The various artists included on the original soundtrack for the motion picture “Arctic Tale” are an amalgamation of performers of pop, rock and even good old fashioned disco. The film, which was brought to you by National Geographic Films and narrated by Queen Latifah, follows a walrus and a polar bear as they come into the world and ripen, and this soundtrack chronicles that journey perfectly.
“Live Let Live” has deep piano play that is accompanied by Beach Boys alumni Brian Wilson’s cavernous vocals. This track might be one played at the beginning of the movie as the pair are born since the tone of the song has a natural beat. Wilson sings about breathing air and questions the meaning of life itself. “Are we the enemy living the memory…Every last breath that you have left.” Some listeners might think this song a depressing one, but others might see it is meant to uplift and cause listeners to grab every inch of life that they can.
On “Keep on Growing” a more upbeat rhythm takes over as rock/pop diva Sheryl Crow lends her expressive timbre to the song. On this track, Crow goes on about how meeting a certain someone helped her to learn new things. “I was laughin’…Didn’t know about things, then he came along but never really showed me…I was a young girl I was sure to go astray. He walked right into my life and told me that we’ll find a way, find a way. Gotta keep on growin’ gotta keep on growin,’ gotta keep on growin’ yeah yeah yeah.”
“We Are Family,” from Sister Sledge, is a classic disco song that is guaranteed to get listeners in a mode of togetherness. There is piano work, light drumming and soothing guitar as the group harmonizes about the blessings of a united familial connection. “We are family. I’ve got all my sisters with me. We are family, get up everybody and sing…Everyone can see we’re together as we walk on by and we flock just like bird of a feather...Can they be that close? Just let me state for the record we givin’ love in a family dose.” The cool yet emotional tone of the vocalist will make listeners yearn to spend more time with their relatives and perhaps form a stronger bond.
The “Arctic Tale” original motion picture soundtrack has songs that will evoke many feelings. Some tracks might portray an unpleasant vibe, while others will make listeners take charge and possibly do something they never thought they could do before.
Reviewer: Sari N. Kent
Reviewer's Rating: 8.5
[UPDATE] FEET AND TOES GALLERY
New hi-res pictures added.
You know what? I love her footwear! Lol. Thanks Sheryl, the foot fetish community loves you! ;-)
Sheryl photographed during the VH1 Fashion Awards
after party at the Hudson Hotel in New York (2000)
Well once upon a time in 1776,
Thomas Jefferson signed his name on a piece of marijuana,
and this document was a symbol of freedom and of liberty,
at least for the rich, white gentry.
As time marched along,
this plant that I refer to has been used for everything,
from medicine to the American flag.
And now it seems to me
that somewhere along the way,
things got messed up, yeah, messed up.
A gift of God to my brothers and me.
Now the government wants to test me when I pee.
[PICS] SHERYL LEAVING A RECORDING STUDIO WITH BILL BOTTRELL
Ok pholks, I don't usually post paparazzi pictures, but this time I'll make an exception.
Nice pix, huh? I'm glad to see Sheryl working with him again. Mr. Bottrell is a pro. Pictures taken in Los Angeles on 28 August (credits: Lupardo for Flynet)
What? Pumped? Oh yeah, you could say that ;-)
P.S. : Fabio, dimmi dimmi, sei mica svenuto, vero? Lol
Thursday August 30
Russel Crowe and Sheryl Crow. May 19, 2006
[PIC] SHERYL AND ERIC
Crossoroads Festival - July 28, 2007
Monday August 27
[UPDATES] FEET AND TOES GALLERY & THE SQUEEZE BOX CORNER
October 15, 2004 - Sheryl and Lance Armstrong during an impomptu performance of the Foo Fighters song "Times like These," at the Lance Armstrong Ride for the Roses Peloton Dinner in Austin, Texas. The Peloton Project is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's (LAF) major grassroots fundraising and outreach project.
[PICS] CROSSROADS 2007
[MP3] AIR AMERICA RADIO, AUGUST 25, 2007
MP3 - 128kbits - 44.1 kHz - Mono - 5m55s
Saturday August 25, 2007
[NEWS] SHERYL ON AIR AMERICA RADIO
Sheryl will be on Air America's "Ring of Fire" today from 3:00 to 6:00 pm EST.
