The Soul Sessions

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The Soul Sessions
Studio album by
Released16 September 2003 (2003-09-16)
Recorded9 April – 12 May 2003
Joss Stone chronology
The Soul Sessions 'Mind Body & Soul
Singles from The Soul Sessions
  1. "Fell in Love with a Boy"
    Released: 24 January 2004 (2004-01-24)
  2. "Super Duper Love"
    Released: 10 May 2004 (2004-05-10)

The Soul Sessions is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Joss Stone. It was released on 16 September 2003 by S-Curve Records and EMI/Virgin Records.

Background[change | change source]

When The Soul Sessions was released on 16 September 2003. At the time Stone was just 16 years old. The album took four days to record.[1] The songs on the album are cover versions of classic soul songs.[2]

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Clubpositive[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
The New Zealand Herald5/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
Stylus MagazineC[9]
The Village VoiceC+.[10]
Yahoo! Music UK8/10 stars[11]

The Soul Sessions received positive reviews from music critics.[12]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Original artist Length
1. "The Chokin' Kind"  Harlan HowardWaylon Jennings (1967) 3:35
2. "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me?) Pt. 1"  Willie GarnerSugar Billy (1974) 4:20
3. "Fell in Love with a Boy"  Jack WhiteThe White Stripes (2001) 3:38
4. "Victim of a Foolish Heart"  
  • Charles Buckins
  • George Jackson
Bettye Swann (1972) 5:31
5. "Dirty Man"  Bobby MillerLaura Lee (1967) 2:59
6. "Some Kind of Wonderful"  John EllisonSoul Brothers Six (1967) 3:56
7. "I've Fallen in Love with You"  Carla ThomasCarla Thomas (1968) 4:29
8. "I Had a Dream"  John SebastianJohn Sebastian (1970) 3:01
9. "All the King's Horses"  Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin (1972) 3:03
10. "For the Love of You Pts. 1 & 2"  The Isley Brothers (1975) 7:33

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[13] Gold 20,000^
Australia (ARIA)[14] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[15] Platinum 50,000*
Belgium (BEA)[16] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[18] Gold 106,000[19]
Germany (BVMI)[20] Gold 100,000^
Greece (IFPI Greece)[22] Gold Expression error: Missing operand for *.^
Ireland (IRMA)[23] Platinum 15,000^
Italy (FIMI)[24] Gold 50,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[25] Gold 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[27] Gold 20,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] 3× Platinum 1,075,492[29]
United States (RIAA)[32] Gold 981,000[31]
Europe (IFPI)[33] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[change | change source]

  1. Leahey, Andrew. "Joss Stone > Biography & History > AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Phipps, Keith. "The Soul Sessions · Joss Stone · Music Review · The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club.
  3. Jurek, Thom. "The Soul Sessions – Joss Stone". AllMusic.
  4. Greer, Jim. "The Soul Sessions". Entertainment Weekly.
  5. Lynskey, Dorian. "Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions". The Guardian.
  6. Baillie, Russell. "Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions". The New Zealand Herald.
  7. MacNeil, Jason. "Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions". PopMatters.
  8. Caramanica, Jon. "Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions". Rolling Stone.
  9. Passantino, Dom (6 February 2004). "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  10. Christgau, Robert. "Edges of the Groove". The Village Voice.
  11. Batey, Angus (2 February 2004). "Joss Stone – 'The Soul Sessions'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 17 June 2004. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  12. "The Soul Sessions – Joss Stone". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  13. "Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. Archived from the original on 11 January 2009.
  14. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  15. "Austrian album certifications – Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions" (in German). IFPI Austria. 29 November 2006.
  16. "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2006". Ultratop. Hung Medien. 9 September 2006. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  17. "Canadian album certifications – Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions". Music Canada. 28 April 2004.
  18. "Certifications Albums Or – année 2005" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 14 April 2005. Archived from the original on 29 August 2011.
  19. "Les Albums Or" (in French). InfoDisc.
  20. "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Joss Stone; 'The Soul Sessions')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  21. "Top 50 Ξένων Άλμπουμ" [Top 50 Foreign Albums] (in Greek). IFPI Greece. 3–9 October 2004. Archived from the original on 10 October 2004.
  22. "Greek album certifications – Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions" (in Greek). IFPI Greece.
  23. "Irish album certifications – Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions". Irish Recorded Music Association.
  24. "Musica: In radio 'You Had Me', nuovo singolo di Joss Stone" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 2 September 2004. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012.
  25. "Goud/Platina" (in Dutch). NVPI. Archived from the original on 1 December 2008.
  26. "New Zealand album certifications – Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions". Recorded Music NZ. 26 April 2004.
  27. "Trofeer" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012.
  28. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Joss Stone; 'The Soul Sessions')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  29. Jones, Alan (30 July 2012). "Official Charts Analysis: Plan B album sells 37k to hit No.1". Music Week. Intent Media.
  30. "British album certifications – Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions". British Phonographic Industry. 15 April 2005. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type The Soul Sessions in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  31. Cantor, Paul (22 July 2011). "Joss Stone Enjoys New Freedom on 'LP1'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
  32. "American album certifications – Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions". Recording Industry Association of America. 29 March 2004. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  33. "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2004". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.