Norah Jones – Come Away With Me

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Album: “Come Away with Me”

Come Away with Me is the debut album of pianist and singer Norah Jones, released by Blue Note Records on February 26, 2002. Recording sessions for the album took place at New York City’s Sorcerer Sound Studio and Shokan’s Allaire Studios in 2001.

The album’s critical and commercial success was a breakthrough for Jones in 2002, as it reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart and several jazz charts. The album also topped many critics’ “albums of the year” lists and gathered major music awards in the process, including eight Grammy Awards. Following initial sales, Come Away with Me was certified diamond by the RIAA on February 15, 2005 after having shipped over 10 million copies in its first three years of release. It has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide as of April 2012.

Come Away with Me is a mellow, acoustic pop album with soul and country overtones.It also incorporates blues, jazz, and folk styles. Bobby Dodd of All About Jazz writes that, although the album features jazz standards, jazz purists and academics “may deny [Jones] jazz credibility for her folk infusion”. Jones’ guitarist Jesse Harris and bassist Lee Alexander wrote most of the album’s songs, which feature simple melodies and progressions. (Wikipedia)

Personnel:
Norah Jones – vocals , piano
Jesse Harris – acoustic guitar
Adam Levy – electric guitar
Lee Alexander – bass
Joseph Quevedo – drums

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