Norah Jones - Come Away With Me (Vinyl)

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Come Away with Me is the debut studio album by American recording artist Norah Jones (who is the daughter of the infamous sitar-player Ravi Shankar). Norah Jones. Originally released on February 26, 2002 by Blue Note Records. Recording sessions took place at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York City. Come Away with Me peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and has sold over 27 million copies worldwide as of 2016 making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Come Away with Me is an acoustic pop album that features Jones supported by jazz musicians and incorporates blues, jazz and folk music. It’s been out of print for a number of years and has only just recently been re-released on vinyl.

Format: LP on 1xLP reissued 180g heavyweight vinyl.

 



The coffee shop album. I heard this so often in the early 00's since I was really into cafes, especially those with the menus written in colored chalk on a big blackboard. Come Away With Me matches well with the lattes, espressos and cappuccinos. It's pleasant smooth, classy stuff, but requires some serious caffeine consumption to avoid planting one's head onto a Macintosh laptop, busting out a long one letter paragraph while gently and rhythmically snoring.

Norah can sing. No question about that. She can also play the keys, and she writes stuff too. These ain't old-time standards, but let's face it, "Don't Know Why" already is a new standard at this point. It's the perfect opener for her loungy jazz, and gives you the full gist of this album in a compact 3:05 minutes. And we're set.

But then it goes on for thirteen more songs. I come up for air a bit during the title track, a rather nice number, but I need the espresso shots, some company at the table, or witnessing some blue-collar guy yelling at the college student working behind the counter about how he doesn't understand all these crazy French words and sizes and just wants a GODDAMN CUP OF COFFEE. Without the added excitement, I can't make it though this album. Tinkling piano keys, shuffling brush-sticks, stand-up bass, all things that can result in some wild rides, but Norah just wants a soft backdrop for her smooth voice. Easy livin' and summer breezes at night. Hardly any variation whatsoever, really just decent mood music with a quality vocalist. Good for cocktail gatherings.

By: Grapeofwrath.


A1 Don’t Know Why
A2 Seven Years
A3 Cold Cold Heart
A4 Feelin’ The Same Way
A5 Come Away With Me
A6 Shoot The Moon
A7 Turn Me On
B1 Lonestar
B2 I’ve Got To See You Again
B3 Painter Song
B4 One Flight Down
B5 Nightingale



Released originally on Blue Note Records, now Universal Music.