Monday, November 15, 2010

...Featuring Norah Jones

The new Norah Jones CD ...Featuring comes out in stores tomorrow (11/16/2010), but I've been able to listen to it already - because I got an advance copy from One2One Network.  You can get your own copy of ...Featuring Norah Jones on Amazon.

I have to tell you, I am really enjoying this CD.  I love the concept.  The 18 songs on the album include cool cameos, collaborations and duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters.  Over the past decade Norah Jones has worked with artists in many different genres and been featured on their CDs.  This collection brings them together in one place.

...Featuring Track Listing:
1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo  
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward

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There are a lot of artists on this list that I am not familiar with at all, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  I love listening to Norah Jones - love her voice! - so it was a good way to get introduced to some of these artists.  The entire CD is enjoyable.  Some of these artists I may never choose to listen to again, but I really love the collaboration with Norah Jones.  For instance, I've never really liked Willie Nelson but his song on this CD - Baby It's Cold Outside - is one of my early favorites.  I love the one with Dolly Parton, too - but then, I've always loved Dolly.
“A lot of the people on this record are people I've worshiped since I was a kid, and some of them are younger and more my contemporaries,” says Norah. “Even though the musicians are so varied, the vibe of the songs makes sense when we put them all together.” 
The vibe of the songs - yeah, that's it.  I like the vibe of the songs.  This is one CD that I will be listening to a lot!  You can visit the Official Norah Jones website for more information, and be sure to like Norah Jones on Facebook.

I received a complimentary copy of this CD from One2One Network, and by posting this review I will be entered to win a gift card.  All opinions are 100% mine.
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