This Is What I Do [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The first studio album from George Alan O'Dowd in nearly two decades, This Is What I Do begins appropriately enough with "King of Everything," a surging, late-period Elton John-inspired power ballad/anthem that finds the newly refurbished (chemically and spiritually) pop icon trying to make amends with pretty much everybody. Boy George has spent the majority of his time away from the studio in the headlines, and This Is What I Do spends the majority of its just under an hour running time explaining why, apologizing, and wondering "What's the word on the street/Have I lost my crown/Or will I be king again." George's voice, once a throaty, alternately cocky and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The first studio album from George Alan O'Dowd in nearly two decades, This Is What I Do begins appropriately enough with "King of Everything," a surging, late-period Elton John-inspired power ballad/anthem that finds the newly refurbished (chemically and spiritually) pop icon trying to make amends with pretty much everybody. Boy George has spent the majority of his time away from the studio in the headlines, and This Is What I Do spends the majority of its just under an hour running time explaining why, apologizing, and wondering "What's the word on the street/Have I lost my crown/Or will I be king again." George's voice, once a throaty, alternately cocky and pleading croon that could melt the paint off of the walls, now smolders at a much lower level, and that huskiness lends a mournful and bluesy patina to the 12-track collection that dutifully reflects the artist's newfound maturity. George may have lost a little of his edge, but he's still a commanding presence, even if his reputation precedes him in a way that does him no favors. Songs like the breezy country-soul confection "It's Easy" and the richly detailed, autobiographical "Live Your Life" suggest an artist whose rebirth may blossom via the death-cheating, soulful singer/songwriter route, while more propulsive numbers like "Bigger Than War," which is almost a dead ringer for the Sopranos theme (Alabama 3's "Woke Up This Morning"), show that the former Karma Chameleon hasn't lost his ability to shape-shift. [This Is What I Do was also released with three bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2014
  • Label: Very Me Records
  • EAN: 5060186921570
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 17,627

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 King of Everything (4:21)
  2. 2 Bigger Than War (3:45)
  3. 3 Live Your Life (4:33)
  4. 4 My God (4:10)
  5. 5 It's Easy (3:35)
  6. 6 Death of Samantha (5:28)
  7. 7 Any Road (4:54)
  8. 8 My Star (4:20)
  9. 9 Love and Danger (3:28)
  10. 10 Nice and Slow (4:08)
  11. 11 Play Me (6:28)
  12. 12 Feel The Vibration (5:13)
  13. 13 Turn on a Little Light For Me (3:15)
  14. 14 Make You Feel My Love (3:00)
  15. 15 Video Games (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Boy George Primary Artist, Harmonica, Vocals
Dennis Bovell Synthesizer, Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Simon Clarke Baritone Saxophone
Mike Gorman Piano, Keyboards
Henry Holder Keyboards
Ally McErlaine Electric Guitar
Jeff Scantlebury Percussion
John Themis Guitar, Saz, Electric Guitar
Annie Whitehead Trombone
Henry Collins Trumpet
Richie Stevens Percussion, Drums, Electric Guitar
Alan Weekes Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mary Pearce Background Vocals
Linda Duggan Background Vocals
Kevan Frost Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Zee Asha Background Vocals
Sharlene Hector Background Vocals
Dave Liddell Trombone
DJ Yoda scratching
Jennifer Maidman Electric Guitar
James Vargas Saxophone
Lizzie Deane Vocals
Kitty Durham Harmonica
MC Spee Rap
Phil "Soul" Sewell Bass
David Spicer Bass
Leonie Tremain Background Vocals
Amba Tremain Background Vocals
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis Tenor Saxophone
Duncan Morris Guitar
John Gibbons Vocals, Background Vocals
Reuben Fowler Trumpet
Sam Buttery Background Vocals
Nizar Al Issa Vocals, Background Vocals, Oud
Patrick Kenny Trombone
Spy Austin Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Louis Schultz Wiremu Saxophone, Baritone
Alex Fletcher Trumpet
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Yoko Ono Composer
Mikey Craig Composer
Mike Gorman String Arrangements
John Themis Composer, Engineer, Additional Production
Annie Whitehead Brass Arrangment
Jazz Summers Management
Tim Parry Management
Richie Stevens Composer, Programming, Producer, Brass Arrangment
Kevan Frost Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Nigel Walton Mastering
Justin Parker Composer
James Vargas Brass Arrangment
George O'Dowd Composer
Phil "Soul" Sewell Composer
Martin Glover Composer
Joe Leach Engineer
Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis Composer, Brass Arrangment
Elizabeth Grant Composer
Nick Trepka Engineer
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