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Bo Bice: The Real Thing
Bo Bice
Bo Bice: The Real Thing
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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The DVD side of the Dual Disc contains: * Full album in enhanced stereo * A 22-minute 'A Day In The Life' video- includes acoustic performances of: Changing for the Better; Whiskey, Women, and Time; Sinner in a Sin; and P...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Bo Bice
Title: Bo Bice: The Real Thing
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 12/13/2005
Album Type: Dual Disc
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: American Alternative, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 828767247328

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The DVD side of the Dual Disc contains: * Full album in enhanced stereo * A 22-minute 'A Day In The Life' video- includes acoustic performances of: Changing for the Better; Whiskey, Women, and Time; Sinner in a Sin; and Papillon. Also included is an exclusive look behind the scenes of Bo in the studio, at promo appearances, photos shoots, and meeting his fans. * Bonus studio recordings: Cinnamon & Novocaine, Sinner In A Sin, Whiskey, Women & Time

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Member CD Reviews

Tammy P. from LANDRUM, SC
Reviewed on 2/17/2007...
Good music.
Michael L. (Popmeister) from READING, PA
Reviewed on 1/12/2007...
this is a dualdisc - there is a video and bonus tracks on the flip side.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Amy W. from ELKHART, IN
Reviewed on 9/4/2006...
I love this singer and thought he should have won American Idol.

CD Reviews

Bo Bice is so lovable! (and the dual disc footage rocks!)
Elizabeth | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So this is a more pop-rock album. So what. RCA needs a hit and rock radio won't play anyone from AI right now so they had to go more pop radio friendly. No, the songs aren't Whipping Posts and Sweet Home Alabamas, but if you liked Bo's voice on AI, buy this cd. Bo Bice has a gorgeous voice and he is amazing live. Remember him performing "Voodoo Child" at the AI concerts? He's got a rock and roll heart. Did you see him on that recent Oxygen channel holiday special? He was passionately rocking out, just throwing himself into the songs. He was born to do music and perform. He can rock these songs up live in concert. The guy is beautiful inside and out, he loves music, he's talented, he's dreamy and handsome, and he's a good soul. Buy this album and support Bo.

Favorite songs: Willing to Try (growly sexy Bo) and It's My Life (heartfelt and geniune)

The dual disc video footage of Bo joking around is AWESOME! It is so neat to see him walking around, going to photo shoots, and goofing around. I LOVE HIM! The original songs are nice too, I like "Cinnamon & Novocaine" and "Papion." Bo must be so proud of having these songs included on the dual disc.

I so want for Bo Bice to be happy. If you believe in music, buy this dual disc version and sit back and just love yourself some Bo Bice. He's so silly and sexy and meaningful at the same time."
They didn't let Bo be Bo
MrGneissGuy | Indiana | 12/15/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"First and foremost, I am a very big fan of Bo Bice, and have been eagerly awaiting this release. What is it that they always say on American Idol? Song choice is everything. Whoever picked these songs for Bo should be fired. Don't get me wrong, Bo sings well and the songs are not necessarily bad. But the songs are not much better than mediocre. With a couple of exceptions (the ones that Bo was involved with the writing on), the songs are VERY formulaic and predictable

verse...chorus...verse...chorus...bridge...chorus, with maybe a little variation in the bridge.

The beginning of each chorus seemed announced with a slight pause, and one or two chords. Frankly, the songs were so cookie cutter that I was easily able to hum along with the melody of the chorus of each song the first time I listened to them.

One of the things that made Bo so popular, in my opinion, was his sound and style. He seems to me to be kind of an old soul, singing songs with more depth and complexity than most of today's pop assembly line music. His voice is more raw and soulful, but whoever picked these songs, and whoever did the production pretty much just sterilized him. His vibrato that was so distinct on American Idol (one of the few that could use it well and did not overuse it) is completely gone. The drums sound a little too canned, and it sounds as if they added some kind of subtle effect to his voice, which is completely unnecessary and, to me reduces the appeal of his voice.

Bo is credited as writing (along with others) two of the eleven songs. These two are better than the others on the cd (at least on the regular side), but still seem to be over-produced a bit. But, if you are a Bo fan, and you are getting this, make sure you get the dual disc, because the bonus songs on the DVD side are by far the best ones on there: "Cinnamon And Novocaine", "Sinner In A Sin" and "Whiskey, Women & Time". These songs are more of what I had hoped for from Bo Bice. The songs suit him much better, they are not sterilized or cookie cutter, and he sounds much better. These are better songs than what you will find on the other side, and he sounds like he was more comfortable with these songs.

All in all, without the bonus tracks on the dual disc, this would have been very disappointing. But having heard the bonus tracks, which are very good, it appears that the record company/producers are to blame for the mediocrity of the other songs. Not that the record industry ever listens to what we say, but next go around, even if he is still considered "new" to the industry, they would have a much better product if they gave Bo more control, better songs (or better yet, his own songs), and did not attempt to over produce him. Let him sing his songs (or at least his style of song), with his voice and that would be an excellent cd. That is what you get with the bonus tracks, but unfortunately, not the rest of it.
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