In support of her latest effort, Wildflower, Sheryl Crow is out on a short tour, bringing along an 11-piece string section, front-of-house engineer Bruce Knight, monitor engineer Geno Salerno, monitor tech Matt Stager and crew chief Matthew Stahlhut. Mix caught up with the tour at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif.
“Mixing has been great fun and a big challenge in getting the separation with so much midrange information in the mix,” Knight says, “between two to three guitars, a piano and a organ happening at the same time with the 11-piece string section,” which comprises seven violins, two violas and two cellos. The tour is carrying a Clair Bros. P.A. (eight i4s and four T2 subs per side) and a DiGiCo D5 Live FOH console, “which has been great,” Knight says. “I'm using snapshots of fader movements and mutes on a per-song basis. It's the first time I've used a digital console on tour. I've had a lot of inputs with Sheryl in the past, and now with the strings and all the effects returns and playback, I'm up to 90 inputs. It's great to have everything within an arm's reach.”
Knight's outboard rack includes a BSS 901 with Summit TLA 100 for Crow's vocal (she sings through a Shure wireless with SM58 capsule), a Summit DCL 200, a Crane Song STC-8 for bass DIs and two Distressors for acoustic guitars. For in-ears, Knight chose Future Sonics and Ultimate Ears, with Sennheiser EW300 G2 Series transmitter/receiver.
ohhh, that pic above (by Steve Jennings) is STUNNING
[NEWS] SHERYL AND THE RAINFOREST PROJECT
Sheryl is going to take part in Sting's 2006 Rainforest Benefit. Also featuring James Taylor, the event will be held May 19 at New York's Carnegie Hall.
More artistes are to be announced.
Regular tickets will be available next month from the Carnegie Hall box office; special packages which include a post-show dinner can be purchased by calling 212-247-7800.
Sheryl and her daddy Wendell. Pic taken around late '70
Wednesdy 29 March 2006
[NEWS] SHERYL CROW NEW FACE FOR MISSOURI TOURISM
March 28, 2006 – Posted at 5:49 p.m. CST
KENNETT, MO -- Tourism is the second largest and fastest growing industry in Missouri. In fact, last year just over 6300 jobs were created.
“If America is the melting pot of the world, then Missouri is the melting pot of America. We have everything from the mountains to the plains, to the flat lands, farm land. We have streams, we have metropolitan areas. We have major attractions that people recognize, we have music, you name it, there is a sample of it in Missouri,” said President of the Missouri Travel Council Gary Figgins.
One thing Missouri also stakes claim to rock star Sheryl Crow. The Kennett native is one of the newest faces of the VisitMo.com ad campaign.
“In the case of Sheryl Crow, it's ‘All I want to do is VisitMo.’ It has a little paragraph explaining Sheryl's connection to the state and it mention's Kennett prominently in that add as well,” said Figgins.
But no one in Southeast Missouri is really that surprised to see her face.
“She is proud of her hometown, she is proud of her heritage and growing up here and so that is what endures her to us as well as being a hometown girl. That she has not forgotten us and she remembers her roots,” said Jan McElwrath of the Kennett Chamber of Commerce.
“Every celebrity has a hometown. what's unique is the fact that Sheryl has always been so willing to give back to her community, to recognize her community, to recognize her roots and even on a larger stage, to recognize the state as her home state,” said Figgins.
NEW VIDEOS - BREAST CANCER NEWS, FARMAID
3 VIDEO CLIPS - 320x240 - Stereo - 3:04 mins - WMV
Yesterday, the SC Official site has been hacked by an obscure "hacker" known as gsy. I don't understand. What kind of a dummy would spend so much time trying to hack a singer website... what's the sense? Bah...
Meanwhile, your Aleks is sick as a dog. I'm getting fever and a bad ear ache too, and all I really wanna do is... uhm... have some fun? Nah, sleep, sleep, sleep :-)
Thursday 23 March 2006
NEW VIDEO - SOLIDIFY, LIVE IN MILAN
Live in Milan, Italy
November 11th, 1996
Sheryl Crow - Vocals, accordion, guitar, bass, hammond Jim Bogios - Drums, vocals R.S. Bryan - Guitar, percussion
Jeff Trott - BG vocals, guitar, mandolin Tim Smith - Bass and background vocals Todd Wolfe - Lead guitar
720x576 - Stereo - 5 mins - WMV
Rare audience recording.
SEPARAZIONE SHERYL LANCE: AI VISITATORI ITALIANI CHE CONTINUANO A INFASTIDIRMI
Scusate tanto ma la mia pazienza ha un limite. Tre punti, e poi non mi ripeterò più, in qualunque sede.
Punto 1: e' inutile chiedere continuamente, ripetutamente notizie sul perchè e sul per come i due si sono separati. Non so nulla, nada, nothing!
