- 6 years ago
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Joss Stone and Dave Stewart are having a moment. Last year the English soul singer hired the former Eurythmics member to produce her latest solo disc, LP1. Then Stewart drafted Stone into SuperHeavy, the globe-tripping all-star outfit that also includes Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, reggae scion Damian Marley and Bollywood film-music giant A.R. Rahman.
The duo’s new show – which hits California’s Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday before a Valentine’s Day appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – does indeed contain some fresh material: bluesy acoustic tunes like “What Are We Fighting For,” “Who Are We” and “Nowhere But Your Arms,” more than one of which seemed to make a rhyme last night of “together” and “forever.” (These two are serious about increasing the peace.) But More Love also draws from both artists’ back catalogs, including Stone’s 2004 hit “You Had Me,” stuff from LP1 and – perhaps most excitingly
– a handful of Eurythmics’ ’80s-pop classics.