Sheryl Crow

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1996
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 731454058728
  • Catalog Number: 540587
  • Sales rank: 16,268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maybe Angels (4:56)
  2. 2 A Change Would Do You Good (3:50)
  3. 3 Home (4:51)
  4. 4 Sweet Rosalyn (3:58)
  5. 5 If It Makes You Happy (5:23)
  6. 6 Redemption Day (4:27)
  7. 7 Hard to Make a Stand (3:07)
  8. 8 Everyday Is a Winding Road (4:16)
  9. 9 Love Is a Good Thing (4:43)
  10. 10 Oh Marie (3:30)
  11. 11 Superstar (4:58)
  12. 12 The Book (4:34)
  13. 13 Ordinary Morning (3:55)
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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, 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, Contributor, Loop
Tchad Blake Engineer
Mitchell Froom Contributor, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Bob Salcedo Engineer
Jeff Trott Contributor, 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Love it! My favorites on this album are "A Change Would D

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You can feel the wilds!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love It

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    she's great

    to make this really short, the cd's great, and all Sheryl fans should buy this one!

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