Punto 2: quando vi rispondo, dicendo "perfavore, non insistere, non so niente a proposito", e' cosi', dunque non insistete ulteriormente
Punto 3: questo discorso vale anche per i giornalisti, paparazzi ecc (si, ben due mi hanno contattato a proposito): NON SO NIENTE
Wednesday 22 March 2006
[REPOST] NEW VIDEO - SQUEEZE BOX :D
TFI Friday // Channel 4
The Bar, Riverside Studios, London, United Kingdom
December 12nd, 1997
Sheryl Crow - Vocals and accordion Jim Bogios - Drums R.S. Bryan - Guitar
Jeff Trott - Vocals and mandolin Tim Smith - Bass and background vocals Todd Wolfe - Lead guitar
Not much to say, Sheryl at the top!
NEW PICS - THE NEW ERA, ROCK AND REPUBLIC
'The New Era,' Rock & Republic's exhibition of their fall 2006 collection of fashion at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, March 20, 2006. (pics (c) wireimage)
SHERYL CROW DOPO L'OPERAZIONE TORNERA' SUL PALCO A GIUGNO
Dopo l’intervento chirurgico per un tumore al seno, subito a febbraio (vedi News), Sheryl Crow ha annunciato che tornerà presto in scena. A causa dell’intervento, la 44enne cantante americana era stata costretta a rinviare il suo tour nord americano, che ora debutterà il 12 giugno a Indianapolis per poi toccare Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, Tennessee, Alabama e Georgia.
Sheryl Crow, ex-compagna del campione di ciclismo Lance Armstrong, anch'egli a lungo in lotta contro un cancro, ha fatto sapere attraverso il suo sito Web di stare bene e di sentirsi ottimista più che mai.
(Fonti: Corriere della Sera, Il Messaggero, QN)
Buongiorno RockOL! ;-)
Monday 20 March 2006
JOE PAGETTA ON MYSPACE MUSIC
Joe Pagetta, Nashville based italian-american singer/songwriter and Sheryl's brother-in-law, now have a site on MySpace Music. Check it out!
She's a tough girl
she's as tough as
tough girls come
lounging like a panther
in the smoggy city sun
she's been fighting
all her life
tooth and nail
and sometimes knife
in the hopes that
she'll become someone
The Toughest Whore In Babylon
CUTE, CUTE, CUTE...
... and sad at same time!
Well, it's official guys: i'm a damned masochist! Haha
Oh my goodness, how are cute that little arms around Sheryl's leg! :-)
click to enlarge
Big hugs to the Lance's kids.
Happy week folks!
ZORBA THE GREEK IS BACK!
Man acquitted of stalking Crow now prays for her
BY TRACY CONNOR
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
A year after he was acquitted of stalking Sheryl Crow, Queens veteran Ambrose Kappos admits his thoughts are still with the rock singer. He wished her well during her breakup with cyclist Lance Armstrong and prayed when she announced she had breast cancer. But Kappos, 40, who is being treated for bipolar disorder, says he no longer communicates telepathically with Crow or harbors delusions she will marry him.
"One of the things I know is when a woman says no, she means no," he told the Daily News. "She knows what she wants - and she sure didn't want me."
Kappos (inset, below) was arrested in October 2003 after he was found lurking around Crow's limo and her dressing room at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Investigators learned he had visited her family in Tennessee and Missouri. Although Crow took the stand against him, Kappos was acquitted in November 2004 - unlike the drifter convicted last week of harassing broadcaster Monica Crowley. Living with his ailing parents in Astoria, the former Navy diver said he's not angry prosecutors tried to toss him in jail.
"The system exists for a reason, and from my perspective the system works," he said. "It's there to distinguish between the true criminals and those who because of their kooky ways might appear to be criminals."
"I'm glad a jury of my peers was able to see I was an honorable man trying to court a good woman, maybe in a kooky way."
Kappos said he hadn't followed the case of Ronald Martin, who sent Crowley hundreds of e-mails and accosted her on a subway platform. But he drew a distinction between his efforts to woo Crow and Martin's obsessive hounding. "There are truly valid stalkers out there who are true threats," he said. "I'm not one of them."
Originally published on March 19, 2006
Ehhhh, it's just true, PCSD (Post Crowmatic Stress Disorder) is a bad, bad illness. Watch out guys!!
Sunday 19 March 2006
SHERYL CROW PITCHES MISSOURI TOURISM
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Have you been to VisitMO lately?
With the spring and summer tourism seasons quickly approaching, the Missouri Division of Tourism's 2006 advertising campaign is in full swing, and Kennett native Sheryl Crow is featured prominently in one of the state's print ads. The ad campaign features Missouri celebrities and focuses on driving consumer traffice to VisitMO.com.
