(BMG) 31 tracks, digipack, incl. 12-page booklet with sleevenotes.
British soul and funk icons The Real Thing celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2020 with the release of a brand new "Best Of" album on BMG that includes one unreleased track.
The release coincides with filmmaker Simon Sheridan's documentary "Everything - The Real Thing Story," which hits theaters in January 2020. The Real Things' incredible rise from the streets of Toxteth in Liverpool to the bright lights of New York is traced in this new album full of incredible hits, including "Can't Get By Without You," "You'll Never Know What You're Missing," "Can You Feel The Force" and, of course, the ubiquitous song "You to Me Are Everything," which made the band the first black British group to reach #1 on the UK charts.
Several tracks on this brand new best-of album appear on CD for the first time, and it also includes the new track "Someone Oughta Write a Song (About You Baby)." Originally written and recorded by Ken Gold and Mick Denne, the same team responsible for several of the band's hits ("You To Me Are Everything"), "Someone Oughta Write a Song (About You Baby)" was supposed to be the next hit, but the release was canceled when the band decided to write and produce their own material, even though the track was already mixed. For decades the track had disappeared until 2017, when Ken Gold found the only remaining band copy in the archives.
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