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New Norah Jones Disc Features OutKast, Foos

Compilation gathers singer's standout collaborations of the past decade

August 20, 2010 8:46 AM ET
Over the last decade, Norah Jones has become known for her ace collaborations with everyone from the Foo Fighters to Ray Charles. Now, the singer-songwriter will collect her best duets on a new disc titled …Featuring, which hits stores November 2nd. The disc features Jones' collaborations with the Willie Nelson, OutKast, Talib Kweli, Dolly Parton, Ryan Adams, M. Ward and more. (Full track listing below.) Also included: the new track "Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John," which Jones cut with Belle and Sebastian for the Scottish group's forthcoming fall album. "It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire," Jones said in a statement. "It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone when you're doing something with another artist. You don't know what to expect — it's kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate."

Jones will spend the rest of the summer on the road for the west coast leg of her tour before reuniting with Willie Nelson at Farm Aid on October 2nd in Milwaukee, WI. Jones is also slated to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on August 31st.

…Featuring Track List:
"Love Me," The Little Willies
"Virginia Moon," The Foo Fighters feat. Norah Jones
"Turn Them," Sean Bones feat. Norah Jones
"Baby It’s Cold Outside," Willie Nelson feat. Norah Jones
"Bull Rider," Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
"Ruler Of My Heart," Dirty Dozen Brass Band feat. Norah Jones
"The Best Part," El Madmo
"Take Off Your Cool," OutKast feat. Norah Jones
"Life Is Better," Q-Tip feat. Norah Jones
"Soon The New Day," Talib Kweli feat. Norah Jones
"Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John," Belle and Sebastian feat. Norah Jones
"Here We Go Again," Ray Charles feat. Norah Jones
"Loretta," Norah Jones feat. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
"Dear John," Ryan Adams feat. Norah Jones
"Creepin’ In," Norah Jones feat. Dolly Parton
"Court & Spark," Herbie Hancock feat. Norah Jones
"More Than This," Charlie Hunter feat. Norah Jones
"Blue Bayou," Norah Jones feat. M. Ward

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