The ad features a close-up head and shoulders shot of Crow, accompanied by text that reads, "All I wanna do is VisitMO." Even Kennett gets another shot at the national media, building on the exposure it received two years ago when Crow donated money to build a city aquatic center and, again, last year when the facility opened. Text at the bottom of the ad reads, "You can take the girl out of Missouri, but you can't take Missouri out of the girl. From her humble roots in Kennett to her incredible worldwide acclaim, Sheryl Crow has always sung our praises. When all you wanna do is have some fun, be sure to VisitMO. From concerts to clubs to festivals and more, you'll find it all at VisitMO.com or by calling 1.800.510.5200, ext. XXX."
This is not the first time Crow has participated in a Missouri Tourism campaign. Two years ago, one of her songs was included on a CD that was used as a fulfillment piece for the state's "Sounds of Missouri" promotion. The CD, which featured musical artists from Missouri or with Missouri connections, included the song "Home" from Crow's second album, titled "Sheryl Crow." Other musicians on that CD included Chuck Berry, Count Basie and Pat Metheny.
"Not only is Sheryl a phenomenal talent on the world music stage, she is a strong supporter of her hometown and her home state," said Missouri Division of Tourism Director John Robinson. "That's the kind of positive world message that helps Missouri. Her kind participation puts Missouri's best foot forward."
Even Kennett receives a certain amount of recognition in the ad as the text refers to her hometown roots.
The ads are part of the Missouri Division of Tourism's new advertising "umbrella" campaign. The campaign was created in response to advertising effectiveness studies and the increase in consumers researching travel options on the Web. The campaign has a singular message and a direct call-to-action--driving visitors to the Missouri Division of Tourism's website, "www.VisitMO.com. Playing on the double meaning of VisitMO--Visit Missouri and VisitMO.com--the spots are different than typical tourism advertising because they focus on a website, rather than focusing solely on the state's attractions.
In addition to Crow, the print campaign features crooner Andy Williams and pro golfer Hale Irwin.
Now, i've a question for you: why use the (imho) worst promo picture ever taken? I mean, that pic is flat, criminally photoshopped and, more important, not evocative enough.
Nah, nah, i dislike it! This one is waaaay better:
"...be free like a crow. enjoy the freedom. fuck the other shit! This is M.O.!"
NEW VIDEO - CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN
February 2nd, 2006
Lance Smith and Sheryl on the set of Top Twenty Countdown. Pics (c) CMT
Saturday 18 March 2006
LETTER TO THE FANS FROM SHERYL
It's still about firsts, it is also about all the open doors......"
I cannot begin to tell you how much your cards, messages, letters, flowers, and prayers have meant to me these last few weeks. Needless to say, this has been a really challenging time for me and as I have always said, I have the greatest, most generous fans in the world.
I am doing really well. Strangely, I feel clear and optimistic...perhaps more than ever. I am on day 4 of my 33 radiation treatments and am feeling really good. As you know, my breast cancer was detected very early and I am completely blessed that it was removed and all I have to undergo in the way of treatment is radiation, strictly for preventative measures. I am told I will suffer fatigue starting about week 3 and some redness and some skin irritation in the final weeks. My great radiologist did tell me that my left breast would be firm and perky when I've completed the treatments and I asked if she could go ahead and radiate the other while she was at it. She said no.
I am also told that for the month after my treatment is complete, that I will probably my most tired. Believe you me, I will be taking it easy because I will be gearing up for our summer tour, which I am already looking forward to. It is my favorite time to tour and I feel certain, for me, it will be a celebration every night of how lucky I feel with this life I have been given.
My intent this year was to make this my year of firsts. In my usual fashion, I've been trying to drag everyone along with me. Chris Hudson tells a funny story about our agreement and how our first achievement was scuba diving for the first time ever. Being diagnosed with cancer was not on my shortlist of things to attempt during 2006 but here it is and it has really presented me with a whole new challenge and that is to stop everything that I'm used to doing and to really show up for myself. Luckily, I am surrounded with such strong, amazingly inspiring, and devoted family and friends. I feel like I'm floating through this on the backs of all those who care about me.
I keep saying how optimistic I feel. I will tell you that old saying of how when one doors opens, another closes....well, I would like to amend my intention for this year and say although it's still about firsts, it is also about all the open doors in front of me.
I can't wait to see you guys. Take care... and ladies, don't forget to get your mammograms!
love and peace...and good health!
Friday 17 March 2006
LETTER TO THE FANS FROM SHERYL
C - CALIFORNIA STYLE // APRIL 2006 ISSUE
OK WEEKLY! // MARCH 2006 ISSUE
1 page about Sheryl
ISTOE GENTE (BRAZIL)
4 pages about Sheryl
[BUFFFFFFFFF] CRAZY MOMENTS WITH SHERYL
Now, I LOVE this woman, hahahaha she's totally crazy and daaaaamn funny! :-D
YOU'RE THE *BEST* SHERYL!
640x480 - Stereo - 2:30 mins - WMV
SHERYL ON CARS SOUNDTRACK!
