Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002/2012) [HDTracks 24-192]

Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:14 minutes | 1,82 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Come Away with Me is the breakthrough, chart-topping debut from admired singer-songwriter, Norah Jones. The album is infused with elements of acoustic pop, jazz, folk and soul. The critically acclaimed album topped various “Album of the Year” charts and won eight GRAMMY® Awards including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Included on the album are some of Norah’s biggest hits including “Come Away with Me” and “Don’t Know Why.” The album of immaculate progressions and evocative lyrics is a perfect representation of Jones’ alluring talents.

Norah Jones’ debut on Blue Note is a mellow, acoustic pop affair with soul and country overtones, immaculately produced by the great Arif Mardin. (It’s pretty much an open secret that the 22-year-old vocalist and pianist is the daughter of Ravi Shankar.) Jones is not quite a jazz singer, but she is joined by some highly regarded jazz talent: guitarists Adam Levy, Adam Rogers, Tony Scherr, Bill Frisell, and Kevin Breit; drummers Brian Blade, Dan Rieser, and Kenny Wollesen; organist Sam Yahel; accordionist Rob Burger; and violinist Jenny Scheinman. Her regular guitarist and bassist, Jesse Harris and Lee Alexander, respectively, play on every track and also serve as the chief songwriters. Both have a gift for melody, simple yet elegant progressions, and evocative lyrics. (Harris made an intriguing guest appearance on Seamus Blake’s Stranger Things Have Happened.) Jones, for her part, wrote the title track and the pretty but slightly restless “Nightingale.” She also includes convincing readings of Hank Williams’ “Cold Cold Heart,” J.D. Loudermilk’s “Turn Me On,” and Hoagy Carmichael’s “The Nearness of You.” There’s a touch of Rickie Lee Jones in Jones’ voice, a touch of Bonnie Raitt in the arrangements; her youth and her piano skills could lead one to call her an Alicia Keys for grown-ups. While the mood of this record stagnates after a few songs, it does give a strong indication of Jones’ alluring talents.

01 – Don’t Know Why
02 – Seven Years
03 – Cold Cold Heart
04 – Feelin’ the Same Way
05 – Come Away with Me
06 – Shoot the Moon
07 – Turn Me On
08 – Lonestar
09 – 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

About the Remastering:

Remastered at New York’s legendary Sterling Sound by Norah Jones’s longtime mastering engineer Greg Calbi, “Come Away with Me” was remastered from the original analog mix tapes in 192kHz/24 bit audio.