Introducing Joss Stone [Deluxe / B&N Exclusive Version]

Introducing Joss Stone [Deluxe / B&N Exclusive Version]

by Joss Stone


After two critically acclaimed albums and a Gap ad campaign, Joss Stone hardly needs an introduction. So perhaps Introducing Joss Stone is a re-introduction, now that the Brit soul siren has found her artistic identity -- here, she sounds less like a young woman channeling her older idols and more like an original idol in the making. Thanks to her pitch-perfect collaboration with producer and singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq, Introducing has a sexy, '60s soul-meets-the Love Unlimited Orchestra vibe. And from the look of the inset photo of the psychedelic body-painted duo intertwined, they got along rather well. The disc opens with the jubilant, string-laden "Girl They Won't Believe It," but the album doesn't fully come alive until Track 7, the hip-hop-tinged "Music," although a guest appearance by the reclusive Lauryn Hill nearly outshines Stone's smoldering vocals. Amid Saadiq's rapturous soundscape of dizzying stings and percolating bass lines, the newly redheaded singer's powerhouse pipes are golden, notably on the Stevie Wonder-reminiscent "Arms of My Baby," the Donna Summer-esque "Bad Habit," and the doo-wop-and-gospel-inspired "What Were We Thinking." Full of mellifluous melodies and irresistible grooves, this is one meet-and-greet you don't want to miss.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/20/2007
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0094639001521
catalogNumber: 90015


Disc 1

  1. Change
  2. Girl They Won't Believe It
  3. Headturner
  4. Tell Me 'Bout It
  5. Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now
  6. Put Your Hands on Me
  7. Music
  8. Arms of My Baby
  9. Bad Habit
  10. Proper Nice
  11. Bruised But Not Broken
  12. Baby Baby Baby
  13. What Were We Thinking
  14. Music

Disc 2

  1. Tell Me 'Bout It
  2. Bonus Materials

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