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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 (5 Nov. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Stone'd/Surfdog
  • ASIN: B00516ZXE6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,842 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Newborn
2. Cry Myself To Sleep
3. Karma
4. Last One To Know
5. Drive All Night
6. Don t Start Lying To Me Now
7. Landlord
8. Somehow
9. Boat Yard
10. Take Good Care

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As a world-renowned soul singer who Smokey Robinson calls "Aretha Joplin," Joss has sold over 11 million records globally. She has also a Grammy winner, five-time Grammy nominee, and the recipient of two Brit Awards. Stone has established her own label, Stone d Records, hence the title of the first album to come out on the label, LP1. It is the first album Joss has recorded with total creative freedom. She co-wrote and co-produced it with super-producer and Eurythmics co-founder, Dave Stewart. Together they immersed themselves into a rock n soul musical odyssey in Nashville, Tennessee.

BBC Review

Steadily rising Brit-soul teenager Dionne Bromfield - currently 15 years old - would be wise to study the career path of Joss Stone, who broke into the mainstream at the age of 16 with 2003's The Soul Sessions. Study it, carefully, and then walk in the opposite direction for a few albums. For while Stone's a multi-million-selling artist, her catalogue to date is a classic example of diminishing returns. Her second set, 2004's Mind Body & Soul, diluted the singer's natural grit for a mainstream-pleasing pop-soul sound to a chorus of general indifference, and 2007's Introducing... couldn't commercially compete with Amy Winehouse's all-conquering Back to Black, released five months earlier, despite expert production from Raphael Saadiq. And the less said about her final disc for EMI, 2009's ironically drab Colour Me Free!, the better.

LP1 represents something of a rebirth, though - like its title isn't a clue - and is certainly a better collection than the pair immediately preceding it. Here, Stone has full control over what material makes the cut, and she's undeniably in an upbeat mood as a result. Recorded in Nashville alongside Dave Stewart (the pair comprise two-fifths of weird-on-paper supergroup SuperHeavy, with Mick Jagger, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman), and reportedly completed in just six days, its rough-and-ready feel is several post-production miles away from the major label gloss layered onto to the singer's mid-00s sets. There's less purring here; instead, Stone adopts a one-take-style approach to her performances, channelling the old-school rock-and-soul swagger of Tina Turner, and the results - while mixed - are certainly a lot more engaging than the Auto-Tuned masses. The inconsistencies are actually fairly endearing, cracks allowing the human at the heart of these songs to be glimpsed.

The arrangements vary incredibly, too. Karma rides a slithering funk bassline, while the following Don't Start Lying to Me Now could have been beamed in from Broadway, albeit via Music Row; Drive All Night is a late-night soul ballad with a rare understated vocal, and Somehow is a summery stomp-along that deserves better than its top-50-in-Luxembourg chart success. Inevitably, this produces a fairly incoherent single-sitting experience - and Stone's pussy-cat-one-minute, lioness-the-next attitude can become tiring (what does this girl want, exactly?). But she's one of this country's most gifted singers, and when she shines the effect is positively blinding.

LP1 is no successor to The Soul Sessions. It's too loose, too unkempt to promote its maker back up to pop's uppermost leagues. Stone packs all the power you expect, but her control misfires enough for some of these tracks to never quite click as they might. Ultimately this is more of a feeler release than a comeback proper; a testing toe-in-the-water affair to ascertain what interest there is in this once-feted, soon-damned artist. Turns out there's enough to warrant another, albeit more focused, turn from the Dover-born, Devon-based pop-rock-cum-funk-soul chameleon. As for Bromfield: if she can side-step the awkward third and awful fourth LPs and skip straight to the compelling-in-places fifth, she'll be just fine.