By Gina Keating
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Movie theater owners gave an enthusiastic reception to Pixar Animation Studios Inc.'s film "Cars" at its first public screening at a Las Vegas trade show late on Tuesday. Expectations are high for the movie since Pixar, which has agreed to be bought by Walt Disney Co., has an unbroken series of hits and makes films at the pace of about one a year.
The G-rated movie, set for release on June 9, tells the story of up-and-coming race car Lightning McQueen, who learns to savor life in the slow lane after becoming trapped in a once-thriving Route 66 town that the freeway bypassed and the world forgot. "I thought it was a great movie," said Kevin MacLeod, executive vice president of Empire Co Ltd's Empire Theatres, a Nova Scotia-based chain with 380 screens. MacLeod said he believed the film would have the same broad appeal as Pixar's biggest hit "Finding Nemo."
Theater owners have a vested interest in the success of the movie, since their business is selling movie tickets, but Sanders Morris Harris financial analyst David Miller was in the audience and called it "outstanding."
"If there is any film you know is going to be a hit, it's this one," he said on Wednesday.
Another attendee, who asked not to be named, described the film's race-car-themed story line and folksy soundtrack, featuring songs by Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley, as "the perfect antidote to (gay cowboy movie) 'Brokeback Mountain"' for more conservative red-state audiences. Mark Walukevich, vice president of international films for National Amusements, which operates 1,425 screens in the United States, Britain, Latin America and Russia, said "Cars" was "fantastic."
"On a scale of one to 10, it was an 11," he said. "The digital presentation was excellent, the sound track was great. I think internationally it will be a huge hit."
"Cars" is the first film since 1999's "Toy Story 2" to be directed by Pixar's creative director John Lasseter, who described the film on Tuesday as "very personal."
Lasseter said he was on a cross-country trip with his wife and sons when he got the idea for "Cars," which features the voices of Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, John Ratzenberger and racer Richard Petty.
"I had been working nonstop through the '90s ... and my wife Nancy said, 'Be careful, your boys may go off to college and you will have missed it,"' Lasseter said.
The theme of "Cars" mirrors what Lasseter said he learned on his family road trip: "The journey in life is the reward ... and it's that much more special when you have somebody to share it with." Lasseter said Pixar aimed to "over-deliver" on "Cars" by packaging the film for theaters with the studio's Oscar-nominated short film "One Man Band" and bonus material interleavened with the film's credits.
"Stay at the end of the credits," Lasseter told exhibitors on Tuesday before the show. "I pulled out the stops on the credits."
BILLBOARD: It seems like any time Sheryl Crow or Sting gurgle they win a Grammy Award. Over time, their efforts have become less and less exceptional, making the grandiose praise ring false. But this pairing is noteworthy because the tune is actually a beautiful, inspired love song, unexpectedly fulfilling and convincingly shared. It is a pleasure to see that these two names can still showcase moments of purity.
DETROIT FREE PRESS : After several weeks of focus on Sheryl Crow's personal life -- the Lance Armstrong split, her breast-cancer battle -- she's getting the sort of attention she probably prefers: This harmony-rich ballad with Sting, a rerecording of a solo cut from last year's "Wildflower" album, is steaming up the pop and adult charts, earning heavy radio play and big downloads thanks to a can't-miss tearjerker melody. Grammy nominations await.
Work is being finalised on a re-scheduled tour that will start early June. Expect an announcement this week.
Sunday 12 March 2006
[MAGAZINES] NEW SCAN - STAR
[USA] Star - March 13 issue
Friday 10 March 2006
NEW VIDEO // PLANET ROCK PROFILES - IN DEPTH INTERVIEW, 1997
Planet Rock Profiles - Series #2 - Sheryl Crow
Planet Rock Ltd. 1997
97 MB - 320x240 - Stereo - 25 mins - AVI/DiVx
The interview is conducted by leading Irish music broadcaster, Dave Fanning, who is on camera.
The show profiles Sheryl through interview, videos, live footage etc. The featured interview use two cameras, one shooting a straight interview and the other "fly on the wall" footage in stylised black & white. Very interesting!
NEW VIDEO // GET OFF OF MY CLOUDS // CONCERT FOR THE ROCK'N'ROLL HALL OF FAME
Sheryl Crow - Vocals and maracas Wally Ingram - Drums and background vocals R.S. Bryan - Guitar Tad Whadams - Bass and background vocals Todd Wolfe - Lead guitar
MCGRAW STEPS IN FOR CROW AT BOB COSTAS BENEFIT
Tim McGraw will perform an acoustic set at the 18th annual Bob Costas benefit for the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis on April 1. He is stepping in for Sheryl Crow, who canceled her appearance following recent surgery for breast cancer. Comedian Bob Saget will also appear at the event benefiting the hospital. A highly respected sports broadcaster, Costas has helped the hospital raise more than €8.39 ($10) million over the years. Tickets are €84 ($100), €62.94 ($75), €42 ($50) and €29.37 ($35). McGraw and Faith Hill launch their extensive Soul 2 Soul II tour on April 21 in Columbus, Ohio.
