...Featuring Norah Jones [CD]

  • Artist: Norah Jones
  • SKU: 1338229
  • Release Date: 11/16/2010
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90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (44 out of 49)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Something for Everyone

    Posted
    BostonMusicLover

    Norah Jones "Featuring" is a true smorgasbord for the senses. I've been a fan of Norah Jones' cool voice and jazzy pop stylings and was thrilled to see so many great collaborations of hers over the past decade with many of her favorite artists. These collabs are so diverse that it truly makes for an exciting and fascinating album. I love the differing genres and the interpretations. I especially like the cover of Joni Mitchell's "Court and Spark" with the brilliant Herbie Hancock, which is moody and jazzy. There is everything from rock (Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams) to hip-hop (Q-Tip, OutKast_ to country (Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson) to jazz (Herbie Hancock). "It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire," Norah has said. "It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone...kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate." There are none I don't like and some I love! I love "Turn Them" with Sean Bones and its reggae feel. "Baby It's Cold Outside" is such a classic with Willie Nelson. It's such a great fit like a comfortable pair of worn-in-jeans. "Here We Go Again" with Ray Charles is playful and gorgeous. It surprised me that Norah was so natural with hip hop. She shines with Q-tip in "Life is Better" and with Talib Kewll. This cd really has something for everyone. It's like a favorite mixtape and is great for driving or just lazing on a Sunday afternoon. "Featuring" shows off Norah's talent and charm, her versatility and her smoothness. It's eclectic, funky and fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Artist, But You've Already Heard It All...

    Posted
    Niqui

    Being a fan of Norah Jones, when I was given the opportunity to review this album before it hit the stores, I was pretty excited. When I received it, I immediately tucked into the packaging, popped it into my computer and imported the songs to my iPod. I didn't want to get any ideas about the album before I received it, and just knew the basics: Norah Jones, collaborative songs. I was disappointed when I realized all the songs sounded familiar, they've all been released before and there is no original music on the album, BUT, that didn't stop me from bobbing my head along with "Life Is Better" and "Take Off Your Cool". The album is good, Norah Jones sounds great, as per usual. There was no real reach in this album, while the artists are as different as they come, there is no versatility in Norah Jones' performance, but it does showcase some of the collaborative artists' versatility for sure. "More Than This" is definitely a favorite of mine, along with the two I mentioned above. I didn't like ALL of the tracks, I found "Blue Bayou" to be pretty flat, and I've never liked any version of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" so that's certainly on my list of dislikes. I would not have bought the album for myself, personally. But I'm thankful for the opportunity to review it, and look forward to listening to it occasionally, especially with the cold weather coming through. I could warm up with a few songs from this album on a frosty day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great CD. You'll love EVERY song.

    Posted
    mminfo

    Norah Jones has done it again. Her new album "Featuring" is amazing; her voice and talent evident as it weaves through a vast assortment of incredible artists. And with that, this album lives up to its namesake. In just one CD you'll find every genre, and every legend or legend in the making. The artists listed reads like an award show: The Little Willies; The Foo Fighters; Sean Bones; Willie Nelson; Sasha Dobson; Dirty Dozen Brass Band; El Madmo; Outkast; Q-Tip; Talib Kewli; Belle & Sebastian; Ray Charles; Gillian Welch & David Rawlings; Ryan Adams; Dolly Parton; Herbie Hancock; Charlie Hunter; and M. Ward. An eclectic mix of the world today, Norah Jones hits it out of the park on this new album. My personal favorites are her collective accompaniments with Ryan Adams on "Dear John" and Dolly Parton with "Creepin In". You can listen to these as well as the CD on the Norah Jones official website. So if the sheer wealth of artistry didn't convince you to an immediate purchase, sit back and relax to preview the entire CD on her homepage. Also, take the time to view the video link located on the official website as well. It gives a great backstage pass on how each song came together. Any artist can be lucky enough to produce hit songs. But few can create an album that can be listened to, where every song can become a favorite. "Featuring" does this, and that is where I find myself highly recommending it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice

