Norah Jones - The Fall




Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original source recordings!

200-gram audiophile vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Gatefold, tip-on jackets on heavy cardboard stock, deluxe high quality!

Part of Analogue Productions’ reissue of the Norah Jones’ solo catalog, featuring the individual albums Come Away With MeFeels Like HomeNot Too LateThe Fall and Little Broken Hearts. Each album is featured in exclusive LP and SACD box sets that include Norah’s Covers album!

"It's tricky reviewing the work of Jones, who — like Alicia Keys and Aimee Mann — has redefined the nature of the distaff soloist. Unlike their predecessors, epitomised by Carole King and others, then learning how to translate the freedoms of feminism into a new language, this Jones is traceable to Rickie Lee Jones and even Sade, both of whom have added a sense of ease and sa voir faire in place of the angst. Jones has always come across as more mature than her years could possibly account for, because she exhibits the sensibilities of the great stylists of the 1940s-1950s. Thus, she seems both modern and 'vintage' all at once. The result is simply gorgeous." Sound Quality: 89%,  Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, August 2013

"The Fall sounds particularly good — with Jones going for a different sonic palette ... The bass and general bottom end of tracks like 'Chasing Pirates' and 'Waiting' sounds exceptional on this vinyl pressing." — Review of the Norah Jones Vinyl Collection by Paul Sinclair, SuperDeluxeEdition.com, January 2013

Norah has taken a new direction on The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits and Modest Mouse. Richly detailed and vocally lush on 200-gram, super-silent vinyl from Analogue Productions, The Fall, Jones’ fourth album, may surprise some of Jones’ die-hard fans, Billboard magazine notes. During the 13-song set, Jones ditches the gentle piano playing of her previous work and tears into fresh, beat-savvy arrangements, playing plenty of electric guitar and exploring the piercing quality of Wurlitzer electric piano. Jones’ smoky voice and soulful veneer highlight the opening track and first single, "Chasing Pirates."

Jones displays a slinky kind of ambience on "Light As a Feather (co-written with Ryan Adams). The social commentary "It’s Gonna Be" offers a garage-rock attitude, and "You’ve Ruined Me" has a rich Americana flavor. But Jones is still a little bit country ("Tell Yer Mama") and a little bit rock’n’roll ("Stuck"). Overall, writes reviewer Gary Graff, Jones straddles those lines in an entirely different manner than she ever has before.

For The Fall, Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partners Jesse Harris and Richard Julian. Musicians include drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green) and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer).

 



1. Chasing Pirates
2. Even Though
3. Light as a Feather
4. Young Blood
5. I Wouldn't Need You
6. Waiting
7. It's Gonna Be
8. You've Ruined Me
9. Back to Manhattan
10. Stuck
11. December
12. Tell Your Mama
13. Man of the Hour

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