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The Real Thing: Words And Sounds Vol. 3 [CD/DVD Combo] [Deluxe Edition]
Genres: Pop, R&B
DELUXE CD/DVD EDITION. 2007 release from the Soul diva. A major player in the Neo-Soul armada that took both the Pop and R&B worlds by storm in the late-'90s/early-2000s, Jill Scott got her start touring with the likes of ... more »
DELUXE CD/DVD EDITION. 2007 release from the Soul diva. A major player in the Neo-Soul armada that took both the Pop and R&B worlds by storm in the late-'90s/early-2000s, Jill Scott got her start touring with the likes of Erykah Badu and the Roots. With a background in both poetry and musical theater, Scott came at the genre from a fresh perspective, and her 2000 debut album made her a household name.
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Kurupt | chicago | 09/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jill scott is one artist that continues to put out solid music year after year. With her third release she continues this streak by displaying thoughtful lyrics, a beautiful voice, and some nice tracks. The tracks range from having a slight rock tinge to just relaxing smooth tracks. Since Jill just got divorced, I was worried that this album would be overwhelmed with depressing songs. This is not the case. You can tell it affected her but she still has a nice mix of lyrics and songs. Favorites for me on the album are "all I", "how it make you feel", and "the real thing". This is a very nice album, cop it.
In the day and age of you tube and other websites that feature videos I don't know if the dvd version of this album is worth it. If you can watch the videos anytime for free why buy a dvd of the videos?"
Jill Scott does it again--and wow!
Derek D. Paylor | Chapel Hill, NC | 10/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I finally received my copy of Jill Scott's "The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3," and I have to say that it is the best album I have heard in the past year, with Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusic" coming in at a close second. This album is deep, moving, strong, building, and has the power to affect my mood in ways I didn't imagine.
The album is banging and hard-hitting. Although it contains less of the spoken word that listeners are accustomed to hearing from her, Scott surprises listeners by including several smooth raps as well as maintaining the story-telling aspects for which she is known. Musical arrangements manage to fuse jazz, funk, soul, and gospel roots seamlessly, and one song jumps to the next in logical progress. The interview Scott does on the bonus CD offers explanations to some of her songs (the soundbites that were on the sampler), and the video for "My Love" shows a vulnerable side to Jill (she starts to cry during her performance) that reminds fans she's willing to bear herself in ways that others artists cover in glitz and glam.
While I like EVERY song on the album, some of my favorites include: "Wanna Be Loved," "How It Make You Feel," "My Love," and "Come See Me."
A great buy, and something you'll be listening to for quite some time (just like her last albums)!"
The bonus songs are amazing, but the bonus material is lacki
rmcrae | Houston, Texas | 12/29/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
""The Real Thing" is an amazing album and it's a crime that the bonus songs found here were cut from the standard edition. Both are out of this world amazing. I've got some complaints about the deluxe edition though. First of all, only 5 of Jill's many music videos are included. Where's "Gettin' In the Way" or "Whatever" or even a live version of "You Got Me" with The Roots? Second, the documentary where Jil discusses the album and her life so far has been edited. I saw the original on youtube and it's longer than the one seen here. The deluxe edition could have been so much better. In conclusion, just download the extra songs and catch the full documentary on youtube."