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Three-time Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, New York Times Best-selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress are only a few titles held by Jill Scott. Before being named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010 and appearing on VH1 Divas alongside Aretha Franklin, the triple threat began her career collaborating with musical icons, The Roots, Will Smith, and Common in the ... Read more in Amazon's Jill Scott Store

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  • Audio CD (26 Nov. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Absolute
  • ASIN: B000WHBU0U
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,768 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Let It Be
2. The Real Thing
3. Hate On Me
4. Come See Me
5. Crown Royal
6. Epihany
7. My Love
8. Insomnia
9. How It Make You Feel
10. Only You
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. DVD (Music Videos, Interview)

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BBC Review

It's only her third album 'proper' since debuting in 2000, but given the amount of other stuff she's done (publishing a book of poetry, appearing in several movies and TV shows and releasing an collection of joint recordings earlier this year called Collaborations, as well as touring exhaustively!etc.), that's quite an achievement. North Philadelphia's queen of 'neo soul' is on fine form throughout The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3, a conceptually concise song cycle of sorts, devoted (with the exception of the single "Hate On Me") entirely to that ole devil called lurve. And all the lust, longing, jealousy, begging, beseeching, crawling, moaning, shagging, gagging and bragging that go with it. OK, I put one or two of those in myself!

In the accompanying press release, Scott explained that her original idea was to 'show different women - you know, the housekeeper, the stripper, the congresswoman - but as I started writing and recording, I started taking on all these characters'. The result seems to have been not just a wide range of female perspectives on matters of the heart (sequenced in a sustained narrative flow that effectively holds your attention) but an almost chameleonesque quality to the vocals, which evoke a number of well known figures in R&B and beyond, while still leaving room for Scott's own distinctive singing, silky spoken word ("Insomnia") and even rapping ("Breathe"). "Hate On Me" suggests gospel firebrand Tramaine Hawkins fronting Destiny's Child, while there's more than a whiff of MOR soul crooner Anita Baker on both ''Only You'' and ''Whenever You're Around''. ''Celibacy Blues (Interlude)'' even finds her digging a retro blues/jazz vibe. But she's at her most convincing when graphically celebrating the joys of sex on the likes of ''Crown Royal'' and ''All I''.

Scott is well served by producer Scott Storch, musical director Adam Blackstone (of The Roots) and other collaborators in a suitably varied range of tasteful, clutter-free settings that give her voice maximum impact. The Real Thing is a solid addition to her canon, but does leave you wondering where she can possibly go to from here, having explored this subject with such convincing and encyclopaedic thoroughness! --Jon Lusk

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Jill's third studio album and although it's much like the first two albums, those albums were of such a high standard that this is still fantastic. She delivers yet another album of sumptuous vocals and soulful grooves. This deluxe edition has two additional tracks, as well as a DVD of music videos and an interview. Not only has Jill Scott one of the most soulful voices i've heard in years but she has integrity and spirit. Her studio work is excellent and Jill Scott live is magical and well worth a try if you like this. Buy this album and enjoy the poetry of her lyrics and feel the soul in her vocals. Not a major departure from her other work, but more great music to savour and enjoy. A truly amazing artist!

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This album is perfect, from beginning to finish, but then again Jill Scott is always consistent when it comes to penning the perfect album. This album is worth every penny and was most definitely one of the best albums released during that year.

With a song for any mood, you're bound to find yourself singing along to Jill's smooth vocals and there is plenty of amazing songs to choose from too, I honestly feel that there isn't one bad song on this album and that has to be one of the amazing things about Jill as an artist. She always delivers, so you can be guranteed that you're buying into an amazing piece of art.

Every album that Jill has released has been like a journey throughout her life, so you can be sure that this album is something pretty special.
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Format: Audio CD
The Dvd was a joy to view.....

The tunes are all from the heart and take you on a 360 degree journey of the Queen of Neo-Soul. Pure class in every department from production to packaging to the pure Souldful voice of Ms Scott.

Delivered at a life changing time in her life, this album stands out for its pure honesty.
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If you have never listened to Jill Scott you are missing out. This is another great album!
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