2007 The Hit Farm in Nashville, Odditorium Recorders in California, Sage and Sound Studios in Hollywood, Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, The Pass Studios in Los Angeles, and 2 Seas Records in Bahrain
I'm really encouraging artists to write about what's going on, because we seem to be very distracted by some lightweight topics. I think it's time to start writing about the reality of what's around us.
In additional comments on her website, Crow describes the single as "in every way a desperate cry for understanding. Perhaps it is even a battle song in the face of fear."
In a statement, Crow described the record as "the most honest record I've ever made. It's about being forced to wake up".
The second single was "Love Is Free" which, in Crow's own words, was "inspired by [the effect of Hurricane Katrina on] New Orleans. What struck me about it is the stoicism of the New Orleans people, they are very spiritually based. You can see it in their eyes that they aren't going to give up, they are going to rebuild."
So far "Love Is Free" has gained much airplay in the States and has already begun to enter the Billboard charts: the U.S. Hot 100 (#77), the Canadian Hot 100 (#53) and the Japanese Hot 100 (#10).
Perhaps coincidentally, while the New Orleans-inspired single was distributed and its allusions were noted by Crow during appearances on American television, the album itself was released on the day of New Orleans Mardi Gras.
The singles "Now that You're Gone" (released only in Europe) and "Out of Our Heads" charted #19 and #17, respectively, on the Ukrainian FDR charts. "Motivation" was released as a radio single only and peaked at #14 on the Billboard Triple A chart in the US. The title track, "Detours", charted at #13 in the US after Crow performed it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Brian MacLeod – percussion, drums, sampling, drum programming
Alex Pavlides – assistant engineer
Julian Peploe – art direction, package design
Mike Rowe – flute sample
Norman Jean Roy – photography
Doug Sax – mastering
Marva Soogrim – vocals
Zeph Sowers – assistant engineer
Jeremy Stacey – piano, drums, timbales, vocals, kalimba
Shari Sutcliffe – contractor
Matt Tait – engineer
Ken Takahashi – assistant engineer
Jeff Trott – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, vocals, choir, chorus, slide guitar
Scooter Weintraub – management
Pam Wertheimer – management
David Allen Young – assistant engineer
Release history and chart performance
Detours debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 92,000 copies in its first week and an additional 52,000 copies in its second week. As of May 26, 2010, the album had sold 405,000 copies in the US.