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Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 [CD/DVD]
     

The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 [CD/DVD]

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by Jill Scott
 

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The photos on the cover and within the booklet of The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 do not match the music. Does Jill Scott really have to hail a cab? Is she really awakened in the middle of the night by the need to write songs with an anguished look on her face? Really? Because these songs sound like they were written as she was fed chocolate-dipped

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The photos on the cover and within the booklet of The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 do not match the music. Does Jill Scott really have to hail a cab? Is she really awakened in the middle of the night by the need to write songs with an anguished look on her face? Really? Because these songs sound like they were written as she was fed chocolate-dipped strawberries while sprawled out on a bed cloaked with rose petals. Well, that's not entirely true -- there are some exceptions, like the furious "Hate on Me," and a couple songs involving deep heartache and sharp admonishments. For the most part (and considerably more so than Scott's first two studio albums), however, The Real Thing is for romancing couples. While some of the collaborators -- Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Adam Blackstone -- are all over the singer's past releases, there's a handful of relatively new and significant associates, most notably JR Hutson. (Presumably the son of '70s soul great Leroy Hutson, he is listed as "L. Hutson, Jr." in the songwriting credits.) Hutson and Scott co-wrote four of the album's sweetest and steamiest songs, most of which have a few things in common with mid-'70s albums involving any combination of Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, and Marvin Gaye. 4hero's "Les Fleurs" cover aside, "Come See Me" is the closest anyone has come to channeling Minnie, updating the slowest, most sensual sides of Perfect Angel and Adventures in Paradise. On the other hand, "Crown Royal" maintains that gooey, slightly sleazed-out sound of Marvin's I Want You while dispensing with the double entendres of that touchstone; Scott gets as erotic as ever, even raunchy at points, while making it all sound like poetry instead of straight smut. It's almost like she heard Janet Jackson's Damita Jo and figured, "Yeah, that's nice, but I can do it about ten times better." [A CD/DVD version was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Hidden Beach
UPC:
0894096001375
catalogNumber:
55
Rank:
84341

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jill Scott   Primary Artist
George Duke   Synthesizer,Soloist
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Kevin Ricard   Percussion
?uestlove   Drums
Andre Harris   Various
Kevin Hanson   Guitar
Om'Mas Keith   Background Vocals
Vidal Davis   Various
Jae Deal   Bass,Bass Guitar
Shafiq Husayn   Bass,Background Vocals
Adam Blackstone   Background Vocals,Upright Bass,Musician
Omari Shabazz   Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jason Freeman   fender rhodes
Steve McKie   Various,Musician
J.R. Hutson   Drums,Various,fender rhodes,Musician
Jarius Mozee   Guitar
Khari Mateen   Bass,Bass Guitar,Musician
Chinah Blac   Background Vocals
Matt Jeff Bradshaw   Trombone
Tyrone Benjamin Goldstein   Various,Musician
Kevin Jeeter   Drums
Cappy   Trumpet
Dennis "DB" Brown   Guitar
George 'Spanky' McGurdy   Drums

Technical Credits

Randy Bowland   Producer
Steve McKeever   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Stokley   Audio Production
Mike Ruiz   Engineer
Bruce Walker   Marketing
Andre Harris   Audio Production
Lionel C. Martin   Video Director
Om'Mas Keith   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Jamar Jones   Composer,String Arrangements
Jill Scott   Producer,Executive Producer,Art Direction,Audio Production
Vidal Davis   Producer,Audio Production
Jacob J. Gold   Producer,Audio Production
Dale Voelker   Art Direction
John Hanes   Engineer
Conrad Golding   Engineer
Shafiq Husayn   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Adam Blackstone   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Frank Sutton   Engineer
Jessy Terrero   Video Director
Andrew "Radar" Harris   Producer
James Murray   Engineer
Omari Shabazz   Producer,Audio Production
Nzingha Stewart   Video Director
Steve McKie   Producer,Audio Production
Mike Tsarfati   Engineer
J.R. Hutson   Producer,Audio Production
Pamela Robinson   Video Producer,Video Director
Khari Mateen   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Abduology   Audio Production
Ivan Brailsford   Art Direction,Marketing
Vincent Dilornez   Engineer
Taurean Joiner   Marketing
Jesse Owenz   Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Audio Production
C. "Spaun" Reeves   Audio Production
C. Harris   Audio Production
Scott Storch   Producer,Audio Production

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The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
5MILESIN09 More than 1 year ago
I, love this cd, I just bought Jill's new cd, 'The Light of the Sun', needless to say, I popped this cd in, I feel better now. Its lacking the lust, the before and after sex thirst of her old school music. This cd, Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, is just good soothing!! love it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brilliance is the key to good music and Jill Scott knows what she is doing. Keep it flowing, sista! Track #5 reminds me of someone oh so special. It describes him oh so well, SKI.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed her music from the 1st CD to this one.... I am a HUGE Jill Scott fan, i love her style and admires her... she's great in her skin and I love her smile, you can tell she's smiling in her songs like the other ones. GO GET THIS!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always been a Jill Scott fan and I have to say with this album she has not failed- album is SO good- my favourite album this year- I need more of this in my life!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jill has done it again, but much more grown up. I love the cd. I can listen from beginning to end. This cd is a must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is the bomb...I was at my college homecoming this weekend and on our way out one night, one of my friends car had the CD playing, although I couldn't hear the soulfulness of the CD because of 5 chattie girls who haven't seen each other in a long time and were chatting loudly over the music, I still knew that this CD was going to be a hit. So, I opted not to go Saturday night, instead I headed straight to the store to pick up her CD. I must say that I was blown away by this album. Mind you , I am a Jill Scott fan, and I have bought all of her albums, but this one baby is the BOMB. I drove all the way home listening to the smooth lyrics and awesome beats. You go JILL SCOTT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you do not own a copy of this CD, get one quick. Amazing. Vibrant. Full of love, pain, sacrifice, and resilience. Jill Scott delivers in every way. Every song, every word, every melody weaves together forming amazing stories of love. Better than the first one. More alive than the second one. This one is truly Jill coming into her own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sensational! Astounding! Magnificent! this is by far just what I've been waiting for, the music, the lyrics, the voice, are hugh. Sweet yet Funky from beginning to end. Jill Scott has outdone herself. Jill Scott --you go girl.
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