1976 The Real Thing – Real Thing

Real Thing is an album by the band The Real Thing, released in 1976.

The Real Thing are a British soul group formed in the 1970s. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song “You to Me Are Everything”, which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 28 on Billboard’s R&B Singles chart and No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100. By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the 1970s. The journalist, author and founder of Mojo, Paul Du Noyer credits them alongside Deaf School with restoring “Liverpool’s musical reputation in the 1970s” with their success.


1  Hallelujah Man (Chris Amoo; Eddie Amoo) 03:24
2  You To Me Are Everything (Ken Gold; Michael Denne) 03:27
3  Topsy Turvy (Chris Amoo; Eddie Amoo) 03:58
4  (He’s Just A) Moneymaker (Chris Amoo; Eddie Amoo) 02:30
5  Young And Foolish (Chris Amoo; Eddie Amoo) 03:29
6  Flash (Chris Amoo; Eddie Amoo) 03:35
7  Can’t Get By Without You (Ken Gold; Michael Denne) 03:31
8  Why, Oh Why (Oh Why) (Chris Amoo; Eddie Amoo) 03:02
9  Keep An Eye (On Your Best Friend) (Ken Gold; Michael Denne) 03:59
10  You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing (Chris Amoo; Eddie Amoo) 04:09



BassAlan Tarney
BassChris Amoo
BassDelisle Harper
BassDoni Harvey
BassJerome Rimson
DrumsHarold Fisher
DrumsNigel Wilkinson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
DrumsTrevor Spencer
GuitarEddie Amoo
GuitarGlenn Nightingale
GuitarGordon Hunte
GuitarJunior Marvin
GuitarMichael Denne
GuitarRobert Ahwai
GuitarRonji Southern
GuitarVic Linton
GuitarWinston Delandro
KeyboardsFrank Roberts
KeyboardsJerome Rimson
KeyboardsJoe Scott
KeyboardsLynton Naiff
KeyboardsRoy Davies
KeyboardsTodd Cochran
HornsBud Parks
HornsJoe Oye
HornsMartin Drover
SaxJeff Daly
PercussionBrother James
PercussionFrank Ricotti
PercussionJerome Rimson
PercussionRemi Kabaka

Liner Notes

Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Jerome Rimson (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Lynton Naiff (Tracks 2, 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Ian Green (Track 4)
Arranged By (Vocals, Rhythm) – Chris Amoo, Eddie Amoo (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Conductor (Strings, Horns) – Martyn Ford (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Engineer (Morgan) – Roger Quested
Engineer (Nova) – Stephen Allan
Engineer (Remix) – Dennis Weinreich
Engineer (Roundhouse) – Ashley Howe
Engineer (Scorpio) – Dennis Weinreich

Artwork – Jim Evans
Photography By – Martyn Goddard

Phonographic Copyright (p) – United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
Copyright (c) – United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
Published By – Brampton Music Ltd.
Published By – P.R.S.
Published By – Colgems-EMI Music Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Recorded At – Scorpio Sound
Recorded At – Roundhouse Studios
Recorded At – Nova Sound Studios, London
Recorded At – Morgan Studios
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders