Sheryl Crow’s 100 Miles From Memphis. This album brings back the vibe of the good ol’ sounds. Focusing on roots music, it has a lot of elements from Motown to country to gospel to funk to blues to reggae. It’s quite different from the previous ones but not that really far in terms of songwriting is concerned. It’s new but with a touch of old. Hats off to the production crew led by Doyle Bramhall ll for making it sound so authentic. I smell another score at the Grammys with this one.
I really love this new release by Sheryl Crow. Been listening to it over and over again. Each song has a great feel in it. My favorite tracks are Say What You Want, reminds me of the riff from Stevie Wonder’s Superstition. Their cover of Jackson 5’s I Want You Back, love that funky groove and her voice sounds like MJ’s, thanks to the power of today’s technology, autotune I guess. Roses And Moonlight has that SRV outro solo feel, Sideways, Peaceful Feeling, Our Love Is Fading and their current single Summer Day.
If you’re into the classics then this album fits the bill. You’ll find little rock here, so fans of her wanting some rock tunes, this isn’t the right album for you. And for that matter, she might lose some fans who would want some catchier and edgier songs as the tracks here, well, don’t have that vibe like her past singles All I Wanna Do or If It Makes You Happy.