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The match-up of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, one a pop-punk star fresh from rehab, the other a jazzy MOR chanteuse, proves more bizarre on paper than in the studio, alas.

Foreverly is the odd couple’s remake of The Everly Brothers’ Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, a 1958 album of traditional roots music.

Novelty is provided by a slightly quicker tempo and the shift to male-female duets (the pair gel surprisingly well) but the overall tone is over-reverential, an act of copyism not interpretation.

Billie Joe and Norah


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