Thursday 9 March 2006
SHERYL CROW STRONG ENOUGH TO ROCK FENWAY WITH DMB
Now, it’s all supposed to be on the DL, but our backstage spies report that sidelined songbird Sheryl Crow will join the Dave Matthews Band when the boys rock Fenway Park in July. Crow, as you know, pulled the plug on her North American concert tour last month when she announced she had undergone breast cancer surgery. At the time, Crow said she “hoped to reschedule the dates as soon as possible.”
But now, it appears the recovering Crow believes A Change May Do (Her) Good, and it’s time to think about getting back on the road. Of course, her motive is only speculation on our part since Crow’s publicist refused to return our calls and e-mails yesterday. But What Would You Say???
Anyway, the Dave and Sheryl show at the ol’ ball yard is on the books for July 7 and 8 when the Sox are on the road and headed into the All-Star break, according to the 2006 schedule.
COMPLETE BOOTLEG // LIVE @ PARK WEST, CHICAGO - MARCH 12, 1997
Live at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
March 12, 1997
XRT 25th Anniversary Show
Sheryl Crow - Vocals and acoustic guitar Jim Bogios - Drums and background vocals R.S. Bryan - Keyboards and background vocals Tim Smith - Bass and background vocals Jeff Trott - Mandolin, pedal steel and background vocals Todd Wolfe - Pedal steel and lead guitar
01. Hard To Make A Stand
02. Everyday Is A Winding Road
03. Leaving Las Vegas
04. A Change Would Do You Good
05. Run, Baby, Run
06. If It Makes You Happy
01. Sweet Rosalyn
02. Redemption Day
03. Can't Cry Anymore
04. All I Wanna Do
05. The Na-Na Song
06. I Shall Believe
07. Strong Enough
08. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
09. Pale Blue Eyes
10. End Show
MP3 // Joint Stereo 128/192 kbits // 94 Mb // 16 tracks // Source: FM Radio
NEW VIDEO // HOME - SESSION @ WEST 54TH
Home (jam piano)
July 25, 1997 - Sony Music Studios, New York City
32 MB - 320x240 - Stereo - 6 mins - AVI/DiVx
My fave rendition of "Home" is probably this one. Trott, RS Bryan, Wolfe, Bogios, Smith... in my opinion, the best formation ever, great musical skills and creativity. They jammed for seriously!
[MAGAZINES] NEW SCANS
[USA] US - March 13 issue
[BEL] TV Gids - March 7 issue
Thanks to Ms. Hawkeye and Veronica :-)
Saturday 4 March 2006
[MAGAZINES] NEW SCANS
[USA] People - March 13 issue
[GER] Gala - March 2 issue
[BEL] Laatste Nieuws
Translation (by Ms. Hawkeye):
First pic of Sheryl Crow after breast cancer surgery.
Hollywood - American singer SC leaves a restaurant in Hollywood, smiling broadly. The 44-year old ex-girlfriend of Lance Armstrong underwent surgery to remove a tumor from her breast in Los Angeles on February 22nd. According to her doctors her prognosis is excellent. The singer, who so obviously enjoys life, will have to undergo preventative radiation therapy.
Well, that's all for today, folks!
Thanks to Ann, Amy and Veronica for the scans! xxx
Friday 3 March 2006
[MAGAZINES] NEW SCAN - ROCK STAR
[ITA] Rock Star - October 2005 issue
SHERYL ON PEOPLE (MARCH 3 ISSUE)
Scans coming soon (at least, i hope so :-)
HLS&R GOES PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BANNER SIGNED FOR SHERYL CROW
HOUSTON -- In addition to a lot of cowboys, cowgirls and animals, visitors to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will see a lot of pink Thursday. It's all for breast cancer awareness.
Sheryl Crow was the scheduled entertainer for Thursday's rodeo, but had to cancel last week when she underwent surgery for breast cancer. Another breast cancer survivor, singer Melissa Etheridge, agreed to perform in her friend's place.
The rodeo has dedicated the day to breast cancer awareness.
"Whether you're a Sheryl Crow fan or Melissa Etheridge fan, or you're just concerned about the welfare of women all over the world, come out and support this day and have a great time," said Leroy Shafer, CEO of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
A large "Houston Loves Sheryl Crow" banner is being signed at Reliant Center. Visitors can donate €4.16 ($5) to sign it and proceeds go toward the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
"We're so excited to be helping the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo promote breast cancer awareness. With both Sheryl and Melissa, they caught their breast cancer early. When cancer is caught and contained in the breast, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. That's just awesome. They both have an excellent prognosis," said Alison Evers, a breast cancer survivor.