A BIG thanks to Kay: what a marvelous galleries! Indeed you captured the spirit of the show! Your pics made me feel like I was there, on the stage... well, almost! Great job anyway! :-)
Videoclips from youtube:
The set list:
EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES
SEVENTH SON (Jim Baker)
NEVER MAKE YOUR MOVE TOO SOON (Jim Baker)
MEET ME DOWN IN MEMPHIS KEN (Original)
I STILL GOT THE BLUES OVER YOU (Daryl Wilcoxon)
DROWNIN’ IN A SEA OF LOVE (Jim Baker)
NO FOOL LIKE AN OLD FOOL (Jim Baker)
TOO MANY DRIVERS @ the WHEEL (Jim Baker)
SOMEONE TO LOVE (Ashley Wilcoxon)
HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (Ashley Wilcoxon)
AT LAST (Ashley Wilcoxon)
CHAIN OF FOOLS (Ashley Wilcoxon)
HELP ME (Jim Baker)
YELLOW MOON (Jim Baker)
JUST DROPPED IN (To See What Condition) (Daryl Wilcoxon)
STEAMROLLER BLUES DUNK
BACK TO MEMPHIS (Jim Baker)
EVERY TIME I ROLL THE DICE (Jim Baker)
WHO WILL THE NEXT FOOL BE (Sheryl Crow)
MY FAVORITE MISTAKE (Sheryl Crow)
ROCK And ROLL (Sheryl Crow)
LET ME LOVE YOU BABY (Jim Baker)
Monday August 20
[NEWS] CROW, LAVIGNE AND APPLE GET FESTIVE
Upstart GirlFrenzy Festival set for Oct. 27 at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine.
By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 20, 2007
Watch for the official announcement today of an upstart festival in Southern California assembled with a considerable amount of female intuition. Sheryl Crow, Avril Lavigne, Fiona Apple, Colbie Caillat, Antigone Rising and Sara Bareilles will come together to launch the GirlFrenzy Festival on Oct. 27 at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine.
Only Lavigne's practiced sneer seems to fit the venture's excitable name, but the lineup does bring together a roster of notable songwriters from several chart generations of music.
Perhaps headliner Crow will have a bit of déjà vu: She was a headliner 10 years ago with the inaugural Lilith Fair tour, Sarah McLachlan's history-making project, which united some of music's most esteemed women.
GirlFrenzy finds its performers at interesting life moments.
In May, Crow, 45, adopted a 2-week-old baby, Wyatt Steven, and before that she was busy singing for Revlon and arguing environmental issues with Karl Rove.
Lavigne, meanwhile, hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts in April with her album "The Best Damn Thing" but has been grappling with public accusations of plagiarism.
Apple is working on a follow-up to her Grammy-nominated "Extraordinary Machines," which debuted last year in the Top 10.
And Malibu singer Caillat, who was a toddler while Crow was singing backup on Michael Jackson's "Bad" tour, cut through this year with the infectious hit "Bubbly."
More acts are expected to be announced. Tickets go on sale Saturday. Part of the proceeds will go to the fight against breast cancer. For more information, visit www .girlfrenzyfestival.com.
Ok, the mystery is revealed
[LIVE] NEW SHOW
Sheryl will apparently be doing a show (tour?) called "Girlfrenzy" along with Fiona Apple, Avril Lavigne, Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, Antigone Rising and more on October 27 in Irvine, California.
[VIDEO] CITY OF HOPE ALL STAR GARAGE BAND - OCTOBER 16, 1996
"Bitch" - with Eddie Van Halen
"When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" - with Steve Winwood
720x480 - DiVx - Stereo - VH-1 Broadcast > SVHS VCR > Stand Alone DVD Recorder > DVD Decrypter 22.214.171.124 > Vidomi Encoder with DiVx 6.5.1 Codec (900 kbit/s)
Press Release - 16 Oct 1996 - City Of Hope All-Star Garage Band,included Don Henley, Steve Winwood, Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, John Mellencamp, Eddie Van Halen, Me'shell Ndegeocello, Bobby Keys, Tony Rich, Richie Sambora, Jim Price, Narada Michael Walden, and Max Weinberg. Paul Shaffer directed the band, Bill Maher of "Politically Incorrect" was to host the event, and designers Todd Oldham and Tommy Hilfiger were to contribute to the production. The music industry fund-raiser honored VH-1 chief John Sykes with the Spirit of Life Award at the Universal City Walk in Los Angeles. The annual event raises between $3 million and $4 million for the City Of Hope, a non-profit medical and research center dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's and other life-threatening diseases. The black-tie gala, a key record business event, is also an important industry schmooze-fest. Seats at the gala started at $500 with premium tables as high as $50,000. The concert was aired by VH-1 in its entirety on March 8, 1997.
Thursday August 9
[PICS] BLOIS, FRANCE - JULY 5, 2005
[PICS] NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 8, 2006
[PICS] PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 27, 2004
[PICS] AUSTIN, TEXAS - AUGUST 13, 2004
Pictures by Gerry H.
