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2004 release, the sophomore album from Jazz/Pop singer/songwriter Norah Jones. Feels Like Home sold a million copies in the first week of its U.S. release, the first album to do so since Eminem's The Eminem Show (2002) and it was the second best-selling album of 2004, with about four million copies sold in U.S. alone.
Norah Jones blew everybody away with her jazzy, country-tinged, Grammy-winning debut CD, Come Away With Me. On this recording, Jones doesn't mess with her trademark formula. Under Arif Mardin's cozy co-production, Jones is supported by her writing partners, her Handsome Band, and some special guests (country legend Dolly Parton, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of the Band, and jazz drummer Brian Blade, to name a few). Jones's Texas-twanged vocals and her sparse acoustic and electric Wurlitzer piano lines enliven the CD's 13 tracks, from the light and lively single, "Sunrise" to Tom Waits' "The Long Way Home" and the bouncy duet with Parton, "Creepin' In." Jones's soul-baring piano/vocal rendition of Duke Ellington's "Melancholia," retitled "Don't Miss You at All," proves she's a true Blue Note artist with unlimited potential. --Eugene Holley, Jr. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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Norah Jones is not a jazz artist. She's clearly trying to distance herself from the "otherworldly chanteuse" label so many stuck on her after "Come Away with Me," which certainly had a light jazz flavor but did not in any way resemble a straight jazz album.
Norah is a "saloon pop" (someone used that phrase, and it's perfect) artist, plain and simple. She likes to flavor her work with light shades of other genres--on "CAWM," it was jazz, with hints of country...and she lets her cowgirl side shine through on "Feels Like Home," which, I would assume, is intended to showcase the kind of music that she loves and probably would have heard a lot when she grew up in Texas. (I'm not saying that everyone in Texas is a country fan, but it's certainly a serious presence on the airwaves.)
I am not a country fan, and so I was a little disappointed to see how heavily she leaned on those influences. I felt the change was a little more dramatic than most reviewers did, but it's not a TOTAL departure. If you liked "CAWM," give this CD a shot...even if the style is different, Norah's voice still takes center stage, and I like her voice. She sounds more confident this go-round, and "sings out" a little more. (I'm not always convinced that there's enough emotion behind the words, but this album has a much wider spectrum of emotion than the last one, so that's an improvement.Read more ›
Do you buy every new CD that come out, not knowing what the hell it is about?
TV, Radio, i don't know, do you know any of these? Give it a try.
Then you will be able to LISTEN to some of the CRAP that is out to sell.
I try not to say some really bad names to some ppl because, one thing that
i've learned is not to argue with one that does not like the same music that you do,
no matter what argument you thing is the most powerful, the other will not stop and say:
- Ok, you are right, i will stop listen to this crap and i'll listen to yours.
I'm not amazed with the reviews saying the CD is Crap, and that it's not music,
and it make some ppl sleep... well the music is... CALM...
What i'm amazed about is the fact that some ppl do not try to listen to some songs
first and then buy the album, just like a game, first there is the DEMO, like it? Buy the game?
Why would i waste my precious time saying bad things about 50 Cent or Sean Paul
(because i've listen by RADIO or TV, like 10 seconds)on a review no matter how small.
HOOOOO... by the way... was it... 8? Grammy awards... all in the same night? I thing it was.
Incredible... 8 awards for this crap... what was god thinking.
The CD starts with "Sunrise", which not only is one of the most original songs penned by Norah (with Lee Alexander), but it is also a very delightful piece of music. BTW, watch the lovely bucolic and cartoonish video (available on Yahoo's launchradio and elsewhere on the net), which will somehow remind you of the "Yellow Submarine"... My other favorite tunes in this CD are "Those Sweet Words", "The Long Way Home" and, above all, "Don't Miss You At All" -- a Duke Ellington piece, with added Norah Jones lyrics -- which, with "Sunrise", is alone worth the price of the CD. All songs are the usual delightful blend of country, blues and jazz, showcasing the sultry and haunting voice of Norah. The almost all-acoustic arrangements are just as sophisticated as those of her previous production, never getting in the way of Norah's voice but always providing an excellent sonic tapestry.
Compared to "Come Away with Me", this CD has a more country feel and slightly less jazzy overtones, and that's probably why overall I like her previous production a little more, but I understand that's just a personal preference.
After listening to her first album I stated that she sounded like "an annoying, one-note cat softly yowling on a back fence at night" and my review stands. By all mean listen to her first album but GRADUATE to better artists out there like some of Diana Krall's old work (not the new album - too much Elvis Costello influence), or Dusty Springfield, or the late great Eva Cassidy (grab her live album and just marvel at her voice - what a loss).
I guess I see Norah Jones as a nice intro into this sort of music for people - sort of like a good jug wine that prepares the palate for an even better wine to come. Folks, do yourself a favor and stick with her first album, leave the second album on the shelf, and look around for the great music that's out there that's 5 or 6 steps up in quality - it's just not as commercialized so you'll have to take some time to look for it...but, after listening to this album, please trust me when I say that it's well worth it. American public - it's time to graduate to better music!
Most recent customer reviews
I love Norah Jones' voice and again this is a good representation of her marvellously talented voice and production abilities. I await the next album.Published on Jan. 26 2013 by Margo Williams
This Kevin Gray cut for Analogue Productions is a must. Far superior to the sorrily compressed CD version. Nice gatefold jacket. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2012 by Geee!
Norah Jones 2nd CD follow up to her Grammy winning CD Come Away With Me. This 2nd CD will undoubtedly chill you out..if your stressed out put it on. Read morePublished on June 20 2012 by C. Preston
This is a Copy Controlled Disc. On the back it says "On some equipment, for example car CD players playback problems may be encountered."
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I was in a mood to find some new artists, and indirectly heard of Norah Jones. Amongst the other albums I ordered, I was very surprised and pleased to find this one. Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by tomh
A Norah Jones CD would sound just like one long continuous boring song if there were no breaks between tracks!
I really tried hard to find some enjoyable quality in her music. Read more
I was never a fan of Norah's, but the week this cd was released every music store in town was playing it in heavy rotation, so i started to like it, then i decided to buy it and i... Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Madeline