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Come Away with Me

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  • Audio CD (Feb. 26 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00005YW4H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,314 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,187 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Don't Know Why
2. Seven Years
3. Cold Cold Heart
4. Feelin' The Same Way
5. Come Away With Me
6. Shoot The Moon
7. Turn Me On
8. Lonestar
9. I've Got To See You Again
10. Painter Song
11. One Flight Down
12. Nightingale
13. The Long Day Is Over
14. The Nearness Of You

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2002 debut album from the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter. The album's critical and commercial success was a breakthrough for Jones in 2002, as it reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart and several jazz charts. The album also topped many critics' "albums of the year" lists and gathered major music awards in the process, including eight Grammy Awards. Following initial sales, Come Away with Me was certified diamond by the RIAA on February 15, 2005 having shipped over 10 million copies in its first three years of release.

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It is not just the timbre of Norah Jones's voice that is mature beyond her 22 years. Her assured phrasing and precise time are more often found in older singers as well. She is instantly recognizable, blending intimations of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone without sounding like anyone but herself. Anyway you slice it, she is a singer to be reckoned with. Her readings of the Hank Williams classic, "Cold Cold Heart" and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You" alone are worth the price of the CD. Jones's own material, while not bad, pales a bit next to masterpieces such as these. They might have fared better had she and producer Arif Mardin opted for some livelier arrangements, taking better advantage of brilliant sidemen such as Bill Frisell, Kevin Breit, and Brian Blade; or if the tunes had simply been given less laconic performances. Jones has all the tools; what will come with experience, and some careful listening to artists like J.J. Cale and Shirley Horn, is the knack of remaining low-key without being sleepy--sometimes less is not, in fact, more. --Michael Ross


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Norah Jones is such a gifted vocalist & this genre of music had been seldom explored to the extent of this CD's eventual popularity which is what made it so refreshing to hear. Amy Winehouse also burst onto the scene & so we started hearing more of this stylistically jazzy/bluesy music which hadn't been around since maybe Billie Holiday etc. Still Ms. Jones is able to make this music relevant in today's market with the wonderful mix of artists accompanying her on this CD as well as her own richly deserved talents as a musician, storyteller & vocalist.

1.Don't Know Why: Everyone will recognize this song when you hear it as it was the most popular on this CD & was heard alot from radio & within the music industry. This song was the catalyst to her winning a Grammy award that year for this CD. It was so nice to see someone in this genre actually get recognized finally. This song just makes you want to drift off & relax and she manages to make one of the most enjoyable CD's to listen to. Put this song on repeat kids, kick off your shoes, dig your feet into the sand & enjoy the day!

2.Seven Years: I love the guitar work in this song...and somehow this song reminds me of days gone by when I was kid & went to my grandmother's house & used to sit out on her back swinging patio lounger. I loved sitting on it..thought I had it all and that it was just a great ride like the one's at the local fair! Ha! Ha! Ah kids, aren't we naively precious sometimes! This song makes me feel those times & is just vocally well done & so well written. Despite the sad content of the lyrics the music is uplifting.

3.Cold, Cold Heart: This is a great rendition of this classic song.
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this is a great chill-out album, perfect to stick on the stereo on a chilly sunday when you just want to stay cosy & loaf around at home,
the track i totally love is "lonestar" it is a beautiful wistful tune, like a clear summer's evening when there's a big bright moon in the sky & you're outside just gazing up & pondering your life............. totally gorgeous.
i am a flirting jazz fan & i like what i like, & this album has enough musical creativity & production quality to satisfy any true music fan, regardless of their chosen musical genre.
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I agree with the previous review stating that the SACD mix is flawed. Even adding a +6dB boost to the subwoofer channel isn't good enough, so I have to resort to listening to the regular stereo mix instead. :(
Still, I give it 5 stars because it is Norah... but I will be complaining to Blue Note as well, because this is simply an amateurish error that makes me wonder if their engineers tested the mix properly. None of my other SACDs have this problem.
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Its not-quite-jazz, not-quite-blues but I loved it. Nora Jones is a rare and gifted talent that only comes along once in while. Her voice is so sultry and sophisticated that I thought I was listening to a much older artist. Every song on her album invites you into the world of her soulful music for a listening experience that made me play the songs over and over. Excellent CD. You'll get lost in the music.
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Normally I tend to shy away from things too popular such as winners of Grammy awards. So many successful musicians these days tend to have more style than substance (Britany, Jessica etc) so I wasn't going to be sucked into buying into Nora simply because of her boatload of music awards.
But due to her success, her music became inescapable and could be heard even at places like supermarkets. I became intrigued and finally bought her CD and it now has a permanent place in my 5 disc CD player.
Nora has the voice and talent to became a worthy heir of the female jazz greats (Holiday, Fitzgerald, Simone, Horn etc) and amply establishes her credentials with this CD. She could make a living mining the jazz songbooks of the past and putting her own interpretation of those works as she did with Carmichael's song on this album. However, she doesn't seem interested in restricting herself strictly to Jazz despite her training and talent in this field.
This is why I was so disappointed with her next album Feels Like Home...too much of her Texas upbringing shows up in this work much to the credit of country music but at a great loss to jazz. Her sultry, smoky voice is perfect for those of us who thrill to the imperfect, vulnerable voice of Billie Holiday and we want her talent focused on producing masterpieces of female vocal jazz rather than squandering her talent on country. Faith Hill and Shania Twain can fill the void in this area. Imagine how wasteful of talent it would be if Mozart were alive today and spending his time writing lyrics for rock bands rather than producing one classical masterpiece after another in his own day.
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Discovering that Norah Jones is in fact the real-life daughter of Indian classical maestro Ravi Shankar was what initially got me interested in her music. As an active Anoushka Shankar fan (for those of you who don't know yet, shes Norah Jones' sister, and is an Indian classical recording artist) I expected something similar from Norah. I must say though, that despite her heavily Indian classical background, Norah has chosen to take on tracks steeped in Western Jazz influences, and pulls it off with remarkable ease.
It pays to know a little about Norah Jones before listening to her music. I hear the term 'Billy Holiday' being loosely thrown around when people review her music, but Norah Jones has, with great subtlety, used her classical background to create a record that betrays any trace of Eastern influences. Being as she is the offspring of an Indian father and a Southern mother, Norah's Texan upbringing is evident throughout the record. However, even though this is her debut album, she has been making music for a while (if you can find her rare 'First Sessions' EP from 2000, you should get it) and it shows. This is no wary first album, nor is it a pretentious and I'm-a-star-because-my-dad-is-one type recording. In fact, Norah's press releases strain to avoid mentioning her father's name and to promote her as an artist all her own.
I first heard Norah over the Internet, purely by chance, and I was instantly reminded of Carole King, and particularly of two seemingly different albums - Sinead O'Connor's 'Am I Not your Girl?', and Gloria Estefan's 'Mi Tierra'. The comparison may not be evident immediately, but if you've listened to these two albums you may know exactly what to expect. I do agree with reviewers who say that her voice is 'smokey' but its also 'rustic' and 'full-bodied'.
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