One of my fave covers by her. Released around 1959, "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday" was originally sung by Fats Domino. Great performance, anyway.
RAINFOREST FOUNDATION RAISES 2 MILLIONS $
(CBS) Sting and his wife Trudi Styler's Rainforest Foundation Fund raised more than €1.57 ($2) million at their annual benefit gala concert last week, a spokesperson for the foundation said Wednesday. Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Billy Joel, and Lenny Kravitz broke out their bell bottoms to sing songs from the late '60s at the Woodstock-themed concert, held at New York's Carnegie Hall on May 19.
Celebrity guests included Russell Crowe, Michael J. Fox, Pamela Anderson, Chazz Palmenteri and Rita Wilson. Ticket prices for the concert and gala party afterwards ranged from €118 ($150) to €1,960 ($2,500), but Sting told CBSNews.com that the show alone was worth the price.
"It's a good show anyway, whether you care about the Rainforest or not," he said. "It's value for money."
Styler, who produced the concert, agreed. "It just blows me away each time we do it," she said.
Sting performed several times, singing "I Got You Babe" with Crow, and Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing." Kravitz also channeled Hendrix by playing the legendary guitarist's "Foxy Lady." Even comedian Will Farrell got into the act, singing Richard Harris' "Macarthur Park" dressed in a red unitard and love beads.
For Crow, the evening had special meaning: It was one of her first performances since undergoing cancer treatment in February. "I am so happy to be here tonight on this beautiful planet we must save," she told the crowd.
The foundation continues to raise money through an online auction that will run until June 9. The collection up for grabs includes autographed items from Tim McGraw, Muhammad Ali, and Elvis; and meet and greets with Jewel, Rod Stewart and Kris Kristofferson. There are also luxury vacations, artwork and VIP audience tickets to television talk shows.
Well, I found this pic on my public FTP space. Now, I don't know anything about it! Suggestions? :-)
FRIDAY 26 MAY
[WILDFLOWER] US BILLBOARD 200 - June 3, 2006
Rank: #128 (#105) Sales this week : 7,063 (10,967) Total Sales : 825,565
NEW VIDEO - A CHANGE (WOULD DO YOU GOOD) - ALTERNATE
A Change Would Do You Good
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres
Note: this was the second video commissioned for the song.
NEW VIDEOS - RAINFOREST 2006
Let a Get Together // 7:07 mins
Give Peace a Chance // 9:38 mins
Amateur videos by only4her - Corrected Aspect Ratio of 1.33:1 (4:3) - 640x480 - WMV
PIC - AMAZING QUARTET
Larry Busacca / AP
From left: Annie Lennox, June Pointer, Carly Simon and Sheryl at a Grammy pre-party in 1995. June Pointer died of cancer on April 11 at the age of 53. Rest in peace June.
WEDNESDAY 24 MAY
ARMSTRONG'S SORROW OVER CROW CANCER
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong has spoken about the pain of finding that his ex-fiancee Sheryl Crow had cancer just three weeks after the couple split up. Seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong, who also beat the disease, said the singer was now "doing great" after finishing her radiotherapy for breast cancer.
"They caught it really early, that was a great thing, and the course of radiation went well," he said.
"It's just odd timing - break-ups are never easy, and then something like that three weeks later was tough.
"In many ways it was as hard as my diagnosis, it was hard to deal with."
Last Friday, Crow played her first gig since being treated for the disease, although Armstrong, 34, was not there.
"She's doing good," he added. "She's done with therapy, she says she's doing great."
Crow, 44, and testicular cancer survivor Armstrong had been together for two years and engaged for five months when they announced they were breaking up in February. Later that month Crow revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had had "minimally invasive" surgery.
NEW VIDEO - LETTER TO GOD, LIVE @ THE AVERY FISHER HALL
Letter to God
'05 Wildflower Tour
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY (USA)
October 30/31, 2005
Martedi' 23 Maggio 2006
From scotiabankplace.com: We are very pleased to announce the rescheduled concert date for SHERYL CROW on Monday, July 10th at the Scotiabank Place Theatre. Tickets previously purchased for March 19th will be honoured on the new date. Refunds, if desired, are available at point of purchase until June 16th.
SHERYL CROW is touring in support of her first new full-length release in three years, Wildflower. This new album is a dramatic new direction for the nine-time Grammy winner, with a collection of intimate, introspective compositions, heavy on string arrangements rather than guitar solos.
This show promises to be an evening of great music with one of our last true rock stars - SHERYL CROW � live at Scotiabank Place Theatre on July 10th.
