The track listing for Sheryl Crow’s follow-up to 1998’s The Globe Sessions has been firmed up, and the album is now slated for March.
Crow spent time in New York City last year working on the record, popping up for star-studded surprise gigs that included appearances by the likes of Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kid Rock. And while Rock and Paltrow were initially rumored to be singing on the upcoming album, Nicks is the only one from those performances confirmed for the album. Nicks lends backing vocals to “You’re Not the One.”
But Crow has enlisted a number of other guests to offer up vocals. Liz Phair contributes to “Soak Up the Sun,” while Lenny Kravitz and Don Henley chip in on “You’re an Original” and “It’s So Easy,” respectively. Doyle Bramhall II pops up as a guest vocalist on a pair of tracks, “Steve McQueen” and “Over You,” while Crow also tapped country music friends, Emmylou Harris (“Weather Channel”) and Dixie Chick Natalie Maines (“Abilene”), for guest spots. The Dixie Chicks appeared on Crow’s Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live From Central Park, and Crow played accordion during the Chicks’ performance on the television program, Sessions at West 54th.
The first single from the album will be “Soak Up the Sun,” which will go to radio next month. In an audio message to fans on her Web site, Crow said she expects 2002 to be “a really busy year, and we’re going to be doing a lot of touring.”
Crow Also Recently Contributed A Cover Of The Beatles’ “Mother Nature’s Son” To The Fab Four-Centric Soundtrack To I Am Sam.