Norah Jones: Come Away With Me (20th Anniversary)

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Label: BLUE NOTE
Catalog: B003479002
Format: CD

In the run-up to the release of her debut album "Come Away With Me," the critics were already standing on their heads. Magazines such as Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly had already praised the then only 22-year-old singer and pianist as one of the greatest talents of our time. Indeed, the artist, who grew up in Texas and now lives in New York, and who was already honored for her vocal and compositional talent by the jazz magazine Down Beat as a student in Dallas, has mastered a rare art. Almost imperceptibly, this diminutive creature fuses blues, country, folk, jazz and pop into a cohesive and powerful whole. Her piano playing has been compared to Bill Evans, her vocal style to Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits. But NORAH JONES ultimately sounds like Norah Jones. Her interpretations of Hank Williams ("Cold, Cold Heart") and John D. Loudermilk ("Turn Me On") are immensely refreshing, her songs from her own pen ("Nightingale") or those of her accompanying musicians and companions Lee Alexander and Jesse Harris are intense and intimate. Supported by the two top producers Craig Street (Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole) and Arif Mardin (Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston) as well as some top musicians (Brian Blade, Bill Frisell), "Come Away With Me" is a sensational debut album that makes NORAH JONES Blue Note's biggest pop hope. Blue Note boss Bruce Lundvall has discovered a true gem. But that's not all, "Come Away With Me" stormed the Billboard TOP 200 Pop Album Charts at a dizzying pace, last position 58. What a debut! - new remastering of the eight Grammy® award-winning album by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound, the original album's engineer

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