Some of you found it strange for Apple to have titled yesterday’s anticlimactic product conference “Rock And Roll” while inviting the Princess Of Not-Rock Norah Jones to be its special musical guest. Fair enough. But also remember Apple’s pushing this iTunes LP thing as a digital effort to capture the magic of the album-purchasing experience (and maybe boost an ailing music industry in the process), and who better to associate with that initiative than someone whose sold 36 million albums. As previously reported, Norah’s collaborated with Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff on her forthcoming The Fall, and who doesn’t enjoy the prospect of having a couple million people hipped to the name Will Sheff? At yesterday’s press event Jones debuted a different song from the album, titled “Young Blood.” For all the studio personnel and namedropping, it doesn’t sound much like Tom Waits, but in fairness what does. You can check that performance and the LP’s full tracklist/songwriting credits below while studying her Autumn De Wilde-photographed album art above. She really loves her dog. Just like Casablancas.
The Fall is out 11/17 via Blue Note.
01 “Chasing Pirates” (Norah Jones)
02 “Even Though” (Norah Jones/Jesse Harris)
03 “Light As A Feather” (Norah Jones/Ryan Adams)
04 “Young Blood” (Norah Jones/Mike Martin)
05 “I Wouldn’t Need You” (Norah Jones)
06 “Waiting” (Norah Jones)
07 “It’s Gonna Be” (Norah Jones)
08 “You’ve Ruined Me” (Norah Jones)
09 “Back To Manhattan” (Norah Jones)
10 “Stuck” (Norah Jones/Will Sheff)
11 “December” (Norah Jones)
12 “Tell Yer Mama” (Norah Jones/Jesse Harris/Richard Julian)
13 “Man Of The Hour” (Norah Jones)