- Audio CD (16 Nov. 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Blue Note / EMI
- ASIN: B002NWRMVS
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,938 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Fall CD
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Brooklyn-born jazz pop pianist Norah Jones betrays an 1980s MOR influence on this, her fourth studio album--her first since 2007's Not Too Late. The Fall features songwriting collaborations between the Grammy Award winner and alt country luminaries such as Ryan Adams and Will Sheff. Produced by Jacquire King, the album's sessions also featured musicians who have worked with such high profile artists as R.E.M., Johnny Cash and Tom Waits.
Norah Jones always seemed almost unfairly equipped to survive the inexorable attrition that mows down legions of her fellow female singer-songwriters: young (23 at the release of her 2002 debut, Come Away With Me), beautiful, possessed of a lovely husky drawl and an appealingly picturesque back-story (Ravi Shankar is by now resigned to being recalled principally as Jones’ father, rather than as the world’s best-known sitarist). Jones didn’t merely survive, of course – her three albums to date have shifted 36 million copies. In today’s climate, that seems as miraculous and unfathomable as a seeing someone walking a brachiosaurus.
In this context, it would be easy to be cynical about this fourth album. To the limited extent that it has hitherto been possible to object to Jones, it has been on the grounds that she errs towards the inoffensive – or, more bluntly, that her sensationally profitable records are duller than the side-salads at the dinner parties for which they serve as soundtracks. The Fall seems a carefully plotted attempt to confront this reputation for cosiness. Ryan Adams and Okkervill River’ s Will Sheff are recruited as collaborators, and Marc Ribot – best known for his fraught guitar-playing with Tom Waits – is enlisted in the backing band.
The result, at the risk of damning with faint praise, is Jones’ most interesting album – but it is, like its predecessors, a martyr to her overweening tastefulness. The Adams collaboration, Light as a Feather, tries nervously to be a Mazzy Star-style torch ballad, pawing the line between intimacy and claustrophobia, but Jones sighs where she should seethe. Stuck, co-written with Sheff, should sound driven to distraction, but instead sounds merely distracted. Her own compositions suffer similarly: It’s Gonna Be is a Glitter Band stomp done tiptoe, You’ve Ruined Me a country-ish waltz oozing none of the blood and tears that soak the best of the genre. It’s only on the ruthlessly realistic wishlist Man of the Hour that she seems to relax: it’s both affecting and gently hilarious, and her best vocal on the album.
Jones’ inherent languor has wrought marvels – the version of Hank Williams’ Cold, Cold Heart on Come Away With Me and the reading of Townes Van Zandt’s Be Here To Love Me on 2004’s Feels Like Home both benefited from their counter-intuitive coolness. Not for the first time, though, an album’s worth of Jones’ luxuriance is somewhat rough going. --Andrew Mueller
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Top Customer Reviews
There are a mix of slow and faster tracks, something for everyone in fact. I find her music incredibly relaxing but it doesn't make me want to fall asleep, it makes me want to keep listening. Her style is one I don't ever get bored of but keep coming back to time and time again.
If you can dance there are some tracks to move to and if you can really dance, there's Jive and even a Waltz if you pinch the timing.
Opening with an upbeat track, 'Chasing Pirates', Norah's floaty, dreamy style shines through with lyrics that take you on her musical journey and is a really good opening song. 'December' is one of my favourites, the sound of Norah's voice just sends me into a really nice and happy place.
I'm really please with this album and highly recommend it to you. At the price I purchased it, £4.99 you can't go wrong.
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Good album. Underrated after her first big smash, well worth revisitingPublished 27 days ago by Alison B.
delivery as promised,product top quality as expected..Published 10 months ago by Gordon D. Ricketts