While his former colleagues in Little Angels made quick headway in 1994 as b.l.o.w. , UK vocalist Jepson was more stealthily piecing together the rudiments for his own solo career. At the outset he said: ‘I do not want to be a pop star again.’ Signing to Cottage Industry Records, Jepson recruited former Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas, bass player Roger Davis and guitarist Russ Goodwin. The line-up embarked on touring in October 1995 under the name Tony Jepson And The Whole Truth, following the August release of Ignorance Is Bliss. Jepson commented: ‘I looked long and hard to find the right sort of musicians to work with. The last thing I wanted to do was work with famous people.’ The 10-song collection was co-written with guitarist Goodwin, with Jepson taking charge of production in his own barn studio, constructed opposite his home.
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