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Introducing Joss Stone

Joss Stone Audio CD
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Joss Stone has been obsessed with soul music since she was a little girl. By the time she was in her early teens she had begun to intuitively hone her now trademark gravelly-but-lustrous vocals by singing along to Aretha’s Franklin’s Greatest Hits. She began pursuing a singing career at thirteen, securing a record deal at 15, and recording her star-making debut album, The Soul ... Read more in Amazon's Joss Stone Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Mar 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Relentless
  • ASIN: B000NJLE6W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Change (Vinnie Jones Intro)
2. Girl They Won't Believe It
3. Headturner
4. Tell Me 'Bout It (Album Version)
5. Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now (Album Version) (Feat. Common)
6. Put Your Hands On Me (Album Version)
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 Outro

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In the run-up to this, her third album, Joss Stone told a phalanx of glossy magazines that the difference between this disc and the two that preceded it was a newfound clarity of vision. Whereas the other records--their gold status notwithstanding--represented the fumblings of a huge-voiced kid being bossed around by experienced music-biz types, this one, she promised, would reveal the real her. Thus, the titular "introduction." To which anybody who spins the 14 groovy and fully unbuttoned tracks herein will wish to reply not "nice to meet you"--far too lame a sentiment for so fully realized a disc--but "Where have you been all my life?" As good as Joss Stone's previous efforts are, Introducing Joss Stone represents a giant step forward: there's a freshness to these songs that suits her age (19 as of the album's release) and a funkiness that suits modern pop sensibilities. There's also a cross-hatching of visions with artists like Lauryn Hill and Common that will rightly advance her reputation as an artist who can sling disco, R&B, and rock almost as convincingly as soul. Splicing girl-group harmonies with blaxploitation-style funk with Joplin-esque and, at times, Shelby Lynne-reminiscent vocals, Stone works these Raphael Saadiq-produced beats with the stealth and steadiness of a '70s-era legend who's still going strong. "Girl They Won't Believe It," she wails against the tight hoo-hoo harmonizing of talented backup singers on the opening track; get a load of how much she's accomplished in the space of three albums, and you won't believe it, either. --Tammy La Gorce

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An album of 2 halves 14 May 2007
By Spencer
Format:Audio CD
I held off buying this album after the bad press it got, but eventualyy gave in to my curiosity. It's true to say that this is definately not as good as her previous 2 albums. From the very first track you know that it's different to the previous 2 albums. Sometimes, it's different for the better. Tell Me Bout It, Girl They Won't Believe It and Put Your Hands On Me are really upbeat songs that are a joy to listen too. Likewise, Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now is absolutely fantastic, and never has Stone sounded so sexy and convincing. Arms of My Baby is ok too. But thats where nicely different ends, halfway through the album. After that the tracks are just totally forgettable, and don't really inspire, excite or move you in any way. I think the problem is that Stone has tried to become more mainstream. The vintage soul has been largely ditched, replaced by more pop and R&B style tracks. Apart from the tracks mentioned above , nothing seems original or genuine.Bad Habit has potential, but for some reason it just sounds dated, like something done by a Beyonce wannabe back in the early 2000s.

I would recommend you buy this album, if only for the first 5 or 6 tracks. The rest arne't bad, but they are just very forgettable and been there seen it done it. Hopefully her fourth attempt will be back to classic Stone.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More hit and miss than the previous two 13 April 2007
By Nic B
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love Joss' older stuff, but this just doesn't quite match up to their standard. It's not a bad album, it does contain some good songs, and Joss' voice is gorgeous as ever. But i found it more hit and miss than the other two albums, when i bought Soul Sessions and Mind, Body & Soul i instantly loved every track on both. With this one there a handful of tracks that I do really like, but the others are just ok in comparison.

Tell Me Bout It is a catchy single, but its not the best song on here. The second half of the album is definitely closer to the Joss Stone stuff we know and love, Bruised But Not Broken and What Were We Thinking wouldn't sound out of place on the other albums.

If you're a Joss Stone fan, I don't think you'll love this the same way you did the others, but its not a complete waste of money (unless you're after something exactly the same as the first two).
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not much of an 'Introduction' 18 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD
Now I'm the type of person who won't judge singers on their public image, behaviour, activities, etc. So whatever Miss Stone has done in the recent months has nothing to do with this review. Let me review her, by the merits (or lack) of this album and of her music.

There is absolutely no doubt that this young lady can sing. A remarkable voice with a myriad of untapped potential. The problem is-how come I'm not feeling any kind of internal emotion or artistic originality?!

