|Come Away with Me|
|Studio album by|
|Released||February 26, 2002|
|Norah Jones chronology|
|Singles from Come Away with Me|
Come Away with Me is the debut studio album by American recording artist Norah Jones, released on February 26, 2002 by Blue Note Records. Recording sessions took place at Sorcerer Sound Studio in New York City and Allaire Studios in Shokan, New York.
Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart.
Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label that is owned by Universal Music Group and operated with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the blue notes of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. Although the original company did not record many of the pioneers of bebop, significant exceptions are Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.
Shokan is a hamlet located in the Town of Olive in Ulster County, within the Catskill Park. The population was 1,183 at the 2010 census.
Come Away with Me peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200, and received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album.It was later certified Diamond by the RIAA on February 15, 2005 for shipments of over ten million copies in the United States, and has sold over 27 million copies worldwide as of 2016.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Award to the artist(s), and to the album producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s), and mastering engineer(s) if other than the artist.
Come Away with Me is an acoustic pop album that features Jones supported by jazz musicians: Kevin Breit, Bill Frisell, Adam Levy, Adam Rogers, and Tony Scherr on guitar; Sam Yahel on organ; Jenny Scheinman on violin; Rob Burger on accordion; and Brian Blade, Dan Rieser, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. Jones wrote the title song. Guitarist Jesse Harris wrote the hit "Don't Know Why". The album includes cover versions of "The Nearness of You" by Hoagy Carmichael and "Cold, Cold Heart" by Hank Williams.
Kevin Breit is a Canadian guitarist, vocalist, and singer-songwriter from McKerrow, Ontario, Canada. His group, The Sisters Euclid, has been a fixture at the Orbit Room in Toronto for the past 13 years. Breit has worked as a touring guitarist or session musician with a variety of musicians including Cassandra Wilson, The Miller Stain Limit, Norah Jones, Michael Kaeshammer, Celine Dion, Marc Jordan, Molly Johnson, Harry Manx, Holly Cole, Rosanne Cash, Serena Ryder, the Rankins and Hugh Laurie. He also performs as a solo artist and as a member of the folk group Folkalarm. He was awarded the 2012 Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album as member The Stretch Orchestra. Breit has performed on recordings that have earned 13 Grammy Awards.
William Richard Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell came to prominence as a stalwart for ECM Records. He went on to work in a variety of contexts, notably as a member of the New York City Downtown Scene where he formed a long partnership with John Zorn. He was also a longtime member of Paul Motian's groups from the early 1980s until Motian's death in 2011. Since 2000, Frisell's eclectic output as a bandleader has emphasized folk, country music, and Americana.
Adam Levy is a jazz guitarist who was a member of Norah Jones's band.
Come Away with Me incorporates blues, jazz,and folk music. Bobby Dodd of All About Jazz writes that although the album features jazz standards, jazz purists and academics "may deny [Jones] jazz credibility for her folk infusion".
Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1870s by African Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes, usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".
Folk music includes traditional folk music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th-century folk revival. Some types of folk music may be called world music. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles. The term originated in the 19th century, but folk music extends beyond that.
In the US, Come Away with Me debuted at No. 139 on the Billboard 200 before climbing to No. 1 in January 2003, almost a year after it was released.In total, the album has appeared on the Billboard 200 for 164 weeks. Despite being released at a time when music piracy was high and album sales were declining, the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on August 22, 2002, sold over ten million copies through early 2005, and on February 15, 2005 was certified Diamond by the RIAA. As of March 2016, the album had sold 11.1 million copies in the US, making it the eleventh best-selling album of the Nielsen SoundScan era. As of October 2016 the album had sold more than 27 million copies worldwide.
Music piracy is the copying and distributing of recordings of a piece of music for which the rights owners did not give consent. In the contemporary legal environment, it is a form of copyright infringement, which may be either a civil wrong or a crime depending on jurisdiction. The late 20th and early 21st centuries saw much controversy over the ethics of redistributing media content, how much production and distribution companies in the media were losing, and the very scope of what ought to be considered piracy — and cases involving the piracy of music were among the most frequently discussed in the debate.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA says "create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States." The RIAA headquarters is in Washington, D.C.
