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Norah Jones reflects on 20 years of 'Come Away With Me'
The singer explains why Blue Note Records rejected her first version of the beloved album and shares her original, previously unheard tracks, now released for a 20th anniversary edition of the record.
Plus a deep dive on the album with NPR Music's Ann Powers, WBGO and Jazz Night In America's Nate Chinen and host Robin Hilton.
New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from the electro-pop band MUNA, R&B singer GIVĒON, country star Jimmie Allen, Soccer Mommy and more.
New Mix: Dry Cleaning, Jesca Hoop, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Jake Blount, Marlon Williams
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares an anthemic call to action from Jesca Hoop, a song for a stressed-out brain from Dry Cleaning, and two tunes inspired by television shows.
Featured Tracks And Artists:
1. Jesca Hoop: "Hatred Has a Mother," from Order of Romance
2. Jake Blount: "Didn't It Rain," from The New Faith
3. Alex G: "Runner," from God Save the Animals
4. Rubblebucket: "Morning in the Sun" (Single)
5. Marlon Williams: "Thinking of Nina," from My Boy
6. Dry Cleaning: "Don't Press Me," from Stumpwork
New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 17
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include new ones from R&B singer Yaya Bey, the shape-shifting rock of Bartees Strange, Perfume Genius, DJ and producer J. Rocc and more.
1. Yaya Bey — Remember Your North Star
Featured Songs: "alright," "rolling stoner," "meet me in brooklyn"
2. Bartees Strange — Farm to Table
Featured Songs: "Mulholland Dr.," "Hold the Line," "Hennessy," "Cosigns"
3. Wild Up — Julius Eastman, Vol. 2: Joy Boy
Featured Songs: "Stay On It," "Touch Him When (Heavy)," "Joy Boy"
4. J. Rocc — A Wonderful Letter
Featured Songs: "Keep On (Yeah)," "Pajama Party," "Dancing With the Best"
5. Perfume Genius — Ugly Season
Featured Songs: "Teeth," "Cenote," "Scherzo"
Erica Banks — Diary of The Flow Queen
Harkin — Honeymoon Suite
Kevin Gates — Khaza
RY X — Blood Moon
Other notable releases for June 17:
Alanis Morissette — The Storm Before the Calm
Carlos Simon & Marco Pave' — Requiem for the Enslaved
Flasher — Love is Yours
Foals — Life is Yours
Hercules & Love Affair — In Amber
Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals — King Cobra
Logic — Vinyl Days
Mt. Joy — Orange Blood
Sound of Ceres — Emerald Sea
New Mix: S.G. Goodman, The A's, The Beths, Tamino, more
All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares new tracks from Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino, Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Daughter of Sword's Alexandra Sauser-Monnig together as The A's and more.
Featured Tracks And Artists:
1. The A's: "He Needs Me," from Fruit
2. S.G. Goodman: "Dead Soldiers," from Teeth Marks
3. The Beths: "Silence Is Golden," from Expert In A Dying Field
4. Madison Cunningham: "Hospital," from Revealer
5. Katie Bejsiuk: "Olive, Ny" from The Woman on the Moon
6. Tamino: "The First Disciple," from Sahar
New Music Friday: The best releases out on June 10
NPR Music's picks for the best albums out this week include Nature's World from the Chicago hip-hop duo Mother Nature, FKJ's VINCENT, a meditative album from Japanese composer Midori Takada and more.
1. FKJ — VINCENT
Featured Songs: "Let's Live," "Greener"
2. ELUCID — I Told Bessie
Featured Songs: "Ghoulie," "Smile Lines"
3. Nick Mulvey — New Mythology
Featured Songs: "Mecca," "Star Nation"
4. Mother Nature & Renzell — Nature's World
Featured Song: "Midnight Garden"
5. Midori Takada — You Who are Leaving to Nirvana and Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter
Featured Songs: "Kannon Daiji," "Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter (In the Morning)"
BTS — Proof
Flora Purim — If You Will (physical release)
Julius Rodriguez — Let Sound Tell All
Shearwater — The Great Awakening
Other notable releases for June 10:
Bloomsday — Place to Land
Carrie Underwood — Denim & Rhinestones
Free the Robots — Kaduwa
George Ezra — Gold Rush Kid
Joyce Manor — 40 Oz. to Fresno
Judah & The Lion — Revival
Mapache — Roscoe's Dream
Max Richter — The New Four Seasons
Moonchild Sanelly — Phases
Vance Joy — In Our Own Sweet Time
Yann Tiersen — 11 5 18 25 18
Love the Christmas themed episodes
Been listening to the show for quite some time and always skip the monologue in between songs, but the Christmas episodes just blowed my mind.
Love every minute of the recent episodes and would love the show goes on in the same track.