It all boils down to the simple fact that Introducing Joss Stone's content is just flat, clichéd, uninspired and forced. Soul music is supposed to make you feel something, an experience which can hopefully help the listener to empathise with what is being sung. All I was feeling was a great sense of apathy and indifference. The unquestionable crowning piece of this album is Raphael Saadiq's shimmering production, which salvages it from becoming a full on travesty. Shame he doesn't have a more original artist to work with!

I know I'll probably be labelled as a 'hater' or words to that effect, but you know what? I have listened to Soul music long enough to know who's at the top of the pecking order and who's just a clone. Stone seriously needs to reconsider her future in this business. Take some time off and explore and research what Soul is, and hopefully she won't come back with another formulaic, R&B-Pop record.

For anyone wanting to hear some actual UK Soul, I'd recommend two artists, who are hugely ignored by music fans. Terri Walker's "I Am" and Floetry's "Floetic". They will probably instill a bit of real and valuable knowledge into the mindsets of some.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing. 13 Mar 2007
By IWFIcon VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
You could forgive an artist's 3rd album being called "Introducing" if what was delivered was something special.

You could forgive an artist from making a fool of herself at the Brits if her new album proved to be something worth listening to.

You could forgive the "this is who I am as an artist" advertisements if the subsequent album showed any real signs of originality.

You could even, at a push, forgive the laughable, lamentable Vinnie Jones spoken word intro, as pathetically embarrassing as it is, if what followed it was anything even approaching decent.

As you might have guessed though, I'm not in a forgiving mood.

Let's be clear about one thing; Joss Stone can sing. That's not in doubt. And there is also no doubt that she's a good enough singer to save this album from being the absolute disaster it would be in less capable hands. But not even her superb voice can save songs as dull and as identikit as these.

And lyrically the situation is as bad. Much has been made (by the lady herself I might add) that this marks the first time that Stone has written most of her own lyrics and if we're being unfair you can tell. Yes she's still only 19 and there is nothing wrong with her writing from that level as such, but she's merely full of cliche's that would have been better off left unsaid.

Rapheal Saadiq is the main collaborator on the album and at times it seems like a shrewd move. Put Your Hands On Me is probably the highlight of the album, mixing, as it does, modern beats with a decidedly retro sound. Sadly most of his other production on the album seems intent on watering Miss Stone down to the lowest common denominator.

Which is a shame.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Joss Stone rocks! Well... grooves
Such a talented singer .... a great addition to any music/CD collection. I also recommend her very first CD, 'The Soul Sessions' (I believe it was her first)
Published 13 months ago by Erin B. Perry
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what was expected
CD and Delivery fine.

Bought this because I enjoyed Joss' first two albums.
This in the main was very disappointing. I would by girl Pop if Iliked it! I do not. Read more
Published 16 months ago by A Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good ,specialy if you like jazzy bluesy funky souly live misic
best her album ever, full of real music, perfect arranges, great improvisations, compleatly dont understand those who dont like this album. Read more
Published on 28 Nov 2011 by mixMZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Proper Nice !!!!
I have loved this album since i bought it three years ago it was the album with which i fell in love with Miss.Stone and am glad of that fact. Read more
Published on 12 Oct 2010 by Julia Havard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
This is typical of 60s Soul; During the 60s Radio 1 and their DJs only played pop music and they still do. This is a great album and something different from the chart music. Read more
Published on 2 Sep 2009 by Mr. Matthew A. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars The only ''Change'' I see is that she is even better !!!
I have to tell that this album is one of the best ever and of course the best R&B album ever! It's perfect in everything! Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2009 by Ktar
1.0 out of 5 stars Joss and Vinny...
Joss Stone and Vinny Jones: the new Marvin and Tammy everyone. True Soul. For the brain-dead.
Published on 17 Feb 2009 by Ms. Felicia Davis-burden
4.0 out of 5 stars josss stone
what can i saay jos stone 3 album...erm will you like it??depends how much you like soul music!!ifyou like soul music this album is the chips and sauce... Read more
Published on 31 Jan 2009 by Orjime Nyakuma
5.0 out of 5 stars A CHANGE BUT STILL THE SAME AMAZING JOSS!
what with her wacky behaviour and fake american accent a lot of joss's british fans have turned theyre backs on her, unlike them i love her music so i bought this album anyway and... Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2008 by FUTURESTARdelux
5.0 out of 5 stars Joss Redeemed
The lead singer of Roxette was once described by Radio 1 as "All the right things in all the right places, but simply does nothing for you....... Read more
Published on 6 Aug 2008 by Blackmale
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