Sheryl Crow has been around for a number of years, but to be honest, I never understood all of eir allure. It is really after watching Miles From Memphis that I have begun to realize exactly how talented ey is. Sheryl Crow’s performance of a number of eir classics – . There are a few bonus features here that further increase the “must-have” quotient of the DVD. Aside from soundcheck versions of “Stop” and “Eye To Eye”, Eagle Rock has also included a behind the scenes section to Miles From Memphis that also does well in decreasing the mystique behind Crow and eir music. The live show surrounds many of the tracks from eir latest album, “100 Miles From Memphis”, interspersing the different album tracks with
The visual quality of Miles From Memphis is simply stunning. While we received the DVD version of the live show, the camera work and transfer of the footage to the DVD format makes for a vibrant and realistic experience.
The backing band present during Miles From Memphis deserves additional ink – where there has never been any issue with regards to the supporting instrumentation on a Crow track, there is an infusion of vitality given each performance by this band.
I would strongly suggest that fans of Crow pick up this DVD, but I would also extend that recommendation to anyone that wishes to see what Sheryl Crow is all about. The blend of old and new tracks will undoubtedly show some rarities that would normally have been forgotten, along with providing viewers with a new context for a great many of their favorite tracks. Check this release out today and see what else Eagle Rock has up their sleeves this summer.
Sheryl Crow – Miles From Memphis Live at the Pantages Theatre (DVD) / 2011 Eagle Rock / http://www.eagle-rock.com