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  • Audio CD (May 23, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: May 23, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • ASIN: B00004T9V5
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,465 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Genre: Popular Music
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Release Date: 23-MAY-2000

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After a four-year hiatus, Texas-born Mexican-American Tish Hinojosa sets her confident, optimistic sights on merging the various, and at times, contradictory impulses of her discrete singer-songwriter vision. If Sign of Truth is her most successful synthesis of traditional Mexican music, troubadour folk, and new adult contemporary, it is also, song for song, her most perplexing. Hinojosa's four-year residency in Nashville has both blessed her songwriting with pop acumen--the anthemic melody of the title track and the modern-dance-groove-meets-eerie-lap-steel of "Taste of Dying Summer"--and burdened it with over-earnest poesy and innocuous sentiments. Lines like "I love the way you make me see / The things that really matter" and "If we don't count our blessings / We're wasting our time" sound like feel-good fodder for mainstream country or pop radio, but one expects more from Hinojosa. She seems more at home on "Wildflowers," a delicate homage to Pablo Neruda, and "Dreams I Have Seen," the album's penultimate and stand-out track. "You'd never believe the dreams I've seen," Hinojosa sings. Had her songwriting kept pace with her musical ambition, we just might have. --Roy Kasten

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I heartily recommend this CD.
Gordon B. Kelly
Tish Hinojosa is a truly remarkable singer with uniquely bilingual and meaningful material.
JOHN K. BROWN
It sounds far too commercial.
Martijn Claassen

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JOHN K. BROWN on June 1, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Tish Hinojosa brings a hauntingly beautiful voice to all her recordings and "Sign of Truth" is no exception. "Fence Post" and "Song for the Journey" particularly showcase this ladies amazing pitch, clarity and melodious quality.
Tish has invested, as she usually does, much of her personal life in this album. This one seems to have come from a particulary difficult patch of her life as reflected in "Fence Post", "I Have No Answers", "Faded Journey", and perhaps even in "Hey Little Love of Mine".
While this CD does not have the bilingual quality of many of its predecessors, it is an outstanding sampling of this artist's writing, singing and collaboration with Marvin Dykus and Chip Dolan. Anyone for whom this is a first Hinojosa purchase will want to purchase previous recordings like, "Aquella Noche", "Culture Swing" and - my personal favorite - "Homeland".
Once you've started you will want all of her CDs. Tish Hinojosa is a truly remarkable singer with uniquely bilingual and meaningful material. Buy this one! You won't regret it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Faire on May 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Tish Hinjosa's beautiful voice and wonderful songs captured my heart for the first time during an appearance on Austin City Limits many years ago. Since then, I've looked forward to each new album to enjoy her explorations into so many musical genres. Whether she's doing a pop song, rocking with Texas swing, or singing a ballad in Spanish, Tish is a joy to hear. This CD is one of her best yet. "Taste of Dying Summer" is a real change-of-pace for her. If you're a Tish fan, you'll want to get this right away. If you've never heard Tish before, buy this one, then go back and grab her earlier work ("Aquella Noche" is one of my favorites.)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. RIDINGS on August 12, 2000
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One thing I have been able to count on from Tish Hinojosa is that each CD will be better than the last, and she does not disappoint with "Sign Of Truth." She has gotten progressively better with each release, which must be hard to do because the first CD I bought, "Homeland," 11 years ago, is pretty hard to top. I do have favorites, in an order that is not chronological, but there is an excitement and progression in every new release. However, "Sign Of Truth' is in a class of its own. Rather than be just another great CD, it stands out like few others, such as "Pet Sounds" by the Beach Boys or "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd -- in other words, classics in a special league of their own even if you aren't a devoted fan. There is not a single weak song on "Sign Of Truth," which also is a sign the artist is right on track with a classic. How can I name a favorite with every track so great? How about the haunting extended piano in "Fence Post," the driving "Fire In Winter," the sweet simplicity of "Roses Around My Feet," "I Have No Answers" or "Wildflowers." As far as other reviewers complaining that Tish has gone Nashville, I don't know what they are talking about. There is no Nashville on this CD -- no twangy guitars, no cliche country lyrics, no simplistic melodies. Tish is still true to her roots. She never really did "ethnic Mexican" music because she is not Mexican. She is Mexican-American, with Tex-Mex and Southwest roots. There is no straying from that here. Tish wrote the songs for this CD and her songwriting, singing, playing, producing has never been better. I can't wait for the next release.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kelly L. Norman VINE VOICE on May 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is not my favorite of Hinojosa's work. The CD itself seems crowded....electric guitars, a piano and synthesizers figure in. Her voice also seems over-produced.
That said, these are still Tish's songs, and they do much to enlighten us about her love for her culture. The title is an anthem...typical for Tish in a way, in that she often includes songs uplifting the poor and disenfranchised on her CDs; but this time she acknowledges that all of us are drawn to the things that "mirror" success to us....youth, beauty,success, money. She got some flak for this as if she was endorsing such an outlook, but the song merely states that as humans we get drawn into seeking those things. "Roses Around My Feet" teases with an inviting melody, but refers to a Latino saying that means, you're just flattering me, I don't trust your words.
My favorite, sad as it seems, is "Fencepost", with only Tish's voice and piano. "Feelin' like a fencepost/Looking at a railyard/Everything's gray/My heart's pinned away/.....I'm broken...but I can't seem to just fall down." Haunting melody, with words that anyone who has faced a period of burnout in their lives will relate to.
This isn't the Western Swing or the Mexican Ballad type of CD that Tish has done before, and it may suggest a bit of a nod to mainstream pop, but it is still strong.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Harding VINE VOICE on July 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Tish's music has always been hard for the industry to nail down. Go into a CD store and you might find it under folk, country, Latin, or female vocalists. Any one of these could be correct and that might be part of the reason that Tish is not as well known as she should be. On Sign of Truth, she continues with her eclectic ways, but in a more solemn and pensive mood. The problem with this album, and I concur here with several of the other reviewers, is that there is just too much top-fortyish Nashville style pop cum country, sometimes degenerating into the downright sappy and lachrymose. On a positive note, Tish's voice is as heavenly as ever. There are a couple of standout songs here which include the philosophical title cut, and the lightly salsa-infused "Fire in Winter". I Have No Answers is a good song but is somewhat spoiled by a very commercial-sounding instrumental interlude. "Faded Souvenir" is truly lame musically and is the lowlight of the album. Marvin Dykhuis and Chip Dolan remain solid as the core of Tish's backup band. They've been with her so long they seem to instinctively know just what it is she wants them to do and...I've heard them play live many times...they always do it well. If you are a hard-core Hinojosa fan, you may be dismayed by her plunge into pop/country but will still find something to like here. I just wish she hadn't strayed so far from Spanish. Her bilingual approach to her music has always been part of her charm. What few Spanish lyrics are here are eminently forgettable.
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