Crow Sings For Semisonic Frontman

Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is putting the finishing touches on a solo disc that counts Sheryl Crow among its collaborators. Crow, who passed through Wilson's hometown of Minneapolis in early Septem

Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is putting the finishing touches on a solo disc that counts Sheryl Crow among its collaborators. Crow, who passed through Wilson's hometown of Minneapolis in early September, lends her pipes to "Sugar," a piano ballad planned for the as-yet-untitled CD.

Preceding Wilson's forthcoming long-player is a self-released, two-song disc titled "Ballroom Sessions." Consisting of the tracks "Free Life" and "Come Home Angel," the single was just made available through Semisonic's official Web site.

Wilson's Semisonic bandmates John Munson and Jake Schlicter also play on much of the solo project, which is currently seeking an issuing label since the trio parted ways with MCA. Twin Cities notables like the Honeydogs' Adam Levy, the Spy Mobsters' Eric Fawcett and Dan's brother/former Trip Shakespeare principal Matt Wilson also appear on the album.

As previously reported, Wilson recorded a new song, "Willie The King, for the Nettwerk America children's album "For The Kids," released yesterday (Nov. 5). The compilation is part of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's ongoing campaign to restore and nurture music education programs in the U.S. public school system.

In related news, a retrospective highlighting Semisonic's MCA output, "Millennium Collection -- 20th Century Masters," hits shelves on Feb. 4.