Sharon Jones’ Soul of a Woman receives posthumous release: Stream/download

The soul legend's final album finds her singing with fire and force


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Sharon Jones’ final album, Soul of a Woman has been posthumously released through her longtime label, Daptone Records. Apple Music and Spotify subscribers can stream it below.

The follow-up to the soul legend’s Grammy-nominated 2014 LP, Give the People What They Want, arrives almost exactly one year after her passing from pancreatic cancer. It spans 11 tracks long and was recorded to eight-track tape at Daptone’s House of Soul studio in Brooklyn.

(Read: What’s Next for Daptone Records)

Dap-Kings bassist Bosco Mann has said the album shows two sides of Jones. “Side one is the more raw live side,” Mann said in a press release, “while side two is more moody and orchestrated — more of a departure from her carnivorous live persona.”

In his review of Soul of a Woman, our very own Tyler Clark writes, “It’s an exquisitely solemn end to the record and a fitting coda to the life of the soul revival superstar.” He adds that the album “remains both grounded in human concerns and remarkably forward-looking, with Jones finding faith in building towards even the briefest of futures.”

Soul of a Woman Artwork:

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Soul of a Woman Tracklist:
01. Matter of Time
02. Sail On
03. Just Give Me Your Time
04. Come and Be a Winner
05. Rumors
06. Pass Me By
07. Searching for a New Day
08. These Tears (No Longer for You)
09. When I Saw Your Face
10. Girl! (You Got to Forgive Him)
11. Call on God