“Miracle Worker,” the first single by Mick Jagger’s band SuperHeavy, got a low-key release on July 7, 2011, but the initial reviews from critcs and fans have been generally positive.
The reggae-styled “Miracle Worker” single, available in digital format only, is for sale on iTunes and Amazon.
As previously reported, SuperHeavy consists of Rolling Stones lead singer Jagger, Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley and Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” songwriter/composer A.R. Rahman.
Super Heavy’s self-titled debut album will be released in the U.S. and Canada on September 20, 2011, and everywhere else on September 19, 2011.
The “Miracle Worker” single has two versions of the song: the Chris-Lord Alge mix and the Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley mix (radio edit).
Universal Republic, which is releasing SuperHeavy’s self-titled album in the United States, has set the U.S. release date for “Miracle Worker” as July 12, 2011.
Here are some fan comments about “Miracle Worker”:
“I’m really surprised. I thought this was going to be awful. Damien Marley, Joss Stone sound great together; not so sure about Mick though.
“Absolutely amazing!! Can’t wait for the album in September.”
“I just heard the full version on the radio for the first time today and I really like it. In a very odd way this all seems to work really well.”
From SuperHeavy’s Facebook page:
“The perfect summer hit.”
Here are excerpts of critic reviews of “Miracle Worker”:
Consequence of Sound
“Let’s just say, if you like your grooves with a lil’ sparkle, then you’re about to dive into (literally) a five star aural delight.”
“I don’t hate it, but it certainly doesn’t make me eager for a final product from the group in September.”
“This could be the best song Mick has done since the ‘Steel Wheels’ album and it’s right in Keith’s backyard, so to speak.”
“This is at least better than most charity singles that bring this many big names in, and the way that they involve the three vocalists at least makes sense.”
“Jagger really goes for it, tasting every word he rolls out over the soul-splashed roots-reggae groove, which is cut with a gorgeous fiddle melody strung between Nashville and Istanbul.”
Ultimate Classic Rock
“Sonically, it all sounds fantastic, but other than the slightly unique blend of the trio’s differing vocal styles, the song doesn’t break a whole lot of new ground.”