Released On: Dec 31, 2012
Released By: Blue Note Records
Covers is an exclusive compilation of ten rare and unreleased tracks recorded over the first decade of Jones’ career. Included are interpretations of songs from some of Norah’s favorite artists: from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to Tom Waits, Wilco and Horace Silver.
The first track, "Sleepless Nights," is a gorgeous Bouldleaux Bryan/Felice Bryant composition made famous by the Everly Brothers, Norah first performed this song as a duet with Beck at a KCRW benefit show in 2002 and it became a staple on her 2003/2004 tours. This version is a studio version out-take from the sessions of Jones’ second album "Feels Like Home" and originally released only on a limited edition deluxe edition of that album in 2004.
The second track is a cover of Bob Dylan's song, "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," it was recorded in the initial 2001 sessions for Jones’ debut album Come Away With Me. Norah took to covering the Wilco favorite "Jesus Etc." Norah has lended vocals to live Wilco performances in the past and collaborated with them recently on the soundtrack for, This Is 40.The Johnny Cash cover "Cry Cry Cry" was a live favorite from Jones’ 2009/2010 tour. Watch her performing it live at Farm Aid in 2010 below.
Stream the full Covers album here.
On January 22nd, Norah releases the Little Broken Hearts Remix EP, which includes remixes from TV On The Radio's David Andrew Sitek, new remixes from José Padilla, and a chilling re-invention of "Miriam" by Peter Bjorn and John.
Check out Norah's Little Broken Hearts Remix EP here.