[RAINFOREST BENEFIT GIG] ACCESS HOLLYWOOD - SHORT SPECIAL
4:3 - 1:41 mins - WMV
MONDAY 22 MAY
[AOYS] A SONG TO CROW ABOUT
By Janis Fontaine / May 17th, 2006
Sheryl Crow’s latest video is getting a lot of airplay on country music television and it’s a great song. Sting joins her for the duet and I loved seeing him playing his string bass. It’s a different version than you’ll hear on her new CD, Wildflowers, and I really miss him on the song. Their voices meld together so well!
It’s been a long time since I was brought to tears by a song, but this one did it. Although the song seems to be in direct reaction to Crow’s break-up with Lance Armstrong, Armstrong is apparently not the only bad break-up in Crow’s past.
My yesterdays are all boxed up and neatly put away
But every now and then you come to mind
‘Cause you were always waiting to be picked to play the game
But when your name was called, you found a place to hide
When you knew that I was always on your side
Well they say that love is in the air, never is it clear,
How to pull it close and make it stay
Butterflies are free to fly, why do they fly away
And I’m left to carry on and wonder why
Even through it all, I’m always on your side
“I wanted to reveal more of myself on this record,” Crow says on her web site. “… and I didn’t have any trepidation about doing that. At this point in my life, I really wanted to make a record that wasn’t concerned with having singles, that felt mature and asked the questions that a 40 year old would ask.”
Lance’s ex-wife — who bears quite a resemblance to Crow — was on Oprah talking about the break-up of her marriage. She said right away that she wouldn’t be doing any Lance-bashing. What she did say, though, was that she lost herself in the marriage. They married within a year of meeting and she sold her car and home, even got rid of her dog to move to France to be with Lance while he trained. They have three kids together.
Crow also seems to have rebounded nicely from the break-up — and the breast cancer. She’s got a bunch of shows scheduled for June that are make-up dates from March and April that she had to cancel while undergoing treatment in February, which included minimally invasive surgery and radiation. Her doctors reported that her prognosis is excellent.
You’ll also hear Crow singing back-up with Vince Gill on Brooks & Dunn’s new single, Building Bridges, the third single from Hillbilly Deluxe. The song will be released to radio in June.
Sheryl chats with Chelsea Clinton as they fly over Bosnian airspace on their way to Tuzla AB (BH), aboard US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. March 25th, 1996. Reuters Archives.
Sheryl at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA) - April 25th, 2003 Photos: Chris Hudson
Photo: Wayne Doyle - 1997
At the speedway - 2002
[RAINFOREST BENEFIT CONCERT] SETLIST
01. Woodstock (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) - Sting/James Taylor/Billy Joel
02. Carolina in my Mind - James Taylor
03. Your Song (Elton John) - Billy Joel
04. (Sittin on) The Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding) - Sting/Billy Joel(piano)
05. Trudie Styler - Speech and Thanks 06. For What it's Worth (Buffalo Springfield) - Sheryl
07. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb) - James Taylor/Jimmy Webb
08. A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum) - Billy Joel
09. Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again (Sly & The Family Stone) - Lenny Kravitz 10. Give Peace a Chance (John Lennon) - Sting/Sheryl/Lenny Kravitz/Billy Joel/James Taylor
11. Mr. Harris - Russell Crowe
12. MacArthur Park (Jimmy Webb) - Will Ferrell/Jimmy Webb
13. Cry Like a Baby (Box Tops) - Sting 14. I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher) - Sheryl/Sting
15. Gimme Some Lovin' (Spencer Davis Group) - Billy Joel 16. Let it Be (The Beatles) - Sheryl/James Taylor
17. Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) - Sting
18. Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix) - Lenny Kravitz
19. A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles) - Billy "Cocker" Joel
20. Classical Jazz - Larry Carlton (guitarist)
21. War (Edwin Star) - James Taylor 22. Get Together (The Youngbloods) - Sting/Sheryl/Lenny Kravitz/Billy Joel/James Taylor
23. Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine (5th Dimension) - Sting/Sheryl/Lenny Kravitz/Billy Joel/James Taylor
Yes, little hands.. but dangerous, extremely dangerous! ;-)
She's so dangerous
Sheryl is so dangerous
Put her hands on my car
Throw away keys so far
You can call me honey
But you're no damn good for me - Jacko X
OMG! SHERYL PUT HER HANDS ON ME! ;-)
click to enlarge (1744x1688 px)
From wwwshefinds.com/blog :
James Perse designs high-end comfy, casual tees that have a perfect fit (they make great layering pieces). James is joining hands with celebrities for the Get Hands on Campaign which benefits the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program. Forget about Tinseltown’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater’s forecourt where stars stick their paws in wet cement for posterity. At charityfolks.com you can bid on t-shirts with the handprints of the American Idol judges, Courtney Cox, Tony Hawk, Zach Braff, Keira Knightley, Sheryl Crow, and Ann Curry. And those are just the celebs that I like, there’s a whole host of TV and film stars to choose from. And coming in with the highest current bid is supremely sexy humanitarian, George Clooney. The heartbreaker with a heart of gold will lend his name to any cause and we love him all the more for it.
