Wildflower (Sheryl Crow album)

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Wildflower is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, first released September 27, 2005. Although the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200,[10] it received mixed reviews and was not as commercially successful as previous albums, having also peaked at No. 25 on the UK Album Chart[11] (where all her previous studio albums had been Top 10 successes).

Wildflower
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2005
StudioMusic Lane (Austin, TX)
Capitol Studios
Henson Recording Studios
Larrabee Sound Studios
Ocean Way Recording
Sage & Sound Recording
Sunset Sound
(Los Angeles, CA)
Talentshop Recorders
(Nashville, TN)
Black Apple Studios
(Portland, OR)
GenrePop rock, country rock
Length46:42
LabelA&M
ProducerSheryl Crow, Jeff Trott, John Shanks
Sheryl Crow chronology
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
(2003)
Wildflower
(2005)
Hits & Rarities
(2007)
Singles from Wildflower
  1. "Good Is Good"
    Released: September 19, 2005
  2. "Perfect Lie"
    Released: November 1, 2005
  3. "Always on Your Side"
    Released: March 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(63/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
Blender[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[4]
PopMatters(3/10)[5]
Q[6]
Robert Christgau(dud)[7]
Rolling Stone[8]
Slant Magazine[9]

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 listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Know Why"Sheryl Crow4:15
2."Perfect Lie"Crow4:34
3."Good Is Good"Crow, Jeff Trott4:18
4."Chances Are"Crow, Trott5:16
5."Wildflower"Crow3:57
6."Lifetimes"Crow, Trott4:12
7."Letter to God"Crow, Trott4:04
8."Live It Up"Crow, Trott3:42
9."I Don't Wanna Know"Crow, Trott4:28
10."Always on Your Side"Crow4:15
11."Where Has All the Love Gone"Crow, Trott3:40
Australian / European / Digital bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Wildflower" (Acoustic Version)Crow3:56
13."Where Has All the Love Gone" (Acoustic Version)Crow, Trott3:41
Japanese bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."Letter to God" (Acoustic Version)Crow, Trott3:29

ChartsEdit

Chart (2005)[14] Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 98
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75) 51
Belgium Flanders (Ultratop) 58
Belgium Wallonia (Ultratop) 87
Canada (Canadian Albums Chart) 1
France (SNEP) 61
Germany (Media Control Charts) 21
Japan (Oricon) 20
Netherlands (MegaCharts) 54
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 97
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 48
Switzerland (Swiss Music Charts) 17
United Kingdom (UK Albums Chart) 25
United States (Billboard 200) 2
United States (Top Internet Albums) 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2005) Position
United States (Billboard 200)[15] 148

PersonnelEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wildflower Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  3. ^ Blender review Archived November 23, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Browne, David (October 3, 2005). "Wildflower (2005): Sheryl Crow". Entertainment Weekly. No. #843. Time. ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  5. ^ LaBrack, Jill (October 10, 2005). "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower". PopMatters. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  6. ^ Q. No. #231. London: EMAP Metro. October 2005. p. 115. ISSN 0955-4955. {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Sheryl Crow". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  8. ^ Edwards, Gavin (October 6, 2005). "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on October 20, 2005.
  9. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (October 3, 2005). "Sheryl Crow: Wildflower". Slant Magazine. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  10. ^ "Wildflower > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "Wildflower". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  12. ^ "American certifications – Sheryl Crow – Wildflower". Recording Industry Association of America.
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (January 25, 2008). "'Good' Is Not So Good". Ask Billboard. Billboard.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2008. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  14. ^ http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Sheryl+Crow&titel=Wildflower&cat=a
  15. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/sheryl-crow/chart-history/billboard-200-albums

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