‘Introducing Joss Stone’

‘Introducing Joss Stone’ is her third studio album produced By Raphael Saadiq & Isaiah Abolin and released on March 9, 2007 by Relentless.

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Track Listing : 1.Change (Glenn Standridge, Tarsha Proctor-Standridge) – 00:35 . 2.Girl They Won’T Believe It (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq) – 03:15 . 3.Headturner (Joss Stone, Billy Mann, Otis Redding) – 03:16 . 4.Tell Me ‘Bout It (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq, Robert Ozuna) – 02:48 . 5.Tell Me What We’Re Gonna Do Now (Joss Stone, Alonzo Novel Stevenson, Tony Reyes, Lonnie Lynn) – 04:22 . 6.Put Your Hands On Me (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq) – 02:58 . 7.Music (Joss Stone, Alonzo Novel Stevenson, Tony Reyes, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Samuel Michel) – 03:41 . 8.Arms Of My Baby (Joss Stone, Danny P, Jonathan Shorten) – 02:52 . 9.Bad Habit (Joss Stone, P, Shorten) – 03:41 . 10.Proper Nice (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq, Robert Ozuna, Chalmers Spanky Alford, Vincent Corea, Jeanne Roberts) – 03:24 . 11.Bruised But Not Broken (Diane Warren) – 04:15 . 12.Baby Baby Baby (Joss Stone, P, Shorten) – 04:34 . 13.What Were We Thinking (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq) – 04:24 . 14.Music Outro (Joss Stone, Raphael Saadiq) – 03:48

Musicians : Joss Stone – Vocals . Jawara Adams – Trumpet On (8 – 12) . Chalmers “Spanky” Alford – Guitar On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13) . Anthony Coleman – Trumpet On (3) . Lois Colin – Harp On (10) . Common – Vocals On (5) . Charlie Happiness – Clavinet On (5) . Lauryn Hill – Vocals On (7) . Lionel Holoman – Keyboards On (9 – 10); Organ On (2 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 13 – 14); Rhodes On (8 – 11); Wurlitzer On (12) . Neil Symonette – Percussion On (4 – 8) . Vinnie Jones – Voiceover On (1) . Mix Master Mike – Turntables On (6 – 12) . Robert Ozuna – Additional Drums On (2 – 5 – 6 – 11); Drums On (3 – 4 – 9 – 10 – 13); Percussion On (2 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 9 – 10 – 11 –12 – 14); Sitar On (2); Turntables On (4 – 5 – 6 – 7) . Khari Parker – Additional Drums On (3 – 4 – 9 – 10); Drums On (2 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 11 – 12 – 12 –14); Percussion On (2) . Tino Richardson – Saxophone On (8 – 12) . Raphael Saadiq – Backing Vocals On (2 – 10 – 12 – 13); Bass Except (1); Guitar On (2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 13); Keyboards On (6); Piano On (7 – 14) . Joi Gilliam – Backing Vocals On (2 – 3 – 4 – 9 – 11) . Keisha Jackson – Backing Vocals On (2 – 3 – 4 – 9 – 11) . Priscilla Jones Campbell – Backing Vocals On (8 – 12) . Jermaine Paul – Backing Vocals On (2 – 3 – 4 – 9 – 11)

Production : Produced By Raphael Saadiq . Isaiah Abolin – Assistant Engineer . Mike Boden – Assistant Engineer . Oswald Bowe – Assistant Engineer . Chuck Brungardt – Engineer; Mixing . Tom Coyne – Mastering . Reggie Dozier – Engineer . Steve Greenwell – Engineer . Justin Kessler – Pro Tools Operator . Dave Larring – Engineer . Jeremy Mackenzie – Pro Tools Operator . Marlon Marcel – Assistant Engineer . Dror Mohar – Assistant Engineer . Ian Shea – Assistant Engineer . Luke Smith – Assistant Engineer . Scott Somerville – Assistant Engineer . Glenn Standridge – Engineer, Mixing . Charlie Stavish – Assistant Engineer . James Tanksley – Assistant Engineer . John Tanksley – Assistant Engineer . Seamus Tyson – Assistant Engineer

Package : Joss Stone – Art Direction . Brian Bowen Smith – Photography . Jonathan “Meres” Cohen – Body Painting, Graffiti . David Gorman – Design . Joshua Lutz – Mural . Sean Mosher-Smith – Art Direction . Bob Scott – Photography

Recorded April 2006 – January 2007 At Blakeslee Recording Company (North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California); Compass Point Studios (Nassau, Bahamas); Electric Lady Studios (New York City); The Plant Studios (Sausalito, California).

Released On March 9, 2007 By Relentless.

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PopMatters
At the very least, kudos should go to Stone and her camp for staying true to a fairly organic soul sound and not turning her into a run-of-the-mill pop/soul diva (although I can very easily see that happening if this album is not a success). […]

BBC
Leave your opinions of the girl at the door when you listen to this. By writing it herself, she’s leaving behind the pandering to her soul sister heroes in The Soul Sessions and the over-produced pop/R’n’ B/soul mish-mash that was Mind, Body and Soul – so let’s cut her some slack shall we? […]

Sputnikmusic.com
Perhaps the best thing about this “new” Joss Stone is that it is also the old Joss Stone. Nothing is radically different from what came before, but what is different is just enough to crack open the door just that much more to catch a glimpse of an artist truly ready to go down a road that doesn’t stop with the next round of bubble headed pop stars or self proclaimed R&B diva’s. […]

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