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JOSS STONE Mind Body & Soul (2004 Taiwanese import 14-track CD album, picture sleeve with a unique wrap-around obi-strip. Brand new & factory sealed)

Stone's debut delved back into the deep Southern roots of the 1970s, but now Mind, Body & Soul is dedicated to original material. Joss features as co-writer on nearly all of its songs, with veteran singer Betty Wright still retaining a strong influence as co-producer and vocal coach. Stone's old-style grittiness remains intact, but there are moves to surround her emotive voice with a modernised R&B setting. Stone's highly respected team includes keyboardists Benny Lattimore and Timmy Thomas, and drummers Cindy Blackman and ?uestlove (from The Roots). Joss has also collaborated with Lamont Dozier and Portishead's Beth Gibbons. The opening "Right To Be Wrong" lays down the gauntlet of independence, riddled with pricking guitar fills, surging organ and subtle horn swells. The banal "Jet Lag" and "Understand" are her least inspiring efforts, the latter featuring some of the album's worst lines ("I keep our song on repeat/On my iPod, even when I sleep/And in my dream I'm holding you/Alone on an island, just we two"). Stone's lyrics are trite throughout, but they're merely a vehicle for her intense vocal expression. Several tunes are spoiled by clumping drum programs, but even within this context, Stone's voice rises higher. The album's first single, "You Had Me", could be coming straight from Destiny's Child. The compulsive reggae lope of "Less Is More" would be a wiser choice. "Security" might be an MOR ballad, but even this ascends towards its conclusion--Stone backed up by an incendiary guitar solo. Her voice is always mixed suitably high, and ultimately it's Stone's sheer vocal prowess that makes this album succeed. --Martin Longley

1. Right To Be Wrong
2. Jet Lag
3. You Had Me
4. Spoiled
5. Don't Cha Wanna Ride
6. Less Is More
7. Security
8. Young At Heart
9. Snakes And Ladders
10. Understand
11. Don't Know How
12. Torn & Tattered
13. Killing Time
14. Sleep Like A Child

Artist - Joss Stone (click link for complete listing)
Title - Mind Body & Soul (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 2004
Format - CD album (CDLP)
Record Label - EMI
Catalogue No - 866203 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - Taiwan
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info - Deleted, Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 724386620323
Condition - This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info. Ref No - JSECDMI306962

00s Artists, Female Solo, Soul and r&b.

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