Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

by Norah Jones

CD(German Import)

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Overview

Feels Like Home

The subtlest of pop stars, Norah Jones beguiled listeners with her low-key delivery and classic vocal pop sensibilities on her 2002 debut smash, Come Away with Me. She hasn't changed her tune much on the follow-up, wisely resisting any sophomore impulse to add a glossy sheen to her organic, jazz-informed arrangements. Again produced by Arif Mardin, Feels Like Home is a cozy listen for Jones fans, as she brightens various hues in her palette but maintains the noirish tone of Come Away with Me. The singsongy single "Sunrise" is up-tempo for Jones, a tuneful toe-tapper with an optimistic message, and "Carnival Town" reinforces her warm embrace of traditional vocal pop as the circular, piano-led melody echoes a study of the symbolic possibilities in a Ferris wheel. Both songs were co-written by Jones and her bassist, Lee Alexander, a sign of the singer's stepped-up songwriting contributions. Jones lets a little more steam out on her completely self-penned "What Am I to You?," a slow-cooking blues that captures the restrained passion in her voice, with instrumental support from Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of the Band and guitarist Tony Scherr, and on "In the Morning," penned by her regular six-stringer Adam Levy, a slinky examination of lovesickness flavored by Jones's tasteful playing on a Wurlitzer electric piano. She gets a little bit country on "Creepin' In," wherein Dolly Parton reciprocates for Jones's contribution to the Parton tribute Just Because I'm a Woman with typically stellar vocals, trading verses on a tasteful and twangy breakdown. But Jones shines equally on "Don't Miss You at All" -- actually Ellington's instrumental "Melancholia" with new, original lyrics -- a piano-and-voice, post-breakup look at a relationship. Whether on her own at the piano or joined by close friends, Norah Jones continues to enchant with her honeyed voice, sophisticated playing, and sincere expression. Welcome home.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2008
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 0724359836607
catalogNumber: 598366
Rank: 103664

Tracks

  1. Sunrise
  2. What Am I to You?
  3. Those Sweet Words
  4. Carnival Town
  5. In the Morning
  6. Be Here to Love Me
  7. Creepin’ In
  8. Toes
  9. Humble Me
  10. Above Ground
  11. The Long Way Home
  12. The Prettiest Thing
  13. Don’t Miss You at All

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norah Jones   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer
Dolly Parton   Vocals
Brian Blade   Drums
Levon Helm   Drums
Garth Hudson   Accordion,Hammond Organ
Tony Scherr   Electric Guitar
Kevin Breit   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Banjolin,Foot Percussion,Foot Stomping,Guitar (Resonator)
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Rob Burger   Pump Organ
Andrew Borger   Drums,Snare Drums,Box
Adam Levy   Electric Guitar
David Gold   Viola
Daru Oda   Flute,Background Vocals
Handsome Band   Accompaniment
Jesse Harris & The Ferdinandos   Acoustic Guitar
Lee Alexander   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Tom Waits   Composer
Kathleen Brennan   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Richard Julian   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer,String Arrangements
Jay Newland   Engineer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Kevin Breit   Composer
Burton Yount   Design Production Assistant
Andrew Borger   Composer
Adam Levy   Composer
Norah Jones   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer
Daru Oda   Composer
Lee Alexander   Composer

