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|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|
|12. Steve McQueen|
|13. A Change Would Do You Good|
|15. There Goes The Neighborhood|
|16. I Shall Believe|
|17. The First Cut Is The Deepest (Country Version)|
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!
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
I finally purchased something for myself, instead of the kids or wife. I thoroughly enjoyed this album of Sheryl Crow's & still do.
It is a 'Very Best' album.
Sheryl Crow has been a singer I have enjoyed ever since I first heard her on the radio. As a best of cd, this ones very good. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2006 by YancysMom
It's amazing how popular "Sheryl Crow" and this collection are, but I guess she's just one of those musicians that appeal to everyone. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by H3@+h
Like Sheryl Crow. I suppose I like the stuff not on the radio more than what is played on the radio. Feel like I wasted my money.Published on July 8 2004
Sheryl Crow has cited several singer/songwiters as influences,including Stevie Nicks,Carole King,and Bob Dylan. Read morePublished on July 5 2004
Sheryl Crow is terrible,period.I recommend Carole King or Joni Mitchell instead.Even Norah Jones is better than Sheryl.Published on July 4 2004