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This review is from: Come Away with Me (Audio CD)
I purchased this CD shortly after it was released; it was very cheap, and after I listened to it in the store several times, I took it home. Ever since then, I have listened to it a myriad of times. Yet, I never tire of hearing her voice with her simple, yet elegant piano playing in the background.
Since her quiet release a while ago, she has steadily grown in popularity; she played on The Tonight Show and recently on a tribute to Elvis. In an interview, when someone asked her why she has so many fans, she replied, "I think my music appeals to people because of its simplicity." (paraphrased) I agree.
Although you cannot hear every song or even a whole song by listening to Amazon's excerpts, it does give you a preview of her sultry voice and jazz influences. This CD filled a void for me. She is unlike many contemporary artists; it is difficult to foist her into a genre. She does not try to emulate current great and not so great jazz or rock singers.
In a review of her music in a magazine, the reviewer critized her lack of variance in her songs. The reviewer sugested that she should have added more "upbeat" melodies. Yet, what I like about this CD is its consistant elegance and beautiful simplicity with her voice providing debth and wisdom beyond her age. This is a standout CD because she attempts to remain true to herself. She is now recognized not because of her marketing team (and style coordinator), but because of simplicity: simple talent.
I rarely would give a CD five stars, but this is at least a 4.7. I hope you enjoy her music as much as I do.
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Initial post: May 8, 2010 8:30:08 AM PDT
Posted on Mar 5, 2011 11:22:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2011 11:22:12 AM PST
That's not entirely true. Her recent song "Chasing Pirates" appeared in a House episode. She still has many fans out there.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2012 11:19:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2014 6:49:29 PM PDT
Purple Neon Lights says:
FUBAR: She's still going strong. European tours, etc. I, myself, just discovered her and have put her on my short list of real musicians, not button-pushing Las Vegas-style acts playing Halloween dress up, who will be here today and gone tomorrow. Norah Jones has staying power, because she's a real musician.
Posted on Aug 20, 2014 1:49:17 PM PDT
Love Norah Jones. She got even better after this album. Only downfall is that she doesn't write her own lyrics. Broke my heart when I learned that :(
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