Norah Jones - Come away with me (Reel-to-Reel, Ultra Tape)
Norah Jones (Piano, vocals), Lee Alexander (Bass), Brian Blade (Drums, Percussion), Kevin Breit (Guitar, Acoustic, Electric, National Steel Guitar), Rob Burger (Accordion, Pump Organ), Bill Frisell (Electric guitar), Jesse Harris & the Ferdinandos Guitar (Acoustic Guitar), Adam Levy (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Dan Rieser (Drums), Adam Rogers (Guitar), Jenny Scheinman (violin), Tony Scherr (Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar), Kenny Wollesen (Drums), Sam Yahel (Hammond Organ).
Written by Norah Jones (5, 12, 13), Jesse Harris (1, 5, 6, 9, 11, 14), Lee Alexander (2, 4, 8, 10), Hank Williams (3), John D. Loudermilk (7), J.C. Hopkins (10), Hoagy Carmichael (14), Ned Washington (14)
Ultra Tape reel-to-reel
15 ips, ¼-inch analog tape copy (IEC equalization) sourced from a copy of the original analog master tape.
Transferred real-time, using an ATR-modified Ampex Tape Machine with flux magnetic heads.
Custom slipcase cover.
Original analog Master tape : YES
Label : Analogue Productions
Original Label : Blue Note
Recording : September 2000 – December 2001 at Sorcerer Sound Studio, New York City and Allaire Studios, Shokan, New York
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Engineered by: Jay Newland, Tom Schick
Producer : Arif Mardin, Jay Newland, Norah Jones, Craig Street
Originally released in 2002
Reissued in 2021
2003 Grammy Award Winner :
~ Record of the Year, Don't Know Why
~ Album of the Year, Come Away With Me
~ Song of the Year, Don't Know Why
~ Best New Artist, Norah Jones
~ Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Don't Know Why
~ Best Pop Vocal Album, Come Away With Me
~ Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, S. Husky Höskulds & Jay Newland, engineers
~ Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Arif Mardin, producer
1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Ranked 431
« Norah Jones' debut on Blue Note is a mellow, acoustic pop affair with soul and country overtones, immaculately produced by the great Arif Mardin. (It's pretty much an open secret that the 22-year-old vocalist and pianist is the daughter of Ravi Shankar.) Jones is not quite a jazz singer, but she is joined by some highly regarded jazz talent: guitarists Adam Levy, Adam Rogers, Tony Scherr, Bill Frisell, and Kevin Breit; drummers Brian Blade, Dan Rieser, and Kenny Wollesen; organist Sam Yahel; accordionist Rob Burger; and violinist Jenny Scheinman. Her regular guitarist and bassist, Jesse Harris and Lee Alexander, respectively, play on every track and also serve as the chief songwriters. Both have a gift for melody, simple yet elegant progressions, and evocative lyrics. (Harris made an intriguing guest appearance on Seamus Blake's Stranger Things Have Happened.) Jones, for her part, wrote the title track and the pretty but slightly restless "Nightingale." She also includes convincing readings of Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart," J.D. Loudermilk's "Turn Me On," and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You." There's a touch of Rickie Lee Jones in Jones' voice, a touch of Bonnie Raitt in the arrangements; her youth and her piano skills could lead one to call her an Alicia Keys for grown-ups. While the mood of this record stagnates after a few songs, it does give a strong indication of Jones' alluring talents. » AllMusic Review by David R. Adler
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