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The Globe Sessions is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, released on 21 September 1998 in the United Kingdom and 29 September 1998 in the United States, then re-released in 1999. It was nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Non-Classical Album at the 1999 Grammys, winning the latter two awards. The Globe Sessions reached No. 2 on the UK Album Chart,[9] while peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart,[10] achieving US sales of two million as of January 2008.[11] The album was recorded at and named for the sessions recorded at Globe Recording Studio in New York owned by Robert FitzSimons and Tracey Loggia.

The Globe Sessions
Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions.png
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1998 (1998-09-21) (UK)
September 29, 1998 (1998-09-29) (US)
RecordedGlobe Studios, New York, NY and Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA, 1996–1998
ProducerSheryl Crow
Rick Rubin ("Sweet Child o' Mine")
Sheryl Crow chronology
Sheryl Crow
The Globe Sessions
Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park
Singles from The Globe Sessions
  1. "My Favorite Mistake"
    Released: September 15, 1998
  2. "There Goes the Neighborhood"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Anything but Down"
    Released: February 23, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Boston Phoenix3/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[4]
Los Angeles Times4/4 stars[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[7]

In 2019 it was announced that the 2008 fire that swept through Universal Studios Hollywood ultimately destroyed buildings belonging to Universal Music Group. It has since emerged that The Globe Sessions was one of hundreds of albums to have had their Studio Masters completely destroyed, making any future remasters or reissues doubtful. Many unreleased tracks and alternate takes on songs have also been lost.[12]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Sheryl Crow, except where noted.

1."My Favorite Mistake" (Crow, Jeff Trott)4:08
2."There Goes the Neighborhood" (Crow, Trott)5:02
4."It Don't Hurt" (Crow, Trott)4:49
5."Maybe That's Something" (Crow, Trott)4:17
6."Am I Getting Through (Part I & II)"5:31
7."Anything but Down"4:17
8."The Difficult Kind"6:19
9."Mississippi" (Bob Dylan cover)4:41
10."Members Only"4:57
11."Crash and Burn"6:36
Extra track (1998 release (UK) – cat. no. 31454-0974-2)
Extra track (1999 release (US) – cat. no. 06949-0407-2)
12."Sweet Child o' Mine[Note 1]" (Guns N' Roses cover)3:49

On earlier versions of the album the track "Crash and Burn" contains the hidden track "Subway Ride", running 11:19, while omitting the track "Sweet Child O' Mine".[13] Another version eliminates both "Subway Ride" and "Sweet Child O' Mine".[14] The version of "Sweet Child O' Mine" included is the 'Rick Rubin New Mix', originally featured on the Big Daddy soundtrack and later included on Hits & Rarities, and also called the 'Pop Version' on the CD single. It differs from the 'Rock Version' used in the single music video. The European version features "Resuscitation" (Crow, Trott) as twelfth track; the Japanese version contains the bonus tracks "Carolina" and "Resuscitation" (Crow, Trott). The "Australian Tour Edition" of the album (released in 1999) contains "Resuscitation", "Sweet Child o' Mine", and a bonus CD containing six songs recorded live at the Church of the Holy Trinity at Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 13, 1998:

Bonus disc: The Australian Tour Edition
1."A Change Would Do You Good" (Crow, Trott, Brian MacLeod)4:04
3."It Don't Hurt" (Crow, Trott)5:26
4."Strong Enough" (Crow, David Baerwald, Bill Bottrell, Kevin Gilbert, MacLeod, David Ricketts)3:17
5."The Difficult Kind"6:42
6."Everyday Is a Winding Road" (Crow, MacLeod, Trott)6:22



  • Producers: Sheryl Crow, ("Sweet Child o´Mine" produced by Rick Rubin)
  • Executive Producer: Rory Kaplan
  • Engineers: Trina Shoemaker
  • Additional recordings: S. Husky Höskulds
  • Assistant engineers: Brant Scott, Howard Willing, Ryan Baesch
  • Mixing: Tchad Blake, Andy Wallace (tracks 2, 7–9)
  • Assistant mixing engineers: S. Husky Höskulds, Steve Sisco, Howard Willing
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Digital engineer: Jeff Levison
  • Surround mix and digital mastering: David Tickle
  • Production coordination: Brant Scott
  • Art direction and design: Jeri Heiden
  • Cover photography: Peter Lindbergh
  • Photographies inside: Tchad Blake


Grammy AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999 The Globe Sessions Album of the Year[15] Nominated
Best Rock Album[16] Won
"My Favorite Mistake" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance[15] Nominated
Sheryl Crow Producer of the Year, Non-Classical[15] Nominated
Andy Wallace, Tchad Blake & Trina Shoemaker (engineers) Best Engineered Album, Non Classical[15] Won


Release historyEdit

Region Date
United Kingdom September 21, 1998
United States September 29, 1998


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  1. ^ "Sweet Child O' Mine" is 3:49 long. At the 4:27 mark another track – called "Subway Ride" – which mentions the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, begins and runs for just over 4 minutes.