The Very Best of Sheryl Crow

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The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
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Greatest hits album by Sheryl Crow
Released October 13, 2003 (UK)
November 4, 2003 (US)
Recorded 1993–2003
Genre Pop, country rock
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)C'mon, C'mon2002
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
(2003)
Wildflower
(2005)Wildflower2005
Singles from The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
  1. "The First Cut Is the Deepest"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Light in Your Eyes"
    Released: 2003
  3. "It's So Easy"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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 No. 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 listing[edit]

UK CD album (cat. no. 9861092)
No.TitleWriter(s)From the albumLength
1."All I Wanna Do"Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin GilbertTuesday Night Music Club4:34
2."Soak Up the Sun"Crow, Jeff TrottC'mon C'mon4:52
3."My Favorite Mistake"Crow, TrottThe Globe Sessions4:07
4."The First Cut Is the Deepest"Cat StevensPreviously unreleased3:47
5."Everyday Is a Winding Road"Crow, Brian MacLeod, TrottSheryl Crow4:17
6."Leaving Las Vegas"Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, David RickettsTuesday Night Music Club5:10
7."Strong Enough"Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, MacLeod, RickettsTuesday Night Music Club3:12
8."Light in Your Eyes"Crow, John ShanksPreviously unreleased4:02
9."If It Makes You Happy"Crow, TrottSheryl Crow5:25
10."Run Baby Run"Bottrell, Baerwald, CrowTuesday Night Music Club6:20
11."Picture" (Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow)Kid Rock, CrowCocky4:58
12."C'mon C'mon" (featuring The Corrs) (previously unreleased version)CrowC'mon C'mon3:26
13."A Change Would Do You Good"Crow, MacLeod, TrottSheryl Crow3:51
14."Home"CrowSheryl Crow4:51
15."There Goes the Neighborhood"Crow, TrottThe Globe Sessions5:04
16."I Shall Believe"Crow, BottrellTuesday Night Music Club5:38
17."Let's Get Free" (Bonus track) Previously unreleased3:44
US CD album (cat. no. B0001521-02)
No.TitleWriter(s)From the albumLength
1."All I Wanna Do"Wyn Cooper, Sheryl Crow, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin GilbertTuesday Night Music Club4:34
2."Soak Up the Sun"Crow, Jeff TrottC'mon C'mon4:52
3."My Favorite Mistake"Crow, TrottThe Globe Sessions4:07
4."The First Cut Is the Deepest"Cat StevensPreviously unreleased3:47
5."Everyday Is a Winding Road"Crow, Brian MacLeod, TrottSheryl Crow4:17
6."Leaving Las Vegas"Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, David RickettsTuesday Night Music Club5:10
7."Strong Enough"Crow, Bottrell, Baerwald, Gilbert, MacLeod, RickettsTuesday Night Music Club3:12
8."Light in Your Eyes"Crow, John ShanksPreviously unreleased4:02
9."If It Makes You Happy"Crow, TrottSheryl Crow5:25
10."The Difficult Kind"CrowThe Globe Sessions6:20
11."Picture" (Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow)Kid Rock, CrowCocky4:58
12."Steve McQueen"Crow, ShanksC'mon C'mon3:26
13."A Change Would Do You Good"Crow, MacLeod, TrottSheryl Crow3:51
14."Home"CrowSheryl Crow4:51
15."There Goes the Neighborhood"Crow, TrottThe Globe Sessions5:04
16."I Shall Believe"Crow, BottrellTuesday Night Music Club5:38
17."The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Country version) (bonus track)StevensPreviously unreleased3:44

International release[edit]

Internationally some tracks were changed:

  • The UK release had "Run Baby Run" and later replaced by "The Difficult Kind" in the US.
  • The UK release had "C'mon C'mon" (featuring The Corrs) and later replaced by "Steve McQueen" in the US.
  • The US release replaced the last track "Let's Get Free" with a country version of "The First Cut Is the Deepest".
  • 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]

  • Sheryl Crow – acoustic guitar, piano, bass guitar, vocals, background vocals, 12 string guitar
  • Jimmie Bones – keyboards
  • Tom Bukovac – electric guitar
  • Joel Derouin – concert master
  • Shannon Forrest – drums
  • Paul Franklin – steel guitar
  • Shirley Hayden – background vocals
  • Kid Rock – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Abraham Laboriel Jr. – drums
  • Misty Love – background vocals
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Kenny Olson – guitar
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • Matt Rollings – piano
  • John Shanks – bass, electric guitar, background vocals
  • 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

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[22] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[23] 5× Platinum 500,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[24] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] Platinum 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Platinum 500,000[19]
United States (RIAA)[28] 3× Platinum 4,000,000[2]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[29] Platinum 1,000,000*

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

Accolades[edit]

Grammys

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

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