April 29, 2012 – 4:50 am

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Paris 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France; April 20, 2012. Excellent FM broadcast.

Norah Jones’s new album, Little Broken Hearts, has a street date of May 1, 2012. On April 15, the entire album was streamed online on NPR. To preview her album, Jones gave a treat to her French fans and performed the entire album (Disc 1 below) live on this radio show.

According to the wikipedia, the cover art for the album was inspired from the poster to the film Mudhoney. Jones was recording the album at Danger Mouse’s studio and saw the poster on the wall. She said, “Brian [Burton] has this great collection of Russ Meyer posters in his studio. And this particular one… was right over the couch where I sat every day. I always was looking at it and thinking ‘that’s so cool I want to look like her!’ I remember staring at the poster the whole time we made the record. It’s a great visual.” The title of the album (and most of the tracks) allude to a recent break-up.

Initial response to the album has been positive and the tracks are indeed an entertaining listen, despite the subject matter.

Adam Kivel of wrote: “Lyrically, this is a breakup album, but the album is anything but one-note, finding solace in a handful of different reactions. For example, album opener “Good Morning” works twinkling synths and shivering violins into a breathy realization, while “Say Goodbye” is the first hint of angst or aggression. Jones’ voice is sweet enough to sing a cutesy line like, “It’s alright, it’s okay, I don’t need you anyway,” without it having even a hint of going over the top. The latter song is as pure and twee as pop gets, the chugging bass, skipping drums, and Jones coos over the top like she’s been making this kind of music for ages.”

And Robert Copsey commented at “Jones sings of heartbreak throughout with more contempt than we’ve ever heard from her before… Her angst reaches its most unnerving on ‘Take It Back’ and ‘She’s 22′ - the latter a barely-there ballad in which she asks: “Does she make you happy?” Her stages of post-relationship grief come to a climax on penultimate track ‘Miriam’; a moody and atmospheric number with just a hint of menace that conjures up images of a pain-stricken Jones clutching to a bottle of gin as she unpicks the details of her lover’s affair. It might be dark, but this stunning collection of anguish is the brightest she’s shined in a long time.”

Thanks to original uploader LETSGO (Dime); and to ShaReeF who shared the tracks at Hunger City. Thanks also to AMMMMM for the artwork.

FM recording from a Dual CT 110 tuner, made with Zoom H4, SD card to PC, Audacity editions, FLAC (TLH).

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Good Morning (5.7MB)
Track 102. Say Goodbye (5.9MB)
Track 103. Little Broken Hearts (5.7MB)
Track 104. She’s 22 (5.2MB)
Track 105. Take It Back (7.0MB)
Track 106. After The Fall (6.6MB)
Track 107. Four Broken Hearts (4.9MB)
Track 108. Travelin’ On (5.9MB)
Track 109. Out On The Road (7.5MB)
Track 110. Happy Pills (5.8MB)
Track 111. Miriam (7.3MB)
Track 112. All A Dream (10.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Nearness Of You (4.2MB)
Track 202. Don’t Know Why (6.3MB)
Track 203. Waiting (6.7MB)
Track 204. Sunrise (6.1MB)
Track 205. Chasing Pirates (4.5MB)
Track 206. Bessie Smith (For Levon Helm) (7.8MB)
Track 207. Come Away With Me (5.5MB)
Track 208. Black (6.0MB)
Track 209. Stuck (10.5MB)
Track 210. Outro (Talks And Audience) (3.7MB)

Norah Jones - vocals, piano, guitar
Jason Roberts - guitar, backing vocals
Josh Lattanzi - bass, backing vocals
Pete Remm - keyboards, piano
Greg Wieczorek - drums, backing vocals

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  1. 24 Responses to “NORAH JONES - PARIS 2012”

  2. Great audio, nice performance. Thanx, but, WHO in the FUCK is that a-hole Frenchie-pooh talking over the beginning of the fucking songs????????

