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Norah Jones and The Handsome Band - Live in 2004 (2004)
IMDb Rating 8.2
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Norah Jones [Performer]
Gillian Welch [Performer]
Dolly Parton [Performer]
David Rawlings [Performer]
Daru Oda Band - Backing Vocal/Flute
Adam Levy Band - Guitars
Robbie McIntosh Band - Guitars
Lee Alexander Band - Bass
Andrew Borger Band - Drums
Kevin Breit Special Guests
Richard Julian Special Guests
Norah Jones & The Handsome Band
Plot
Norah Jones's growth as a performing artist since she burst on the scene in 2002 is apparent on Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004, her second concert DVD (following Live in New Orleans, released in '03). The gifted singer-pianist-songwriter is still something of a reluctant headliner; personable if not exactly effusive (and seemingly bemused by the adulation), she's self-effacing and winningly unpretentious onstage. That goes for the music as well, as Jones and her empathetic band (now including guitarist Robbie McIntosh, formerly of the Pretenders and Paul McCartney's band) put on a tasteful, understated show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Songs from her second CD, Feels Like Home, are favored, along with a version of the Grammy-winning "Don't Know Why" that's received with near-reverence by the audience. Jones's choice of cover material, including tunes by John Prine ("That's the Way the World Goes 'Round"), Tom Waits ("The Long Way Home"), and Gram Parsons ("She," which is among the several bonus tracks; other extras include two videos and three "mini-documentaries"), is also admirable, but it's when her various guests show up that the show approaches genuine transcendence. Among them are Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, who harmonize beautifully with Jones on Townes Van Zandt's "Loretta," and the indefatigable Dolly Parton, whose duet with Jones on bassist Lee Alexander's bluegrass-flavored "Creepin' In" is the undisputed highlight of the show. Radiant, ebullient, and in great voice, Parton is a star, and Norah defers to her accordingly. The only problem comes when Jones and company have to pick up where Parton left off, and in truth, it takes them a while to recover. --Sam Graham
Movie Details
Genre Music
Director Hamish Hamilton
Producer Lee Lodge
Studio EMI Music
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 100 mins
Movie Release Date 11/16/2004
Color Color
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Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 451
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 4/20/2005
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 724359979397
Release Date 11/16/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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