foreverly (Cassette)


Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones

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Amoeba Review

11/24/2013

It’s admittedly a bizarre setup—Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and jazz crooner Norah Jones team up for a full-album cover of The Everly Brothers’ Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The more bizarre thing is, it actually works. Armstrong and Jones’ voices mesh remarkably well; Armstrong eschews his nasal, British punk-inspired vocals in favor of a warmer register, and Jones’ voice is as buttery as ever, but it also sounds lighter and sexier, free of her usual easy listening setting. They sway deliriously on “Lightning Express,” a heartbreaking story evocatively told about a poor, lonely boy on a train, amid twinkling saloon piano and sighing steel guitar. Songs like “Silver Haired Daddy of Mine” jangle with a country stomp, while “Down in the Willow Garden” and “Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?” move gracefully; Armstrong and Jones sound comfortable in either setting, their voices in close, delicate proximity, ably replicating the Everlys’ trademark close harmonies as best as possible. To be sure, it’s a great, family-friendly holiday listen that sounds a lot better than hearing Mariah Carey butcher “Silent Night.” Here’s hoping they keep their partnership up on future releases, as Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones give She & Him a run for their money on the lovely Foreverly.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Roving Gambler
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 04:08
2.
Long Time Gone
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 03:28
3.
Lightning Express
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 05:00
4.
Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 03:15
5.
Down In The Willow Garden
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 04:32
6.
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 02:56


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Oh So Many Years
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 03:03
2.
Barbara Allen
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 04:48
3.
Rockin' Alone (In An Old Rockin' Chair)
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 03:00
4.
I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 04:19
5.
Kentucky
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 03:26
6.
Put My Little Shoes Away
Billie Joe Armstrong , Norah Jones 03:28

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$12.98
Also available in: LP , CD
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