Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by pghmusiclover, Jan 24, 2012.
Looking forward to this one! Maybe Dangermouse will help her obtain that breakout sound that she is after.
Very cool looking album cover!
From Norah's website:
NORAH JONES SETS MAY 1 RELEASE FOR “LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS”; REVEALS ALBUM COVER & TRACK LISTING
Norah Jones has set a May 1 release date for Little Broken Hearts (Blue Note/EMI), her stunning new album produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton). Jones has also revealed the album cover and track listing of the 12-song set, which features original songs co-written by Jones and Burton.
Jones drew the inspiration for the album cover from the vintage movie posters that adorn Burton’s Los Angeles studio. “Brian has this great collection of Russ Meyer posters in his studio,” explains Jones, “and this particular one, called Mudhoney, was right over the couch where I sat every day. I always was looking at it and thinking ‘that’s so cool I want to look like her!’ I remember staring at the poster the whole time we made the record. It’s a great visual."
Little Broken Hearts is the fascinating next step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world’s most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters. Jones first emerged on the world stage 10 years ago this month with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing synthetic pop music of the time. Come Away With Me has just become the #10 best-selling album of the Soundscan era. The album has sold 25 million copies worldwide.
Since then, Jones has released three more critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), and The Fall (2009)—as well as two albums with her country collective The Little Willies. The 2010 compilation …Featuring Norah Jones showed her to possess an incredibly versatile voice by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters. Jones previously collaborated with Danger Mouse on his acclaimed 2011 album ROME, a valentine to classic Italian film score music that also featured Jack White.
Jones will tour extensively in 2012, performing at a mixture of festivals, amphitheatres and theatres in the US and abroad. Select summer European dates, including a pair of sold out London shows at the Royal Festival Hall, are already posted at www.norahjones.com, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. US tour dates will be revealed shortly, but in the immediate future Jones will be performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas. She will debut songs from Little Broken Hearts with her new band at La Zona Rosa (March 17 at 7:45pm), and will also be performing with The Little Willies at Waterloo Records (March 15 at 1:00pm) and Antone’s (March 15 at 10:00pm).
The track listing for Little Broken Hearts is as follows:
1. Good Morning
2. Say Goodbye
3. Little Broken Hearts
4. She's 22
5. Take It Back
6. After The Fall
7. 4 Broken Hearts
8. Travelin' On
9. Out On The Road
10. Happy Pills
12. All A Dream
Looking forward to this!
I find myself enjoying some of Danger Mouse's productions lately. I really liked Broken Bells, I like his work with the Black Keys and Rome is a pretty cool album.
I have liked all of those productions as well. I thought Norah sounded terrific on "Rome", so I think DM will do a great job producing this album.
Danger Mouse is the cats miau!!!!!!
Norah posted a new song, "Happy Pills", on Sound Cloud:
The cover is a take off of a poster for the mid-60's cult film, Mudhoney...
That's a striking album cover, nice!
Just spun Happy pills , good ....not blown away , but that cover is A+++
Thanks! for sharing. Any Norah is good Norah.
Love Norah Jones. Love the new album cover! Hope they'll release it on vinyl if it sounds good.
And any pic of Norah is a pic of one of the most beautiful women in the world!
I'm still surprised Rome didn't get more respect from the awards crowd. That's a solid, interesting lp there.
Love Happy Pills.... but is it just me, or does the beginning totally sound as if they sampled the Motels Total Control?
I was unsure about "Happy Pills" at first, but it really grew on me after a few listens. Really good pop song. Here is a cool lyric video from youtube....
Here's another new tune called "Travelin' On". Totally different from "HP". Great vocals...
They have the vinyl version up for preorder on her website.
Will be pressed on 2 white vinyl lps and includes download and poster.
But Danger Mouse is a fiction character voiced by David Jason for Thames Television (the benny hill channel).
Am I missing something?
Thanks for the information. I've ordered my copy. In case anyone is interested, the link for Norah's store is:
Am I reading that correctly? Double, 180-gram, white vinyl for only $20.00?? That's a great deal for some new Norah J.!
(Quick, someone send that link to Neil Young so he can re-price his vinyl offerings to a more reasonable retail)
US tour got announced. Weird that they make fans decide if they want to attend after only hearing 2 songs form the new album.
Why is that weird? Norah won't be playing ONLY the new album.
Why is it on double vinyl? Is each song 8 minutes or something? Looks to me like about a 40-45 minute set.
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