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Norah Jones - Feels Like Home - Blue Note Records

What do you say to a new artist who won a handful of Grammies for her debut album that sold over 12 million copies globally..."What do you do for encore, Norah?"

What is so exciting about Norah Jones ‘s 2002 mind blowing climb to fame is that it really came out of nowhere. Her debut album Come Away With Me beat the odds and musical trends - and deserved to.

Come Away With Me touched so many people because it was an organic and honest record. Flirting with jazz and standard pop structure, Norah’s XPN debut two months before the release of her album was immediately embraced by our listeners. Those who were at Norah’s first show at The Point can probably still feel the chills of excitement seeing her for the first time.

I’m sure the question of “what do you do for an encore” is a question that Ms. Jones – and other artists like her – is a question that comes up often in the creative process.

The result?
Feels Like Home is like Norah's debut album, only better. The arrangements are more musical and fully realized. Her choice of cover songs, by Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt are high quality. The guest appearance of Dolly Parton on the song “Creepin’ In” is as fun as a hoedown on a Saturday night. And the songwriting contributions from Norah and her band mates Lee Alexander, Adam Levy, Andrew Burger, Daru Oda, Kevin Brest along with New York based singer-songwriter Richard Julian are top notch, well crafted songs.

Perhaps Norah didn't think for a moment about the pressure of the follow-up that became Feels Like Home. It seems like she put her head down and captured on tape (or on a hard drive) what she does best, with excellent results.

Written by Bruce Warren

Release Date: 2/10/2004

Tracks
1.Sunrise
2.What Am I to You?
3.Those Sweet Words
4.Carnival Town
5.In the Morning
6.Be Here to Love Me
7.Creepin' In
8.Toes
9.Humble Me
10.Above Ground
11.The Long Way Home
12.The Prettiest Thing
13.Don't Miss You at All

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