Norah Jones closed out George Harrison week on Conan on Thursday night with a rendition of “Behind That Locked Door” from Harrison’s 1970 album, All Things Must Pass.
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The charmingly peripatetic performance showcase has featured the likes of Adele, Elvis Costello, and Death Cab for Cutie in a host of non-traditional spaces, from a 1930s silent movie theater and the world’s oldest sailing vessel to the marble halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Watch below as Norah Jones performs “Good Morning” at Brooklyn’s Green Building in a clip exclusively available on EW.com, and tune in Oct. 5 at 10pm (check local listings for channel info) when she officially kicks off the new season with a full show.
Also scheduled to follow her this fall are the Wallflowers, filmed at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco (Oct. 12), Rufus Wainwright at the Church of the Ascension on New York’s Fifth Avenue (Oc. 19) and Mayer Hawthorne at the historic Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles (Oct 26).
Anyway, on to Norah! READ FULL STORY
Mixing old and new, jamming on favorite inspirations and building on her own class of standards, Norah Jones took the Hollywood Bowl under her spell Friday night for a one-night special performance celebrating her new album, Little Broken Hearts, a collaboration with Danger Mouse (Brian Burton).
Jones, performing in L.A. en route to the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco, performed an inspired set that included covers of the Grateful Dead and Hank Williams, plus old favorites and a good selection of songs from her new album.
A well-received opening set from indie folk rockers Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons set the tone for a country-twanged evening before Jones took to a stage bedecked in jewel-toned lights and hanging paper cranes. Broken Hearts, which EW gave a “B” after its May release, recounts a brutal breakup, but Jones’s spirited performance with a wink and smile made it seem like the heartbreak is miles away.
“She’s 22,” a viciously sweet song about jealousy over an ex’s new love, led straight into the album’s title track. One of my favorite lines off Little Broken Hearts, “Bring me back to the good old days/ When you let me misbehave” led off “Say Goodbye,” which Jones performed slyly in a sweet pink dress and cowboy boots, looking just mischievous enough as she sang at the keyboard alongside her bandmates.
Jones also turned to some classic covers, including the Grateful Dead’s “It Must Have Been the Roses” (at Outside Lands Saturday, she was joined on the track by Dead guitarist Bob Weir), Tom Waits’ “The Long Way Home” (which appears on her 2004 album Feels Like Home), and Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” Her country/jazz mashup ethos, delivered live with ethereal keyboards and a band supporting her, felt like a country-noir extravaganza.
In tribute, perhaps, to her roots (Jones grew up near Ft. Worth), the chanteuse closed out the night with “Lonestar,” off her debut album Come Away With Me, introducing the song with a proud “I’m from Texas, you know,” before an encore that included two of her biggest hits, “Come Away With Me” and “Sunrise, Sunrise.”
Jones may be a Starbucks staple, but her live set showed off much more than the hits — the elements of electronic music infused by producer Danger Mouse on the new album highlighted her soulful voice and gave new layers to her piano playing. for some 90 magical minutes on a beautiful summer night at the Bowl.
Little Broken Hearts
It’s Gonna Be
Take It Back
All a Dream
The Long Way Home (Tom Waits cover)
Black (a 2011 Danger Mouse/Rome track)
It Must Have Been the Roses (Grateful Dead cover)
Cold Cold Heart (Hank Williams cover)
After the Fall
Don’t Know Why
Come Away with Me
They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and it seems the devil himself has nothing on Norah Jones.
For her new video “Miriam,” Jones takes one of her Danger Mouse-produced album’s creepiest, most unsettling songs and gives it a full noir treatment. It’s a slow-burning clip with a couple of shocking reveals and a juicy coda. Check it out over at Spin.
An American Idol runner-up replaced an Idol winner atop the Billboard 200 this week, as Adam Lambert dethroned Carrie Underwood with his sophomore album Trespassing, which sold 77,000 copies in its first week.
With his No. 1 debut and 77,000 copies sold, many are touting that this makes Lambert the first openly gay artist to ever top the albums chart (another gay Idol contestant, Clay Aiken, topped the Billboard 200 with Measure of a Man, which debuted with 613,000 copies sold in 2003, but he didn’t come out until 2008). Still, it’s a landmark achievement.
Other Top 10 debuts included Tenacious D’s The Rise of Fenix and Beach House’s Bloom, but despite the newcomers, overall sales were relatively soft. Check out the full Top 10 below: READ FULL STORY
Carrie Underwood blew away the competition on the Billboard 200 this week, scoring her third straight number one album with her fourth release, Blown Away, and moving 267,000 copies.
Other Top 10 newcomers included Norah Jones, with her Danger Mouse-produced Little Broken Hearts, B.O.B., Marilyn Manson, and the first-ever soundtrack from NBC’s Smash.
Check out the full Top 10 below: READ FULL STORY
Taken from the jazzy singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated Danger-produced fifth studio album …Little Broken Hearts, the song is a simple, catchy, pop-leaning number that makes us that much more excited about Jones’ comeback year.
Check out the “Happy Pills” lyric video below and let us know what you think:
You can’t stop Bob Dylan. The seemingly indestructible 70-year-old force still puts out albums (his last was 2009’s Together Through Life) and still tours constantly, despite the fact that he turned 70 this year.
For his next trick, Dylan is partnering with the Country Music Hall of Fame to release The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams on his own Egyptian Records.
The album will feature never-recorded lyrics written by country legend Williams set to new music care of the likes of Jack White, Norah Jones, Alan Jackson, Jakob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, and Dylan himself.
The album, which coincides with the closing of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s exhibit on the Williams family’s impact (it shuts down at the end of the year), will be available on October 4. READ FULL STORY
Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Rufus and Martha Wainwright pay musical tribute to the late Kate McGarrigle
On Friday night, New York’s Town Hall was filled with family, friends, and followers of the late singer/songwriter Kate McGarrigle, who passed away last year at age 63 after battling sarcoma.
Performing songs from her rich catalog for the second night of this sarcoma fundraising tribute, the stage was filled with an eclectic array of musicians including Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Antony Hegarty, her sister/collaborator Anna McGarrigle as well as her children, Rufus and Martha Wainwright (from her marriage to Loudon Wainwright, who was not present but nevertheless “richly implicated in the evening” as banjo player Chaim Tannenbaum so brilliantly phrased it).
Kate, who released two seminal albums in the ’70s with her sister Anna, was a pioneer of cerebral folk music that was at once heartfelt and ironic: it was traditional music coming from connected urbanites (born in Montreal, living in New York) who wryly fetishized the perceived simplicities of rural life. READ FULL STORY
All-star Japan Relief album on iTunes now: Madonna, Gaga, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Eminem, U2, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, and more contribute 38 hits to $9.99 comp
Dozens of the world’s best-known recording artists have come together for a digital-only album—downloadable today on iTunes for $9.99—with 100% of profits dedicated to relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Japan. (To preview or purchase, click here.)
Songs for Japan features 38 tracks, the majority of them well-known hits, from a remastered version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” to Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” and Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable.”
Find a full tracklisting after the jump: READ FULL STORY
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