of where we've been." - Tim Freedman

A two disc deluxe edition includes a bonus DVD with documentaries on the making of the Love This City and Torch The Moon albums, and footage of their concerts at the Sydney Opera House in 2007 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. An article in The Age promoted the album's release, discussing the orchestrally-reworked Whitlams songs, the highs and lows of the band, and Freedman's young daughter Alice.

Chart positions and sales

Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You debuted at No. 3 on the ARIA Top 50 Album Chart

Bonus DVD

Includes videos from The Whitlams Years DVD and footage from the Whitlams & SSO concerts.

  • The Stories Behind the songs interview with Tim Freedman - 19:25
  • Making of Love This City Doco (from the whitlam years DVD) - 15:57
  • Making of Torch The Moon Doco (from the whitlam years DVD) - 7:02
  • Where Is She from the Byron Bay Festival 1995 (from the whitlam years DVD) - 4:15
  • Live Performance of "Fondness Makes The Heart Grow Absent" (with SSO) - 4:18
  • Live Performance of "Ease of the Midnight Visit" (with SSO) - 4:57
  • Songs

    1Blow Up the Pokies3:25
    2Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No 2)3:45
    3Fondness Makes the Heart Grow Absent3:58


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