--Mike Diver

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By O. Nightingale on 4 Sept. 2011
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Joss is boss on this album and she pulls it out of he bag and ends her streak of banal albums with this perfect lp which i can listen to every song without skipping! She's back and i like it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HB on 26 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
When she came out, Joss was about 15 years old and that made her be seen as another teen pop singer even if she had that extraordinary and soulful voice and covered White Stripes and Aretha Franklin. To this day a lot of people still think she's a product of the music business but they couldn't be more wrong. In every record post-Mind Body and Soul, she tries to tell us she wants to be free and LP1 may be the one she really meant to make since the beginning. It sounds unpolished and it's obvious that it was made very quickly but that is exactly what Joss wanted. No record label would let her be this free. She oversings, she is corny at times but most of all, through every single second of this album, she does what she wants and she likes it. I wish every album was this heartfelt. I still prefer Colour Me Free (her 2009 release) though but this one is a summer record that may not be massive or a chart-topper but it's definetely worth listening to. Best tracks for me: Drive All Night, Somehow, Karma.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Aug. 2011
Format: Audio CD
To be honest I approached 'LP1' with extreme caution. Her last
album 2009's 'Colour Me Free' left me cold and I was not terribly
complimentary about it within the context of these virtual pages.

Time to think again Mr Wolf.

This is the album which I think I've been waiting for since her 2003
debut 'The Soul Sessions' gave me good reason to sit up and listen.
Very suddenly the voice (and it always held the potential to be one of
the very finest) seems to have taken a great leap forward stylistically,
technically and emotionally. This is incredibly good singing. Vibrant,
raw and wholly alive. There is a spontaneity running through these ten
songs (captured vividly by producer David A. Stewart) which pulls you
in and shakes you around; demanding to be heard and deserving respect.

Listen to Ms Stone's performance on 'Drive All Night' (a marvelous
number co-written with Eg White). Laid-back but totally committed.
Slick and soulful; every word intuitively weighed and delivered with
perfect timing and consummate expressive skill. The real deal!

The vibrant energy thrown out in 'Don't Start Lying To Me Now' is
wild and raw enough to strip the paint off ceilings. Suddenly
comparisons with the late, great Janis Joplin seem not so unthinkable.
No-less-so opening track 'Newborn' which Ms Stone delivers with
true grit and her larynx and lungs on fire. Truly rip-roaring stuff!

There is nowhere to hide in the stripped-down acoustic guitar arrangement
of 'Landlord'. The voice is fully exposed in this thrilling blues masterclass.
Arguably the finest recorded performance of Ms Stone's career so-far!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Colin P. Evans on 1 Aug. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I had no idea joss had made another album, and after the last 2 she did I wasnt excited until i youtubed karma and then bought the album. this cd has won me back as a fan. it is really good, combining the feel from soul sessions and the deeper tracks from mind body and soul. even though this is supposed to be what joss stone wants to be musically; the last 2 abortions she released (i think she refers to them as albums)were also what she wanted to be musically; this is her first success at being the true joss. definitely worth a listen for fans of the first album.
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By steven lewis joel on 4 July 2014
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By Amazon Customer on 3 July 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first saw her on TV at the Glastonbury Festival several years ago and was 'wow'd' by her singing style. Now I am never disappointed with any of her albums.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
On this, Stone's 5th first album, she proves to all the unbelievers just what vinyl is all about. Reproduced on a minuscule CD cover Miss Stone's nose appears to be sporting a rather unpleasant ball of something nasty of the kind that nice people people wipe off, whereas the giant conk reproduced on the 12" sleeve quite clearly sports a finger trap of the kind worn by people trying the hard way to give up picking their noses.

That nose seems to dominate everything, it sneezy thing to do to just obsess about it, and Heaven nose it snot easy writing this in my little home orifice with that thing looking at me, but anasalingly enough, I'll run with it.

Regulars will know that Joss' first album was actually just a collection of old soul tracks that she rattled off on behalf of the backing band who couldn't get over how old someone so young could actually be, this meant that her second album, which was actually her first, was a bit of an anti climax, consisting as it did, of songs that mostly couldn't stand up alongside the classics on the not-really-the-first album. So when she released her third album, finally doing the material that she wanted to do, it was sort of her real first album, albeit is seemed odd that what she wanted to do seemed to be exactly what Charles Ray Wiggins, sorry Raphael Saadiq, wanted her to do. Or maybe not, because for her fourth album our heroine went off to a little cottage somewhere and wrote all new material nothing like the previous album, and, having escape the captivity of her old record label, released her real real first album.

So here she finally is, her own record label, her proper first record, and to prove it she says naughty words on it.
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