For Sheryl Crow, the title of her seventh album, 100 Miles From Memphis, isn't just a location; it's a state of mind. 'I grew up in a small town 100 miles from Memphis, and that informed not only my musical taste, but how I look at life,' she says. 'The drive to Memphis is all farmland, and everyone is community-oriented, God-fearing people, connected to the earth. The music that came out of that part of the world is a part of who I am, and it's the biggest inspiration for what I do and why I do it.'
So for the Kennett, Missouri native, calling the disc 100 Miles From Memphis is a statement of purpose, both musical and emotional. It also marks a long-awaited return by the nine-time Grammy winner to the sounds that first drew her to making music. The results evoke a time when soul and passion filled the radio waves, when the sweat and joy of a recording session could be captured forever on wax.
Sometimes the musical references - Al Green, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder - are made apparent, but the album's eleven songs are characterized more by capturing a classic spirit than by imitating any specific style.
- 1. Our Love is Fading
- 2. Eye To Eye
- 3. Sign Your Name
- 4. Summer Day
- 5. Long Road Home
- 6. Say What You Want
- 7. Peaceful Feeling
- 8. Stop
- 9. Sideways
- 10. 100 Miles From Memphis
- 11. Roses and Moonlight
- 12. I Want You Back
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