|Artist: Norah Jones|
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Feels Like Home, is the anticipated follow-up to Norah Jones's Grammy-sweeping debut! The disc finds the sweet-voiced singer once again working with producer Arif Mardin. Also appearing on the album are Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of the Band, jazz drummer Brian Blade, Jesse Harris (who wrote Jones's hit "Don't Know Why"), and Dolly Parton. Jones recently paid homage to Parton on Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton by singing "The Grass Is Blue." Jones also appears on two tracks on the latest from Big Apple trip-hop outfit Wax Poetic, entitled Nublu Sessions. With five Grammys already on her shelf, Ms. Jones was also nominated for the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals Grammy for her duet with Willie Nelson on "Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)," which appeared on Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: Norah Jones (vocals, piano, pump organ, Wurlitzer organ); Norah Jones (Wurlitzer piano); Kevin Breit (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, cavaquinho, mandolin, background vocals); Lee Alexander (lap steel guitar, acoustic bass, double bass, electric bass, bass guitar); Garth Hudson (accordion, Hammond b-3 organ); Rob Burger (field organ, pump organ); Dolly Parton (vocals); Adam Levy (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Jesse Harris (acoustic guitar); Tony Scherr (electric guitar); David Gold (viola); Jane Scarpantoni (cello); Daru Oda (flute, background vocals); Andrew Borger (drums, snare drum, box); Levon Helm, Brian Blade (drums).|
|Audio Mixers: Jay Newland; Chris Haynes; Michael Yip.|
|Recording information: Teatro Nuevo Alcala, Madrid, Spain (03/2004).|
|After the unexpected runaway success of COME AWAY WITH ME, where to next? The good news about Norah Jones's sophomore effort is that she and producer Arif Mardin decided to leave well enough alone in most regards. There are no screeching guitars, thumping drum machines, or padding synthesizers, and most of the tempos are slow or laid-back--way back. Guests Garth Hudson and Levon Helm of the Band contribute to "What Am I to You?" and Dolly Parton makes an appearance on bassist Lee Alexander's "Creepin' In." Jones's backing group, the Handsome Band, provides just the right stripped-down accompaniments and subtle touches to support the blessing that is her voice.|
|Jones knows how to luxuriate in the sumptuousness of her sound and infuse such unlikely lyrics as "my toes just touched the water" with a sensual blues sensibility. On top of all this, when it comes to phrasing, her tremendous instincts and smarts put her in rare company. What Jones does explore further is the art of songwriting, and the results here give every indication that she is on the right track.|
Producer: Arif Mardin; Norah Jones; Caithn Cassaro; Arif Mardin; Norah Jones
Engineer: Jay Newland; Chris Haynes; Jay Newland
Associated Artists and Works
|Jazz, Trammell Starks Quintet|
|Vitamin String Quartet|
|Release Date : 09/21/2004|
|Original Release Date : 2004|
|Catalog ID : 99972|
|Label : Blue Note (Label)|
|Number of Discs : 2|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00724359997209|
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[A] triumph of the low-key, at once easygoing and poignant....[FEELS LIKE HOME] extends the COME AWAY WITH ME template while never echoing the earlier songs."
- "[A] better record than COME AWAY....She covers Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt beautifully, does some cozy originals, and is brave enough to pen lyrics to a Duke Ellington theme..." - Grade: B
- "[The] understated changes are good news; the vibe is more early Bonnie Raitt than early Sarah Vaughan." - Rating: B
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[F]ar from rehashing her debut, he's made an older and wiser sequel, where the quiet magic of each song gets stronger with every listen."
- 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]ts class is positively aristocratic."a
- 4 stars out of 5 - "Just a girl singer/pianist and her Handsome Band dallying around a low-key hybrid of country, folk, pop and jazz, doing their beautiful thing."