Other items are also being sold to raise money for breast cancer research.
The banner will be delivered to Crow.
[AMARCORD] LASERDISC-MANIACO IN E-MAIL *_____*
Ok ok, capisco perfettamente che in piena epoca DVD e ormai prossimi al Blue-Ray, e' oltremodo singolare discutere di Laserdisc, ma che che ci volete fare, l'old-fashioned puo' talvolta essere irresistibile. Con mia somma gioia, ieri ho scoperto che un "vecchio" fan di Sheryl e' anche un accanito appassionato del Big Disc.
Andrea, il simpatico autore della missiva speditami ieri, mi pone un paio di questioni appunto inerenti Sheryl e Laserdisc:
Domanda 1- Esistono Laserdisc di Sheryl? Risposta: Attualmente l'unico Laserdisc contenente un concerto di Sheryl e' il Live from London, edizione speciale uscita in Giappone 8/9 anni orsono, e ora praticamente introvabile, eccetto nelle aste tipo E-Bay. La qualita' e' buona, specie per il sonoro stereofonico LPCM. Solo un Laser? Beh, Sheryl ha iniziato la carriera solista nella prima meta' degli anni '90, quando oramai il supporto si era avviato verso il tramonto. Non per nulla il successivo concerto rilasciato per il mercato Home Video (Rockin' The Globe, 1999), fu editato nell'allora nuovo formato DVD (introdotto per la prima volta nel 1997, proprio nel medesimo anno in cui usci' il Laserdisc del Live from London).
Domanda 2 - Esiste l'MTV Unplugged, sempre in Laserdisc? Risposta: No, purtroppo non esiste alcun MTV Unplugged di Sheryl, ne in LD; ne in VHS e nemmeno in DVD. Solo bootleg. In ogni caso, 8 anni fa e' stato pubblicato una bella edizione di "MTV Unplugged - Finest Moment Vol. 1 e 2", edito dalla celeberrima Pioneer. Un singolo LD contiene i due volumi in ciascuno dei due lati. La qualita' video e' fra il discreto e il buono, quella audio invece stupisce per l'eccellente resa del suono in Hi-Fi Stereo, senza ombra di dubbio superiore al Dolby Digital 2.0 presente nell'edizione su DVD, i cui volumi peraltro vengono venduti *separatamente* (e' abbastanza vergognoso, in quanto la durata complessiva non supera gli 85 minuti, ma si sa... $$$). Ma c'e' di piu': se non sei un purista, puoi registrare l'audio del LD su un paio di economici CD (o Minidisc, o Musicassette, o dove meglio preferisci) risparmiando cosi' il costo degli album originali, ancora una volta venduti separatamente. Anche considerato che sei patito di Blues, Roots et similia, se lo trovi non fartelo sfuggire!
Ah, per puro caso ho scovato un vecchio numero di Videotecnica (Dicembre 1998) in cui viene recensito il disco in oggetto:
clicca per ingrandire
Questa invece la tracklisting, riferita alla versione UK, venduta anche nel ns. paese:
1. Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
2. Small Town - John Mellencamp
3. Life Without You & Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band
5. Closer To Fine - The Idigo Girls
6. When The Night Comes - Joe Cocker
7. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
8. Leaving Las Vegas - Sheryl Crow
9. Prayer For The Dying - Seal
10. These Are Days - 10,000 Maniacs
11. Under the Milky Way - The Church
12. Black Boys On Mopeds - Sinead O'Connor
13. Black Gold - Soul Asylum
14. Deep Dark Truthfull Mirror - Elvis Costello
15. Just Like Heaven - The Cure
16. Lightning Crashes - Live
17. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
18. Listen Up - Oasis
Spero di essere stato sufficientemente esauriente.
[NEWSPAPER] SHERYL CROW BEGINS RADIATION THERAPY AT NASHVILLE HOSPITAL
A mammagram, early detection and an agressive physician probably serves to minimize Sheryl Crow's bout with breast cancer, the musician's mother, Bernice Crow, told The Daily Dunklin Democrat Wednesday.
Still, the Grammy Award-winning pop star who calls Kennett her hometown begins a round of radiation therapy today at a Nashville hospital, Bernice Crow said. "She's been diagnosed with what doctors call a minimally-invasive cancer," Crow explained. "It's just been caught in the very earliest stage.
"Under the circumstances, everything came back good," Bernice Crow continued. "But she's going to go through with seven weeks of radiation."
Sheryl Crow underwent surgery to remove the cancer at a Los Angeles hospital, her mother said. Bernice and other family members traveled to the West Coast to be by her daughter's side during the surgery, and will travel to Nashville for the radiation therapy, she said. "At this point they consider her cancer free," Bernice said. "I don't know whether the radition is precautionary, treatment, or both.
