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Sheryl Crow – “Love is a Good Thing” (Massey Hall, 1997)

“Love is a Good Thing”
(album version)
Live @ Massey Hall
Toronto, Canada
March 7th, 1997
(audience recording)

640×480 – 44.1 kHz – Stereo – 49 mb

“Love Is A Good Thing”, first original studio version (From the ending credits of “Head Over Water”)

Basically it’s a hybrid between the original live version and the one recorded in studio for the Sheryl Crow album (listen to the “love, love, love” chorus part).

Bluesy riffs courtesy of Todd Wolfe 🙂

From the ending credits of the 1996 movie “Head Over Water”, starring Cameron Diaz, Harvey Keitel and Billy Zane.

Some further details:

“That was in the live set every night, and it was a rock anthem,” he asserts (Todd Wolfe). “Sheryl did this primaly scream thing in the break and it would always get crowd going. People didn’t know what the song was, the second album wasn’t out yet, but for me it play it like that. I was like “Why?” and she said “it’s been done like that, ” to which I said, “Well, not on record it hasn’t.” If you listen to the version played at Woodstock, it just not make use o that is, I think, a little bit crazy.”

In its subsequently funkier, less anthemic form, the recording of “Love Is A Good Thing” still attracted plenty of attention when the Sheryl Crow album was released, although this was due to its lyrical content rather than the reasons that Todd Wolfe had envisaged.

(Source: “No Fool To This Game”)

Sheryl Crow – “Love is a Good Thing” (Live, 1996)

“Love is a Good Thing”
SNL 1996
New York City, NY, USA
5 October 1996

– TV Edit –

Sheryl Crow – “Love is a Good Thing” – Live at the Hard Rock in Singapore

“Love is a Good Thing”
Hard Rock Cafe
1 May 1995

     :: Band ::

Sheryl Crow – Vocals and guitar
Scott Bryan – Rhythm guitar and backing vocals
Jennifer Condos – Bass and backing vocals
Todd Wolfe – Lead guitar
Wally Ingram – Congos

Sheryl Crow – Unplugged Concert in Brooklyn, NY (Full – 10 songs – 45 min)

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, New York, USA
February 1995

1) Can’t Cry Anymore
2) Leaving Las Vegas
3) Strong Enough
4) Love Is A Good Thing
5) Run, Baby, Run
6) All I Wanna Do (talking blues)
7) ‘m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday
8) The Na-Na Song
9) I Shall Believe
10) D’Yer Mak’er

Sheryl Crow’s Gibson Country Western & Todd Wolfe’s Fender Stratocaster in “Love is A Good Thing” (Woodstock ’94)

“Love is a Good Thing”
Woodstock ’94
Saugerties, New York, USA
12 August 1994

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