The Globe Sessions

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The Globe Sessions
Studio album by Sheryl Crow
Released September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21) (UK)
September 29, 1998 (1998-09-29) (US)
Recorded Globe Studios, New York, NY and Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, 1998-99
Genre Rock, folk rock, country rock, blues rock
Length 55:06
Label A&M
Producer Sheryl Crow
Rick Rubin ("Sweet Child o' Mine")
Sheryl Crow chronology
Sheryl Crow
(1996)
The Globe Sessions
(1998)
Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Daily Vault (B)[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[6]

The Globe Sessions is the third studio album by American singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, released on 21 September 1998 in the United Kingdom and 29 September 1998 in the United States, then re-released in 1999. It was nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Non-Classical Album at the 1999 Grammys, winning the latter two awards. The Globe Sessions reached #2 on the UK Album Chart,[7] while peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart,[8] achieving US sales of two million as of January 2008.[9] The album was recorded at and named for the sessions recorded at Globe Recording Studio in New York owned by Robert FitzSimons and Tracey Loggia.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Favorite Mistake"   Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott 4:08
2. "There Goes the Neighborhood"   Crow, Trott 5:02
3. "Riverwide"   Crow 4:07
4. "It Don't Hurt"   Crow, Trott 4:49
5. "Maybe That's Something"   Crow, Trott 4:17
6. "Am I Getting Through (Part I & II)"   Crow 5:31
7. "Anything but Down"   Crow 4:17
8. "The Difficult Kind"   Crow 6:19
9. "Mississippi"   Bob Dylan 4:41
10. "Members Only"   Crow 4:57
11. "Crash and Burn"   Crow 6:36
Extra track (1998 release (UK) - cat. no. 31454-0974-2)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Resuscitation"   Crow 3:54
Extra track (1999 release (US) - cat. no. 06949-0407-2)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Sweet Child o' Mine[Note 1]"   Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan 3:54

On earlier versions of the album the track "Crash and Burn" contains the hidden track "Subway", running 11:19, while omitting the track "Sweet Child O' Mine."[10] Another version eliminates both "Subway" and "Sweet Child O' Mine."[11] The European version features "Resuscitation" (Crow, Trott) as twelfth track; the Japanese version contains the bonus tracks "Carolina" & "Resuscitation" (Crow, Trott). The "Australian Tour Edition" of the album (released in 1999) also contains "Resuscitation" (Crow, Trott) and a cover of the Guns N' Roses song, "Sweet Child o' Mine," as well as a bonus CD containing six songs recorded live at the Church of the Holy Trinity at Toronto, Canada on November 13, 1998:

Bonus disc: The Australian Tour Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Change Would Do You Good"   Crow, Trott, Brian MacLeod 4:04
2. "Riverwide"   Crow 4:32
3. "It Don't Hurt"   Crow, Trott 5:26
4. "Strong Enough"   Crow, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert, MacLeod, David Ricketts 3:17
5. "The Difficult Kind"   Crow 6:42
6. "Everyday Is a Winding Road"   Crow, MacLeod, Trott 6:22

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Sheryl Crow, (Sweet Child O´Mine produced by Rick Rubin)
  • Executive Producer: Rory Kaplan
  • Engineers: David Schiffman, Trina Shoemaker
  • Assistant engineers: Brandt Scott, Brian Scott, Steve Sisco, Howard Willing
  • Digital engineer: Jeff Levison
  • Mixing engineers: Steve Sisco, Howard Willing
  • Mixing: Tchad Blake, Richard Dodd, Rick Rubin, David Schiffman, Steve Sisco Assistant, David Tickle, Andy Wallace, Howard Willing
  • Mixing assistants: Chris Hudson, Steve Sisco, Pam Wertheimer, Howard Willing
  • Surround Mix: David Tickle
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig, David Tickle
  • Digital Mastering: David Tickle
  • Programming: Gregg Williams
  • Production coordination: Chris Hudson, Brandt Scott, Brian Scott, Pam Wertheimer
  • Drum Loop: Trina Shoemaker
  • String arrangements: Jimmie Haskell
  • Art direction: Jeri Heiden
  • Design: Jeri Heiden
  • Photography: Tchad Blake, Peter Lindbergh
  • Inlay photography: Tchad Blake

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 The Globe Sessions Album of the Year[12] Nominated
Best Rock Album[13] Won
"My Favorite Mistake" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance[12] Nominated
Sheryl Crow Producer of the Year, Non-Classical[12] Nominated
Andy Wallace, Tchad Blake & Trina Shoemaker (engineers) Best Engineered Album, Non Classical[12] Won

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom September 21, 1998
United States September 29, 1998

References[edit]

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  11. ^ Alternate Track Listing #2
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  1. ^ "Sweet Child O' Mine" is 3:49 long. At the 4:27 mark another track - called "Subway" - which mentions the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, begins and runs for just over 4 minutes.