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Listen To Norah Jones’ New Live Version Of ‘Don’t Know Why’

The track also features on the Grammy-wnning singer, songwriter, and pianist’s first-ever live album ‘Til We Meet Again’, due out out April 16 on Blue Note.

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Norah Jones has released a new live version of “Don’t Know Why,” the second single from the singer, songwriter, and pianist’s first-ever live album ‘Til We Meet Again, which comes out April 16 on Blue Note Records. You can check it out below.

Written by Jesse Harris, “Don’t Know Why” was the hit song of Jones’ phenomenal 2002 debut Come Away With Me, which swept the 2003 Grammy Awards winning eight awards including all four top categories. The new live version of “Don’t Know Why” was recorded in 2018 at Live au Campo in Perpignan, France, with Pete Remm on organ, Christopher Thomas on bass, and Brian Blade on drums.

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Recorded between 2017-2019 in the U.S., France, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina, the 14 songs featured on ‘Til We Meet Again span Jones’ entire career from Come Away With Me (“Don’t Know Why,” “I’ve Got To See You Again,” “Cold, Cold Heart”), 2004’s Feels Like Home (“Sunrise,” “Those Sweet Words”), 2012’s Little Broken Hearts (“After The Fall”), 2016’s Day Breaks (“Flipside,” “Tragedy”), as well as her more recent singles series (“It Was You,” “Begin Again,” “Just A Little Bit,” “Falling,” and “I’ll Be Gone”).

The album closes with Jones’ stunning solo piano performance of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” Additional musicians featured on the album include bassist Jesse Murphy, guitarist Jesse Harris, flutist Jorge Continentino, and percussionist Marcelo Costa.

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards. Since then, Jones has become a nine-time Grammy-winner. She has sold 50 million albums and her songs have been streamed six billion times worldwide.

She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), Little Broken Hearts (2012), Day Breaks (2016), and Pick Me Up Off The Floor (2020)—as well as albums with her collective bands The Little Willies, El Madmo, and Puss N Boots featuring Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper who released their second LP Sister in 2020.

‘Til We Meet Again is out on April 16 and can be pre-ordered here.

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