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The Real Thing

2 Mar 2006

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  Song Title
The Real Thing
You're Everything
U Make Me Better
Nothing Without You
My World
Remember Me
Hold On To Me
Lie...It's Alright
It's My Life
Willing To Try
Valley Of Angels

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  • Original Release Date: 29 Nov 2005
  • Release Date: 29 Nov 2005
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 40:00
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  • ASIN: B001GUEH0C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,132 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The runner-up makes good 17 Dec 2005
By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Season Four of American Idol seems to have produced the best one-two punch of them all, with excellent albums from both Carrie Underwood and this long haired rock singer, born Harold Elwin Bice Jnr. (and nicknamed "Bo".)
No stranger to the world of music, Bice had made public appearances before his life changing Idol success, but this well honed album will give him a foothold to the upper levels of the popular music charts.
The album starts with the first single "The Real Thing", a monster ballad with radio hit written all over it, and one you'll be humming along with from the first listen. The second track "You're Everything", written by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, leans more towards traditional rock music, while track four "Nothing Without You", written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and John Shanks, is tailor-made for a future hit single. Also look for "Hold On To Me"; "It's My Life", where he shares writing credits; "Willing To Try" (John Shanks, Richie Sambora) and his own "Valley of Angels".
Simple lyrics, catchy choruses and well produced songs abound on this album, and Bice's voice fits nicely with each song. Recommended for pop and rock fans, and AI fans everywhere.
Amanda Richards
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bo Bice is cool 3 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Good first album for the excellent Bo. Catchy from the very begining and Valley of Angels is absoultly brillient. Hope the next one will be slightly heavier rock and more like some of his idol songs, but saying that this is an excellent car album to have you singing along.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A bit watered down 8 April 2007
By Elsie
Format:Audio CD
I was a big fan of Bo and very excited to get his first album and although i do like it i feel it lacks edge. Bo's vocal are impeccable as always but i feel he's been a bit too commercialised and watered down. hope next effort will be better when he has more control. its still one to own tho.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing first effort 15 Jan 2006
By "g-p79"
Format:Audio CD
I bought this for my husband as he was a huge fan of Bo on AI. He was really disappointed when listening to it because it is very gentle rock! Very AOR, it's probably going to take several listens to get in to it. When Bo's preformances on Idol were soooo good, to listen to the album, it doesn't seem to reflect that, it lacks energy and is a bit wishy-washy. I wouldn't recommend it to be honest.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a pretty gripping, solid cd. 26 Dec 2005
By Virginia - Published on
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I know some people have criticized this cd for being more pop than it is rock. I see through all of this, I doubt Bo really had much choice about what he put on this album, but regardless of it being impacted in that manner, It is excellent. I love Willing to Try(Best acoustic ever), My World, Nothing Without You, Lie...It's Alright. They are very catchy, and general songs that just about anybody could love.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, but an awsome CD none the less. 26 Dec 2005
By J. Vaughn - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I, as many of the other Bo fans did, expected it to sound more like my beloved AI Bo. Especially after seeing him with Sugarmoney for the benefit concert. However, the industry I feel gave him more perks than many new artists. Do I hope his next album has a little more real Bo, yes of course I do, but I still feel that Bo tried to insert himself into many of these songs and made them better than they would've been with another artist singing them. The songs have very catchy tunes and especially the three songs, It's My Life, Hold On, and Valley of Angels have great lyrics. If you are expecting a resurection of older hits (although good ones) like Free Bird, then you'll be disappointed. However, if you are looking for a CD that shows artist flexibility, a great voice, catchy tunes, and an artist that can take most any style of song and still find a way to make it his own, then this is for you. I notice most of the negative reviews list kid review on them. Well, Bo has always appealed to the older more mature audience. I saw this first-hand at the concert when I was among the minority and am 29. I personally love it and my 3-year-old asks me, "Where Bo Bice?" when it isn't playing. The dual disc is wonderful, well worth the extra money. To fellow Bo fans, listen with an open mind, knowing the pressures of the industry, and remember that this is only the beginning! GO BO, I love ya man!! Much love.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice music, pleasant to the ears 26 Dec 2005
By BCJO - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I like this CD and Carrie Underwood's CD. Is it a crime to love both? They both offer different styles. Carrie's music is sultry and country - sweet, yet humble. Bo's is pop/rock with a tinge of originality that I love about Bo. I love his acoustic openings. Very nice job! I would buy it.
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Bo's new cd 1 Jan 2006
By Valerie S. Malone - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I must say that I love Bo's new cd. I really do not understand why people have to be so negative, if you don't like the cd just say you don't like it , there realy is no need to personally attack Bo. I think this cd really shows Bo's versatility.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, Great Voice 17 Dec 2005
By Freebird - Published on
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I have to say that I voted for Bo on American Idol because if his great voice and great performances, not because of his Southern Rock style. To me, he was just a Rocker. Therefore, I can't share the angst that some have expressed over the lack of "Whipping Postesque" material. Personally, I think it's a change for the better. Bo can sing the bluesy, soulful material. But I think Joss Stone would have sung "Whipping Post" 10 times better because she has such a smooth and beautiful tone to her voice. Bo has a very thick, heavy, manly, gritty, gravely texture to his. That's more comparable to Chad Kroeger, Scott Stapp, and Bon Jovi which are all Rock. But at the same time, he's neither John Mayer, Dave Matthews, nor Michael Bolton that can pull off the soulful, bluesy material more effectively and skillfully. Their voices are much more fluid. So, I think he's better off doing Pop/Rock. I think the songs are great and he sounds great singing them. I'm not quite sure who the Southern Rock would have really appealed to. At least this album is radio friendly and has a chance of reaching an audience beyond American Idol. Shouldn't that be the goal? Why strictly play to a hardcore niche audience that's the furthest thing away from mainstream radio? Radio sells CD, not personal pet projects that satisfy a small group. I don't think half the people complaining even know who the "real Bo" is that they 1-star so passionately about. Most of those people have personally agendas which will not benefit Bo in the slightest. Why not let Bo be the "Freebird" that he sang about and allow him to stretch his wings and really soar instead of trying to keep him tied down in the same Southern Rock box?
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