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by World Music Network August 15, 2011


SuperHeavy: Miracle Worker

Remember our feature a while back confirming the rumours that Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger was indeed forming a new five-piece supergroup, SuperHeavy? Well they've released their first material, and the results are dubious. 

Made up of soul singer Joss Stone, Indian film composer AH Rahman, reggae giant Damian Marley, Eurythmics member Dave Stewart and of course Jagger himself, SuperHeavy certainly has the potential for musical greatness. It is reported in the Guardian that the initial recording sessions resulted in songs that were more than an hour long, all recorded under the banner of writing songs that 'had a meaning'. From the thirty five hours of music recorded, the self-titled album selects twelve tracks (none of them an hour long), with the future single 'Satyameva Jayate' featuring Jagger singing in Sanskrit.

While this Jagger-Sanskrit combo is much anticipated, we'll have to make do for now with their first release, 'Miracle Worker'. It's got a catchy reggae beat, but borders on blandness and unfortunately doesn't pack as much weight as you'd expect. Don't let us make up your mind though, check it out for yourself!