C'mon, C'mon [UK Bonus Tracks]

C'mon, C'mon [UK Bonus Tracks]

by Sheryl Crow
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2002
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0606949326227
catalogNumber:
493262

Tracks

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
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Jill Jaffe   Violin
Brad Jones   Bass
Julia Kent   Cello
Wendy Melvoin   Electric Guitar
Paul Peabody   Violin
Shawn Pelton   Drums,Bells,Loops,Drum Loop
Lorenza Ponce   Violin
Craig Ross   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
Lyle Workman   Electric Guitar
Michelle Kinney   Cello
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello,Concert Master
Suzie Katayama   Cello,Concert Master
Antoine Silverman   Violin,Concert Master
Joan Wasser   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
John Shanks   Bass,Electric Guitar,Sampling,Drum Loop
Doyle Bramhall   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Elizondo   Bass,Moog 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
Dan Smith   Cello
David Gold   Viola
Jeff Anthony   Drums
Michele Richards   Violin
Ron Lawrence   Viola

Technical Credits

Matthew Brubeck   String Arrangements
Chris Reynolds   Engineer
Sheryl Crow   Producer
Keith Ciancia   String Samples
Mitchell Froom   String Arrangements
Jerry Hey   Horn 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
Keith Shortreed   Engineer
John Saylor   Engineer
Monique Mizrahi   Engineer
Dean Baskerville   Engineer
Mark Valentine   Engineer
Ross Peterson   Engineer
Keith Schreiner   drum programming
Leslie Richter   Engineer
Ryan Castle   Engineer
Brian McCleod   Drum Fills
Jeff Anthony   drum programming
Scooter Weintraub   Executive Producer

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