Hey gang, there's a new book on the market focusing on Sheryl Crow music and songrwriting: The Words and Music of Sheryl Crow (Praeger, 2016), out on September 30.
This book has just been written by Christopher Gable, Ph.D. Mr. Gable, a musician and composer, teaches music theory, composition, introduction to music technology and rock history at the University of South Dakota (USA). He also written a similar book about Sting few years ago. Not a bad resume at all.
Speaking of his book, the author points out that: "in my study, I do not focus on Sheryl Crow's biography but on her songwriting. I include biographical information only when it is relevant to the songs. Still, I hope that through the fleshing out of pertinent biographical details, the artist will come to life on the page through recordings."
"The best way to think of this book is as an enhanced listening guide to the studio albums of Sheryl Crow" [...] "I discuss each album's tracks in order; the flow of the album-listening experience is an important aspect that will not overlooked. In addition, I talk about about important contributors to each of the songs"
Also for this reason, i'm quite intrigued by the latest work of Mr Gable. Definitely i can't wait to read it!
The Words and Music of Sheryl Crow will be available starting September 30 on Amazon (hardcover & Kindle) and Google Play (only digital format).
Here's a little preview courtesy of Google Book.
P.S. : It's also nice to see my website cited as a source :-)