Q (11/03, p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[Malick] coaxes some surprisingly gutsy performances from Jones..."
Uncut (11/03, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Jones sounds as ballsy as a young Bonnie Raitt, and her cover of Dylan's 'Heart of Mine' is outstanding....This is further proof she's the real deal..."
Mojo (Publisher) (11/03, p.129) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...NEW YORK CITY is a worthy addition to the Jones canon..."
Personnel: Peter Malick (vocals, guitar); Norah Jones (vocals, piano);
Mike Thompson (accordion, piano); Tom West (piano); Danny McGough (Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Mellotron); Jeff Turmes (bass); Eric Gardner,
Marty Richards (drums).
Recorded at Room 9 From Outer Space, Boston, Massachusetts and Popsquad, West Hollywood, California between August 2000 & May 2003. Includes liner notes by Peter Malick.
Lyricist: Split Vizionz.
Personnel: Norah Jones (vocals); Peter Malick (vocals, guitar); Split Vizionz (rap vocals); Tom Barnishin (guitar); Mike "Brotha Jinx" Thompson (accordion, piano); Tom West (piano); Danny McGough (Wurlitzer organ, Mellotron); Eric Gardner, Marty Richards (drums).
Audio Mixer: Ducky Carlisle.
Audio Remixers: Bastone & Burnz; Lance De Sardi.
Recording information: Room 9 From Outer Space, South Boston, MA; the Doghouse.
Photographer: Ted D'Ottavio.
The album NEW YORK CITY, released in 2003 under the name the Peter Malick Group, found Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones joining guitarist Malick for a session of mellow, rootsy blues tracks. Jones's gauzy vocals fit perfectly with the mood of the music, and the album was a success. THE CHILL ALBUM, released subsequently, featured downtempo DJ remixes of NEW YORK CITY's tracks, while THE REMIX ALBUM, another remix treatment of the Jones/Malick project, focused on groove-oriented versions.
THE DELUXE NEW YORK CITY COLLECTION brings together all three albums. A glance at the track list might frighten off those unfamiliar with the albums, since the same six song titles appear over and over across the 31 tracks of the double album. But the DJ tracks are so radically transformed that they may as well have come from a different universe (while still retaining the enticing, relaxed mood of the originals). The set comes recommended to fans of Jones, contemporary blues, and downtempo electronica.
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