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Tonic, The

Tonic, The
Aliases:This artist is (or was) also known as: [John K. Wells]
Country:United States
Info:John K. Wells is the Tonic and member of the Cross Movement. He was about to release his debut album The Dash on CMR (Cross Movement Records) on April 19th, 2005. The album seemed shelved, but was finally released in 2009.

The album was shelved as the following press release states [October 1st, 2007]:

Long Anticipated Album "The Dash" from The Tonic Postponed Indefinitely

To Whom This May Concern:

It is with much regret and shame that I inform you that the long anticipated album The Dash from John Wells-The Tonic will be postponed indefinitely.

It is unfortunate that this project will most likely never see the light of day. There will be no more anticipated release dates, with the exception being that if there ever is another announcement of this project, the finished master and artwork will be simultaneously in hand at manufacturing.

In various positions of leadership, people are often required to make sacrifices on behalf of the whole rather than just their own interest. Though I still think I have a lot to contribute as a solo artist, I have not been able to elevate that desire above the need and responsibility to my company, my community and my artists. Any good athletic coach would declare that the greatest job they can do is to put their players in the best position to make plays. I too have always tried to make sure that my staff and artists have the best platform that we can provide in order for them to effectively score for the Kingdom of God, and this is where I will still concentrate most of my effort. That being said, CMR is approaching its 10 year anniversary in 2007. We are gearing up for our biggest, most celebrated year yet with the release of many of our and the Christian Hip-Hop genres best selling artists (The Cross Movement, Da'T.R.U.T.H., FLAME, J.R., and many others).

It is my prayer that the shortcoming of this project and my inability to deliver, will not hinder our ability to continue to effectively co-labor with you in reaching this generation with quality Urban and Hip-Hop music and ministry. Again, I sincerely apologize to anyone this has affected. Please forgive me Provident (Executives and Sales Representatives alike), Retailers and Music Buyers, Radio representatives, Media representatives and anyone else who has been frustrated by these failed attempts. It was never my intention to do so. Thank you for you time and may the Lord bless you.

John Wells- The Tonic
Artist/President Cross Movement Records

In 2009 the album would get released. The press release of March 30th, 2009 states: "Beyond his role as a solo artist and founding member of The Cross Movement, The Tonic also serves as president of Cross Movement Records as well as a husband and father. It is a difficult balance that he never anticipated when he began his current journey. “If I had known how hard it would be, I probably wouldn’t have done it this way,” he says.

A sudden illness several years ago didn’t make things any easier when the stress of this juggling act triggered severe anxiety attacks, a condition The Tonic initially thought was heart-related. Because of his declining health, he had to shelve his work on The Dash at the time and even told his distributors that the album would never come out.

Over the last year as God began healing him from the condition, The Tonic decided that he needed to focus first on his family and the label’s upcoming projects and put his own solo project on hold yet again. Once things settled at the label, The Tonic was able to turn his attention to his own project at last. He is excited about finally introducing his fans to the project that has been years in the making, but the victory is bittersweet because of the time that was lost and the knowledge that it could happen again if he doesn’t take precautions for his health."

On December 19th, 2008 the news came out a a releasedate was set for "The Dash". The album came out on March 31st, 2009.

Sources: Jesusfreakhideout.com/releases/2005.asp: April 2005 ; Illspot.net, October 1st, 2007 ; Press release: John Wells : Tonic | The Dash in stores Tomorrow- March 31, 2009, March 30th, 2009.

Release:The Dash
The Dash
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Info:The album is released on March 31st, 2009.

1. Dash In (Intro)
2. The Signature
3. Can't Count Me Out - featuring Iz-Real
4. Sin Universal - featuring R-Swift
5. Really Know Me
6. Dot Dot Dash (Interlude)
7. No Time - featuring EarthQuake
8. Da Body - featuring Cruz Cordero & Enock
9. The Greatest - featuring Ron Jacob
10. Dr. Visit (Interlude)
11. Probably Nothing - featuring Mac the Doulos & TRU-LIFE
12. Who Shot Cha
13. Prayers Ball
14. Don't Start Nothing
15. Deliver Us - featuring Shachah
16. The Dash - featuring La'Tia Johnson
17. Dash Out (Outro)
18. I Am Still! - featuring La'Tia & Keran (Bonus Track)
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