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The Real Thing Selected Hits

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Download links and information about The Real Thing Selected Hits by The Real Thing. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Disco genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 46:50 minutes.

Artist: The Real Thing
Release date: 1976
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Disco
Tracks: 12
Duration: 46:50
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. She's a Groovy Freak 5:27
2. Lightnin' Strikes Again 4:17
3. Whenever You Want My Love 3:30
4. Rainin' Through My Sunshine 3:55
5. Can You Feel the Force? 4:07
6. Boogie Down 4:08
7. Love's Such a Wonderful Thing 3:31
8. Loving You Is Like a Dream 3:10
9. You'll Never Know What You're Missing 3:44
10. Hard Times 3:58
11. You to Me Are Everything 3:31
12. Can't Get By Without You 3:32

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Dominated by the monster hit and U.K. chart-topper "You to Me Are Everything," truly one of the benchmark moments in the development of mid-'70s U.K. soul, the Real Thing's fall 1976 debut arrived hot on the heels of their second major smash, "Can't Get by Without You," and between those two songs, everything you need to know about the Real Thing is on display. Blindingly romantic, gently persuasive, and smooth as a summer sea, The Real Thing is as much a showcase for the quartet's Philly-felt vocals as for the material; the moments when they do toughen up, such as the gently cynical "(He's Just A) Moneymaker," are contrarily the weakest tracks, whereas the softer ballads send the romantic's pulse racing. The third of the album's three hit singles, the closing "You'll Never Know What You're Missing," is as fine a promise as anything Gamble & Huff were delivering at this time. But it is "You to Me Are Everything" that remains the album's high point, its unabashed sentiment racing into a soaring chorus that is impossible to shake away. The Real Thing would end the decade as Britain's highest-selling black act of the late '70s. As the best (and best-selling) of their albums, The Real Thing accounts for much of their pre-eminence.