Written By Braddon S. Williams
Nora Jones: Come Away With Me
By definition, I am a rocker; but even rockers need to chill sometimes, and Come Away With Me (2002) by Norah Jones is a sublimely executed chill seminar.
Jones managed to combine pop, jazz, blues, and folk influences into a seamless whole…and went on to score a Grammy for Album Of The Year (and another for Best Pop Vocal Album) for this Diamond selling debut.
I don’t have a lot of technical reasons for loving this album, but I know her voice is as easy on the ears as the cover photo is on the eyes; in a word, beautiful.
Jones wrote the title song, had a gigantic hit with Don’t Know Why (which won 3 Grammy Awards of its own), and provided great covers of Cold Cold Heart by Hank Williams and The Nearness Of You by Hoagy Carmichael.
Making all this even more impressive was the fact that Jones was only 22 when Come Away With Me was recorded.