As part of the release of Jill Scott's Collaborations album, Hidden Beach Recordings packaged the CD with a bonus disc that was a sampler for upcoming releases from the label.
An intro to what was then called "In Stereo" was the first track from the sampler; what it became was "The Real Thing" with different lyrics. (Why thank God! I actually do not like this first version of the song). And the outro of the song "In Stereo", which closed out the 23-track sampler disc, was a less-rocked-out/toned-down version of what we now know as "The Real Thing".