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16 Nov 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 13 Nov 2009
  • Release Date: 13 Nov 2009
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Blue Note Records
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  • Total Length: 49:50
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  • ASIN: B002U9D29K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,372 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Boswell on 6 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
Though she seems to have been the victim of her own sucess, Norah has ploughed on her own sweet way with side ventures such as The Little Willies and Puss'N'Boots. Now she has radically changed the languid jazz tinged style that brought her the huge album sales of her first three Blue Note albums. The Fall is a revelation. Her trade mark piano playing is hardly heard and when it does make an appearance its actually a distraction. The songs are all about the disintergration of a love affair. A lot of the tracks are very raw and emotional."December" is heart rendering "Chasing Pirates" is quite striking and "You've Ruined Me" tells it as it is. The last track "Man Of The Hour" is a paen to her dog (the St. Bernard on the cover)but though playful still carries a sad undertone. She now appears to be writing from the strengh of her own experiences and the result is fabulous. It would be fantastic if The Fall was as popular with the music buying public as Come Away With Me but this is a long way from that albums "smooth jazz" feel. Great production and superb musicianship. A great album.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By MarathonZephead on 13 Nov 2009
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I've listened to this album 3 times now and this will be a classic. Not a bum track on it. The melodies and the voice remain the same, sans piano and track 10 is outstanding. Even if you can't imagine Norah without her piano (OK, there's still some), give this a chance - the sound is fantastic. Buy this and you won't be disappointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roger Software on 1 May 2010
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This album is quite different to Norah's previous ones, so some fans of the soft jazz, voice and piano style may not approve. However if you're looking for good songs, good lyrics and excellent sound quality this is a must buy. Fans of Sheryl Crow might be enjoy this too. BTW all her albums are of a very high recording standard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By markr TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 April 2012
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The Fall is playing as I am writing this - what a beautiful album - in my view, at least, her best since Come Away with Me , which is just one of favourite albums ever to relax with. Jones's voice is as hypnotic as ever, and the lyrics seem personal and haunting. There are some really great tracks here - Chasing Pirates, Light as a Feather, You've Ruined Me, Back to Manhattan, and the superb Young Blood are my personal favourites - but there isn't a filler track at all - and this is going to be on constant play in my car for quite some time - moving the CD from car to home and back at the moment. Its so good i just want to hear it over and over.

Superb
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ALS on 13 Mar 2010
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This album is wonderful. Norah managed to give a new breath to her work and has done it beautifully.
Highly recommended.
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Nov 2009
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Norah apparently chose Tom Waits and Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King to produce this record because she is such a fan of Tom's `Mule Variations' CD. Unfortunately `The Fall' doesn't sound like `Mule Variations', rather it retains the smoothness of Norah's previous record `Not too late' - without any of the rawness or quirkiness of Mr. Waits. Although much has been made of her break with her former partner and bass player Lee Alexander and the Handsome Band in truth the overall sound here isn't that different from her previous records, perhaps a little less jazzy with less piano. Mark Ribot on guitar is very restrained, with none of the edge and weirdness I usually associate with him.

We do get off to a great start with "Chasing Pirates" (with its nice electric piano) closely followed by "Light as a feather" (co-written by Ryan Adams), which sounds like an out-take from `Feels like home' and then the provocative "I wouldn't need you. However, as the record progresses some of the songs' openings like "Waiting", "It's gonna be" and "Stuck" suggest something different, something earthier but as soon as Norah's voice comes in she seems to calm everything down and smooth everything out.

I think that Norah does need a change of sound but for me this record isn't it and I certainly don't see this as the radical change that others have commented on. This is a very professional, mature record but for me just a little too restrained and too bland. Her various side projects have shown that Norah can do very different material and therefore I'm afraid that I feel this is a missed opportunity to achieve a radically different sound.
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By daphne bro on 13 April 2014
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heard one song on tv , liked it ,love it and the album now , like the packaging its like a mini album and can get more into cd rack , price was really good , very happy customer
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Yet again I am very pleased with my purchase and am very impressed with this album I have again chosen a very good CD.
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