The Real Thing (Bo Bice album)

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The Real Thing
Studio album by Bo Bice
Released December 13, 2005 (2005-12-13)
Genre Alternative rock, southern rock
Length 40:16
Label 19, RCA
Producer Clive Davis, Cliff Magness, Chad Kroeger
Bo Bice chronology
The Real Thing
(2005)
See the Light
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C [2]
Houston Chronicle 0.5/5 stars [3]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars [4]
People 2.5/4 stars [5]
Plugged In (positive) [6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [7]
Slant Magazine 1/5 stars [8]
USA Today 2/4 stars [9]

The Real Thing is Bo Bice's debut studio album. It was released on December 13, 2005 and sold 227,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart.[10] A DualDisc was also released, with a DVD side along with the CD side. The DVD included hidden tracks and a short film, A Day in the Life of Bo Bice.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Real Thing" - 3:22 (Kara DioGuardi / Marti Frederiksen)
  2. "You're Everything" - 3:33 (Chad Kroeger)
  3. "U Make Me Better" - 3:49 (Max Martin/ Dr. Luke/ Jill Latiano)
  4. "Nothing Without You" - 3:47 (Jon Bon Jovi/ Richie Sambora/ John Shanks)
  5. "My World" - 3:18 (Mitch Allan/ John Allen)
  6. "Remember Me" - 3:49 (Kara DioGuardi/ Marti Frederiksen)
  7. "Hold On to Me" - 3:48 (Jess Cates/ Dennis Matkosky/ Lindy Robbins)
  8. "Lie... It's Alright" - 3:30 (Max Martin, Dr. Luke)
  9. "It's My Life" - 3:25 (Clif Magness, Kara DioGuardi, Bo Bice)
  10. "Willing to Try" - 4:19 (John Shanks, Richie Sambora)
  11. "Valley of Angels" - 3:35 (Bo Bice, Cliff Magness)

Bonus tracks (DualDisc version)[edit]

  1. "Cinnamon & Novocaine" - 2:41 (Bo Bice)
  2. "Sinner in a Sin" - 3:34 (Bo Bice)
  3. "Whiskey, Women and Time" - 4:14 (Bo Bice)

DVD side of the DualDisc[edit]

  • 22 Minute 'A Day In The Life' video
  • "Changing for the Better" (Acoustic)
  • "Whisky, Women and Time" (Acoustic)
  • "Sinner in a Sin" (Acoustic)
  • "Papillon" (Acoustic)

Performance credits[edit]

Technical credits[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position Certification (if Any) Shipments
Billboard 200 #4 Gold 688,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. The Real Thing (Bo Bice album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. ^ Tom Sinclair (2006-01-06). "The Real Thing Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ Joey Guerra (2005-12-19). "Swing and a miss for Bo Bice". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  4. ^ Randy Lewis (2005-12-17). "It's that old story of Bo meets girl". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  5. ^ Chuck Arnold (2006-01-16). "Pick and Pans Review: Bo Bice (The Real Thing)". People. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  6. ^ Adam R. Holz; Bob Smithouser. "Bo Bice: The Real Thing". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  7. ^ Christian Hoard (2006-01-12). "Bo Bice: The Real Thing : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  8. ^ Jonathan Keefe (2005-12-21). "Bo Bice: The Real Thing". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  9. ^ Elysa Gardner (2005-12-20). "Bo Bice, The Real Thing". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  10. ^ "David Archuleta’s Album Debuts at Number 2-Backseat Cuddler". Backseatcuddler.com. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 

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