Out of the Box Album of the Week--Sheryl Crow--Threads
- Written by Paul Shugrue
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 02 September 2019
There’s an abundance of everything on Sheryl Crow’s new album “Threads.” There’s a lot of songs, 17, a lot of music 75 minutes worth, and an a-list group of collaborators whose performances are as jaw-dropping as the fact that they are all on one album.
Crow says this is her final album, recognizing that the music business is getting more song-oriented, if so she’s picked quite the perfect theme for this release: it’s designed to draw connections between her, her musical heroes and the new generation of artists who she has influenced.
Brandie Carlile, Sting and Eric Clapton join her for a cover of a George Harrison classic…
The album manages to bring back John Cash’s voice from the grave for one of the duets, other artists include Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Joe Walsh, St. Vincent, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., Emmylou Harris, Marren Morris,James Taylor, Lukas Nelson, Willie Nelson and Jason Isbell.
Crow’s impressive list of collaborators is evidence of the respect she has earned, 25 years after her debut album, and of the regard that her peers show in this musical family tree.