is the fourth studio album by American The Fall singer-songwriter Norah Jones, released November 17, 2009 on Blue Note Records.The album debuted at number three on the selling 180,000 copies in its first week, becoming the second lowest first week for a Jones album after Billboard 200 The album has sold more than three million copies worldwide. Come Away with Me. [4 ]
Background and production [ edit ]
Jones' official website has stated that she "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 among others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris. King also helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including 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), Smokey Hormel ( Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer)", Lyle Workman, ( Bourgeois Tagg, film composer for Superbad), and Peter Atanasoff ( Rickie Lee Jones, Tito and Tarantula). The cover artwork for the album features a portrait by photographer Autumn de Wilde. [5 ]
Singles and promotion [ edit ]
The first single, "
Chasing Pirates," was released on October 13, 2009. “
Young Blood” was released as the second single for North America, Europe (minus the UK) and Japan. The music video was made available at iTunes on 30 March 2010. The song has reached #33 on the Japan Hot 100. [6 ] "Stuck" was released as the second single on March 5, 2010 in the UK (digitally only).
[7 ] [8 ] "It's Gonna Be" was released as the third single for North America in April 2010.
[9 ] It charted on the billboard Triple A Chart and peak on airplay chart #11 in April 2010. Jones performed the song on [10 ] . The Ellen DeGeneres Show Jones reappeared on [11 ] on June 25 and performed "It's Gonna Be" on the show for a second time. The Ellen DeGeneres Show She performed the song on [12 ] on August 31, 2010. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno [13 ]
To promote the release of the album Jones appeared on:
– October 20, 2009 Dancing with the Stars
– November 3, 2009 Later with Jools Holland
– November 11, 2009 Late Show with David Letterman
– November 16, 2009 Good Morning America
– November 18, 2009 The Colbert Report
– November 23, 2009 The View
France Inter live in Paris – December 7, 2009
– December 15, 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
– December 16, 2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
– December 19, 2009 A Prairie Home Companion
– December 21, 2009 Chelsea Lately
February 10, 2010 13 heures
February 12, 2010 Skavlan
April 2010 Q TV [14 ]
– April 23, 2010 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
– June 11, 2010 (with Good Morning America Sarah McLachlan) [15 ]
– June 25, 2010 The Ellen DeGeneres Show [12 ]
– August 31, 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno [13 ]
– September 10, 2010 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" – October 26, 2010
Reception [ edit ]
The album so far has a score of 73 out of 100 from
Metacritic based on "generally favorable reviews". [16 ] gave the album a score of 83 out of 100 and stated that "Jones ditches the gentle piano-playing of her previous work and rises to a new level of creative boldness." Billboard [27 ] gave it a favorable review and called it "the sonic and emotional expansion [Jones'] music needed, and it's tied to some of her most unguarded songs." The New York Times [28 ] gave it four stars out of five and said that "The emotional imprint... moves beyond the pining, wistful tones that are [Jones'] trademark in favour of Uncut Sex And The City scenarios bursting with heartbreak, regret and emotional devastation." [29 ] also gave it four stars out of five and praised the album for its "copper-bottomed classics". Q [16 ] musicOMH likewise gave it four stars out of five and said, "Less predictable was her now clear desire to take risks and step off the all-too-well-forged path of safe, agreeable background music. Instead, on The Fall Norah Jones chooses to defy categorization." [30 ] gave it a score of four out of five with the header: "Easy listening princess goes indie-goth." Hot Press [31 ] gave it a favrable review and stated that Jones "seems liberated from the expectations of what her music is supposed to sound like, and the album is flush with fresh production ideas and a varied sonic palette." The Boston Globe [32 ]
gave the album a score of 78% and stated that "unlike Filter Not Too Late, Jones’ latest decision to ditch her keys for strings is a poor one. In a way, she has indeed found a different beat to groove to, and if anyone can play in a piano bar without a piano, it would certainly be Norah Jones." [33 ] gave it a score of 7.6 out of 10 and stated that "Jones is clearly comfortable with where she’s arrived, and is ready to throw open the doors for a party." Paste [34 ] gave it a score of seven out of ten and said that the album "has been billed as Norah Jones' rock album. In fact, it's something even more surprising: a hot-blooded soul record from the queen of the even keel." Spin [16 ] [35 ]
Other reviews are average or mixed:
gave the album three stars out of five and said it "offers many new sides to Jones while remaining comfortably close to the jazz diva many adore." The Austin Chronicle [36 ] Yahoo! Music UK gave it six stars out of ten and stated that "If the hardcore fanbase feel a blanch coming on, this isn't all wilful eclecticism gone mad. [Jacquire] King's work is The Fall's unifying factor that keeps it cohesive." [37 ] gave it three stars out of five and said that "The wrong kind of sonic adventure undermines about half the songs." Mojo [16 ] also gave it three stars out of five and stated that "Jones's cashmere voice sounds more polite than ever, creating an overriding impression of a nice girl keeping dirty company." The Guardian [38 ] gave it five stars out of ten and called it "intelligent, tasteful, and well-executed music. But it ain't rock 'n' roll, not even a little, and damn Jones for trying to pretend that it is." Under the Radar [16 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Chasing Pirates" Norah Jones
Jesse Harris 3:52
"Light As a Feather"
Ryan Adams 3:52
Young Blood" Jones, Mike Martin
"I Wouldn't Need You"
It's Gonna Be" Jones
"You've Ruined Me"
"Back to Manhattan"
Will Sheff 5:15
"Tell Yer Mama"
Jones, Harris, Richard Julian
"Man of the Hour"
Bonus tracks [ edit ]
"Her Red Shoes"
Personnel [ edit ]
The Fall adapted from Allmusic. [44 ]
Ryan Adams - composer
Brad Bivens - engineer
Ronette Bowie -
A&R Greg Calbi - mastering
Sam Cohen - guitar (electric)
Autumn de Wilde - photography
Macklam Feldman - management
James Gadson - drums
Jon Graboff - pedal steel
Frank Harkins - art direction, design
Jesse Harris - composer
Gordon H. Jee - creative director
Norah Jones - composer, guitar (acoustic), piano, primary artist, tack piano, vocals Richard Julian - composer
Jacquire King - engineer, mixing, producer
Mandy Lyons - hair stylist
Mike Martin - composer
Zac Rae - organ
Tom Schick - engineer
Gus Seyffert - bass
Will Sheff - composer
Nuria Sitja - make-up
Jon Stinson - mixing assistant
Morgan Stratton - assistant engineer
Brian Thorn - assistant engineer
Karla Welch - stylist
Eli Wolf -
Peak Positions [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
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