Verdict: Four stars 

US country rock star Sheryl Crow made quite the political statement during her intimate Glasgow show.

But her vocals more than matched her sass for having a dig at American president Donald Trump.

The singer casually opened the Royal Concert show by switching up the lyrics to Leaving Las Vegas.

She cheekily sang, “I’m taking a little break from Donald Trump,” and the crowd erupted with cheers.

Politics aside, Sheryl stormed through a two-hour set which showcased her velvet smooth vocals.

“How you doing tonight Glasgow?” the star smiled.

She then flattered, “I’m happy to see you. We love Glasgow.”

The radio-friendly hits If it Makes You Happy and Everyday is a Winding Road then followed.

And although at times, it seemed the guitar was bigger than the petite singer - she was more than masterful at controlling the instrument, putting on a display which easily rivalled her talented back-up band.


Sheryl on stage in Glasgow 

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All I Wanna Do - the song which kick start her global career, even although Sheryl thought it was a throw away track - was well received .

A woman in the crowd screamed, “Oan yerself hen,” to which the star replied, “Wow, never heard of that one.”

Sheryl, 57, told the crowd she was looking forward to hanging around with the youngsters at Glastonbury where she is due to play on Friday.

She beamed that she loved being able to do a two hour set in Glasgow, with recent shows as support for music legends the Eagles and Phil Collins limiting her song choices.

But when you have artists of that calibre choosing you to set the tone for their shows, they must think anything you sing is pretty special.

Something the audience was clued up on especially when she sang the Cat Stevens cover The First Cut is the Deepest. It was a moment - and despite Rod Stewart also having a go at the epic track - Sheryl’s version is untouchable.

A country-tinged version of Stevie Wonders’ Living for the City was a highlight while Prove You Wrong, her duet with Stevie Nicks and Maren Morris, showed fans the promise of things to come in upcoming album Threads, which will disappointedly be her last.

The Joe Walsh collaboration The Good Old Days ramped things up and also has the hallmarks of a big hit should she release it. 

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Sheryl is a real talent. She is at ease on stage and oozes charisma.

But beyond that her voice sounds straight from the record, it never falters allowing the audience to fall in love with all her songs all over again.