- Record Label: Reprise
- Release Date: Nov 25, 2013
- Summary: The collaboration between Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones is their take on the collection of reinterpreted Americana songs recorded by The Everly Brothers in 1958.
- Record Label: Reprise
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Country-Folk, Close Harmony
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Positive: 14 out of 22
Mixed: 8 out of 22
Negative: 0 out of 22
Jan 8, 2014With minimal instrumental backing, the pair confidently locate the essence and atmosphere of the original album.
Nov 21, 2013It is, I suppose, all very tasteful and yet it retains the original’s inherent oddness.
Nov 27, 2013The warm spirit that emanates from this loving tribute should be more than enough to keep you cozy through the cold months ahead.
Nov 26, 2013If you’re seeking Everlys hits like “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Bye Bye Love,” this ain’t the place, but if you want to hear a cache of lovingly crafted versions of great story songs by two simpatico friends, “Foreverly” is a fine gateway to the Everlys’ catalog. (Then go find the originals.)
Q MagazineJan 28, 2014Not oversold, sensitively handled and direct, consider the tribute a success. [Feb 2014, p.112]
Nov 21, 2013Mediocre on every count, the resulting set of tracks won’t change anyone’s mind about any of the artists involved (that’s presuming it won’t make you like the Everlys less), but as a fleeting curiosity, it’s precisely what it says it is--with little imagination to spare.
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Nov 28, 2013I love this, just the raw sound of it, especially Barbara Allen. I really love Billie Joe's voice, think he has one of the best voices outI love this, just the raw sound of it, especially Barbara Allen. I really love Billie Joe's voice, think he has one of the best voices out there, and have thought so since that September Ends song way back when. Not sure if people have liked him for his voice before, but it doesn't matter. He has a great one, and same goes, obviously, for Norah. On this, their harmonies sound so much like the GREAT Everlys it makes the hair on the back of my neck prickle.
I hope people take note of this record, especially if it introduces them to the Everly Brothers for the first time. They were part of the glorious soundtrack of my youth, and sounded so great on Top 40 AM radio.… Expand
Sep 26, 2014One would think that the collaboration of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and queen of pop jazz Norah Jones would fall apart underOne would think that the collaboration of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and queen of pop jazz Norah Jones would fall apart under their vastly different ouvres. However, the first-time listener (and thirtieth-time, for that matter) will be surprised at the impeccable balance this album finds in quiet, understated harmony. There is no showboating, no pretense, only two musicians recreating an album they love. Do not listen to this album for Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day or Norah Jones, listen to it for Billie Joe and Norah.
Favorite song: "Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine". Shivers, all I can say.… Expand
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