Norah Jones‘ new album, …Featuring, is a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer’s musical collaborations from the past decade.
When the CD first arrived in the mail, I wasn’t sure If I was going to like it. How could one artist smoothly transition from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock? I mean could she really go from Willie Nelson to Q-tip?
The answer was a resounding YES. Her voice is so smooth, that after listening to this CD I am convinced she can sing with ANYBODY and have it sound beautiful.
Even though I am a rocker (like hard rock like Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust etc) the song that got stuck in my head the whole day after I first heard the CD wasBaby It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones. Maybe It’s because its getting really cold out and I would rather sit by the first than go out but the way her sweet voice sounded with Willies rougher one worked perfectly. I don’t know why I haven’t heard this rendition before but it is perfect for the upcoming holidays!
I also really love the cool flow of Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones. I am pretty sure that I had heard this song before but I never knew it was Norah Jones singing the female part!
I have also heard the song Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones, and loved it, but I never knew that it was Norah singing on that track either!
The track listing for
…Featuring is as follows:1. Love Me – The Little Willies
2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones
4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin’ In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward
What are you thoughts on Norah Jones? Are any of your favorite artists on this CD?
Disclosure: This post was written a part of the One2One Network. No compensation was given for this review. I received a copy of the CD to facilitate an honest review. By posting my review I am however entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. This did not affect the outcome of this review in any way. All opinions are 100% my own.