"She found out about it a week ago this past Monday," Bernice added. "We went out there on Tuesday and she had the surgery on the following Wednesday. "She was really fortunate because she had a doctor who was so agressive with it and wasn't willing to wait and see how things progressed," Bernice continued. "Everyone, I mean everybody we've heard from, has been touched by cancer. There is a history of cancer in our family. There's not been any breast cancers. But others, yes. We don't know anybody who hasn't somehow been touched by breast cancer."
Despite her health-related challenge, and the fact that Crow has postponed her national tour in support of her latest recording, "Wildflower," her mother said Sheryl is in great spirits, and will use the down time to reflect and write more music. "She had absolutely no symptoms at all," Bernice said. "She went in for a mammagram and the doctors caught the cancer at its earliest stage. "It surely hasn't slowed her down any," Bernice continued. "As soon as she completes her radiation, she intends to get right back out there. Radiation is not as damaging as it used to be. She'll find something constuctive to do with her time. She's made that way."
A message from Sheryl to her thousands of fans was posted on her Internet web site, www.sherylcrow.com. "Approximately 1 in 7 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime," she wrote. "More than 2 million American are living with breast cancer today.
"I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year," the musician continued. "We are a testament to the importance of early detection and new treatments. I encourage all women everywhere to advocate for themselves and for their future -- see your doctor and be proactive about your health. More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer. I am inspired by the brave women who have faced this battle before me and grateful for the support of family and friends."
[LIVE REVIEW] FOX THEATER, DETROIT - JAN. 26, 2006
(Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI - January 26th, 2006)
Sheryl Crow's fresh, updated spin on classic roots rock made her one of the most popular mainstream rockers of the '90s. Her albums were loose and eclectic on the surface, yet were generally tied together by polished, professional songcraft. Crow's sunny, good-time rockers and world-weary ballads were radio staples for much of the '90s, and she was a perennial favorite at Grammy time.
Tonight, and to a packed house on the opening night of her new 'Wildflower' tour, Crow brought her free-associative, reference-laden poetry to the beautiful Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit. Taking to the stage in a stunningly-fitted cream-lace dress, the slim, tanned singer greeted the standing ovation with a bright, white, ultra-warm and genuine smile before taking the mic and launching into 'Run, Baby, Run' from her debut album.
Crow has got to be one of the most dependable stars of the past decade as with each passing song here tonight, there isn't a note out of place, a chord wrongly struck, or a smile faked. Her incredible vocals were taken to a whole new high though as they were impeccably backed by a stunningly excellent 11-piece string section that backed her at every swoop and height.
Alternating between acoustic and electric guitars, between strings and no strings, between harmonica and quiet moments at the piano, Crow is the true personification of musical perfection. 'Hard To Make A Stand,' 'Maybe Angels,' 'Good Is Good' and the string enhanced 'Letter To God' all come to the fore in the show's first third. But, it's as she enters the halfway point, and noticing the still-seated audience, that Crow decides to evoke some of her passion onto them. "Come on everyone. Dance if you want to. I don't mind."
Following a quite fantastic stringed-version of 'First Cut Is The Deepest,' Crow reminisces about her meeting with Bob Dylan and the song that he imparted on her for her '98 Globe Sessions album, 'Mississippi.' This, of course is then buoyantly sung, before a stool is brought front stage for her then allows a now-seated Crow to bring us both 'Strong Enough' and 'Wildflower.' Under a flash of bright, yellow lights, 'If It Makes You Happy' is next followed by the piano version of 'Always On Your Side' and the thought provoking 'Where Has All The Love Gone.'
Bringing the set to a close with the energetic twosome, 'All I Wanna Do' and 'Change Would Do You Good,' Crow and her wonderful musicians take a well-deserved bow goodnight ... before coming back for the encore songs: 'Soak Up The Sun, ' Everyday Is A Winding Road' and 'Safe And Sound.'
Crow optimistic about cancer fight
By Tim Maloney, European Editor
February has not been the greatest month for Sheryl Crow. Nominated for another Grammy for her recent album Wildflower, which she dedicated to Lance Armstrong, Crow and fiance Armstrong announced they would go their separate ways on February 4 rather than marry as planned in April. Then on Wednesday, February 22, Crow's website announced that the 43 year-old singer/songwriter had a successful operation for breast cancer, caught in its early stages.
Sheryl Crow recently spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport's Pier Bergonzi about her fight with cancer and her future plans. "Now I'm doing better and I've decided to be optimistic", Crow told Bergonzi from her Los Angeles home. "It's going to be tough, but I'm ready," explained a determined Crow of her fight to beat breast cancer. "I was getting ready for my North American tour when I felt something wasn't right...my doctors found the problem and we decided that they would operate. Did you know that by the end of the year, there will be two hundred thousand women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer?"
