The second album: The Real Milli Vanilli

The same crew of people that put together the "Girl You Know It's True" album released a second album overseas under the name, The Real Milli Vanilli. (This would supposedly avoid confusion with Rob and Fab, who still hadn't sung a note on record.) The U.S. media paid very little attention to the album, and I've only been able to put together sketchy details without stealing them directly from other websites.

The packaging itself shows that even overseas, nobody really paid any attention to the project: the album title is shown as "Keep On Running" on the CD spine, "Moment Of Truth" on the CD itself, and "The Moment Of Truth" on the CD insert. The group is billed as "Milli Vanilli" on the CD and the spine, and "The Real Milli Vanilli" on the front cover.

"Keep On Running" was the first single from the album, and it even cropped up on a German CD compilation, Mega Dance Party '92 (Columbia, 1992). The single entered the German charts on November 29, 1990 and peaked at #4, spending 16 weeks in the top 20. It would be the last entry on the German charts for Milli Vanilli.

"Too Late" was the second and final single from the album.

Even moreso than the first album, "Moment Of Truth" samples other recordings, and I've attempted to list the sources that I could identify. These are not listed in the liner notes, and any additional information you have would be appreciated.

Many of these songs were reworked and released without fanfare in the U.S. as by the group Try 'N' B.


The Real Milli Vanilli - The Moment Of Truth

Hansa/BMG 260 996, 1991
Released May 1991

  1. Keep On Running
    Written by F. Farian-F. Reuter/Ch. Kindt
    Published by FMP Songs
    4:06   109.0 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell, Frank Farian
    Rap by John Davis
    Backing Vocals by Gina Mohammed, Joan Faulkner, Linda Rocco
    Rips off: "Trans-Europe Express" - Kraftwerk, "Batdance" - Prince (Listen for "keep bustin'."), "Girl You Know It's True" - Milli Vanilli (Listen for "I'm in love with you girl.")

  2. Tell Me Where It Hurts
    Written by D. Warren-D. Warren
    Published by Realsongs
    4:05   95.2 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell, Gina Mohammed, Ray Horton
    Backing Vocals by Ray Horton, Linda + Jodie Rocco
    Rips off: "Sadeness Part 1" - Enigma, "Close To You" - Maxi Priest

  3. Crazy Cane
    Written by M .Wonder/K. Saka/L. Slater-C. Calloway
    Published by FMP Songs
    3:55   98.0 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell
    Rap by Icy Bro
    Backing Vocals by Frank Farian, Linda + Jodie Rocco, Gina Mohammed, Ray Horton
    Rips off: "Close To You" - Maxi Priest again, "Minnie The Moocher" - Cab Calloway, I don't recognize the guitar or drum samples

  4. When I Die
    Written by F. Farian/D. Kawohl-P. Bischof-Fallenstein/D. Warren
    Published by FMP Songs/Realsongs
    4:00   74.4 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell, Ray Horton
    Rap by John Davis
    Backing Vocals by Gina Mohammed, Linda + Jodie Rocco
    Rips off: Sounds like the same drum track as "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"!
    This song was recycled by producer Frank Farian in 1997; it was released as a single for the studio creation No Mercy.

  5. Body Slam
    Written by F. Farian/M. Wonder/K. Saka/R. Battle
    Published by FMP Songs
    2:22   101.3 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell
    Rap by B-Sho-Rockin' (Ralph Battle)
    Backing Vocals by Linda + Jodie Rocco, Gina Mohammed
    Rips off: "Groove Is In The Heart" - Deee-Lite, "It Takes Two" - Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock (listen for "Hit it"), I don't recognize the drum or guitar samples

  6. Nice 'N Easy
    Written by F. Farian/P.G. Wylder-R. Rayen/D. Warren
    Published by FMP Songs/Realsongs
    3:40   98.6 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Ray Horton
    Backing Vocals by Frank Farian, Gina Mohammed, Linda + Jodie Rocco
    Rips off: Same intro sample as "Crazy Cane"!, "Close To You" - Maxi Priest again, "Can't You Feel My Love" - Milli Vanilli

  7. Hard As Hell
    Written by F. Farian-K. Saka-L. Slater/D. Warren
    Published by FMP Songs/Realsongs
    3:58   106.0 BPM
    Lead + Rap Vocals by Icy Bro
    Backing Vocals by Brad Howell, Frank Farian, Frank Dittman
    Rips off: "Highway To Hell" - AC/DC, "Funky Cold Medina" - Tone-Loc (The original source of the drum fill is Kiss's "Christine Sixteen"), "Close (To The Edit)" - The Art of Noise, Sweet?

  8. In My Life
    Written by C. Liebermann/J. Pescetto/R. Burgess
    Published by BMG Songs
    3:50   74.2 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell, Gina Mohammed
    Rap by John Davis, Ray Horton
    Backing Vocals by Gina Mohammed

  9. Too Late (True Love)
    Written by M. Wonder/K. Saka/T. Coogler-B. Pettaway/K. Adeyemo/G. Phillips
    Published by FMP Songs-Warner
    3:45   103.2 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell, Gina Mohammed, Ray Horton
    Rap by Tammy T.
    Backing Vocals by Joan Faulkner, Linda + Jodie Rocco
    Rips off: Same drum sample as in "Crazy Cane"

  10. The End Of Good Times
    Written by F. Farian/P.G. Wylder/M. Applegate
    Published by FMP Songs
    3:45   98.0 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell
    Backing Vocals by Linda + Jodie Rocco

  11. I'll Be Loving You
    Written by M. + B. Sutton
    Published by Mibren/Island/Sweet Glann
    3:30   103.0 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell
    Backing Vocals by Joan Faulkner, Linda Rocco
    Rips off: "Sadeness Part 1" - Enigma

  12. Big Brother
    Written by D. Fekaris/N. Zeres
    Published by Jubek Music/EMI
    3:58   122 BPM
    Lead Vocals by Brad Howell
    Backing Vocals by Frank Farian, Bobby Kimball
    Rips off: Uses an old drum loop. I don't know the original source, but it was used most recently in "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" - Was (Not Was)

Vocals by: Brad Howell, John Davis, Gina Mohammed, Ray Horton
Keyboards by: P.G. Wylder
Guitars by: Marc Dalton, Peter Welhe
All arrangements by: P.G. Wylder
All programmings by: P.G. Wylder, Mike Wonder, Kerim Saka, Tobias Freund
Sax by: Mel Collins
Horns by: Dino Solera, Felice Civitareale, Claus Reichstaller
Drums by: Curt Cress
Bass solo on "Body Slam" by: John Davis
Backing vocals by: Gina Mohammed, Joan Faulkner, Linda Rocco, Jodie Rocco-Hafner, Frank Farian, Franco Dittman
Engineered by: Tobias Freund, Bernd Berwan, Todd Canedy, Helmut Rulofs, Michael Bestmann, Norbert G. Yanicke
Production coordination: Milli-Ingrid Segieth
Studio management: L Meli Fuszi/M. Bick
Photos: Esser and Strauss
Styling: Nicola (Holly Golightly)
Cover: H. Wegner
Special thanks to Mike Wonder and Kerim Saka for support of additional production
Recorded and mixed at Farian Studio/Far Studios
Produced by Frank Farian


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