This Is What I Do (Boy George album)

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This Is What I Do
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Studio album by Boy George
Released 28 October 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Indie pop
Alternative
Label Very Me Records/Cometmarket/Kobalt Label Services
Producer Richie Stevens
Boy George chronology
Ordinary Alien
(2010)
This Is What I Do
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

This Is What I Do is a 2013 album by Boy George, produced by Richie Stevens. With this release, it was the first time since the mid-1990s that a sober George had taken the time to complete a full-length album. It gained good to very good reviews, with The Guardian calling it "the best comeback of the year". It was Boy George's first solo album to reach the UK Top 40 since his 1987 debut Sold.

Three songs, with videos, were selected as promotional tracks for the album; "King of Everything", "My God" and "Nice and Slow".

To promote the album, George undertook a UK tour in November 2013 featuring support from self-styled "Flock Rock" band The Featherz, whose lead singer/guitarist Danie Cox appeared in the videos for "King of Everything", "My God" and non-album single "I'm Coming Home".[2] A further tour took place in April 2014.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "King of Everything" (4:21)
  2. "Bigger Than War" (3:45)
  3. "Live Your Life" (4:33)
  4. "My God" (4:11)
  5. "It's Easy" (3:35)
  6. "Death of Samantha" (composed by Yoko Ono) (5:28)
  7. "Any Road" (4:54)
  8. "My Star" (4:20)
  9. "Love and Danger" (3:28)
  10. "Nice and Slow" (4:08)
  11. "Play Me" (6:28)
  12. "Feel the Vibration" (5:13)

Canada and US bonus tracks (Released in March 2014)

  1. "Turn On a Little Light for Me"
  2. "Make You Feel My Love"
  3. "Video Games"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 61
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 120
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 71
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[6] 37
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 58
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 56
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 33

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