[PICS] CROSSROADS - REHEARSAL
Sheryl at the soundcheck on July 27, 2007 - courtesy of Gibson guitars
Monday August 6
[NEWS] WE FEST: STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS - STARTRIBUNE.COM
The 25th annual We Fest was filled with strong performances and good, (mostly) clean fun. If you weren't there, here is what you missed.
DETROIT LAKES, MINN. - To paraphrase the late Twins stadium announcer Bob Casey, the totals for the 25th annual We Fest are correct: 19 acts over three days, 48,000 festgoers per day, 30,000 campers, little sleep, lots of hangovers and 32 liquor-spiked watermelons consumed in a record 25 minutes at the Watermelon Patch (more on that below). Yee-haw!
Here are some lasting images and impressions of the country-and-camping festival, which ended early Sunday morning:
How do you like me now?: After Toby Keith's encore of an emphatic "American Soldier" late Saturday, he and a Marine in the front row toasted shots of whiskey. (Several Marines had been dancing in front of the stage, with two women switching their straw cowgirl hats with the men's uniform hats.) During the ensuing "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue," six or seven Marines in uniform spontaneously jumped onto the lip of the stage and partied like rock stars. The night's biggest star stepped back and watched with a triumphant, mile-wide grin.
Gone country: Sheryl Crow at a country music festival? Gosh darn if she didn't give the best performance of the "Heaven in 2007" hoedown. I saw her play most of the same songs a few months ago at the Orpheum, and that show suffered from a sameness of tempo and a lack of spark. But Crow soared Friday from the get-go, with "Change Will Do You Good" segueing into the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." The L.A. star rocked out, and the fans knew "Everyday Is a Winding Road,"Soak Up the Sun" and her other hits.
Picture this: At one point during her 80-minute set, Crow asked whether it was OK if she sang just half a song. Of course, she was referring to her lone country hit, "Picture," a duet with Kid Rock, that threw the We Festers into sing-along mode.
Crow also pulled off another duet, bringing out headliner Keith Urban. With no rehearsal, she started the Eagles' "Take It to the Limit" and just assumed he'd sing the second line, but he didn't.
The spontaneity was appreciated as much as Urban's sweet guitar licks echoing Crow's vocal lines. Add this duet to the list of all-time We Fest highlights.
Mother's little helpers: As soon as Crow walked offstage, she cuddled her baby. Then she chatted with Wreckers singer Michelle Branch, another pop star slumming in country who had performed earlier. Branch's daughter, Owen, celebrated her second birthday backstage that day as Mom (and nanny) tried to teach her how to ride her new tricycle.
"Idol" moments: "American Idol" champ-turned-country princess Carrie Underwood was underwhelming Thursday. The tightly wound Oklahoman seemed overwhelmed by the size of the audience in the sprawling Soo Pass Ranch concert bowl. All the choruses to her nonhits sounded the same -- like aggressive power ballads. Even though she has the biggest-selling country album of the past two years, there was no applause when she broke into her award-winning breakthrough hit, "Jesus, Take the Wheel." In fact, the tune that elicited the loudest response by far was her reading of Guns 'N Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine." With covers of Skid Row and the Pretenders, it felt too much like Carrie-o-kee.
Another "Idol" finalist, Bucky Covington from 2006, made an unadvertised appearance during Sawyer Brown's set Friday. (Sawyer Brown's Mark Miller produced Covington's recent debut disc.) Not only was his voice not forceful enough for the situation, but he overstayed his welcome by doing five numbers.
Red-headed stranger: Willie Nelson was supposed to perform before Toby Keith (and do "Beer for My Horses" with him) but canceled last month apparently because of exhaustion. At least Toby acknowledged Willie's absence. One We Fester in the Blue Ox campground made an elaborate dummy of Willie, which was quite popular. Always popular in the campgrounds was the 14th annual Watermelon Patch, where on Saturday at noon more than 300 people downed slices of booze-spiked melon as security guards kept the partying under control.
Life ain't always beautiful: Since his wife committed suicide three years ago, Gary Allan (Willie's replacement on the bill) has kind of gone into a shell. Except when he sings. As they passed a bottle of Jack Daniel's, the scowl-faced Los Angelino and his black-clad band played a scorching set of snarling honky-tonk, with a couple of heavy-hearted ballads mixed in. He's the real deal.
Talk that talk: A trenchant pop-culture observer, Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller came up with two great lines about We Fest. Backstage, he called it "the mack daddy of country festivals." Onstage, he said, "This is not the iFest; it's the We Fest."
