This album came out in 95 in a flurry of gossip and rumour following the massive top 5 hit all i wanna do. Was sheryl any good? Could she actually sing? Did she write her own stuff?
YES YES YES- this album proved the whole music industry wrong, sporting top 10 hits *If it makes you happy*, *Winding road*, *Home* and *A change*.
I've been listening to this album for 5 or more years now and it doesnt tire, the music is so fresh, so effortless and has a sincerity that is sometimes lacking from her newer work
This album has everything you want, from all out athems ( if it makes you happy), quiet reflective songs ( home), songs with totally pointless lyrics ( winding road) and songs that seems to be written about you ( Home, The Book and Superstar). With heavy influences from the like of the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and the Steve Miller Band this album is sure to be a future classic
The high point of the album is redemption day, a song that really has its meaning on the eve of 9/11, the songwriting is the best to come from 90's soft rock and the production is out of this world
If you buy any Sheryl Crow cd, buy this one. trust me and the 5 million other people that bought it