Nielsen SoundScan is an information and sales tracking system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett in 1991. SoundScan is a method of tracking sales of music and music video products throughout the United States and Canada. Data is collected weekly and made available every Sunday and every Monday to subscribers, which include record companies, publishing firms, music retailers, independent promoters, film and TV companies, and artist managers. The Nielsen SoundScan is the sales source for the Billboard music charts, making it the largest source of sales records in the music industry.
In Germany, the album debuted at No. 37. It remained on the German Albums Chart for 141 weeks and reached No. 2 in its 37th week on that chart, where it stayed for four weeks. Come Away with Me sold 750,000 copies, reaching 5× gold, becoming her most successful album in Germany and one of the longest charting albums on the German Albums Chart.
Polyphonic HMI's "Hit Song Science" software predicted the album's success months before its release, contradicting skeptical executives.
The album won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The song "Don't Know Why" won Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Rolling Stone ranked Come Away with Me at number 54 on its list of the 100 Best Albums of the Decade.
|Los Angeles Times|
|The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Come Away with Me received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 82 out of 100, which indicates "universal acclaim" based on 9 reviews.
The album received 3.5 out of 4 stars from both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los Angeles Times reviews.
The A.V. Club gave it a favorable review and called the album "A showcase for Jones' remarkable voice, the disc captures a singer whose rare instinct for interpretation always serves the song, rather than working against it."E! Online gave it an A and stated: "Gorgeous and intimate, the 14 songs on her debut disc ache with romantic maturity and a smart, slow-jam sexiness that belies the fact that, at 22, Jones is hardly older than Britney Spears." Kludge included it on their list of best albums of 2002.
|1.||"Don't Know Why"||Jesse Harris||3:06|
|2.||"Seven Years"||Lee Alexander||2:25|
|3.||"Cold Cold Heart"||Hank Williams||3:38|
|4.||"Feelin' the Same Way"||Alexander||2:55|
|5.||"Come Away with Me"||Norah Jones||3:18|
|6.||"Shoot the Moon"||Harris||3:57|
|7.||"Turn Me On"||John D. Loudermilk||2:33|
|9.||"I've Got to See You Again"||Harris||4:13|
|11.||"One Flight Down"||Harris||3:03|
|13.||"The Long Day Is Over"||2:44|
|14.||"The Nearness of You"||3:09|
|Japan bonus track|
|15.||"What Am I to You?"||Jones||2:42|
|Limited edition bonus disc|
|1.||"Ruler of My Heart" (featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band)||Irma Thomas||3:00|
|2.||"Cold, Cold Heart" (Live)||Williams||4:40|
|3.||"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"||Bob Dylan||3:18|
|5.||"Come Away with Me" (music video)||3:19|
|iTunes LP deluxe version|
|15.||"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"||Bob Dylan||3:20|
|16.||"Something Is Calling You" (original demo version)||Harris||3:33|
|18.||"Don't Know Why" (music video)||3:11|
|19.||"Come Away with Me" (music video)||3:19|
|Argentina (CAPIF)||2× Platinum||80,000^|
|Australia (ARIA)||11× Platinum||770,000^|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||2× Platinum||60,000*|
|Belgium (BEA)||2× Platinum||100,000*|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Platinum||125,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Diamond||1,000,000^|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||3× Platinum||150,000^|
|France (SNEP)||Diamond||1,776,000 *|
|Germany (BVMI)||5× Gold||750,000^|
|Greece (IFPI Greece)||Gold||10,000 ^|
|Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)||Platinum||20,000*|
|Ireland (IRMA)||2× Platinum||30,000^|
|Japan (RIAJ)||2× Platinum||500,000^|
|Netherlands (NVPI)||3× Platinum||240,000^|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||11× Platinum||165,000^|
|Norway (IFPI Norway)||Gold||20,000*|
|Poland (ZPAV)||2× Platinum||200,000*|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||3× Platinum||120,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||8× Platinum||2,556,651|
|United States (RIAA)||Diamond||11,100,000|
|Europe (IFPI)||7× Platinum||7,000,000*|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|2003||Come Away with Me||Album of the Year|
|Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical|
|Producer of the Year, Non-Classical|
|Best Pop Vocal Album|
|"Don't Know Why"||Best Female Pop Vocal Performance|
|Record of the Year|
|Song of the Year|
|Norah Jones||Best New Artist|
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... a delicate acoustic dance that pulls country, blues and jazz ...