The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009

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The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009
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Greatest hits album by Joss Stone
Released 23 September 2011 (2011-09-23)
Recorded 2003–09
Genre
Length 51:09
Label Virgin
Producer
Joss Stone chronology
LP1
(2011)
The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009
(2011)
The Soul Sessions Vol. 2
(2012)

The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009 is the first greatest hits album by English singer and songwriter Joss Stone, released on 23 September 2011 by Virgin Records. Initially announced under the title Super Duper Hits: The Best of Joss Stone,[1] the compilation contains songs from all of Stone's studio albums released under EMI: The Soul Sessions (2003), Mind Body & Soul (2004), Introducing Joss Stone (2007) and Colour Me Free! (2009).

In an August 2011 interview with The San Francisco Examiner, Stone expressed her reluctance towards the album's release, stating, "They [EMI] are not allowed to do that—I do have a say, and I have to approve all the songs that they use, all the artwork, and especially the title. And oh my God, I've never heard such a cheesy title in all my life! And I don't know what kind of hits they're gonna put on there, because I've never had any hits!"[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Blogcritics favourable[4]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[5]

Jordan Richardson of Blogcritics wrote that "Stone's extraordinary vocal range, one that effortlessly glides from a smouldering contralto to a crystalline mezza-soprano [sic], is the vital spark of these hits. As expressive and hip as the numbers are, they'd be nothing without her dexterity. She plays things smartly, too, and resists the urge to overdo it. Instead, Stone frequently settles into a groove and rides it out through the song's duration." He also added, "At just 24, there's an awful lot to come from this incredible talent and The Best of Joss Stone: 2003–2009 is just the beginning."[4]

AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated, "If this doesn't dig deep, it nevertheless hits all the highlights [...] drawing a picture of the decade when Stone was always on the cusp of stardom yet never quite truly there. As introductions go, it's a solid one, capturing her potential and promise, alternating between singles frustrating and fun."[3]

In a mixed review, Victor Valdivia of PopMatters noted that the album has "all of the songs she's most known for assembled in a package that's meant to cement her status as a major artist. What the collection actually does, however, is underline the contradictions that have always made Stone's work so difficult to embrace. Stone has a fine voice but she doesn't seem to actually live or feel her songs. She just sings them with uncanny technical precision."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fell in Love with a Boy" Jack White 3:38
2. "Super Duper Love" Willie Garner
  • Wright
  • Greenberg
  • Mangini
4:20
3. "You Had Me"
  • Mangini
  • Greenberg
  • Wright
3:59
4. "Right to Be Wrong"
  • Mangini
  • Greenberg
  • Wright
4:40
5. "Don't Cha Wanna Ride"
  • Stone
  • Child
  • Wright
  • Greenberg
  • Mangini
  • Eugene Record
  • William Sanders
  • Mangini
  • Greenberg
  • Wright
3:31
6. "Spoiled"
  • Mangini
  • Greenberg
  • Wright
4:03
7. "Tell Me 'bout It" Saadiq 2:48
8. "Baby Baby Baby"
  • Stone
  • Danny P
  • Jonathan Shorten
Saadiq 4:34
9. "Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now" (featuring Common) Saadiq 4:22
10. "Bruised but Not Broken" Diane Warren Saadiq 4:15
11. "L-O-V-E" Saadiq 2:48
12. "Free Me"
  • Stone
  • Shorten
  • Reeves
3:53
13. "Stalemate" (with Jamie Hartman)
  • Hartman
  • Camilla Boler
  • Stone
4:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Argentine Albums Chart[6] 8
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 58
Belgian Heatseekers Albums Chart (Flanders)[8] 4
Belgian Heatseekers Albums Chart (Wallonia)[9] 8
Italian Albums Chart[10] 98
Swiss Albums Chart[11] 57

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Australia 23 September 2011 CD EMI [12]
Poland 26 September 2011 [13]
Australia 30 September 2011 Digital download [14]
Germany
  • CD
  • digital download
[15][16]
France 3 October 2011 [17][18]
United Kingdom Virgin [19][20]
Italy 4 October 2011 EMI [21][22]
United States S-Curve [23][24]
Japan 12 October 2011 CD EMI [25]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Lanham, Tom (24 August 2011). "Backstage Pass speaks with Joss Stone on would-be burglars, her label and megaband SuperHeavy". The San Francisco Examiner. Clarity Media. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009 – Joss Stone". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Richardson, Jordan (7 October 2011). "Music Review: Joss Stone – The Best of Joss Stone: 2003–2009". Blogcritics. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Valdivia, Victor (5 October 2011). "Joss Stone: The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009". PopMatters. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ranking Semanal Pop" (in Spanish). Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Joss Stone – The Best Of Joss Stone 2003–2009" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
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  10. ^ "Joss Stone – Super Duper Hits: The Best Of Joss Stone 2003–2009". italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
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  13. ^ "Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009 – Stone Joss" (in Polish). empik. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
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  21. ^ "Joss Stone – The Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009" (in Italian). Internet Bookshop Italia. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  22. ^ "The Best Of Joss Stone 2003 – 2009: Joss Stone: Musica Digitale" (in Italian). Amazon.it. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Joss Stone: The Best of Joss Stone 2003 – 2009". Amazon.com. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  24. ^ "The Best Of Joss Stone 2003 – 2009: Joss Stone: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  25. ^ ベスト・オブ・ジョス・ストーン2003–2009 [Best of Joss Stone 2003–2009] (in Japanese). EMI Music Japan. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2011.