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Norah Jones — Burn
Album: Day Breaks
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1264









Released: 2016
Length: 4:31
Plays (last 30 days): 5
The plot begins with you
And me in darklit rooms
Your cigarette cuts through
I wear it like perfume

The melody gives way
We silently behave
The story never ends
Is torn up into shreds

I see it in your eyes
Invitation lies
Book pages left to turn
Our chapters we should burn

The melody gives way
We silently behave
The story never ends
Is torn up into shreds

I see it in your eyes
And invitation lies
Book pages left to turn
Our chapters we should burn
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The sax solo is supr cool!
Such a voice!
I really like her work with the Peter Malick group also.  She keeps getting better.
 KalleB wrote:
The voice. The sax. The bass.

Outstanding! 
 

Yes!  Great music.  
bumped it to a 10. history will bear this out. 
 haljordan wrote:
This cloying affect were singers (guys and gals alike) misshape vowel sounds - in this song where she says 'shreds', but changes the short e to a long a sound so it comes out like 'shrades' - is so very annoying. I hate it to the core of my soul - truly deeply hate it. But I let it slide for Norah.
Have to agree about the irritating effect of the distorted language sounds. Still enjoyed the song, though.
haljordan -- is your RP mug vulnerable to yellow liquids? :)

i so love this song. norah as she gets a bit more smokey.
I really like this sound.

I saw her on her first big tour when she was all the rage and "Don't know why" was all over the radio.  She had a good voice but was not in any way a polished performer in front of a crowd.

I'd like to see her again especially if she was playing more stuff like this.
8 -> 9
Lovely song. I do believe that's Wayne Shorter on sax.
 jambo wrote:
i like norah. that she is ravi's daughter and found her way up without his help. burn and fleurette africaine are the strongest, most delicate arrangements i've ever heard and they are both on day breaks. the duke's version of "fluerette" is more stark, masculine and forward. play norah's version after his and you'll find another delicate, voluptuous arrangements, whiskey voice of a very cool song.

 
Saw her live at Tahoe a few years ago and what struck me was her insistence to not be The Girl Who Sings "Don't Know Why" Songs All Night.

Lots of variety, style changes, and good musicianship. Made me want to like her as someone really trying to do good stuff. Respect.

now I have heard Burn many times and the music is truly stunning, but I just can't get around her voice, her voice is trying to much to be cool, too laid back, I think. If her voice would be as jazzy as the music is, then it would be a solid 10 from me, but not now….
{#Idea} maybe if she would be singing jazz 10 years more it would mature her voice, I hope! 


{#Sleep}
 coloradojohn wrote:
I really dig the '50s-style here, with Coltrane-like musings on sax and Bill Evans-ish piano, and this amazing lady has wowed me again!

 
She does work with a lot of good musicians; I guess being on Blue Note Records doesn't hurt in that respect.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I really dig the '50s-style here, with Coltrane-like musings on sax and Bill Evans-ish piano, and this amazing lady has wowed me again!

 
She does work with a lot of good musicians; I guess being on Blue Note Records doesn't hurt.
i like norah. that she is ravi's daughter and found her way up without his help. burn and fleurette africaine are the strongest, most delicate arrangements i've ever heard and they are both on day breaks. the duke's version of "fluerette" is more stark, masculine and forward. play norah's version after his and you'll find another delicate, voluptuous arrangements, whiskey voice of a very cool song.
Never been a fan, but this song is something else!
I really dig the '50s-style here, with Coltrane-like musings on sax and Bill Evans-ish piano, and this amazing lady has wowed me again!
Jazzier
Looser
Tighter
Love it
This cloying affect were singers (guys and gals alike) misshape vowel sounds - in this song where she says 'shreds', but changes the short e to a long a sound so it comes out like 'shrades' - is so very annoying. I hate it to the core of my soul - truly deeply hate it. But I let it slide for Norah.
{#Yes}
The contrabass sounds very nice and interesting.
superb!! 
worth a purchase from RP!
solid 8. Awesome with Wayne Shorter(!) does really sound like a Sting song. what happened to the voting feature?
when i read the artist name i was like wtf  Norah Jones ? Like it !!
 unclehud wrote:
How did a woman this young get so much soul in her voice?  "Burn" is exactly what she does to me.

 
When she first hit the scene I thought she was quite overrated because the positive criticism she was receiving put her at superstar status. She seemed very accomplished to me, but not the stuff of legends.  Here we are years later and she really seems to have become quite the mature and accomplished artist.  Kudos.
Nice...!  I had never experienced this track.  Thanks!
 
How did a woman this young get so much soul in her voice?  "Burn" is exactly what she does to me.
 bam23 wrote:
The transition from Talk Talk (Eden) was masterful. This blending and merging of music is obviously why I and many others consider this the best internet "radio station" on this planet, at this moment at least.

 
it's OK bam23, you can say it's "the best internet "radio station" on this planet" and leave it at that {#Cheesygrin} - his mastery of the segue is impressive, and I believe immortal as well, although I probably won't be here to say if I was right or not about that!
Very nice!
The voice. The sax. The bass.

Outstanding! 
really, really nice, and so much better then her last few songs released.
Dig that bass!
Sweet.
Always thought her voice was a bit pitchy on the flat side.
Damn. This is great. I liked Wayne Shorter already. Now I may have to erect a small altar. {#Smile}
Why does this sound like a Sting song?
The transition from Talk Talk (Eden) was masterful. This blending and merging of music is obviously why I and many others consider this the best internet "radio station" on this planet, at this moment at least.
Like something from another era. The bass is cool, the jazz is haunting, the rhythms are mesmerizing, and the vocals are hot & steamy
 Proclivities wrote:

A soprano sax, I  think.

 
I thought that sax sounded familiar.
Tasty!
 yeshetarchin wrote:

Wayne Shorter on Sax

 
A soprano sax, I  think.
 CoYoT51 wrote:

AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA... clarinet? Sure??

 
Wayne Shorter on Sax
a 'floater' for sure ..  gonna have to get over to Amazon. :)     NICE  

 
please stop {#Stop}
 1066country wrote:
Sultry, smooth, intoxicating and very sexy, love it and the clarinet.

 
AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA... clarinet? Sure??
Draws you with with silken intoxicity.
Delicious. Thanks...
I thought this was Melody Gardot. New sound from her for me. I like this very much. Reminds me of a late night bar in NYC. Seems more noir than reality, but drums, bass, piano combo, working girls and reasonably priced cognac. Bad noir or pulp, but good memories of a young man alone in New York.
Thanks for the music.
PS the bar was located under a bridge, a block south of a famous all night disco in Manhatten.
 
Sultry, smooth, intoxicating and very sexy, love it and the clarinet.
I like it. She is a fine talent, but just not to my taste, which is why I often play something diff. But this song is kinda cool. A bit Billie Holiday-ish too. Or is she often sort of Billie? 
how come
Last play: Never
seems I just heard it...
{#Music} 
This beautiful song goes delightfully well with my morning coffee on this cold autumn day.  Thank you!