C'mon, C'monby Sheryl Crow
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.
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- Interscope Records
Performance CreditsSheryl 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 CreditsMatthew 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 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!
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.
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.
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
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.
i would appreciate more sssssheryl crow. SHE IS HOT! IIIIIIII LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEEEE YYYYOOOUUUU!!!!!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
I love this cd its so cool! hope u love it too! she desirves it! she's worked hard to be where she is!
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.
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.
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!
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.....
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.
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!
This CD is not as good as her second CD, but better than the other two. Long in coming, but definitely worth the wait.
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.
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.