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Very Best Of Best of


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  • Audio CD (Nov. 4 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B0000DZ3E2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,682 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All I Wanna Do
2. Soak Up The Sun
3. My Favorite Mistake
4. The First Cut Is The Deepest
5. Everyday Is A Winding Road
6. Leaving Las Vegas
7. Strong Enough
8. Light In Your Eyes
9. If It Makes You Happy
10. The Difficult Kind
11. Picture
12. Steve McQueen
13. A Change Would Do You Good
14. Home
15. There Goes The Neighborhood
16. I Shall Believe
17. The First Cut Is The Deepest (Country Version)

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It took Sheryl years to graduate from session singer to star, but boy did she graduate with honors: a string of Grammys and platinum LPs! 16 hits and favorites from all her albums are here: Leaving Las Vegas; All I Wanna Do; Strong Enough; If It Makes You Happy; Soak Up the Sun; Favorite Mistake; Everyday Is a Winding Road; A Change Would Do You Good; Picture (with Kid Rock); two unissued tracks, and more!

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Despite the photographic presence of an acoustic guitar (the rock & roll equivalent of a rubber bullet), the enviably lovely hair and the unassuming knitwear, Sheryl Crow is staring back at us from the cover of The Very Best Of with her chin resting on a fist clenched tightly with white-knuckled defiance. This is, after all, the girl whose wishful thinking led her to sing "All I wanna do is have some fun" while privately preferring to either curl up in bed for a very long time or roll over and die (she's recently come out of the closet with regards to her longstanding battles with depression).

Yes, she's earned herself an armful of Grammys and has been damned with faint praise, but if you go easy on the relatively troublesome second-half of Sheryl Crow's 10-year solo career (the poppy optimism of songs like "C'mon C'mon" and "Soak Up the Sun" seems strained), then this decade-acknowledging resumé serves as a reminder of her narrative talents for summarising the pitfalls of burdensome workloads ("Everyday Is a Winding Road") and problematic squeezes ("My Favourite Mistake") within an MTV-friendly pop framework. Questionably, such gems as the James Bond theme "Tomorrow Never Dies" and the US abortion issue commentary of "Hard to Make a Stand" (both sizeable UK hits) have been omitted to make room for three new tracks, two of which, the evangelical "Light in Your Eyes" and the post-9/11 "Let's Get Free" betray the influences of George Harrison and the Beatles. --Kevin Maidment