Donate €34.97 ($45) or more to EIF in support of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program and receive a complimentary limited-edition Get Hands On t-shirt, though it’s not the original Clooney paw print, you can still pretend. And help out a worthy cause while making a tax deductible donation.
NEW VIDEO - THE NA NA SONG, LIVE AT PLEASURE ISLAND, DISNEYWORLD
The Na Na Song
Live at Pleasure Island
Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida (USA)
Kickin' ass video. bloody performance! Whoaa!
Special mention to Mr. Wolfe, the supreme Todd Wolfe. Oh yes.
SHERYL CROW BACK ONSTAGE AFTER SURGERY
Tue May 16, 6:56 PM ET
NEW YORK - Knocked down by cancer,
Sheryl Crow is back to rock 'n' rolling.
The 44-year-old singer made her first public performance Tuesday after undergoing breast cancer surgery in February and subsequent radiation treatment.
Crow was hired to sing three songs at a sales presentation to advertisers by My Network TV, a new broadcast network launching in September that will use her song "A Change Would Do You Good" as the theme to one of its series.
She played guitar and smiled, but appeared to move gingerly onstage. Showing rustiness, she stopped the song "Soak Up the Sun" and started again after flubbing the lyrics.
"The words are just coming back to me now," she said. "I knew it last night. I think the radiation went to my brain."
Like the lyrics suggest, she seemed to have fun while ending her brief set with "All I Wanna Do."
"This is the first time I've played in ages," she said. "I'm just happy to be here."
Source: Associated Press
... and we are happy (euphemism) you're back on stage :-)
A zillion of kisses for you, Sheryl!
We love you!
fROM rASCAL & cROWHEADS cOMMUNITY
SAP AL COSPETTO DELL'AMERICA
"È anche il colore a trasmettere questa sensazione: il concerto di chiusura della
manifestazione, affidato alla voce di Sheryl Crow (una gavetta da corista di
Michael Jackson, poi arruolata al progressismo musicato, stile Joan Baez pop,
compagna del ciclista d’oro Armstrong: più americana di così)."
[WILDFLOWER] US BILLBOARD TOP200 - 20/05/2006 - AFTER EIGHT MONTHS
Rank: #127 (#122] Sales this week : 7,543 Total Sales : 807,535
INTERVIEW NOTHING TO CROW ABOUT
By The Bakersfield Californian | Monday, May 15 2006 6:05 PM
Last week, I interviewed Linda Armstrong Kelly. Kelly, better known as Lance Armstrong's mom, is speaking at the Hoffmann Hospice Dinner on Thursday. When people heard I was doing the story, they told me to ask various questions -- all with a similar theme.
"What's Sheryl doing?" "Ask her why Lance left Sheryl right around the time she found out she had breast cancer." "Ask her how Sheryl felt about taking up with Lance after his wife nursed him through cancer."
In short, there appeared to be quite a bit of interest in what Sheryl was doing or not doing and feeling or not feeling.
Sheryl is singer Sheryl Crow and she was Armstrong's girlfriend for several years. If my wife was carried off by a Bakesaurus and I didn't marry the beautiful launderette in Spain, I have always imagined myself going on the road with Sheryl Crow.
It's not so much a physical attraction; it's that the girl can belt out a song.
If you don't believe me, listen to "Strong Enough." It'll make the hair stand up on your legs. Early in the interview with Kelly, I could see there were going to be problems with asking about her son's ex-girlfriend. Given that spending time with his kids was one of the reasons Armstrong gave for retiring after winning his seventh Tour de France, I asked Kelly what kind of custody arrangement Armstrong had with his ex-wife.
"I'm not sure what that has to do with anything," Kelly said coolly.