Walk that walk: Making its record-tying ninth We Fest appearance (matching John Anderson, who was here this year, too), Sawyer Brown gave one of the most electrifyingly fun, sun-toasted afternoon performances in the event's history. That Miller -- overdressed in cargo pants, a long-sleeve T and sweat-soaked straw hat -- was a dancing fool. Too bad the set was tarnished by Covington's too-long cameo.
Making memories of We: Performances by Sawyer Brown, Allan, Crow, Keith, Urban and a startlingly talkative and spirited Alan Jackson made this an unforgettable silver anniversary.
by Jon Bream • 612-673-1719 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, it’s a country festival. But Day 2’s music leaned heavily toward rock — and not just Sheryl Crow.
The Wreckers (Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp) played polished pop with the emotional ache of country. Despite their pop bent and background, the best thing they did was a reworking of the Judds’ “Love Is Alive.” And one of Jessica’s tattoos declares her love for country: Johnny & June, it says on her shoulder blade. Btw, Jessica and Michelle next plan to do country solo albums.
Sawyer Brown has always been more of a party band than a country group. But their set had a bunch of rock covers (Life’s Been Good, Rock N Me, All Right Now), not to mention their country remakes (Six Days on the Road, The Race Is On). The sun-bathed set was one of the more exciting and electrifying afternoon-performances at We Fest in recent memory. Mark Miller is a dynamic and fun-loving and -inducing frontman. It’s too bad that he turned over a five-song segment to American Idol reject Bucky Covington, whose debut disc Miller produced. Three tunes from Bucky would have been enough.
Crow, whose music clearly was familiar to the vast majority of the We Fest-goers, truly rocked the ranch. Even though it was essentially the same set that she played at the Orpheum a few months back, she was more energetic, focused and just plain ol’ rockin.’ She covered the Stones and Zeppelin but the big surprise was bringing Keith Urban onstage to join her for “Take Me to the Limit.” It was unrehearsed but worked wonderfully, especially his sweet guitar fills echoing her vocals.
Crow seemed to be in a great mood. And, minutes after leaving the stage, she was holding her baby and wearing a big smile — and chatting with Branch.
Urban’s closing set didn’t measure up to his terrific, best-of-the-fest performance at We Fest last year. Maybe it was the pacing (too many sit-down songs) or he just wasn’t in a zone like last year. He rocked, too, on guitar and on covers of The Joker and — surprise– All Right Now. Heck, his own stuff sounds like 70s rock anyway.
Need further rock-rules evidence? The hottest late-night party in the VIP campground was at Club Folz (don’t ask me what it means) where a tentful of mostly 20-somethings danced to ’80s rock (plus Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack, which sounds like a Prince tune from the ’80s). The dancefloor was packed when the DJ had the mandatory shutdown at 2 a.m. after Journey’s Dont Stop Believin.
Source: startribune.com - Minneapolis, Minnesota
[LIVE REVIEW] URBAN, CROW ROCK THE COUNTRY CROWD WITH ENERGIC HITS
Dave Roepke, The Forum
Published Saturday, August 04, 2007
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – If you’re going to play at WE Fest, you don’t gotta have a fiddle in the band.
It sure helps, no doubt. This is a country music festival after all.
But the Soo Pass Ranch crowd’s ecstatic embrace on Friday night of Keith Urban, a superstar Nashville guitarist whose rock histrionics get a slight dose of twang from a mandolin player, and the positive reaction to the cheery blues-rock of Sheryl Crow showed, once again, that WE Fest is down with more than country.
“I wish I was camping out,” Urban told the crowd at the three-day festival that ends today. “That’s where the action’s really at.”
Not when Urban was playing. He put the action squarely in the concert bowl.
90-minute set completed before press time, the Australian was absolutely slaying them.
Whether laying down a frenzied solo on opener “Where the Blacktop Ends” or plucking his way through a tender ballad (hey, he needs more than those scruffy good looks to hook the ladies) like “Raining on Sunday,” Urban was showing he deserved his first shot at topping a WE Fest bill. He puts on a fantastic, high-energy concert that’s right up the wheelhouse for the crowd.
He even accounted for the best moment from Crow’s show, when he came out for a loose cover of the Eagles tune “Take it to the Limit.” Though Crow stumbled on the lyrics at the start, it was a fun cover, with Urban adding little guitar flourishes during the verses and joining in to sing the climactic choruses.
Crow was even more out-of-the-box than Urban, the latest in a string of non-Nashville performers at WE Fest like Ringo Starr, Ray Charles and many others. It was a bit of a risk, and it worked.
