Norah Jones Feels Like Home CD
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2005 Grammy Award Winner for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Sunrise)!
When Norah Jones released her debut disc, Come Away With Me, on Blue Note
Records in February 2002, the then 22-year-old singer had no idea the album
would be a best-seller. As it turns out, Jones enjoyed an abundance of
surprises. A runaway hit, Come Away With Me became a multi-Grammy winner,
multi-platinum seller and opened the door for her to perform around the world
with her band.
Norah Jones returns to the heartfelt on the eagerly anticipated Feels Like Home,
her new Blue Note album. The collection features the singer-songwriter-pianist
once again teaming with Mardin, engineer Jay Newland and her close-knit touring
band. Jones has penned several songs—by herself and with songwriting partner Lee
Alexander—gathered other songs from her band mates and friends, and delivers
three covers: Townes Van Zandt’s "Be Here To Love Me," Tom Waits and Kathleen
Brennan’s "The Long Way Home" and Duke Ellington’s "Melancholia," which she
wrote lyrics to and retitled "Don’t Miss You At All."
The CD was recorded in two sessions. Last April Jones and her band convened in
an upstate New York studio and worked on new songs, including some they had been
performing in concert. After an extensive U.S. summer tour, everyone reassembled
in New York City to revisit the tracks already recorded, work on different
arrangements that had been road-tested and add new numbers to the mix.
On the disc, Jones plays piano, Wurlitzer electric piano and pump organ and
features her core group, comprising guitarists Adam Levy and Kevin Breit,
background vocalist Daru Oda, bassist Lee Alexander and drummer Andrew Borger.
She also brings aboard a select short-list of guests, including Dolly Parton,
drummer Levon Helm and organist/accordionist Garth Hudson of The Band, long-time
friends guitarists Jesse Harris and Tony Scherr, drummer Brian Blade and
keyboardist Rob Burger.
Like the first album, Jones imbues the music on Feels Like Home with country,
pop and jazz colors. Unlike the quiet, balladic mood of Come Away With Me, Jones
varied the tempo on the new album to reflect the evolution of her live
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
9 Humble Me
10 Above Ground
11 The Long Way Home
12 The Prettiest Thing
13 Don’t Miss You At All