"Coolly" is right before "coldly" and coldly is right before hang up the phonely. I backed off, changed the subject and asked her a penetrating question about her second home on a lake in northern Texas.
The second problem with asking about Sheryl is that it's slightly awkward talking to a mother about her son's relationship with his girlfriend. Parents are not always eager to talk about their children's romances. However, here is the real issue: Who cares? I realize this may be insulting to the millions of Americans who enjoy a steady diet of light, no-harm, no-foul news about the love lives of their favorite celebrities, and I don't want to be unsporting.
I just don't know how you keep track. One week someone is married to Jennifer and having a baby and a year later the same guy is with Ashlee, Hilary, Lindsay, Mary-Kate or Paris. Somebody is always coming or going. Sad or empty. Fulfilled or betrayed.
Here is what I like about celebrities other than their shiny hair and polished shoes: They are good at something. Good at acting, singing, riding a bike, making money and shooting free throws. Beyond that, you may not want to know want you think you want to know. I have met some fine people who can't sashay worth a darn down the red carpet, but they're unbeatable at sitting around a dinner table, building a deck or taking a walk. They are only celebrities with their friends and spouses, whom sometimes they stay married to for a while.
Usually they have a sense of humor. They know that none of this can last no matter how famous they are.
MONDAY 16 MAY
NEW VIDEO - IT DON'T HURT - LIVE AT LINCOLN CENTER 2005
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - SU CANAL JIMMY IL 27 MAGGIO
Segnalo ai visitatori italiani che il giorno sabato 27 maggio, su Canal Jimmy, andra' in onda la puntata del Saturday Night Live con Sheryl e Lance come ospiti. Sempre in anticipo in Italia eh :-D
NEW VIDEO - WILDFLOWER, LIVE @ THE AVERY FISHER HALL
'05 Wildflower Tour
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY (USA)
October 30/31, 2005
Widescreen 16:9 - Stereo - 5:00 mins - AVI
NEW VIDEO - I'VE BEEN LIVING ON COFFEE AND RAY'S PIZZA...
COOL EXCERPT FROM WINDING ROAD
SHERYL CROW SET TO ROCK SAP SAPPHIRE
By Laurie Sullivan, TechWeb.com
SAP AG customers attending Sapphire 2006 next week in Orlando, Fla., can expect to hear news on customer relationship management, the next version of enterprise resource planning platform mySAP ERP, and four new industry value networks, an SAP executive said.
But the conference won't close before Sheryl Crow makes an appearance on Thursday night. Crow, known for hits "If It Makes You Happy," "Everyday Is a Winding Road," and "All I Wanna Do," headlines the wrap-up party for SAP conference attendees at the TD Waterhouse Centre. The arena sits about 17,248 during basketball season. About 10,000 customers have registered to attend the annual Sapphire event.
Sapphire 2006 will focus on "Accelerating Innovation, Energizing Growth.” The conference features more than 180 customer session. About 243 partners are involved, including Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Tata Group, an SAP official said.
Attendees can expect to hear news from SAP on market segments, vendor partnerships on Monday, customer announcements on Tuesday, and product news on Wednesday.
Bill Swanton, vice president of research and development at AMR Research Inc. will look to see how SAP will enable development in its enterprise services architecture (ESA) platform. "They've been talking about it for the past two years and now we want to see how it's coming together and whether it's ready for prime time," he said. "Now customers want to see proof."
SAP said it intends to provide that proof, along with a view on customer relationship management applications. Hints come from two previous announcements, said SAP spokesman Bill Wohl. SAP recently developed a new user-interface for customers to access hosted CRM applications.
Sapphire attendees also will hear about the next version of mySAP ERP. "We are helping customers move into the SOA [service oriented architecture] world and the next version of the ERP will be service enabled, so we'll talk about what that means for users," Wohl said. "We'll also provide a continuing report card on the maturing of the platform ecosystem strategy and NetWeaver adoption."
On the agenda, too, SAP will announce four IVNs, a group of independent software vendors (ISVs) and customers that focus solely on one industry's business challenges.
The four industries SAP will announce are Retail, Consumer Goods, High Tech and Public Sector, Wohl said. SAP already offers an IVN for the banking sector, and this week announced a group focused on the chemical industry.
Chemical industry giants Celanese, Dow Corning, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Co., Hexion Specialty Chemicals and NOVA Chemicals will work with SAP and the IVN for chemicals program partners. These include IBM Global Business Services, Invensys, LogicTools, Meridium, NRX, OR Soft, OSIsoft, Pavilion Technologies, SmartOps Corporation, TATA Consultancy Services, TechniData and Vendavo
And, for the first time, this year’s Sapphire conference will co-locate with the ASUG (Americas SAP User Group) user conference. Between the two conferences, approximately 550 sessions are available.
