Come Away with Me

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Although her debut, Come Away with Me, comes from the famed jazz label Blue Note, 22-year-old Norah Jones works at a crossroads of styles: She's partly pop, partly soul, and, yes, partly jazz. In a way, she's the younger sister of artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole, and Madeleine Peyroux, singers who bring a jazz sensibility to pop melodies, and vice versa. Produced by the legendary Arif Mardin -- who worked with Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and Laura Nyro -- Come Away with Me has an easygoing sophistication that belies Jones's age. A native of Texas, where she grew up studying jazz piano and voice, Jones ended up in New York, and recently she ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Although her debut, Come Away with Me, comes from the famed jazz label Blue Note, 22-year-old Norah Jones works at a crossroads of styles: She's partly pop, partly soul, and, yes, partly jazz. In a way, she's the younger sister of artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole, and Madeleine Peyroux, singers who bring a jazz sensibility to pop melodies, and vice versa. Produced by the legendary Arif Mardin -- who worked with Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and Laura Nyro -- Come Away with Me has an easygoing sophistication that belies Jones's age. A native of Texas, where she grew up studying jazz piano and voice, Jones ended up in New York, and recently she contributed vocals to Charlie Hunter's Songs from the Analog Playground, covering songs by Bryan Ferry and Nick Drake. On her own, Jones presents an understated confidence, both in her light and melodic piano playing and in her seductive and sensual voice. In a feat of alchemy, she transforms Hank Williams's honky-tonk classic "Cold Cold Heart" into a smoky ballad with a walking bass line. "Don't Know Why," written by her bass player, Jesse Harris, is a lovely folk-tinged melody that Jones sings slightly behind the beat. The melancholy "The Long Day Is Over," which Jones wrote with Harris, features shimmering guitar work from Bill Frisell. It adds up to an impressive debut, and Come Away with Me is an invitation that's hard to resist.
All Music Guide - David R. Adler
Norah Jones' debut on Blue Note is a mellow, acoustic pop affair with soul and country overtones, immaculately produced by the great Arif Mardin. It's pretty much an open secret that the 22-year-old vocalist and pianist is the daughter of Ravi Shankar. Jones is not quite a jazz singer, but she is joined by some highly regarded jazz talent: guitarists Adam Levy, Adam Rogers, Tony Scherr, Bill Frisell, and Kevin Breit; drummers Brian Blade, Dan Rieser, and Kenny Wollesen; organist Sam Yahel; accordionist Rob Burger; and violinist Jenny Scheinman. Her regular guitarist and bassist, Jesse Harris and Lee Alexander, respectively, play on every track and also serve as the chief songwriters. Both have a gift for melody, simple yet elegant progressions, and evocative lyrics. Harris made an intriguing guest appearance on Seamus Blake's Stranger Things Have Happened. Jones, for her part, wrote the title track and the pretty but slightly restless "Nightingale." She also includes convincing readings of Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart," J.D. Loudermilk's "Turn Me On," and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You." There's a touch of Rickie Lee Jones in Jones' voice, a touch of Bonnie Raitt in the arrangements; her youth and her piano skills could lead one to call her an Alicia Keys for grown-ups. While the mood of this record stagnates after a few songs, it does give a strong indication of Jones' alluring talents.
Billboard
Finds elements of country, soul, jazz, blues, folk, and pop coalescing into one gorgeous whole.

Finds elements of country, soul, jazz, blues, folk, and pop coalescing into one gorgeous whole.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724353208820
  • Catalog Number: 32088
  • Sales rank: 19,911

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Know Why (3:06)
  2. 2 Seven Years (2:25)
  3. 3 Cold, Cold Heart (3:38)
  4. 4 Feelin' The Same Way (2:57)
  5. 5 Come Away With Me (3:18)
  6. 6 Shoot The Moon (3:56)
  7. 7 Turn Me On (2:34)
  8. 8 Lonestar (3:06)
  9. 9 I've Got To See You Again (4:13)
  10. 10 Painter Song (2:42)
  11. 11 One Flight Down (3:05)
  12. 12 Nightingale (4:12)
  13. 13 The Long Day Is Over (2:44)
  14. 14 The Nearness Of You (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norah Jones Primary Artist, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Brian Blade Percussion, Drums
Bill Frisell Electric Guitar
Dan Rieser Drums
Adam Rogers Guitar
Tony Scherr Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar
Kevin Breit Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, national steel guitar
Kenny Wollesen Drums
Jesse Harris Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rob Burger Accordion, Pump Organ
Sam Yahel Hammond Organ
Jenny Scheinman Violin
Adam Levy Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jesse Harris & The Ferdinandos Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lee Alexander Bass
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
J.C. Hopkins Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Arif Mardin Producer, String Arrangements
Jay Newland Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Craig Street Producer
Ned Washington Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Hank Williams Composer
Jesse Harris Composer
Husky Huskolds Engineer
Jessica Novod Art Direction
Norah Jones Composer, Producer
Lee Alexander Composer
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Refreshing

