The Very Best of Sheryl Crow

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The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
Greatest hits album by Sheryl Crow
Released October 13, 2003 (UK)
November 4, 2003 (US)
Recorded Kingsway Studio, New Orleans, LA, Sunset Sound Factory and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA, Globe Studios, New York, NY, Henson Studios, Hollywood, CA and Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN
Genre Pop, rock, pop rock, country, country pop, country rock, alternative rock, adult contemporary
Length 79:57
Label A&M
Producer Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, Garth Fundis, Kid Rock, John Shanks, Jeff Trott
Sheryl Crow chronology
C'mon C'mon
(2002)
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
(2003)
Wildflower
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Very Best of Sheryl Crow is a greatest hits album by American singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow, released on October 13, 2003 in the United Kingdom and November 4, 2003 in the United States. The album was a commercial success, reaching #2 on both the UK Album Chart and the Billboard 200, selling 4 million units in the US as of January 2008.[2] The album also received a Platinum accreditation by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry for sales of over 1 million copies in Europe.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD album (cat. no. 9861092)
No. Title Writer(s) From the album Length
1. "All I Wanna Do" (1994) Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert Tuesday Night Music Club 4:34
2. "Soak Up the Sun" (2002) Crow, Jeff Trott C'mon C'mon 4:52
3. "My Favorite Mistake" (1998) Crow, Trott The Globe Sessions 4:07
4. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (2004) (previously unreleased) Cat Stevens n/a 3:47
5. "Everyday Is a Winding Road" (1996) Crow, Brian MacLeod, Trott Sheryl Crow 4:17
6. "Leaving Las Vegas" (1994) Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, David Ricketts Tuesday Night Music Club 5:10
7. "Strong Enough" (1994) Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, MacLeod, Ricketts Tuesday Night Music Club 3:12
8. "Light in Your Eyes" (2004) (previously unreleased) Crow, John Shanks n/a 4:02
9. "If It Makes You Happy" (1996) Crow, Trott Sheryl Crow 5:25
10. "Run Baby Run" (1993) Bottrell, Baerwald, Crow Tuesday Night Music Club 6:20
11. "Picture" (2002) (Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow) Kid Rock, Crow Cocky 4:58
12. "C'mon C'mon" (2004) (featuring The Corrs) (previously unreleased version) Crow C'mon C'mon 3:26
13. "A Change Would Do You Good" (1997) Crow, MacLeod, Trott Sheryl Crow 3:51
14. "Home" (1996) Crow Sheryl Crow 4:51
15. "There Goes the Neighborhood" (1999) Crow, Trott The Globe Sessions 5:04
16. "I Shall Believe" (1993) Crow, Bottrell Tuesday Night Music Club 5:38
17. "Let's Get Free" (2004) (previously unreleased, bonus track)   n/a 3:44
US CD album (cat. no. B0001521-02)
No. Title Writer(s) From the album Length
1. "All I Wanna Do"   Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert Tuesday Night Music Club 4:34
2. "Soak Up the Sun"   Crow, Jeff Trott C'mon C'mon 4:52
3. "My Favorite Mistake"   Crow, Trott The Globe Sessions 4:07
4. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (previously unreleased) Cat Stevens n/a 3:47
5. "Everyday Is a Winding Road"   Crow, Brian MacLeod, Trott Sheryl Crow 4:17
6. "Leaving Las Vegas"   Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, David Ricketts Tuesday Night Music Club 5:10
7. "Strong Enough"   Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, MacLeod, Ricketts Tuesday Night Music Club 3:12
8. "Light in Your Eyes" (previously unreleased) Crow, John Shanks n/a 4:02
9. "If It Makes You Happy"   Crow, Trott Sheryl Crow 5:25
10. "The Difficult Kind"   Crow The Globe Sessions 6:20
11. "Picture" (Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow) Kid Rock, Crow Cocky 4:58
12. "Steve McQueen"   Crow, Shanks C'mon C'mon 3:26
13. "A Change Would Do You Good"   Crow, MacLeod, Trott Sheryl Crow 3:51
14. "Home"   Crow Sheryl Crow 4:51
15. "There Goes the Neighborhood"   Crow, Trott The Globe Sessions 5:04
16. "I Shall Believe"   Crow, Bottrell Tuesday Night Music Club 5:38
17. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Country Version, previously unreleased, bonus track) Stevens n/a 3:44

International release[edit]

Internationally some tracks were changed:

  • "Run Baby Run" was replaced by "The Difficult Kind".
  • "C'mon C'mon (featuring The Corrs)" was replaced by "Steve McQueen".
  • The US release replaced the last track "Let's Get Free" with "The First Cut Is the Deepest (Country Version)".
  • A three-disc box set was released in the United Kingdom with live album Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park and a bonus DVD of music videos for the songs on this album.
  • Some Japanese pressings also came with a DVD of Sheryl Crow And Friends: Live From Central Park.
  • For the French release "The First Cut Is the Deepest" is featuring French singer Gérald De Palmas.
  • Last track of the German release is "It's So Easy" feat. Wolfgang Niedecken (the song has been released as the second single).

Digital release[edit]

Digital US versions of the album at Amazon.com and the iTunes Store omit track 11, "Picture". All the subsequent tracks shift their numbering back accordingly.[3] Internationally the song is still available digitally, but only when the album is purchased as a whole.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, Garth Fundis, Kid Rock, John Shanks, Jeff Trott
  • Engineers: Matt Andrews, Marc DeSisto, Jeff Rothschild, Al Sutton
  • Mixing: Chuck Ainlay, Kid Rock, Jeff Rothschild, Al Sutton, Dave Way
  • Production coordination: Shari Sutcliffe
  • String arrangements: Patrick Warren
  • Assistant: Josh Muncy
  • Contractor: Shari Sutcliffe
  • Photography: Naomi Kaltman, Peter Lindbergh, Mark Seliger
  • Liner notes: David Wild

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[4] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[5] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[6] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[7] Platinum 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[8] Gold 20,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Platinum 500,000[10]
United States (RIAA)[11] 3× Platinum 4,000,000[2]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[12] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005
[30]
"The First Cut Is the Deepest" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated

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