They got together again later in the summer and worked up enough material for the new album.
All the songs on Little Broken Hearts are credited to Norah Jones and Brian Burton – Jones doing all the lyrics, I presume, and some of the music, and Burton taking a major share in the writing of the music.
In 1989, Nora Roberts's novel "Magic Moments" had been made into TV movie, also "Sanctuary" (Melissa Gilbert) in 2001.
In 2007 Lifetime Television adapted four Nora Roberts's novels into TV movies: , "Montana Sky" (Ashley Williams), "Carolina Moon" (Claire Forlani), "Blue Smoke" (Alicia Witt) and "Angel's Fall" (Heather Locklear).
They obviously collaborated on the music – Jones plays piano, organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, acoustic and electric guitar and bass.
But the arrangements and production are clearly dominated by Brian Burton.
But the emotions tied up in the lyrics are not always evident because of the production. It’s a refreshing change of tack for her, and while I’m not crazy about the production style, the album is interesting, and it’s going to expand considerably the audience listening to her work.