Anyone know when and where this will be released for purchase?  Much appreciated Alison 

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Hi Sylvia, thanks for the update. I would have said that it just might have been released to radio, but since there's not even a mention of it on FB, it doesn't make much sense. How about either checking with her record company or that DJ who's a Michael fan and you often write to Sylvia? Just grasping at straws here... I know in America, usually, music is released on Tuesdays and I've read at times that it's released on Mondays in the U.K. if I'm not mistaken. Do you think they might have been off by a couple of days? In any case, thanks again for the update Sylvia and break a leg getting answers, take care. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D

Kind of failing more and more to understand this.   I have picked up a tweet for a link into eBay for the sale of the promo CD single of "Nothing Like The Real Thing" sung by Michael and Sam Bailey.  It is signed and it is said it is Michael's signature but doesn't look like it to me.  Other information on cover is that it was being released on 28th July, 2014.  I have bidded on it and expect more bids now that I am putting this out on here but feel only way to share information and hopefully if anyone else knows anything about to please come in and tell us.  I tweeted Michael and put reply on tweet from Sam's official page and also asked a question about on Sam's FB page, to a post that was put on there, a few weeks ago, but no answers have been forthcoming.   I'll keep my eye on things and obviously if I see anything will come back on here with information but it does seem stranger and stranger how info on this keeps popping up. 


Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.


Hi Sylvia, Well first, thanks for the update. Now second, is this the only place you've seen this single available? If so, that's really weird... I haven't checked the page, but do they describe it as an actual commercial single, or is it a promotional one only sent to radio stations? Just checking. In any case, good luck on your bidding, take care and have a great weekend. Hugs, sincerely, Sylvie Qc Canada :D

Hi Sylvie and I can't see it anywhere else and have checked Amazon for new releases and have looked up Sam's FB official page and nothing.   It says it is a promotional CD and what the picture of it shows is the cover which is apparently signed on the top by Michael and then his name printed and on top of that there is a label which contains the following:

On left hand side it has "Hart Media and on right hand side it says Michael Bolton "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" Rel. Date 28/7/2014 and then below those headings is written:

"Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton is set to release his new single, "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" on July, 28th through Sony Music.  For this blissful rendition of a Marvin Gaye classic, Bolton has recruited the talents of series 10 X Factor winner, Sam Bailey.  The songstress lends her talents to Bolton fresh off her support slot with Beyoncé in this collaboration due to set the air waves ablaze!  Michael Bolton's 18th album took centre stage on a sold out UK wide tour recently and a new book of memoirs has rattled the cages of many a fan, proving that this 53 million record selling chart topper still has it!

For more information contact Jo, Zena, Will & Nikki.  T. 0207 209 3760  E. info@hartmedia.co.uk"

As you can see Sylvie it actually says that it would be released on 28th July as a single not that this promo CD was to be released to radio stations on 28th and am actually thinking that possibly date that Sam Bailey released before was date for promo release to radio stations. Michael retweeted that tweet so he knows information was out there but nothing else said about which I find strange.  Think will now send details to Gail and ask if she can find out anything for only other thing can do is send Michael tweet to ask for his confirmation but he hasn't been on Twitter for a few days so could possibly get lost if he is having another little break away from. 

Sylvia   Your wee Scottish friend.


I'll see what I can find out but if you are on ebay why don't you write to the seller and ask where they got it, etc. Gail

Thanks Gail and I will see what else I can find out.

Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.


To let everyone know there is no single being released of Michael Bolton and Sam Bailey singing "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" for it was promotional CD of track being sent to radio stations.  Also should add that where you do see promotional CD's for sale it is illegal because they are not for sale.  On the one for sale in eBay that I have given link to which, supposedly, Michael has signed, this is in fact a fake as Michael never signed any the promotions company had for release......another instance of buyer beware !!!

Sylvia.  Your wee Scottish friend.


I did not think it looked like Michael's signature. Lots of fakes out there. You have to be careful. So true. Its good you found this out Sylvia.

Robin in MD :)


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