Monday, November 22, 2010
Norah Jones New Album '...Featuring' Review & Giveaway
Norah Jones' new album is in stores today! As you know, the album is a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer’s musical collaborations from the past decade.
The 18 songs on the album include cool cameos, collaborations and duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters. The album spans Norah’s entire career and reveal her astonishing musical versatility, from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock.
On November 16th, Blue Note Records will release …Featuring, a star-studded collection of Norah Jones’ musical collaborations from the past decade. The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters. The tracks on …Featuring span her entire career, from one of her earliest recording sessions (a version of Roxy Music’s “More Than This” with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001) to her most recent performance, a song called “Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John” that she cut with Belle and Sebastian, which will also appear on their new album. “It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire,” says Jones. “It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect—it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate.” Also included are recordings by some of Jones’s own bands and side projects (The Little Willies and El Madmo), and performances with artists that she’s toured with including M. Ward, Sasha Dobson, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Songs on …Featuring range from classics recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and Roy Orbison to new material by such wide-ranging innovators as Ryan Adams and Q-Tip.
“A lot of the people on this record are people I've worshiped since I was a kid, and some of them are younger and more my contemporaries,” says Jones. “Even though the musicians are so varied, the vibe of the songs makes sense when we put them all together.”
1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward
I absolutely adore Norah Jones' voice and music! Down-to-earth sunshine! This new album featuring such well known artists is a definite breath of fresh air. My favorite two tracks are "Creepin' In" with the legendary Dolly Parton! Oh, yes! Their two voices mesh and complement! Now! Who can sing a duet with Willie Nelson and hold her own? Norah Jones, of course. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is an oldie,but goodie that just melts the surrounding snow! Who cares if Willie is so much older! This is a sizzling song for dreaming your own dreams!
I have included these two songs above for your listening perusal. Nora's new album is in stores now! I highly recommend you get it now for yourself and for Christmas for your beloved!
Disclosure: I received this album from One2One Network in order to conduct an honest review. No monetary agreement was contracted. At no time was I asked for a favorable review! If I say something is good, then IT IS GOOD!
I loved this music sooo much that I just had to offer one of the albums as a giveaway! So 1 winner will receive the album ...Featuring by Nora Jones. Open to USA only.
Giveaway closes Dec. 16, 11:59PM PST.
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