    There aren't too many singers like Norah Jones, mixing a beautiful voice (and face) with a wonderfully melancholy bass and piano. Her eclectic musicianship soothed all my nerves throughout one sleepless night and after that, I slept like a newborn after breast feeding. She can imbue her music with her whole soul and then invite you into it. Not many modern singers-songwriters do that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic

    Just love this CD, this girl is going places. A voice you can listen to regardless what your taste in music is. Can't wait for her next CD to be released in Feb. I highly recommend this CD.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I want to hear more

    Just loved this CD. Can't wait to hear more from this talented artist. Margo

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A really great CD

    Every song on this CD is good. I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Overwhelming

    Listening to Norah on this CD was an emotional experience. I haven't been this stirred since I heard Eva Cassidy sing Over the Rainbow. I look forward to hearing more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2011

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    Fantastic mix of blues and jazz and a little country

    Norah has produced one great album with a wonderful cross section of songs. "Lonestar" and "Cold Cold Heart" sound like a lonely night with
    the wind blowing and the haunting sounds of "The Long Day is Over", all
    done with such feeling and moving music. A pure joy to listen to.

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I love this CD!!

    Great CD to relax too after a tuff day at work. Great voice and great songs...I cant listen to this CD enough! I played it through four times the first evening it arrived!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    NORAH JONES

    Hi,

    I have been wanting to purchase a "Norah Jones" album for a long time.
    The only song that was familiar to me was "Come Away With Me". Which I think is one of her most popular songs.

    I just don't get into the new music that much most of the time I don't even know who the artist is, but I decided I needed some new music I went into the store and when I found her album I knew I would like her style. It's soft, relaxing and you can be doing something like beading and find it soothing to your ears. She has a great style a beautiful voice.
    Sincerely, mlsjazzi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great album

    This is my first Norah Jones album and I loved it. Look forward to listening to her other albums.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Very Pleasant and Calming.

    I just finished listening all the way through this album for the very first time, and I was very mesmerized by it. I had heard a few of Norah's songs before hand, because I have an ex, still close friend, who use would listen to some of this quite often. Norah Jones is probably her single favorite artist, and I can finally see why. I knew that a few songs were pretty good, but I finally just asked if I could borrow some of her albums to finally give it some more of a listen and see how I liked it, and this is the first of them that I listened through, and I must say, I found it to be really calming and just overall a very pleasant listen. I am typically more into rock, metal, hardcore, etc...but I do listen to a mix of all sorts of stuff, and this one is definitely on my list now. I use to be quite the grouchy person sometimes & a lot of stuff got me riled up & upset a lot, but I would have to say that this is one of several artists that I have listened to over the past while that has really helped in "calming the storm inside" so to speak. I would definitely recommend this...to absolutely anyone, no matter what kind of music you listen to, because hey...even the most savage of music listeners needs something calming from time to time. Below are some other selections that I would recommend for a good calming listen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    Oh my gosh what an amazing CD! I first heard the entire CD when my 13 yr old niece played it for me one day when I was stressed out. If you don't have it go out and buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have!

    My boyfriend bought this CD for me. I heard only bits of the songs before, but now that I've been able to sit back and listen to it- it's amazing! I highly recommend this to anyone who likes just plain, good music. No fuss- just amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WONDERFUL!!

    This is by far one of the most relaxing and peaceful albums I have ever listened to. She lures you into oblivion with her sultry voice. She's amazing! And you have to respect her for playing the piano also. Truly, a gifted musician.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Loved Come Away With Me

    I first heard this CD because my mom bought it and was listening to it. I was surprised because 1) My mom was listening to popular music and 2) I LOVED it. I really reccommend this CD to anyone who likes GOOD music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A song that tingles the heart.

    It is so good I could not wait to have it. I hear it several times a day. I work nights and it helps my long nights go with smiles from how it makes me feel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    I would give this 10 stars if I could. Just LOVE IT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stops You In Your Tracks

    I was driving my car when I first heard Norah Jones on CBC-Radio (Canada). I pulled over, wrote her name down on a napkin and as soon as I could, I got her CD. Rickie-Lee Jones & (the late) Nicolette Larson came to mind. She is going places!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Conformity Equals Boring

    A complete departure from her WAX POETIC days. I hope she goes back. WAX POETIC was cutting edge - aweseome stuff! This solo project is mediocre to the bone. I've yet to understand how so many people can think this album is so great when it's simply stuff that has been rehashed over and over and over again. Ah yes - I answered my own question: That is why! People want normalism! If normalism is for you then you'll fit right in with everyone else buying this album. If you seek something better than normalism - then pass this one up. There's quite a selection of "better" available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Review for Norah Jones's Come Away With Me

    This CD is one of the top CD's of the year! Norah Jones's is a phenomenal singer and has a wonderful voice. Her choice of title fits her CD very well. Norah Jones's voice really will take you away into her mind, heart, and spirit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 Stars

    I love love love this cd, especailly the songs "don't know why" and "come away with me" this is such a great cd. norah has such a great voice and whenever i hear any of her songs i automatically feel better than i was feeling. this is a great cd and a great artist

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