Like fellow songbirds Anastacia and Kylie Minogue, Crow had contracted the number one cancer killer for women, but told Bergonzi she expects to beat the beast. "The doctors have gotten everything and I'm sure they did a good job. So I've decided to be positive about my future. And I've still got a lot of projects..."
Crow has cancelled upcoming concerts in March and April and will now have to undergo two months of preventative radiation therapy. "The doctors told me that the radiation is something I have to do. But I still hope to be in Italy in June for my concert on Firenze. And maybe even go to the Giro d'Italia. I still like cycling very much."
Crow also spoke to Bergonzi of her relationship with Armstrong, saying "I know he is concerned about me...my mom is here with me." Talking of her break-up with Armstrong, Crow explained, "Lance recently retired after an extraordinary career where he was completely at the top. So he still needs to figure out his new life."
Tanta voglia di tornare ad esibirsi dal vivo e un desiderio: assistere al prossimo Giro d'Italia ("Il ciclismo mi è rimasto addosso"). Così Sheryl Crow in un'intervista alla Gazzetta dello Sport dopo l'operazione che ha rimosso il tumore al seno. "Per due mesi dovrò fare radioterapia - ha detto -. Ho un concerto per giugno a Firenze. Mi piacerebbe rimettermi in sesto per essere anche al Giro d'Italia".
Non sembra una donna rassegnata ma "ottimista" e pronta a guarire il più presto possibile. "Alla fine di quest'anno sarò una delle 200 mila donne con questo maledetto ospite a scombussolare i giorni. Mi hanno tolto tutto. Credo che i medici abbiamo fatto un buon lavoro. Ho deciso di guardare il futuro con fiducia".
Non c'è nessuno spiraglio per una riconciliazione con il ciclista Lance Armstrong (anche lui colpito da tumore ma poi guarito) con il quale ha concluso la love story più seguita degli ultimi anni. "So che lui mi è vicino, ma ci sentiamo poco - ha rivelato la cantante -. Dopo una carriera straordinaria da numero uno assoluto nel suo sport, Lance deve ancora capire chi è nella vita". Lance Armstrong si era detto "devastato" dalla notizia che la ex fidanzata, con cui avrebbe dovuto sposarsi in primavera, si era ammalata di tumore. La Crow ha annunciato sul suo sito Internet di essere stata operata al seno mercoledì 22 febbraio. La notizia ha fatto subito il giro del mondo lasciando choccati migliaia di fan.
Sheryl Crow ha iniziato a suonare il pianoforte a soli 6 anni. Da adolescente ha iniziato a cantare rhythm'n'blues nei locali di St Louis. A partire dai primi anni '80 ha fatto la corista per artisti come George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder e Rod Stewart, fino a Michael Jackson. Nel 1993 il suo primo album, "Tuesday Night Music Club" ebbe molto successo. Il secondo album è del 1996 e si intitola semplicemente "Sheryl Crow".
Nel 1997 e '98 Sheryl si è esibita in giro per il mondo facendo da supporter anche ai Rolling Stones poi ha pubblicato il disco "The globe sessions". Nel 1999 è uscito "Sheryl Crow & friends live from Central Park", registrato a New York con ospiti come Eric Clapton e Keith Richards. Nel 2002 arriva "C'mon C'mon", nuovo disco di studio, seguito da un best nell'autunno 2003. Risale al 2005 l'ultimo album "Wildflower".
NOTIZIONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA - SHERYL IN ITALIA A GIUGNO!
Sheryl Crow: "Io, Lance e il cancro"
Domani sulla Gazzetta troverete la prima intervista a Sheryl Crow dopo l’operazione di cancro al seno. La cantante, ex compagna di Lance Armstrong dice: "Mi aspettano due mesi di terapia, ma spero di venire al Giro"
MILANO, 28 febbraio 2006 - La voce, una tra le più belle della musica mondiale, è appassita. Sheryl Crow, risponde al telefono della sua residenza di Los Angeles. "Ora sto bene e ho deciso di essere ottimista - dice Sheryl -. Stavo preparando il tour di concerti in Nord America quando ho sentito che qualcosa non funzionava. Il tempo di individuare il nemico e sono stata operata. Al seno. Alla fine di quest’anno sarò una delle 200 mila donne con questo maledetto ospite a scombussolare i giorni. Mi hanno tolto tutto. Credo che i medici abbiano fatto un buon lavoro. E ho deciso di guardare al futuro con fiducia. Ho ancora tanti progetti...».
Annullati i concerti di marzo e aprile, Sheryl vuole comunque tornare sul palco con la chitarra. «Per due mesi dovrò fare radioterapia. Mi hanno spiegato che è un atto dovuto. Che va fatta precauzionalmente. Questo è il mio impegno del momento, poi tornerò a cantare. Verrò anche in Italia: ho un concerto previsto per giugno a Firenze. A proposito, mi piacerebbe rimettermi in sesto per essere anche al Giro d’Italia. Il ciclismo mi è rimasto addosso».
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