The Second Disc

Expanded and Remastered Music News

Archive for the ‘Joss Stone’ Category

Release Round-Up: Week of October 4

with 2 comments

After a blowout week of catalogue titles last Tuesday, you can almost hear the crickets chirp. There’s some seasonal stuff on the horizon, though, so keep your eyes peeled.

John Coltrane, The Impulse! Albums Volume 5 (Hip-o Select/Verve)

Five of ‘Trane’s posthumous albums, boxed. (Hip-o Select)

Joss Stone, The Best of 2003-2009 (Virgin)

A simple overview for the British chanteuse. (Amazon)

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Munki / Stoned and Dethroned: Deluxe Editions (Edsel)

Another batch of JAMC expansions. Almost to the end! (Official site)

Lonnie Smith, Mama Walker / Johnny Hammond, Wild Horses/Rock Steady / Esther Phillips, Performance / Hank Crawford, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (Masterworks Jazz)

Four vintage albums from the Kudu label, remastered and reissued on CD. (Original post)

The Beach Boys, The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album (Capitol/EMI)

A straight reissue of the iconic holiday LP. As Joe pointed out last year, there’s plenty of golden compilations for The Beach Boys’ holiday hits out there. (Amazon)

Frank Sinatra, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra (Capitol/EMI)

Another straight reissue, including the same bonus tracks from a 1954 single as heard on a reissue ten years ago. (Amazon)

Written by Mike Duquette

October 4, 2011 at 09:03

Super Duper Hits: EMI to Release Joss Stone Compilation

with 3 comments

It’s been a long time coming, but Joss Stone’s first compilation, The Best of 2003-2009, is finally ready for release next week after a six-month wait.

For a time in the early 2000s, it was hard to lose sight of Joss Stone. The British crooner was only a teenager when her debut, 2003’s The Soul Sessions, became a Top 5 smash in her native country. With a voice that recalled Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, Stone first rose to prominence with a few inspired soul-influenced covers (her reworking of The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Girl,” Sugar Billy’s “Super Duper Love”) and kept working her way up, cutting albums with retro-soul savvy producers like ?uestlove of The Roots, Betty Wright, Salaam Remi and Raphael Saadiq. Stone became the youngest female artist to top the U.K. charts and took home multiple Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, for her work.

While Stone has moved on after an acrimonious split with Virgin/EMI in 2009, she’s still going strong, self-releasing a record earlier this year with producer Dave Stewart and joining Stewart, Damien Marley, A.R. Rahman and Mick Jagger on the SuperHeavy project. Her greatest hits are yours to revisit on October 4.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

September 28, 2011 at 11:13