Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions Vol.2 (2012) {Deluxe version} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions Vol.2 (2012) {Deluxe version} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions Vol.2 (2012) [Deluxe version]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:36 minutes | 1,39 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Joss Stone has released the eagerly anticipated reprise to her massive selling debut, The Soul Sessions. The Soul Sessions, Volume 2 is a stellar exercise in vocal poise, precision and passion. At the height of her vocal powers, Stone covers soul standards including “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People,” “The High Road,” “While You’re Out Looking For Sugar” and “Pillow Talk.” Stone is joined by an extraordinary cast of musicians including Ernie Isley, Delbert McClinton, Clayton Ivey and others. The album reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums, the Billboard 200 and Billboard’s Top Digital Albums. A must have!

Joss Stone launched her career by singing soul standards so when it came time for a reboot she went back to the beginning, dusting off the old blueprint for The Soul Sessions and following it to a T, right down to replicating its title and giving a contemporary alt-rock hit a soul makeover. First time around, the intent was to prove that teenage Joss had soul bona fides, but in 2012 the purpose of The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 is to signal how she's done messing around with fleeting fashions and is getting back down to the real business. Stone doesn't dig deep into the crates this time around, nor does she stick to deep soul; she chooses to mine hits from the early '70s, favoring songs by the Dells, the Chi-Lites, and Sylvia, giving these smooth tunes a bit of a polished Southern spin. And "professional" is the operative word here: this is the work of seasoned veterans who play with every note falling neatly into place, stretching just enough to show off their chops but never enough to alter the DNA of a song. The exception to the rule is, of course, "The High Road," a Broken Bells song refashioned to sound old, thereby occupying the same space as Joss' White Stripes "Fell in Love with a Boy" cover did on the first Soul Sessions. This is the song to prove that Stone isn't living in the past but rather she's seeing the future through a retro prism that turns everything into something that feels classic. That Stone remains a bit too theatrical a singer, overemphasizing every phrase, is almost besides the point, as she's a diva and is expected to sing with more gusto than the song requires just as long as the overall package feels right. And, for the most part, The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 does feel right: it has the form and sound of classic soul while never acknowledging that R&B continued to develop past, say, 1972. For an audience that agrees with that thesis, this is fun.

01 - I Got The…
02 - (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
03 - While You're Out Looking For Sugar
04 - Sideway Shuffle
05 - I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You
06 - Teardrops
07 - Stoned Out Of My Mind
08 - The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)
09 - The High Road
10 - Pillow Talk
11 - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
12 - First Taste Of Hurt [Bonus Track]
13 - One Love In My Lifetime [Bonus Track]
14 - Nothing Takes The Place Of You [Bonus Track]
15 - (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days [Bonus Track]

01. "I Got The…" - Labi Siffre
02. "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People" - Eugene Record (of the Chi-Lites)
03. "While You're Out Looking For Sugar" - Ronald Dunbar, Edyth Wayne (AKA Holland-Dozier-Holland), written for and originally performed by Honey Cone
04. "Sideways Shuffle" - Tim Renwick
05. "I Don't Wanna Be with Nobody But You" - Eddie Floyd
06. "Teardrops" - Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
07. "Stoned Out of My Mind" - Barbara Acklin
08. "The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)" - Terry Callier, Larry Wade
09. "The High Road" - James Mercer (The Shins), Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) (AKA Broken Bells)
10. "Pillow Talk" - Sylvia Robinson, Michael Burton
11. "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" - John D. Loudermilk
12. "First Taste of Hurt" - W. Turbinton
13. "One Love in My Lifetime" - Terri McFaddin, Leonard Perry, Lawrence Brown (originally performed by Diana Ross)
14. "Nothing Takes the Place of You" - Toussaint McCall
15. "(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days" - B. O'Dell, Yvonne Williams

Analyzed: Joss Stone / The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 (Deluxe Edition)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR8 -0.01 dB -9.55 dB 5:00 01-I Got The…
DR7 -0.01 dB -8.13 dB 3:44 02-(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
DR7 -0.01 dB -8.13 dB 3:28 03-While You're Out Looking For Sugar
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.38 dB 3:38 04-Sideway Shuffle
DR8 -0.01 dB -9.76 dB 5:01 05-I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You
DR7 -0.01 dB -9.35 dB 5:56 06-Teardrops
DR8 -0.01 dB -9.05 dB 3:13 07-Stoned Out Of My Mind
DR7 -0.01 dB -10.13 dB 4:43 08-The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)
DR6 -0.01 dB -8.25 dB 4:40 09-The High Road
DR8 -0.01 dB -8.90 dB 4:43 10-Pillow Talk
DR9 -1.31 dB -12.79 dB 3:52 11-Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
DR7 -0.01 dB -8.31 dB 3:39 12-First Taste Of Hurt
DR8 -0.01 dB -9.30 dB 3:49 13-One Love In My Lifetime
DR9 -0.06 dB -12.63 dB 3:26 14-Nothing Takes The Place Of You
DR8 -0.01 dB -9.40 dB 3:44 15-(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days

Number of tracks: 15
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3062 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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