    By Timmy on Apr 29, 2012

  3. I don’t know, I think the “Frenchie-pooh” gives it a little je ne sais quoi.

    By Glenn on Apr 30, 2012

  4. They ALWAYS do that talk-over on French radio!

    By arcadian on Apr 30, 2012

  5. A real treat to hear her new album plus some classics. Excellent audio quality too. Thanks again Big O.

    By jania on May 2, 2012

  6. I might listen to this one of these days. Right now I’m too engrossed with the artwork.

    By wardo on May 2, 2012


    By darth on Nov 15, 2013

  8. norah jones and billie joe armstrong of green day have recorded an album of everly brothers songs called “foreverly”. they cover of the entire album “songs our daddy taught us”. its due to be released november 25. heres a good interview and one streaming song “long time gone”.

    of course one needs to ask: why not just get the original album? perhaps people who are not familiar with the every brothers will seek out their music.

    By barth on Nov 15, 2013


    By dropkick sarge on Nov 15, 2013

  10. i dig what youre layin down sarge. plus shes a hottie. i dont care who she duets with I’m jealous.

    By barth on Nov 15, 2013

  11. the entire point of me posting the link i posted was so ppl would see the article and the song that they could hear that was being offered for their listening pleasure ahead of the albums release. thats why i posted the link in the first place. pasting the information from the page which is only repeated on several other pages in identical language to the link i posted doesnt make any sense. i just gave that information earlier in the day. whats the point in doing it right after i did it on the same page?

    By darth on Nov 15, 2013

  12. paybacks are a bitch darth. i provided a link to the very same article once before and you immediately posted another lame link after mine. go here and scroll down to the end: what was YOUR point??

    By barth on Nov 15, 2013

  13. darth the interview i linked to was very extensive and informative and yours was brief and lame. theres no “identical language” except the performers names and the album title. good night.

    By barth on Nov 15, 2013

  14. it isnt a payback to me. it doesnt affect me in any way. its not as if youre hurting me by posting exactly what i just posted immediately after i did it. it just makes no sense. saying that paybacks are a bitch doesnt really make any sense cuz its not harming me in any manner. its not as if ill cry and say oh no what oh ever will i do now? cmon now. if i had posted something u posted.. it wasnt there when i posted it. and we evidently were posting it at the same time and yours went thru first. it wouldnt make any sense for me to post something u had just posted. however u cant make this claim today because i checked a couple of times after i had posted mine here and u didnt post yours for more than an hour afterwards. plus u admit that it was done intentionally. i dont do stupid things like that. especially to get back at ppl. what a child u are. is it a lame link if i post a link to the same article as u if its not a lame link when u posted it originally?

    the entire point of my link was to inform about the album and the song. and allow ppl to hear it ahead of time. nothing more. the language in your posting here was directly taken from the article i posted. word for word. good nite? stop waking up.

    By darth on Nov 15, 2013

  15. i was first darth. my link was better. youre jealous.

    By barth on Nov 15, 2013

  16. “i dont do stupid things like that.”

    No, you whine and cry because someone posts a link to a better article than you did, you record second rate singers on third rate TV shows like ellen and the view, you hoard more music than you’ll ever have time to listen to, you lie and spew bullshit rationalizations when you’re proven to be wrong, and you ruin almost every concert thread here with your desperate need for attention and approval. Please get professional help:

    By Dingus on Nov 15, 2013

  17. its not as if ill cry and say oh no what oh ever will i do now?


    By dropkick sarge on Nov 15, 2013

  18. darth you ruin almost every concert thread here with your desperate need for attention and approval.

    By hugh jorgan on Nov 15, 2013

  19. oooo the archies are on tv today!

    By darth sugar sugar on Nov 15, 2013

  20. oooo the archies are on tv today!

    Oooh then you’d better go watch them…but first wipe your ass..

    By dwight on Nov 15, 2013

  21. youre not helping here with your childish comments. please stop them.

    By darth on Nov 15, 2013

  22. the above comment wasnt by me. however this is -

    By darth on Nov 16, 2013

  23. it should have been.

    By darth on Nov 16, 2013

  24. la belle et la bête

    By barth on Nov 16, 2013

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