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In Case You Missed It: Norah Jones’ “Covers” Gets Domestic CD Release

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Norah Jones coversNorah Jones sure is everywhere. The singer/songwriter with the smoky voice and a deep musical bloodline (being the daughter of Ravi Shankar) exploded onto the scene with 2002’s Come Away with Me, a deft fusion of pop, jazz and country that topped the charts in nearly a dozen countries, won eight Grammy Awards and remains one of only 11 albums in this century to be certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America for over 10 million units shipped. She’s also a reliable guest performer, having collaborated with everyone from Ray Charles to Willie Nelson, and this year not only released a new disc, Little Broken Hearts, but lent her talents to the soundtracks to two comedy films: Seth Macfarlane’s Ted and Judd Apatow’s This is 40.

This week, fans got the chance to own a somewhat rare disc in her collection with the exclusive release of Covers to Target stores in America. The 10-track disc features unique takes on songs by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Fats Domino, Wilco and more, and is the first time one can buy it on a plain old domestic compact disc. (Covers was included as part of a special audiophile LP/SACD box set produced by Analogue Productions, and also got a standalone release in Japan around the same time.)

Available now at your local Target, Covers – featuring B-sides and bonus tracks from previous Jones projects as well as a few unreleased gems – can be checked out after the jump.

Covers (Blue Note, 2013)

  1. Sleepless Nights (The Everly Brothers)
  2. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)
  3. Jesus, Etc. (Wilco)
  4. Sweet Dreams (Patsy Cline)
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry! (Johnny Cash)
  6. Picture in a Frame (Tom Waits)
  7. Hands on the Wheel (with M. Ward) (Willie Nelson)
  8. She (Gram Parsons)
  9. My Blue Heaven (Fats Domino)
  10. Peace (Horace Silver)

Previously released as Analogue Productions LP/SACD APP/CAPP 047 as part of The Vinyl/SACD Collection box set – Analogue Productions AAPP NJBOX 33/CAPP NJBOX SA, 2012. Also released as Blue Note CD TOCP-71410 (JP), 2012.

Tracks 1 and 8 were bonus tracks on deluxe edition of Feels Like Home (Blue Note 72435 99972 0 9 (EU), 2004)
Track 2 was a bonus track on limited edition of Come Away with Me (Blue Note 72435 81880 0 4 (EU), 2003)
Tracks 3 and 5 were bonus tracks on Live at the Living Room bonus disc included with some copies of The Fall (50999 456272 2 4, 2009)
Track 7 recorded live for Austin City Limits – 6/14/2007. Released on New West Records LP NW-5017, 2008
Track 10 was the B-side to “Don’t Know Why” (Blue Note 72435 50933 2 5 (EU), 2001)

Written by Mike Duquette

January 4, 2013 at 11:47

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  1. I already ordered this and it’s currently shipping, but hasn’t arrived yet.

    Interesting that the Target site originally said it would be only available
    online and was $11.99, so I placed my order on 12/28.

    I had a few online discounts and one of them expired that day, so I had
    to ‘use it or lose it.’

    I found out later that it was in the following weekend’s ad for $9.99!!

    So it IS in stores AND cheaper, AND it’s at the lower price online as well!!

    No word on a separate VINYL version yet.

    I e-mailed them to see if I could get a $2 credit toward a future online order,
    but they haven’t replied yet.

    Bill Janowski

    January 4, 2013 at 12:21


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