Revived Real Thing telling a 'reel story' at the Princess
Thanks to a ‘reel story’, the revived Real Thing will be stopping at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton on Friday, March 20 with their original vocalists in town.
The 1970s soul survivors with original vocalists Chris Amoo and Dave Smith and live five-piece band will be out touring in 2020 on the back of a new movie playing nationally in cinemas ‘Everything’ and a greatest hits album out on Universal Records.
‘Real Thing – Greatest Hits collection is a double album, 32 tracks in total, which charted in the top 60 in the official National Album charts and No 2 in the Amazon download charts.
It’s a good mix of all the hits, plus the best album tracks and material previously unreleased before on CD. All the tracks have been digitally remastered from the archives.
And fans will get to hear the original 1986 recordings of Straight to the Heart and Hard Times for the very first time in 33 years! They’ve never been released on CD before.
Their new single is the lost song recorded in 1976 but never released and has sat in the vaults for more than 40 years: ‘Someone Oughtta Write A Song About You Baby’. This is another Ken Gold /Micky Deane composition, the writers of their biggest two hits You To Me Are Everything’ &‘Can’t Get By Without You’
Their ‘best of’ album contains their three million selling No 1 hits ‘You To Me Are Everything’, ‘Can’t Get By Without You’ & ‘Feel The Force’.
Stepping up its media presence, the band appeared onThe One Showfrom BBC TV plus ITV’s This Morning.
Coming up on March 1 is the Michael Ball Show (BBC Radio 2 live), while the first play of ‘Someone Oughta Write A Song About You Baby’, was on Ken Bruce (Radio 2) and appeared live in ‘The Music Room’ on the show .
The documentary film ‘Everything’ was premiered in London’s West End. It is now on general cinema release and then on BBC TV in May.
This single is receiving lots of radio airplay. The video has had over 50,000 views on YouTube, so The Real Thing are once again a force to be reckoned with.
The Band’s website can be found at http://therealthingofficial.com/everything
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