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jake Z on Nov. 4 2003
Format: Audio CD
Sheryl Crow has always been one of my favorite artists, with her intense and deep lyrics, and great voice. I always enjoyed her music, it was so original and just different from everything out there, to me at least. So it comes to no surprise that there is a collection of greatest hits for such a prolific artist and entertainer. They have compiled a pretty good collection of her work. My only complaint is that there's a few missing tracks, obviously not enough room, but "Anything But Down", "Sweet Child of Mine" and the James Bond theme are noticably missing. "There Goes The Neighborhood" is a nice song, but it seems like an odd choice as it was not a big hit. Either way, there is some great stuff here. I enjoy the ballads "Home", "The Difficult Kind", "I Shall Believe", "Strong Enough" and more. Everyone knows the big hits "Soak Up The Sun", "Everyday Is A Winding Road", "My Favorite Mistake", "If It Makes You Happy", "All I Wanna Do", and so on. The new tracks are good, her version of "The First Cut Is The Deepest" is a great rendition. I love the other new song "Light In Your Eyes", which has a great melody and vocals from Crow. The Deluxe Edition also comes with a DVD of 13 of her videos, so a must have for all fans. Overall you can't go wrong with this collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Nov. 4 2003
Format: Audio CD
I've always liked Sheryl Crow but I never bought any of her albums. So I was very happy that she released a greatest hits and I was not disappointed. A great compilation! I bought in Canada so maybe the tracklisting has tiny changes, but I think it's the same at the US:
1. All I Wanna Do
2. Soak Up The Sun
3. My Favorite Mistake
4. First Cut Is The Deepest, The
5. Everyday Is A Winding Road
6. Leaving Las Vegas
7. Strong Enough
8. Light In Your Eyes
9. If It Makes You Happy
10. Difficult Kind, The
11. Picture - (with Kid Rock)
12. Steve McQueen
13. Change Would Do You Good, A
14. Home
15. There Goes The Neighborhood
16. I Shall Believe
17. First Cut Is The Deepest, The - (bonus track, country version)
The tracks that I love from Sheryl Crow are: Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 & 13. Basically all her biggest hits. I also like tracks 4 & 6. All the songs are good in fact. The only songs that are missing and that I would've liked to have are "Sweet Child O Mine" because I thought she did a great job covering the Guns N Roses classic and also the theme from James Bond. But no compilation is perfect and I'm glad that they at least included the huge majority of the hits. Highly recommended!
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By A Customer on July 6 2004
Format: Audio CD
Sheryl Crow is one of my favorite artists, and she never fails to deliver great music. This collection perfectly sums up her career so far. Sometimes a greatest hits collection is released by an artist when their career is in a decline and they want to squeeze a few more dollars out of their career before it's too late. Here, however, Sheryl decides to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her debut album by offering a collection that really does give us the best of Sheryl Crow. She even adds a couple new songs to show us that her career is far from over. In fact, this album proves that Crow is one of the best and most consistent artists working today. Rather than follow current trends, she makes the kind of music she wants to make. Sure, she does leave out a few singles (Anything But Down, Sweet Child Of Mine), but this is the very best of Sheryl Crow, and the songs she puts in place of those singles are better than those songs left off.
So, do yourself a favor and get what is bound to become Sheryl's FIRST greatest hits collection. She is here to stay and that is how it should be.
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By S. Quinto on May 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
Here it goes, The Very Berry Best of Miss Crow is out, this record is a compilation of Sheryl's best cuts, all the essential tunes of are here, sure some cuts releases are not place, like "Can't Cry Anymore" or "Anything But Down" but does missin' tracks aren't neccesary, all the true essence of Sheryl Crow are crowded in one CD, the hot top "If It Makes You Happy" still sounds anthemic and rock powerful, undoubtly the best song of Sheryl, "All I Wanna Do" the recurrent track and most burned and overplayed, but still and Santa Monica favorite, "My Favorite Mistake" so melancolic, so Sheryl, "Soak Up The Sun" the summer joint, reminder of the California days, "Everyday Is A Winding Road" the most driven and pleasurable track to listen, "Strong Enough" yep!, still strong, "The First Cut Is The Deepest" one of the best cover ever made, so heartbreakin', overall Miss Crow is so talented and vocal gifted, her deliver of rock music sounds like all-time-american classic, just like "Picture"...this CD is an American must have. Yep! Yep! Gitty Up Baby!, besides I love this "NEW LOW PRICE" stuff, makes every penny worth it.
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Format: Audio CD
After four great studio albums (although The Globe Sessions is still receiving mixed reviews to this day) and a couple of live albums, Sheryl Crow decided to give us a compilation of her work, aptly titled The Very Best of Sheryl Crow. This collection starts things off right with her very first song, "All I Wanna Do". There are plenty of other favorites to be found too, from funky tracks like "Soak Up the Sun" and "There Goes the Neighborhood", to mellow jams like "Strong Enough" and "Home". There are also the necessary new songs "Light In Your Eyes" and a cover of Cat Stevens' "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (a country version of the latter is also featured as a bonus track).
Why not five stars? Well, if you're lucky enough to own the version of the album with the bonus DVD, you of course have the videos. And I think it would have been better if all the videos were of the same songs that are on the album in audio version. Also, "best of" collections generally consist of singles, so it's kind of weird to find "I Shall Believe" on here (not that it isn't a great song).
Like with most hits collections, people usually complain over what song(s) were left off. And I usually don't do this, but -- and in no way does this affect my rating -- the fact that "Can't Cry Anymore" isn't on here almost makes me want to do the opposite of what the song suggests. And since she put a duet on here that wasn't really hers (Kid Rock's "Picture"), why didn't she put "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" on here too? (I mean the live version, of course; it was Siedah Garrett singing on the album.)
Oh well, since I already own all of Sheryl's albums, those factors don't matter too much. If you've been sleeping and haven't discovered Sheryl Crow yet, then pick this collection up and get some schooling.
Anthony Rupert
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