The Soul Sessions Vol. 2

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The Soul Sessions Vol. 2
Studio album by
Released20 July 2012 (2012-07-20)
Genre
Length47:51
Label
Producer
Joss Stone chronology
The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009
(2011)
The Soul Sessions Vol. 2
(2012)
Water for Your Soul
(2015)
Singles from The Soul Sessions Vol. 2
  1. "While You're Out Looking for Sugar"
    Released: 15 June 2012 (2012-06-15)
  2. "Pillow Talk"
    Released: 4 November 2012 (2012-11-04)
  3. "Teardrops"
    Released: 24 February 2013 (2013-02-24)

The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 is the sixth studio album by English singer-songwriter Joss Stone, released on 20 July 2012 by S-Curve Records and her own label, Stone'd Records.

Background[change | change source]

Like her debut album The Soul Sessions (2003) where the songs were covers of classic soul songs, The Soul Sessions Vol. 2's songs are covers of soul and R&B songs that were originally made during the 1970s.[1][2]

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
Evening Standard4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Mojo2/5 stars[6]
The Observer3/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[9]
Uncut3/5 stars[10]

The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 received positive reviews from music critics.[11]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Original artist Length
1. "I Got The..."  Labi SiffreLabi Siffre (1975) 4:59
2. "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People"  Eugene RecordThe Chi-Lites (1971) 3:44
3. "While You're Out Looking for Sugar"  Honey Cone (1969) 3:28
4. "Sideway Shuffle"  Linda LewisLinda Lewis (1974) 3:38
5. "I Don't Want to Be with Nobody but You"  
Absent Friends (1990) 5:00
6. "Teardrops"  Womack & Womack (1988) 5:55
7. "Stoned Out of My Mind"  The Chi-Lites (1973) 3:12
8. "The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind)"  
The Dells (1971) 4:42
9. "The High Road"  Broken Bells (2009) 4:40
10. "Pillow Talk"  
Sylvia (1973) 4:42
11. "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"  John D. LoudermilkThe Casinos (1967) 3:51
Total length:
47:51

Charts[change | change source]

Weekly charts[change | change source]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Argentine Albums Chart[14] 5
Australian Albums Chart[15] 42
Australian Jazz & Blues Albums Chart[16] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[17] 6
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[18] 25
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[19] 44
Canadian Albums Chart[20] 23
Dutch Albums Chart[21] 2
French Albums Chart[22] 82
German Albums Chart[23] 7
Italian Albums Chart[24] 62
Scottish Albums Chart[25] 24
South Korean International Albums Chart[26] 35
Swiss Albums Chart[27] 5
UK Albums Chart[28] 6
UK R&B Albums Chart[29] 3
US Billboard 200[30] 10
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[31] 3

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Horowitz, Hal. "Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions Vol.2". American Songwriter.
  3. Anderson, Kyle (3 August 2012). "Albums". Entertainment Weekly (1218): 74.
  4. Clark, Pete (20 July 2012). "CDs of the week". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. Simpson, Dave (19 July 2012). "Album: The Soul Sessions Vol.2". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  6. "Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions Vol. 2". Mojo: 90. September 2012.
  7. Hoby, Hermione (22 July 2012). "Joss Stone: Soul Sessions Vol 2 – review". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  8. Rosen, Jody (31 July 2012). "The Soul Sessions Vol. 2". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  9. Keefe, Jonathan (30 July 2012). "Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions Vol. 2". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  10. "Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions Vol. 2". Uncut. London: 86. September 2012.
  11. "Reviews for The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 by Joss Stone". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  12. "The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 [Deluxe Edition] – Joss Stone". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  13. "The Soul Sessions Vol 2 / ソウル・セッションズ・VOL2" (in Japanese). Warner Music Japan. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  14. "Ranking Semanal Pop" (in Spanish). Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 29 July 2012. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2012. Note: Reader must define search parameters as "Ranking Semanal Pop" and "29/07/2012".
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  16. "ARIA Jazz & Blues Albums – Week Commencing 6th August 2012" (PDF). ARIA Charts. Pandora Archive. p. 22.
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  18. "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol 2" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  19. "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol 2" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  20. "Joss Stone – Chart history: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
  21. "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol 2" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  22. "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol 2" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien.
  23. "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol 2" (in German). Offizielle Deutsche Charts. GfK Entertainment.
  24. "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol 2". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  25. "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. 29 July – 4 August 2012.
  26. "2012년 31주차 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart.
  27. "Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol 2". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  28. "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. 29 July – 4 August 2012.
  29. "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. 29 July – 4 August 2012.
  30. "Joss Stone – Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.
  31. "Joss Stone – Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media.