I received an advanced copy of Norah Jones’ new album, “Featuring” from the One2One Network to review.
Since I have long been a fan of Norah Jones, I was excited to get this CD in the mail. Hubby and I even attended a Norah Jones concert a few years back. I was SO EXCITED, while he was only mildly excited, but he willingly came with me. It was an outdoor concert at the USANA Amphitheater. For some reason the grass was wet, and we were unprepared, with only one blanket. The blanket was soon wet, and there we were, cold and wet on the grass, but still enjoying the music. Good times. It may take quite a bit of convincing to get him to go to a concert there again. But I digress. I was telling you about this great new CD.
This CD will be available in stores on Tuesday, and if you’d like to take a listen, go on over to the Norah Jones Website for a preview.
“…Featuring is a star-studded collection of Norah Jones’ collaborations spanning her entire career. The result serves as a kind of parallel history to her four albums, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide. ” said one site.
Featuringis a compilation of 18 guest collaborators including Dolly Parton, Andre 3000, Q-Tip, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock and The Foo Fighters..
â€œA 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,â€ says Norah. â€œEven though the musicians are so varied, the vibe of the songs makes sense when we put them all together.â€
I must say honestly that I enjoyed this album. But then again, I’m already a big Norah fan. With all these different artists, each song is different. No offense to Norah, but sometimes her music gets to be a little “samey,” and there’s no sameness about this album. Each song still has that wonderful blues quality that Norah is famous for. Some of my favorite songs on the album are Creepin’ In â€“ with Dolly Parton, Baby it’s cold outside with Willy Nelson, and Virginia Moon with the Foo Fighters. Did I love every single track? No, but I do enjoy the CD, and plan to make it a permanent fixture in my car.