    Posted
    dubdevilsfan

    I dont know if I am unusual or not, but when Im listening to new music, if the song doesnt catch my ear or pique my interest within the first 30 seconds, then the next track gets played. I dont know that's just me. And, I've always thought that most albums only had about 4-5 decent songs on them and the rest were just fillers. Well, when it comes to this album, I was proved wrong on both of accounts. There were just a handful of songs (out of 18) that just didnt do anything for me within the first 30 seconds and by far most of them are worth listening to. I especially enjoyed her songs with Ray Charles, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, but then again I'm an old school kind of guy. This is an album of duets sung throughout her career over the past 10 years. Some of these duets, particularly Love Me with The Little Willies, leaves you wishing they would cut an entire album together. Other duets, leave you just asking `Why?'. I've been a fan of Norah for a long time, enjoying her unique voice and comittment to pure music and voice. These aren't just leftovers from her past albums or merely Starbuck songs you gently brush away as you grab your mocha. These are glimpses into Norah's music mind and her diverse ability to relate to other genre's thru her music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must Have for any Music Lover

    Posted
    HollyC45

    Posted 11/17/10: Norah Jones captured hearts all over the world with her critically acclaimed album, Come Away With Me, in 2002. Five Grammys and three albums later, she is back with a new album - ...Featuring. From the album: Recorded from 2001 to 2010, the cameos, duets and collaborations on this compilation span the musical spectrum and show Norah Jones to be one of the decade's most diverse musical connectors. As a big fan myself, I was pleased to be asked to review ...Featuring by the One2One Network. It's already become a nap time favorite at my house. The baby is snoozing, and Norah's smooth, velvety voice comes on to help relieve me of the stresses of the day. At first glance at the album, I was a little surprised at what my eyes were seeing. Outkast? Willie Nelson? Foo Fighters? Surely all of these names couldn't be on the same album with the lovely and talented Norah Jones. Just one listen though, and I was sold. This woman has an amazing vocal presence and she just fits into each collaboration so well. Any true music lover will appreciate ...Featuring, from its jazz roots, to its dabbles in country and hip hop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nora stretching here style?

    Posted
    Chrishel

    I received a preview sample of this CD through One2One and I was looking forward to hearing Nora stretch her style. I think the songs were less "Featuring Nora" and more Nora featuring various artists. She does stretch her style a little into the Country flavor, but not as much as I was hoping. The songs are good and basic in the beginning of the CD and at the end, but the rap in the middle would have made me stop listening if they were placed in the beginning of the CD list. Her duet with Willie Nelson ("Baby It's Cold Outside") was basic and not very original except for the fact that the thought of these two singers coming together in person and doing a music video for this song alternately throws me into hysterical laughter and screaming to have my mental eye poked out. I'm waiting for her to do a duet with someone edgy and with a range like Pink! "Here We Go Again" with Ray Charles is a classic and has been previously released. It's a keeper, but perhaps just as an .mp3. I'm not sure that it can carry the whole CD by itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Norah at her Best!

    Posted
    Miriam0877

    One2One Network gave me the opportunity to listen and review Norah Jones’ latest project, “ Featuring Norah Jones”. At first reading of the album, I thought that I was holding an ambitious project which contained a complete compendium of musical genres. There have been many Duet albums in the marketplace. What is intriguing about this particular type of Duet Albums is the fact that Norah Jones displays her versatility by dabbling in other genres. The album makes for easy listening with tracks such as “Virginia Moon”, “Ruler of My Heart” and “Blue Bayou” (my personal favorite). “Baby Its Cold” is a sweet spin of an old Christmas Classic. Norah’s hip-hop collaborations with Q-Tip and OutKast shows that Norah has the ability to take risks that pay off with great dividends. Her numerous collaborations are laudable. I give it 5 stars because it is great! Yet, I wonder, whether she could have done some collaboration with some of the younger musical talent. Another album. Possibly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    There is something for everyone here!

    Posted
    KelsKids

    I have always liked Nora Jones. She has a nice voice and she always seems to soothe my soul. I was able to receive this album before it's release and am happy to be able to write this review. This album, "... Featuring Norah Jones" is a little different for her because it is full of duets with other famous and legendary singers such as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Ray Charles and others. There is definitely a song in this album for everyone. There are many different genre's of music here. If you are into the slow, bluesy stuff, it's there! If you are into more of the upbeat, sorta rappy, there is some of that too. I can't say that I loved every song in the album but I defintely loved more than I didn't. I'm more of a fan of the bluesy stuff, so I am more drawn to that type of music. I'd say to take a chance and give this album a listen. It will be soothing to your ears and your soul. The diversity of this album is what makes it so great. There is something for everyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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