Wildflower (Sheryl Crow album)

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Wildflower
Studio album by Sheryl Crow
Released September 27, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop rock, folk rock, country
Length 46:42
Label A&M
Producer Sheryl Crow, John Shanks
Sheryl Crow chronology
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
(2003)
Wildflower
(2005)
Hits & Rarities
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (63/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
PopMatters (3/10)[5]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau (dud)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[9]

Wildflower is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, first released September 27, 2005. Although the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200,[10] it received mixed reviews and was not as commercially successful as previous albums, having also peaked at #25 on the UK Album Chart[11] (where all her previous studio albums had been Top 10 successes).

In December 2005, however, the album was nominated for a Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy Award, while Sheryl Crow was nominated for a Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award for the song "Good Is Good".

The album was certified platinum in the U.S. in December 2005,[12] and as of January 2008, it had sold 949,000 units (over the counter) there.[13]

A deluxe edition of the CD was also released, which contains an additional DVD featuring acoustic versions of many of the album's tracks, as well as the promotional video for the lead single "Good Is Good".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Know Why" (Crow) – 4:15
  2. "Perfect Lie" (Crow) – 4:34
  3. "Good Is Good" (Crow, Jeff Trott) – 4:18
  4. "Chances Are" (Crow, Trott) – 5:16
  5. "Wildflower" (Crow) – 3:57
  6. "Lifetimes" (Crow, Trott) – 4:12
  7. "Letter to God" (Crow, Trott) – 4:04
  8. "Live It Up" (Crow, Trott) – 3:42
  9. "I Don't Wanna Know" (Crow, Trott) – 4:28
  10. "Always on Your Side" (Crow) – 4:15
  11. "Where Has All the Love Gone" (Crow, Trott) – 3:40
  12. "Wildflower (Acoustic)" (Crow) [Latin America, UK, Japan & Australia bonus track]
  13. "Where Has All the Love Gone (Acoustic)" (Crow, Trott) [UK & Japan bonus track]
  14. "Letter to God (Acoustic)" (Crow, Trott) [Japan bonus track]

Wildflower Deluxe Edition DVD[edit]

  1. "Always On Your Side"(with Sting) – 4:13
  2. "If it Makes You Happy" (live) – 5:14
  3. "Where Has All the Love Gone" (acoustic version) – 3:39
  4. "Letter to God" (acoustic version) – 3:34

Charts[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "Good Is Good
  • "Always on Your Side" (with Sting)
  • "Perfect Lie" (Acoustic version)
  • "I Don't Wanna Know" (from the documentary "Saving the American Wild Horse")

Further videos were included on the Wildflower DVD

  • "Good Is Good" (Acoustic version)
  • "I Know Why" (Acoustic version)
  • "Where Has All the Love Gone" (Acoustic version)
  • "Always on Your Side" (Acoustic version)
  • "Letter to God" (Acoustic version)
  • "Lifetimes" (Acoustic version)

Personnel[edit]

  • Abe Laboriel Jr. – Drums
  • Ali Helnwein – String Arrangements
  • Allen Sides – String Engineer
  • Andy Sharp – Assistant Engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – Mastering
  • Brandon Duncan – Assistant Engineer
  • Brian MacLeod – Drums, Acoustic Guitar
  • Brian Vibberts – Assistant Engineer
  • Bruce Kaphan – Pedal Steel
  • Carter Smith – Photography
  • Daniel Chase – Casio, Drums, Engineer, Percussion, Programming
  • Dave Way – Engineer
  • David Campbell – String Arrangements
  • Dean Baskerville – Engineer
  • Drew Vonderhaar – Assistant Engineer
  • Eric Danchick – Assistant Engineer
  • Errin Familia – Assistant Engineer
  • Greg Leisz – Baritone Guitar, Pedal Steel
  • Gustavo Papaleo – Cover Photo
  • Jamie Muhoberac – Keyboards
  • Jeff Moses – Assistant Engineer
  • Jeff Rothschild – Drums, Engineer, Mixing, Programming
  • Jeff Trott – Bass, Drum Programming, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Slide Balalaika, Synthesizer Bass, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
  • Jimmy Hoyson – Assistant Engineer
  • Joel Derouin – Concert Master
  • John Shanks – Banjo, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Producer, Background Vocals
  • Keith Schreiner – Drum Programming
  • Kevin Harp – Assistant Engineer
  • Mike Elizondo – Bass
  • Pam Wertheimer – Production Coordination
  • Psyop – Art Direction, Design, Illustrations
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr. – Piano
  • Scooter Weintraub – Management
  • Shari Sutcliffe – Contractor, Production Coordination
  • Sheryl Crow – Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Harmony Vocals, Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Vocals, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
  • Sheryl Nields – Cover Photo, Photography
  • Steve Churchyard – String Engineer
  • Trina Shoemaker – Engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wildflower Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  3. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  4. ^ Browne, David (3 October 2005). "Wildflower (2005): Sheryl Crow". Entertainment Weekly (Time) (#843). ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  5. ^ LaBrack, Jill (10 October 2005). "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower". PopMatters. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Q (#231) (London: EMAP Metro). October 2005. p. 115. ISSN 0955-4955. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Sheryl Crow". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Edwards, Gavin (6 October 2005). "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 20 October 2005. 
  9. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (3 October 2005). "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Wildflower > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Wildflower". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "American certifications – Sheryl Crow – Wildflower". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (25 January 2008). "'Good' Is Not So Good". Ask Billboard. Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  14. ^ http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Sheryl+Crow&titel=Wildflower&cat=a
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/279107/sheryl+crow/chart?f=412

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