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listen  1. Heart AttackRaphael Saadiq 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Go To HellRaphael Saadiq 4:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. RadioRaphael Saadiq 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Over YouRaphael Saadiq 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Stone Rollin' (Album Version)Raphael Saadiq 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Day DreamsRaphael Saadiq 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Movin' Down The LineRaphael Saadiq 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Just Don'tRaphael Saadiq feat. Yukimi Nakano 5:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Good Man (Album Version)Raphael Saadiq 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. The AnswerRaphael Saadiq 9:30$1.29  Buy MP3 

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"I can see my name written across the sky," Raphael Saadiq sings on "Go To Hell," from his stunning new album, Stone Rollin', as a B3 organ swells, cymbals dance, and a fluttering string section spirals towards the heavens. "Victory is near... I can feel it getting closer, closer every day."

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 10, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B004LFO0HE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,770 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq is back with his fifth studio album Stone Rollin . Featuring ten new tracks, Stone Rollin is the follow up to Saadiq s 2008 solo album The Way I See It, which boasted four Billboard R&B chart singles and was nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best R&B Album. With Stone Rollin , Saadiq nods to his heroes like Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone, while merging his own contemporary twist, one born out of a combination of his recent touring experiences, as well as inspiration derived from indie acts that hold regular rotation in his ipod. The end result is a collection that showcases Saadiq s gifted musicality and the stellar production skills that have become the artist s signature.

Recorded at his studio complex the Blakeslee Recording Company in Los Angeles, Raphael Saadiq played bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks. Opening with the stomping Heart Attack, the album s other standout cuts include the stunning Go To Hell, featuring his studio squad of musicians who are melodically complimented by an angelic choir, the evocative Dixieland number Day Dreams, featuring Robert Randolph who plays steel guitar on the track, and Just Don t, which includes a guest appearance from one of Saadiq s indie rock favorites Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). Also making an appearance on that same song is one of Saadiq s idols Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind and Fire), who plays piano and contributes an epic Moog solo.

Customer Reviews

I've seen people go in as mediocre fans and come out speechless!
TexasGurl08
The warmth Saadiq's analog-sounding grooves evoke makes other music sound chilly and hollow in comparison.
Audiokid
I think this one is much better than "The Way I See It" as this one is much more upbeat and fun.
James L. Mason

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Nse Ette TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 10, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Raphael Saadiq fell in love with that Philly/Memphis/Motown sound on his last album "The Way I See It", and that love continues on his new album "Stone Rollin'".

Like its predecessor, the songs sound like covers of classics but are in fact new compositions with most of the vocals and instrumentation (guitar, keyboard, bass, Mellotron, and percussion) handled by the man himself, with Saadiq crooning, yelping or moving to falsetto as the mood demands.

Opening is the tambourine-laced thumping Soul/Rock "Heart Attack", while the bouncy Blues/Rock "Radio" recalls Little Walter. The titletrack is a midtempo harmonica-laced number, "Day Dreams" is Rockabilly, while the beautiful and breezy "Movin' Down The Line" recalls Marvin Gaye. "Just Don't" features Yukimi Nakano and could have fallen out of Stevie Wonder's seventies song book.

My favourites are the gentle "Good Man" which successfully straddles vintage and modern (and on which he laments his lover leaving during rough times despite his holding two jobs to provide for her), the lush moody "The Answer" (with light martial beats,ovely guitar and delicate horns), and the groovy hidden track "The Perfect Storm" which is so D'angelo.

There isn't a single mis-step on this delightful album. He makes cool seem effortless!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By goodboyforlife on May 20, 2011
Format: Audio CD
For me this is the very best soul album of the last two years (since Maxwell's BLACKsummer's night)! It is also the very best album that Raphael Saadiq has ever released! I don't quite understand the comments of reviewers stating that he is stuck in the 60's. This album has clearly been influenced by the past, but takes a modern approach with a timeless sound. I have never heard anything quite like "Heart Attack", "Go To Hell", or "Over You," which has a very surprising indie rock sound! Raphael infuses a lot more of his own personality in these songs than he did on his last album "The Way I See It." The song writing is especially fantastic, and I'd argue that "Go To Hell," has the best lyrics of Raphael's career, with some of the most poetic lyrics of any contemporary soul song I've heard. "Over You," and "Just Don't" are also great with unique twists on their titles. Even the production and instrumentation on the majority of tracks have a fuller, more vivid quality. I can't listen to this album without dancing in my seat, and I absolutely love every song on the album. One of my favourites is the hidden track "The Perfect Storm", which nearly sounds like a lost D'Angelo song, but is moreso "Instant Vintage" Raphael Saadiq.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Markus Rauchenwald on May 10, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Rollin' through black music history with the ease of a master, he switches between genre interpretations from track to track. There are Sly Stone grooves, Philly soul, rockabilly, Rhythm & especially Blues, an upbeat Ray Charles routine, Motown referencing "Happy Together", Marvin Gaye laments and a jazzy Southern marching band to carry us home. That said, this has a modern, edgy sound, cleaning off all sleepiness, played tight and mean. Saadiq has no time for middlebrow revivals. He pursues the heart and social significance of the classics and in doing so produces one himself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Audiokid on July 23, 2011
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With electronica and acid rock ruling the music world lately, I decided that I wanted something different. I had read reviews for this album and decided to give it a spin, with no expectations, no particular love for soul, and without any real clue as to who Raphael Saadiq actually is.

And I haven't looked back.

This is a wonderful album of soul, R&B, and pop that really thrusts you back in time. The warmth Saadiq's analog-sounding grooves evoke makes other music sound chilly and hollow in comparison. It sounds silly, but in making this sort of throwback music and infusing it with his own personal strengths and sensibilities as a songwriter, Rafael Saadiq is actually more progressive than anything else... a music maverick in the most wonderful sense.

I can't recommend this enough. Now, off to discover some of his other stuff!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By WILLIE A YOUNG II on May 27, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Listeners who think Raphael Saadiq is stuck in the 1960's are really missing the point; while "Stone Rollin'" uses the late 60's and early 70's as a jumping off point, this LP actually expands the possibilities of modern rock and soul. Most of these tracks are guitar based and each have a surging momentum and "garage band" immediacy that gives the music a more organic feel. To point out highlights or favorites on this record would do it a disservice, EVERYTHING here works and the 10 tracks flow together beautifully. A modern masterwork.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By pcaps on July 13, 2011
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This is a great album. It doesn't have the boundless amazingness and freshness of The Way I See It, but it's really a wonderful set of songs.

Heart Attack gets right to the point with the full force explosion you'd expect from Raphael Saadiq. Then Go To Hell slows things down a little bit eventually swirling into a pretty amazing whirlwind of voices.

Sure there are some songs that sound like they could be lifted right off of TWIS, but there are also some great twists here--especially toward the end of the album. Good Man is smoldering and The Answer ends the album with a really great groove that makes you think twice about where Stone Rollin' took you.

At $3.99 it's a steal. It's still very worth it at twice that much.
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