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C'mon, C'mon
     

C'mon, C'mon

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by Sheryl Crow
 

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For much of her career, Sheryl Crow has presented herself as the queen of the party, always ready to have fun and get on a good beer buzz. And while C'mon C'mon -- her first studio album in four years -- has its share of upbeat moments, such as the breezy single "Soak Up the Sun," featuring Liz Phair, the album shows a marked

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For much of her career, Sheryl Crow has presented herself as the queen of the party, always ready to have fun and get on a good beer buzz. And while C'mon C'mon -- her first studio album in four years -- has its share of upbeat moments, such as the breezy single "Soak Up the Sun," featuring Liz Phair, the album shows a marked emotional shift on Crow's part. Yes, the disc's surface is dominated by easygoing melodies that channel the Angeleno sound of the late-'70s Eagles and Fleetwood Mac (whose Stevie Nicks provides vocal counterpoint on the title track). But dip beneath the thin layer of warmth, and you'll find Crow hinting broadly at a battle with depression on the pensive "Weather Channel" (on which she gets a hand from Emmylou Harris) and suggesting with her tone for "It's Only Love" that the song's title is anything but indicative of what lies within. A few trips into power-ballad territory -- such as "It's So Easy," a duet with Don Henley -- don't pan out quite as well as the rockers. But even in her current understated mode, Crow hasn't entirely forgotten how to kick out the jams: She sails along in open-highway mode on the chugging opener "Steve McQueen" and manages to match guest Lenny Kravitz strut-for-strut on the instantly infectious "You're an Original." More than any of her previous albums, C'mon C'mon shows a side of Sheryl Crow that's vulnerable, if ultimately resilient. The good-time girl has, it seems, grown up, and transformed herself into an artist with something to say.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's hard to call The Globe Sessions a stumble, but its stripped-down, straightforwardness paled in comparison to the dark pop-culture kaleidoscope of Sheryl Crow's eponymous second album. That's why C'mon, C'mon, Crow's long-delayed fourth album, is such a delight -- it's the sunny flip side of that masterpiece, a skillful synthesis of classic rock and modern sensibilities that's pretty irresistible. Crow has turned into the professional she always acted she was -- she not only crafts songs impeccably, she knows how to record them, filling the record with interesting sonic details, whether it's the Steve Miller-styled "woo hoo"s on "Steve McQueen" or subtle Mellotrons on "Over You." That kind of sly sonic adventure was missing from Globe Sessions, as was her predilection for almost-absurd lyrical asides -- check the digital cable reference on the lead single, "Soak Up the Sun," along with its opening line of "My friend, the communist" -- and the return of both makes C'mon, C'mon a delightful return to form. There's so much to enjoy on the surface of the record, particularly in its unashamed glossy sheen and classically structured hooks, that it's easy to enjoy just on that level, yet it also works as a set of songs nearly as consistent and rich as those on her second album. Where Sheryl Crow was a quintessential fall album -- even at its happiest, there was an undercurrent of melancholy and weariness -- this is a record designed for the sunkissed open road of spring and summer. Even when she's singing about heartache, there's an assured sense of purpose, even a swagger, to this album that shines through. Yet it doesn't just work a mood, it showcases her skills at a peak. It's Sheryl Crow at her best, delivering music that is firmly rooted in the past, yet recorded and performed with a modern feel and flair, something that was absent from The Globe Sessions. It's pretty much what the follow-up to Sheryl Crow should have been and what she needed to release for her fourth album, but even better than expected.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949326029
catalogNumber:
493260
Rank:
98291

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheryl Crow   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Accordion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Moog Bass,Tambo Drums,Moroccan Drum
Emmylou Harris   Vocals
Don Henley   Vocals
Lenny Kravitz   Vocals
Stevie Nicks   Vocals
Matthew Brubeck   Cello
Liz Phair   Vocals
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Lenny Castro   Percussion,Conga,Shaker
Keith Ciancia   Organ,Keyboards
Joel Derouin   Violin,Concert Master
Davey Faragher   Upright Bass
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Jill Jaffe   Violin
Brad Jones   Bass
Julia Kent   Cello
Wendy Melvoin   Electric Guitar
Paul Peabody   Violin
Shawn Pelton   Drums,Bells,Loops
Lorenza Ponce   Violin
Craig Ross   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jeremy Stacey   Percussion,Drums,Drum Loop,Toy Piano,Synthesizer Strings,Moog Lead
Peter Stroud   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Wurlitzer,Drum Loop,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Marti Sweet   Violin
Jeff Trott   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Soozie Tyrell   Violin
Evan Wilson   Viola
Garo Yellin   Cello
Michelle Kinney   Cello
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Daniel Smith   Cello
Suzie Katayama   Cello,Concert Master
Antoine Silverman   Violin,Concert Master
Joan Wasser   Violin
John Shanks   Bass,Electric Guitar,Sampling,Drum Loop
Doyle Bramhall   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Matthew Pierce   Violin
Rudy Stein   Cello
Natalie Maines   Vocals
Joe Deninzon   Violin
Steve Jordan   Drums,Tambo Drums,Moroccan Drum
Hiroko Taguchi   Violin
Gwyneth Paltrow   Vocals
Tim Smith   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Douglas Grean   Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Jeff Anthony   Drums
Michele Richards   Violin
Ron Lawrence   Viola
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Matthew Brubeck   String Arrangements
Chris Reynolds   Engineer
Sheryl Crow   Producer
Keith Ciancia   String Samples
Mitchell Froom   String Arrangements
Thom Panunzio   Engineer
Lorenza Ponce   String Arrangements
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Christopher Shaw   Engineer
Jeremy Stacey   String Arrangements
Peter Stroud   Engineer
Jeff Trott   Producer,drum programming
Scott Weiland   Producer
Trina Shoemaker   Engineer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Eric Tew   Engineer
John Shanks   Producer,Percussion Programming
Stephen Weintraub   Executive Producer
Keith Shortreed   Engineer
John Saylor   Engineer
Monique Mizrahi   Engineer
Dean Baskerville   Engineer
Mark Valentine   Engineer
Ross Peterson   Engineer
Keith Schreiner   drum programming
Jeff Anthony   drum programming
Brian Macleod   Drum Fills

