Threads (Sheryl Crow album)

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Threads
Sheryl Crow - Threads.png
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 2019
Recorded2016–2019
GenreAmericana, Rock, Country
Length74:45
LabelBig Machine
ProducerSheryl Crow, Jeff Trott
Sheryl Crow chronology
Be Myself
(2017)
Threads
(2019)
Singles from Threads
  1. "Redemption Day"
    Released: April 21, 2019
  2. "Live Wire"
    Released: May 24, 2019
  3. "Prove You Wrong"
    Released: June 5, 2019
  4. "Still the Good Old Days"
    Released: June 14, 2019
  5. "Everything Is Broken"
    Released: July 12, 2019
  6. "Tell Me When It's Over"
    Released: August 2, 2019
  7. "Story of Everything"
    Released: August 23, 2019

Threads is the eleventh and possibly final studio album by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. The album was released on August 30, 2019, by Big Machine Records.[1] Threads is a collaborative album featuring many of Crow's musical friends, heroes and newer artists.

Promotion[edit]

While promoting her 2018 UK tour, Crow released "Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You" featuring St. Vincent and revealed that the duets project will possibly be her final album, citing the impossibility of releasing something that could follow up such a gathering of artists. She added that she will continue to write and tour and will potentially release short-form music akin to extended plays.[2][3]

"Redemption Day" was officially released as the album's lead single on April 21, 2019. First appearing on Crow's self-titled second album in 1996, the Threads version of the song features Johnny Cash, who had recorded a cover of the song for his 2010 posthumous release American VI: Ain't No Grave.[4][5]

On May 22, 2019, "Live Wire", a blues-inspired track featuring Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, was released on Entertainment Weekly.[6] Crow, Raitt and Staples subsequently performed the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[7]

"Prove You Wrong", a country rock song featuring Crow's long-time friend Stevie Nicks and rising country star Maren Morris, was released on June 5, 2019.[8] Crow joined Morris onstage at the 2019 CMT Music Awards to perform the song.[9]

On June 14, 2019, Crow released the rock track "Still the Good Old Days" featuring Joe Walsh.[10] She performed the song that night on The Graham Norton Show.[11]

On June 28, 2019, Crow promoted Threads by performing "Prove You Wrong" and "Still the Good Old Days" during her set on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.[12]

"Everything Is Broken", a roots rock Bob Dylan cover featuring Jason Isbell was released on July 12, 2019.[13] On September 10, 2019 Crow was joined by Isbell on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where the pair performed the track live for the first time.

On August 2, 2019, "Tell Me When It's Over", a bluesy breakup song was released which was co-written and features backing vocals by Chris Stapleton.[14] On September 20, 2019 Crow and Stapleton performed the song on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The funk-infused track "Story of Everything" that includes a rap by Chuck D, guitar playing by Gary Clark Jr. and vocals by Andra Day was released on August 23, 2019 and focuses on the current state of America, in particular, the racial issues that still divide the country.

Track listing[edit]

The official track listing for the album was announced on June 14, 2019.[15] Crow wrote or co-wrote all twelve of the album's original tracks, as well as "Redemption Day", which had previously appeared on her 1996 release Sheryl Crow. Additionally, the album includes four covers.

No.TitleWriter(s)CollaboratorsLength
1."Prove You Wrong"Sheryl Crow, Al Anderson, Leslie SatcherStevie Nicks and Maren Morris3:41
2."Live Wire"Crow, Jeff TrottBonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples5:09
3."Tell Me When It's Over"Crow, StapletonChris Stapleton4:56
4."Story of Everything"Crow, Steve Jordan, Carlton RidenhourChuck D, Andra Day and Gary Clark Jr.6:22
5."Beware of Darkness"George HarrisonEric Clapton, Sting and Brandi Carlile3:38
6."Redemption Day"CrowJohnny Cash4:46
7."Cross Creek Road"Crow, TrottLukas Nelson (digital/physical) or Margo Price (vinyl)4:46
8."Everything Is Broken"Bob DylanJason Isbell4:32
9."The Worst"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsKeith Richards2:38
10."Lonely Alone"Crow, Shane McAnallyWillie Nelson4:37
11."Border Lord"Stephen Bruton, Donnie Fritts, Kristofferson, Terry PaulKris Kristofferson4:42
12."Still the Good Old Days"Crow, WalshJoe Walsh5:17
13."Wouldn't Want to Be Like You"Crow, TrottSt Vincent3:35
14."Don't"CrowLucius4:06
15."Nobody's Perfect"Crow, TrottEmmylou Harris4:43
16."Flying Blind"Crow, StapletonJames Taylor3:41
17."For the Sake of Love"CrowVince Gill3:34
Total length:1:14:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 73
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 34
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 38
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 31
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[21] 67
French Albums (SNEP)[22] 165
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23] 25
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 10
UK Country Albums (OCC)[27] 1
US Billboard 200[28] 30
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[29] 2

References[edit]

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