Album Review: Billie Joe and Norah, 'Foreverly'

by David Safar

Billie Joe & Norah: 'Foreverly' album art
Billie Joe & Norah: 'Foreverly' album art (© 2013 Warner Bros. Records.)

The unlikely pairing of Green Day's front man Billie Joe Armstrong and singer songwriter Norah Jones resulted in a tribute to the timeless voices of the duo who shaped the sound of country and rock 'n' roll. Inspired by the Everly Brothers' 1958 album, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, Billie Joe and Norah recreate the album's original 12 songs.

On Foreverly, the duo captured the signature melodies, harmonies and rhythms from the early work of the Everly Brothers. Compare the Everly Brothers' "Long Time Gone" with Billie Joe and Norah's version of the song. They capture that perfect blend of the early sounds of country mixed with rockabilly. The timing and nuances of the duet performance mimic the essence of the Everly Brothers' chemistry. Take a listen...

Everly Brothers, "Long Time Gone"

Billie Joe and Norah "Long Time Gone"

Billie Joe and Norah's Foreverly is out now on Reprise / Warner Bros. Records.

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