Have you checked out the new service: Google Trends? Now, you can see what trends Google founds in searches and newsreports. Just type in one or more keywords, and Google will present a graph to see how searching habits changed over the years regarding those words, as well as the volume of newsreports. Pretty cool :-)
New Sheryl's DVD, Wildflower Tour: Live from New York is out now! The DVD contains the concert filmed on october 30/31 of 2005 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. Yes, it's a good news, however, on the official store there are very few details about this release: no complete setlist, no tech specs (DVD region, aspect ratio, audio, extra etc..) ... nothing.
Each DVD costs 19,99 USD (about 15,50 Eurs) plus shipping (18 USD for Europe! A bit expensive...).
THURSDAY 12 MAY
NEW VIDEO - LUCKY KID, LIVE @ BUDOKAN
C'mon, C'mon, Japan Tour Live @Budokan - Satellite View
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
October 24th, 2002
ANCORA SU LANCE ARMSTRONG...
Per gli italiani in ascolto segnalo un articolo su "La Gazzetta dello Sport". Qui l'estratto in cui parla di Sheryl:
Nel frattempo si è conclusa la storia d’amore con Sheryl Crow. "Non è proprio così, perché io continuo a volerle bene. Ha scelto la vita, ma siamo ancora in contatto. So che ha terminato il ciclo di radioterapia per il cancro al seno. Le auguro tutto il bene possibile".
Cioe', quest'uomo e' incredibile, prima i piselli, ora questa storia... ma poi, fatemi capire, cosa diavolo dovrebbe significare "ha scelto la vita?" Vabbe', lasciamo perdere che e' meglio. Il resto dell'articolo lo trovate QUA.
Ah, Lance, Bush NON E' TEXANO (e si vede, come leader e' una mezzasega, a differenza di altri veri texani, come Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson e Chester Nimitz), e' nato a New Heaven, Connecticut. In realta' nessuno della famiglia Bush e' nato in Texas, eccetto Jeb, il fratello di GW.
[REMINDER FOR TODAY, MAY 11] WILDFLOWER: A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL EVENT
Gooood News! Sheryl will be performing in the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday, July 14, 2006. Doors are at 7:30pm with an 8:30pm show time. Ticket prices are $100, $85 and $60. Tentative on sale date is Sat., May 13, 2006 at noon. Tickets can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420, on line at www.ticketmaster.com or in person at the Taj Box Office. For box office hours and more information call (609) 449-5150. Anyway, is not sure if it’s for Decades Rock Live or not. Who knows, who knows... who...
On Wednesday, July 12, Sheryl will perform live on the plaza on the "Toyota Concert Series on "Today." The Today Show airs live on NBC at 12:00 AM ET. The Today Show studios are located at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in midtown New York City.
Singer SHERYL CROW has leaped to the defence of COLDPLAY following a critical backlash against the British band in the US. The phenomenally successful CHRIS MARTIN-fronted four-piece have recently suffered at the hands of American music writers. Crow says, "They've had some scathing reviews in the US. The New York Times just wrote a study in why to hate them. Unfair, I think." (KL&GES/MJ via www.pr-inside.com)
SUNDAY 7 MAY
RUN BABY RUN/WINDING ROAD/SUTS/HARD TO MAKE A STAND - LIVE IN BOISE, IDAHO - OCTOBER 18TH, 2005
BTW: the whole show (ft. Alicia Keys, Cindy Lauper, Boyz II Men, Nellie McKay and other artists) is also available on DVD. In addition, there are interviews and guest performances by Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow and Roger Waters. The concert is one in a series to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Great Wall restoration project.
IN MEMORY OF SCOUT "THE WONDER DOG" // 1989-MAY 3rd, 2005
TUESDAY 2 MAY
ARTIST'S CHOICE D.E. - ARTWORK
Sorry guys, I don't know the release date (Hi Brigitte :-). Anyway, this edition was immediately withdrawn from the market for technical reasons the last year. In few words, it lacks the hi-resolution track! (check the back cover). On DVD side there is ONLY a Dolby Digital stereo track, rather futile. Sigh.
By the way: these new covers are GREAT, well sung and arranged, especially I never loved a man ( definitely one of my favourite selections, almost better than original... mmh, heretic you say? :-) and Blue Eyes Cryin in the Rain.
