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Sheryl Crow
     

Sheryl Crow

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by Sheryl Crow
 
Hiring noted roots experimentalists Tchad Blake and Mitchell Froom as engineer and consultant, respectively, Sheryl Crow took a cue from their Latin Playboys project for her second album -- she kept her roots rock foundation and added all sorts of noises, weird instruments,

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Hiring noted roots experimentalists Tchad Blake and Mitchell Froom as engineer and consultant, respectively, Sheryl Crow took a cue from their Latin Playboys project for her second album -- she kept her roots rock foundation and added all sorts of noises, weird instruments, percussion loops, and off-balance production to give Sheryl Crow a distinctly modern flavor. And, even with the Stonesy grind of "Sweet Rosalyn" or hippie spirits of "Love Is a Good Thing," it is an album that couldn't have been made any other time than the '90s. As strange as it may sound, Sheryl Crow is a postmodern masterpiece of sorts -- albeit a mainstream, post-alternative, postmodern masterpiece. It may not be as hip or innovative as, say, the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique, but it is as self-referential, pop culture obsessed, and musically eclectic. Throughout the record, Crow spins out wild, nearly incomprehensible stream-of-consciousness lyrics, dropping celebrity names and products every chance she gets ("drinking Falstaff beer/Mercedes Ruehl and a rented Leer"). Often, these litanies don't necessarily add up to anything specific, but they're a perfect match for the mess of rock, blues, alt-rock, country, folk, and lite hip-hop loops that dominate the record. At her core, she remains a traditionalist -- the songcraft behind the infectious "Change Would Do You Good," the bubbly "Everyday Is a Winding Road," and the weary "If It Makes You Happy" helped get the singles on the radio -- but the production and lyrics are often at odds with those instincts, creating for a fascinating and compelling (and occasionally humorous) listen and one of the most individual albums of its era.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1996
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0731454058728
catalogNumber:
540587
Rank:
5180

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheryl Crow   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Harmonium,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Wurlitzer,Moog Bass,Pennyosley
Bob Stewart   Horn
Jim Keltner   Drums
Steve Berlin   Saxophone
Dave Douglas   Horn
Davey Faragher   Fuzz Bass
Neil Finn   Vocals
Curtis Fowlkes   Horn
Mitchell Froom   Harmonium,Keyboards
Wally Ingram   Drums,Djembe
Anders Rundblad   Bass,Guitar
Pete Thomas   Drums
Jeff Trott   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Michael Urbano   Drums,Snare Drums
Tad Wadhams   Bass
Steve Donnelly   Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dan Rothchild   Bass
Jane Scarpantoni   Strings
Josh Roseman   Horn
Todd Wolfe   Dobro,Guitar,Electric Guitar
R.S. Bryan   wah wah guitar
Brian Macleod   Drums

Technical Credits

Sheryl Crow   Producer,Loop
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Bob Salcedo   Engineer
Jeff Trott   Loop
Michael Urbano   Loop
Trina Shoemaker   Engineer
Blair Lamb   Engineer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Karen Walker   Art Direction
Stephen Weintraub   Executive Producer
Jeri Beiden   Art Direction
Brian Macleod   Loop

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Sheryl Crow 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it! My favorites on this album are "A Change Would Do You Good" & "If It Makes You Happy". Also, the message in "if It Makes You Happy" is true & simple "If it makes you happy, why the Hell are you so sad?". Just listen to the words & you'll get the song's message. Buy it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite is 'If it makes you happy'.I guess everyone has ever heard of this song.I think this song suits well with travelling without specific purpose.And the long journey with car is more suitable!!If I were the one, I would open the window and sing this song very loudly and deeply sink in my own world.Even though you can't start such a long trip, just listen to it. You could feel you were on the road of the wilds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this album as much today as when I first heard it on vacation in Hawaii in November of 1996. Great compilation of songs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
to make this really short, the cd's great, and all Sheryl fans should buy this one!
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