Norah Jones collaborations album coming in November

Norah JonesOn November 2, EMI's Blue Note Records will release ...Featuring, a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones's musical collaborations from the past decade. The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters.

"It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire," says Jones. "It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect-it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate."

Norah JonesOn November 2, EMI's Blue Note Records will release ...Featuring, a star-studded collection of the multi-platinum selling, multi-Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones's musical collaborations from the past decade. The 18 songs on the album include duets with such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, and with 21st Century icons from OutKast to the Foo Fighters.

"It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire," says Jones. "It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect-it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate."

The tracks on ...Featuring span her entire career, from one of her earliest recording sessions (a version of Roxy Music's "More Than This" with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001) to her most recent performance, a song called "Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John" that she cut with Belle and Sebastian, which will also appear on their new album. The result serves as a kind of parallel history to her own four albums, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.

These collaborations reveal Jones's astonishing musical versatility, from jazz to country, hip-hop to rock. Three of the songs on ...Featuring originally appeared on records that won Grammy awards for Album of the Year (Ray Charles' Genius Loves Company, Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, and OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), and several others were also nominated for Grammys.

The album also includes recordings by some of Jones's own bands and side projects (The Little Willies and El Madmo), and performances with artists that she's toured with including M. Ward, Sasha Dobson, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Songs on ...Featuring range from classics recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and Roy Orbison to new material by such wide-ranging innovators as Ryan Adams and Q-Tip.

"A lot of the people on this record are people I've worshiped since I was a kid, and some of them are younger and more my contemporaries," says Jones. "Even though the musicians are so varied, the vibe of the songs makes sense when we put them all together."

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

 
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