Ok, they are just covers, but who cares? They are delightful to listen.
The Few That Remain is a "sweetened" version of the homonym song originally performed (and written) by Jeff Trott. It's not bad at all, but Sheryl's rendition is more catchy (ehm, ehm...) and conventional, IMHO. Nice slide guitar work, though. Last cover is an absolut classic: You Can Close Your Eyes by James Taylor. Well, her performance is average, but there is something attractive about it... i can't explain, maybe her heart-melting voice? Mumble, mumble... these ballads are my ruin! :-)
Aleks, the rascal
LA SCHEDA DI SHERYL DA L'ENCICLOPEDIA DEL ROCK DE L'ESPRESSO
Toh, italiani, leggete qua:
Biografia tratta dal volume "Enciclopedia del Rock" Copyright l'Espresso
Sheryl Crow (1962, USA) cresce nei dintorni di Memphis, Tennesse, dove sviluppa le prime esperienze musicali.
Dopo aver studiato musica all'Università del Missouri, si trasferisce a Los Angeles per cercare lavoro, arrivando nel 1988 all'ingaggio come corista nel tour mondiale di Michael Jackson.
Al ritorno si concentra sulla composizione di brani che vengono reinterpretati da Wynona Judd (Father Sun) e della coppia Celine Dion e Bette Midler Love You Blind.
Nel 1992 finalmente giunge il contratto discografico con la A&M, che porta alle registrazione di TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, prodotto da Bill Botrell.
Grazie ad una serie infinita di concerti l'album ottiene un successo rilevante, vince tre Grammy e supera i quattro milioni di copie vendute.
Come dimostrano i singoli trainanti Leaving Las Vegas, All I Wanna Do e Run Baby Run (usata in Italia quale colonna sonora di uno spot pubblicitario), la musica di Sheryl Crow risulta alquanto accattivante, anche se non mancano interessanti spunti originali che traggono ispirazione da più stili (soul, country,r'n'b)
Nel 1996 esce SHERYL CROW, prodotto dalla stessa Crow; avendo licenziato parte della band che l'aveva accompagnata sino a quel momento, la cantante ricopre più ruoli in sala d'incisione (chitarrista, bassista e tastierista).
Il disco riscuote meno successo del precedente, forse a causa di un minor appeal commerciale (comunque il singolo If It Makes You Happy trova un buon riscontro), ma non mancano momenti degni di nota a livello artistico.
Di due anni dopo è THE GLOBE SESSIONS, che ripete il clichè dei lavori precedenti, un discreto pop rock con rimandi agli anni '70; da evidenziare un brano inedito di Bob Dylan, Mississippi, regalato personalmente dal cantautore alla bella Sheryl.
Il suo primo disco dal vivo, SHERYL CROW & FRIENDS, è la brillante testimonianza di un concerto tenuto nell'estate del 1999 al Central Park di New York con una vasta schiera di ospiti di successo come Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Sarah McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde e altri.
La stessa miscela vintage, applicata però ad una più accurata ricerca formale e ad una ritrovata felice vena di scrittura, sono gli elementi distintivi di C'MON C'MON, pubblicato nel 2002 e salutato dalla critica come l'atteso seguito di TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB.
Per il mercato giapponese esce invece LIVE AT BUDOKAN. Nel 2005, ispirato alla relazione di Crow con il ciclista Lance Amstrong esce WILDFLOWER.
-- Qualche appunto sparso:
1) Sheryl non ha licenziato parte della band. semplicemente alcuni componenti della stessa hanno preso altre strade, vuoi per ambizioni personali, vuoi per incompatibilita' o entrambe le cose . Fra l'altro, ad essere precisi, il Tuesday Night Music Club non era una band come lascia intendere l'autore, bensi' un gruppo di amici musicisti che s'incontravano settimanalmente (ma non solo) per sessions informali
2) Il giudizio sulla commercialita' di TNMC, in relazione al ST, e' abbastanza opinabile, ma appunto sono opinioni e come tali vanno rispettate...
3) C'Mon, C'Mon salutato dalla critica come l'atteso seguito di TNMC?? Ma scherziamo?? LOL
4) L'ingaggio con MJ e' avvenuto nel 1987 (il Bad Tour e' iniziato il 12 set. 1987 ed e' terminato il 27 gen. 1989).
5) Cantante di Memphis? Kennett, Missouri.
"Sheryl Crow" is a new song penned by Betty Dylan, an indie duo from Nashville.