Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Can't Cry Anymore / No One Said It Would Be Easy
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Edward Hoge | Midlothian, VA USA | 04/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This maxi-CD is titled as the only non-live track on the CD (a totally unchanged version of Can't Cry Anymore), but by far the highlight is a totally new arrangement of the dark I Shall Believe from her debut CD. The original was a muted, moody and depressed song, but this live version is full of quasi-belltoned electric guitars, Hammond B3 chords and thumping bass. The song begins calmly, centered around acoustic guitar and organ, but it grows in pumping intensity and energy as the electric guitars and bass come to the forefront. Sheryl's in fine voice, attacking the song with a lot of emotion and effort, and ultimately it reaches a synthesis of blues, rock and gospel that is completely mesmerizing; it's moved me to laugh and moved me to tears, sometimes at the same moment. I've put my hearing and speakers at risk more than once listening to this song, because I can't help but crank it up more and more. The other two live tracks are certainly worthy; her mostly acoustic take on No One Said It Would Be Easy is similar to the album release, but with added poignancy from her delivery. And the live take on What I Can Do For You is even more edgy than the album cut. Definitely worth getting for the Sheryl Crow fan."
It's great! This Cd has made me be a huge van of Sheryl Crow
Busy Body | 11/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think that you should by Cant Cry anymore. Sheryl Crow is the artist in this CD. This CD is probably one of my most favorite Cds. I love it!!!! Bye this CD today!"
plsilverman | USA | 12/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is laudable that this noted songwriter-singer has always issued new versions of her songs on CD singles. One of her best releases in that form is "Can't Cry Anymore". The lead track, ofcourse, is from "Tuesday Night Music Club" and is a successful, Reggae Rock entry. The remainder are from a 11-94 BBC radio broadcast of a live performance at the Empire, and offer a much different feel, and in one case, "I Shall Believe", a different approach - more intense vocally and featuring an organ grounded in classic Soul.
"What I Can Do For You" defies explanation - it is Folk Rock to be sure, with its Dylanesque delivery. Not much lyrically, it relies upon an erotic vocal, which builds especially well at the Empire. Repeating the phrases over and over, she turns the light composition into an emotional experience.
Another plus is the sensual cover photo, capturing still another mood."