She put on a great show, and the audience responded accordingly. Crow threw most of her big hits into the 15-song set, ending the
80-minute show with the quartet of “If It Makes You Happy,” “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun” and a rocked-out version of “Everyday is a Winding Road.”
The 45-year-old nine-time Grammy Award winner set the tone on her opening number with a free-wheeling version of “A Change Will Do You Good” that morphed into Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” during the bridge and introduced the crowd to the fine work of her slide guitarist Peter Strout, who can seriously wail.
Not to take the focus off Crow. She’s a dynamo musician – singing songs she wrote, playing both acoustic and electric guitars and even taking a turn on bass and the harmonica. It’s easy to see why she’s in high demand as a collaborator, and why all six of her studio albums have gone at least platinum.
Her voice has an idiosyncratic quality – bold, brassy and breathily intimate all at once – that fits perfectly with her catalog of conversational folk, rock and blues songs. And she’s a master at playing with dynamics, using drawn-out silences and stretched-out grooves to build tension.
If she felt out of place at a country festival, she didn’t show it. It’s pretty unlikely, given she has said she’s working on a Nashville album and charted a country hit with Kid Rock with “Picture.” Her version of that on Friday night (with bassist Tim Smith taking the reins of the Kid Rock vocal parts) lifted butts out of the box seats with alarming authority. Power of the radio, I guess.
Crow even went so far as to call the crowd “my people, my people” before launching into “Steve McQueen” early in the set. She was right, I’d say.
[SET LIST] WE FEST 2007 - AUGUST 3RD, 2007
GOOD IS GOOD
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT with KEITH URBAN
CAN'T CRY ANYMORE
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL
Friday August 3rd
[BOOTLEG] OLD KID IN TOWN - LIVE IN STERLING HEIGHTS, AUGUST 1ST, 2007 (2 CD)
2007 Summer Tour
Freedom Hill Amphitheater
Sterling Heights, Michigan (USA)
August 1st, 2007
01 A Change Would Do You Good > Satisfaction > Change
02 Steve McQueen (cuts in)
03 Real Gone
04 My Favorite Mistake
05 The First Cut Is The Deepest
06 Good Is Good
07 Strong Enough
09 Band Intros
10 Hard To Make A Stand
11 Picture ( w/ Kid Rock)
12 Take It To The Limit
13 Can't Cry Anymore > Blue Bayou > Cry
14 If It Makes You Happy
15 All I Wanna Do
16 Soak Up The Sun
17 Everyday Is A Winding Road
18 Rock 'N Roll
TT 91:18 minutes
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Watching Eric Clapton perform should be its own reward. But when he brought his über-cool Crossroads Guitar Festival to 28,000 people in Chicago on Saturday (7/28), his country covers cut through all the other stuff. For me, anyway. Like when Clapton and Sheryl Crow sang “Tulsa Time” into a single mic. Hearing his distinctively bluesy vocals and watching him coax sound out of his Stratocaster with a slide, I wondered how an English guitar god could’ve come to love such an authentic country classic. I’ve since found out.
The song belonged to the 1978 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Don Williams. With almost 20 No. 1’s under his belt, his string of hits kind of made him the Keith Urban of the 70s. And he had a fan in Clapton. His aggressive international touring schedule gave Williams the chance to catch the ear of Clapton while in the UK. Clapton went on to cover and eventually record “Tulsa Time” on his own 1978 album, Backless. Singing it with Crow was one of many country moments at the Crossroads. The deep bill also included some of Nashville’s finest, like Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson.
The fact that someone as cool as Clapton is into country gives me hope. And ammunition. So now when someone dares to put country music into that backwards hillbilly box, I can use the Clapton defense. As in, “You think country’s uncool? That’s weird, because Eric Clapton adores country. But whatever.” I’m not implying that Clapton’s joining the fan clubs and hanging by the merch table after shows. But isn’t it nice to know that someone outside the stereotype is listening, too?
Alison Bonaguro for CMT Blog
Thursday August 2nd
[LIVE PIX] STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 1ST, 2007
With Kid Rock - Sterling Heights, Michigan, August 1st, 2007 (Chris Hudson - sherylcrow.com)
GOOD IS GOOD
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
PICTURE (with Kid Rock)
TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT
CAN'T CRY ANYMORE
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL
Wednesday August 1st
[LIVE PIX] CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 31, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio, July 31, 2007 (Chris Hudson - sherylcrow.com)
GOOD IS GOOD
I KNOW WHY
HARD TO MAKE A STAND
CAN'T CRY ANYMORE
ALL I WANNA DO
ROCK AND ROLL