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C'mon, C'mon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
C'mon, C'mon is another exceptional effort from Sheryl Crow that includes something for everyone! A minority of reviewers are critical a few of the tunes have too much of a 'pop' sound but how else are you going to get any airplay? (I'm a d.j. so I know what I'm talking about!) I think the cd is as good as, or maybe better than, Globe Sessions. It shocked me to read a review that said only the first few tracks were worth listening to! The whole collection is great and I would strongly recommend it to any fan of Sheryl Crow. Songs toward the end include 'Over You,' an awesome tune followed by 'Lucky Kid' which really rocks. Give C'mon, C'mon a chance and lighten up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Sheryl since ''Tuesday Night Music Club'', and this is the best I have heard her sound so far. My favorte here is ''Come on, Come on''. It's just a very pretty song you can relate to. This is overall a really good album that I would reccommend to people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't understand the negative reviews of this ablum, I think its her best yet. I dont think there is a bad track on it, she says it was a 3 year 'labour of love' and it shows.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good album. Very Solid. Even a great album had it not been done by sheryl. I have loved all of her past albums. So i bought this one the day that it came out. But i have been disappointed with this one. I was expecting this to have alot more to it. Her albums have gotten exponentially better since ''Tuesday Night...'' Untill now. ''The globe sessions'' was such an amazing album, and i couldn't get it out of my cd player for weeks. This new album is worth buying, i enjoy it. It is just a sub-par effort from such a great artist as sheryl crow. So go buy all three of her others if you don't have them. Then get this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this album to anyone who enjoys rock music. The song Weather Channel is haunting. A lot of fun songs too. Very good album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i would appreciate more sssssheryl crow. SHE IS HOT! IIIIIIII LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEEEE YYYYOOOUUUU!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sheryl Crow's new album ''C'mon C'mon'' is great! It has a summer-blaring-out-of-the-speakers-in-a-car type feel to it. My favorite songs on the album are ''Abilene,'' ''Weather Channel,'' ''Safe and Sound,'' and ''Steve McQueen.'' If you want something to warm you up or something to listen to to just have some fun, then Sheryl Crow's newest album ''C'mon C'mon'' is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On Sheryl Crow's fourth studio album, she varies a bit on style but never on talent. From beginning to end C'mon C'mon takes you on a musical ride that can and will be enjoyed all throughout the summer and beyond. From the rocking riffs of ''Steve McQueen'' and ''You're An Original'' to the pop flavored ''Soak Up the Sun'' and the melon cholly ''Weather Channel'', Sheryl keeps the listeners interest with crafty perfectly timed production as well as cool vocals and incredible guests. Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Lenny Kravitz, Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks, Liz Phair, Emmylou Harris, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Doyle Bramhall II are wonderful additions...but Crow definately shines on her own. On C'mon C'mon Sheryl Crow emerges from her beautiful masterpiece the Globe Sessions, with a happier disposition, but the same great talents. C'mon C'mon is definately a keeper!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is very good. Out of the 13 songs, there are at least 6 that are extremely good and the rest are not bad. Nothing on the CD is unlistenable to. Sheryl Crow is the best songwriter of the last 4-5 years and she proves that she is not slowing from lack of ideas. ''Diamond Road'' is one of the best songs she has ever written (if not the best) and is certainly bound for ''hitdom.'' ''Steve McQueen'' is ultra cool and shows that Crow still knows how to belt one out. ''C'Mon C'mon'' is very catchy and the lyrics of ''You're an Original'' are very well thought out. ''Soak up the Sun,'' which I first heard her perform live at the half-time cerimony of the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh at Hienz Field in January, is a sure fire number one hit. Even after my team got humiliated the memory of the melody was etched like stone in my mind after just one listen. All in all, this CD is a must buy if you like good song-writing. If you don't know what good song-writing is, you need to buy this CD to find out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is already out here in Japan...If you are a fan of Sheryl Crow, you are going to love this one. She never fails to amaze.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cd its so cool! hope u love it too! she desirves it! she's worked hard to be where she is!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sheryl is very refreshing on this album. It makes you ready for this summer. Also if you just are getting over someone, C'mon C'mon and Over You bring you in an excellent mood. For some dancing you need Steve McQueen and Lucky Kid. For some dreamy songs you need The Weather Channel and It's Only Love. This is an album for every occasion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
