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The Fall is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Norah Jones, released November 17, 2009 on Blue Note Records.

Background and production

Jones' official website has stated that she "has taken a new direction on the The Fall, experimenting with different sounds and a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris. King also helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer)", Lyle Workman, (Bourgois Tagg, film composer for Superbad), and Peter Atanasoff (Rickie Lee Jones, Tito and Tarantula). Jones has also revealed the cover artwork for the album, which features a portrait by photographer Autumn de Wilde.

Release and promotion

The first single, "Chasing Pirates," was released on October 13, 2009.

To promote the release of the album Jones will appear on:

Track listing

Release dates

Country Date Label(s) Format
Japan November 11, 2009 EMI CD

180-gram vinyl

Digital download
Germany November 13, 2009
The Netherlands November 13, 2009 Blue Note
United Kingdom November 16, 2009 EMI
United States November 17, 2009 Blue Note
Brazil November 30, 2009 EMI


Chart (2009) Peak

Austrian Albums Chart 3
Australian Albums Chart 17
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 3
Belgian Albums Chart (Walloniamarker) 1
Canadian Albums Chart 3
Czech Albums Chart 10
Dutch Albums Chart 8
European Top 100 Albums 3
Finnish Albums Chart 21
French Albums Chart 5
German Albums Chart 3
Irish Albums Chart 20
Italian Albums Chart 17
Japan Albums Chart 6
New Zealand Albums Chart 10
Norwegian Albums Chart 14
Spanish Albums Chart 15
Swedish Albums Chart 2
Swiss Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 24
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Top Rock Albums 2
U.S. Top Digital Albums 3


Country Providers Certification Sales or

Australia ARIA
Canada CRIA 15,000
Japan RIAJ 32,000+
New Zealand RIANZ Gold 7,500
United Kingdom BPI
United States RIAA 285,876


  1. New CD: The Fall at, 11 September 2009
  2. Australian Charts
  3. Czech Albums Chart - The Fall Chartrun
  4. European Top 100
  5. Suomen virallinen lista
  7. UK Albums Chart by BBC
  8. Billboard Rock Albums

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