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Feels Like Home 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Quit reading reviews and go buy this CD, if you liked her first album I'm positive you'll enjoy these tracks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Norah Jones' Feels Like Home Album is easy listening, easy to sing along with, relaxing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another sure thing. Norah is a rare bird whose music simply delights and demands nothing from the listener. It's soothing, you can understand every word, and she instantly transports you to where she is. I wasn't expecting a Dolly Parton duet, but it works!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a writer who writes with music in the background, and it's usually Baroque or something really low key, but this album never disappears into the "background." It is rich and, in my opinion, even better than "Come Away with Me." The instrumentals and lyrics just sort of "creep" into your psyche and keep you going effortlessly. I absolutely love to come home to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This girl can do no wrong... even if she were singing tv jingles, her voice is heavenly. This CD is awesome!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this cd is BETTER than "Come Away with Me". The rhythums and moods in this cd are far more diverse and just as appealing. This cd has more "Norah" to offer. Her vocals are more confident but she left her signature bluesy-folksy-jazzy melodious artistry in tact. "Sunrise", "Carnival Town" and "What Am I to You?" are all instant and powerful favorites of mine. Even with her understated volume Norah has created yet another huge explosion in music. This cd is exciting.
Stacey_Foreman More than 1 year ago
I love Norah's extremely laid back, mellow and quasi-reggae sound. The first song "Sunrise" is a mixture of solid tempo yet with many measures sung in a variety of patameters. Norah's voice and accompianment are relaxing, and the CD is music to listen to if you need to get things done to a pleasant, soft and soothing background sound. Definitely can take a nap to her and she can enhance a good mood or get you in a better one. Well done in my opinion, however please watch for future CDs which have repeats. I have recommended a few below which have mainly original tracks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is also a great work from Noarh Jones. Although most of the songs are similiar to the "comw away with my", there are some difference when you listen to it more seriously.
Guest More than 1 year ago
norah can do no wrong... Although much different than come away with me, feels like home is refreshing, beautiful and entertaining. much more appealing than many of today's lip-syncing pop stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
love it...a different feeling than the last album come away with me...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Norah's voice will be amazing at anything she does, but I really was waiting for similarities from her first cd. Only for the fact, I personally do not care for Country Music, I rated it low and that is the only reason. The quality of Norah's voice is so totally amazing. I will purchase the CD anyway to show support for Norah, the song I did love on this CD is (Don't miss you at all). I need another Norah Jones Sultry Cd to inspire me as I sculpt will be waiting for the next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
what more is there to say about it? sultry and silky... country ..jazz ..folk ..bluegrass; whatever. it's all there. she's *amazing* and her sophomore release just puts the period at the end of that statement. amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With a couple exceptions, the songs on this album sound nearly identical to those on her first. Since I really liked her first album and I don't hear much of a difference in the newest one I guess I am forced to say I really like this one too. The trouble is, I feel that I already heard it and feel that my money would have been better spent on a different album - something to broaden my collection rather than add a carbon copy of an album I already own. She doesn't need to change her style but I sure hope her next album offers a little variety.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the whole album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Norah Jones has come up with another superb album. Her voice continues to soothe, and at least half the song were written or co-written by her. It has less of a jazz sound than her first album, and some of the songs were "tested" on her tour, but her band is tighter.Her reworking of a Duke Ellington piece, which she calls "Don't Miss You at All" where she solos and plays the piano is destined to become a classic. One extemely minor point, the insert design is difficult to read, at one point I thought it said the drummer was playing the "lox." Under better light, saw it was "box."
Guest More than 1 year ago
I simply loved this CD. Norah Jones is a value musician; I can't say that about anyone in her age group. Every song is simply superb. I bet this album will bag at least five grammys and sell another 17 million albums like her last album.
gsokolic More than 1 year ago
Very nice to listen to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED "Come Away With Me" and was overjoyed when this was released. But,at the first listen, I was slightly disappointed. Since then, I've come to love the CD as much as the first one. Norah's voice is bigger and more expressive on this CD without being forced or harsh. The song selection is decidedly more country-oriented (which is what initially put me off) but now I've decided that I like the variety. Overall, a wonderful CD and a definite must buy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really did not see a change from come away with me. I enjoyed the song sunrise and two others but all in all there is not much of a difference from the last album. Sorry norah. Next time take some time to find who you want to help produce with you on your next album. You are a great artist but this album needed more time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too much country sound. Miss the jazz and blues sound that was on her previous CD. Still love her voice and think she does a great job on In The Morning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Think this album is wonderful! Definitely different than "Come Away With Me" but that's what makes it so refreshing. It's like losing touch with a high school pal and then seeing each other at the mall ten years later. It's still Norah Jones, but she's just growing up, and it's a beautiful maturation. If it doesn't catch ya at first, listen to it again- You'll appreciate it more, and then by the 5th spin you'll fall in love with Jones' music all over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This anticipated album was not as good as her first. Such a beautiful voice but a bad choice of songs. The album starts off with some good ballads unfortunately as you continue it becomes more country styled music....different strokes for different folks!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Come Away With Me was a disco-fever CD in comparison to Feels Like Home. The best songs, hands down, on the CD are the ones she covered. The worst song is her collaboration with Dolly Parton and taking a close second are collectively the songs she wrote with Lee Alexander. Sorry Norah, but the best career moves you could make would be to leave Lee with the responsibilities of lover/guitarist, write your own songs or make Jesse Harris your contract songwriter. Better luck next time...