sheryl crow has never *shined* as much as on her latest collection ''c'mon c'mon''. even from the title you can tell she's taking a back-road approach to songwriting that really surprises and delights the ear. after ''the globe sessions'' sheryl took a path down the lilith fair types which i did not enjoy so much. the music was too depressing and went flat. now, with the new record sheryl taps into what i believe to be real rock n roll. the sound is funky, edgy, and alive. from the up-tempo ''over you'', to the quintessential 70's type rock ballad ''it's so easy'', to my personal favorite ''c'mon, c'mon'', ms. crow delivers it all. the music is reminiscent of eras past, and i believe this is what she does best. her best work YET. take the top down kids, it's gonna be a rockin' summer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new album ''C'Mon, C'Mon'' proves to be Sheryl's best record yet. It has an up-beat summer feel and is full of energy. Like songs like ''Soak Up The Sun'' and ''Hole In My Pocket'' were you just want to shake your hips and dance. It also has some emotional songs like ''Weather Channel'' and ''It's So Easy'' - which she collaborates with Don Henley. This record proves to be so great and I hear a Grammy coming on!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a bunch of great reviews for this album, so I'm thinking..''Wow, the others never got these reviews, this must be the best of all''. Well, I'm a die-hard Sheryl fan, and the other three albums rate on my top 20 albums list; it just tears me up to write this. But this album is overrated. It has a few catchy tunes that start the album, but after 5 or 6, it takes an extreme downturn. When all her other albums are just packed with amazing songs that never make the radio, this album has songs that I don't want reaching my stereo. They are so cliche it is no wonder the reviewers liked this one so much. ''It's so easy'' sounds just like some cheesy country song that should never have been made, something like ''It's not easy loving somebody so much....bla bla bla'' Whatever that horrible song was. And another one starts off just like, ''What if god was one of us'' If I had written either of those ***tty jingles, I'd sue. The songs lack the meaning and depth of the first three albums. The guitar playing is mediocre at best, and the jingles just aren't any different from every cheesy album that has been released in the last 10 years. Just grab the first 5 off of some sharing utility and save your money. This one ain't worth it folks.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is definitely worth the 3 year wait. I have alot of respect for an artist who writes, produces, arranges, & performs their own music. Sheryl is definitely a true musical talent. Even if your not an SC fan you can appreciate and respect the talent & creativity that Sheryl employs in this album. Her voice sounds the best & the music is professionally arranged to ultimate perfection. Although her other albums were good this one outshines all of them. She teams up with some real heavy hitters in music that adds to the appeal. My favorite track is # 4, ''Safe & Sound''. She really belts out the tunes and reveals her true talent. I've read a few critic reviews & I am dissapointed that a some are so biase & critical. Screw them, this album is awesome & it is her best work. I admit I haven't been a long-term SC fan. Until just recently I have come to like her music & I must say C'mon truly rocks. If album # 1 received a grammy than this one is a definite #1. It was worth the long wait & the buk ($). Anybody who has an appreciation for music go buy this CD, you will not be dissapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing Album! Sheryl's best ever! It really is the ultimate summer Album! I love it. It makes me so happy. I will always remember summer 2002 with this album in my head. I couldn't believe it ... she has outdone herself. Cool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is not as good as her second CD, but better than the other two. Long in coming, but definitely worth the wait.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I think she phoned this one in. I don't understand what the critics see in this disk. I loved Sheryl's first 3 CD's, but this one is just a let down. The lyrics are so cliched, I could pretty much guess what the next line would be, on just about every song. With the exception of ''Steve McQueen'', there is not one original sounding song on the entire CD. They mostly sound like rehashed material from her previous works. The music is good, I'll give her that. The guitar work is fresh, and ''Safe and Sound'' has a certain haunted quality to it, but she should have spent a little more time on this, than worrying about what little pop stars are wearing, or which friends she could on this disk.
Guest More than 1 year ago
C'mon C'mon is fantastic! If your a longtime Sheryl fan, or you just like Soak Up The Sun, you'll love this CD. Steve McQueen and Hole in My Pocket are great fun rockers. Over You and Abeliene are more guitar laden and a little less forceful. Lucky Kid is just terrific. And Weather Channel is haunting in it's beauty. I'm not exactly thrilled by It's so easy, but If you like Don Henley, it's the song for you. And It's Only Love is a great new take on a wonderful song. This is a must buy record, hands down.
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