...we've got the means to make amends. I am lost, I'm no guide, but I'm by your side. (Pearl Jam, Leash)

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Counting Crows on WXPN/World Cafe Friday

Yesterday afternoon, the Counting Crows played a tough-to-get-into set on the WXPN World Cafe stage in Philadelphia. According to a friend who was there: "Adam was incredible . . . There was magic in the room. [They were] really gracious and thankful to be offered the opportunity to do this. What a day here."

The Crows played eight songs from their forthcoming album Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings; this is the widest look into their new work that we've gotten yet.

There are four songs from Saturday Nights, four from Sunday Mornings, and Adam introduces each one with an in-depth commentary on the story behind the song, and revealing the threads that tie it to other songs in the Counting Crows back catalog. It's a pretty neat way to have a first listen to an album, like they're sitting in your living room walking you through it. Have yourself a listen:

Live on WXPN/WORLD CAFE Philadelphia
Hanging Tree
When I Dream of Michelangelo
You Can't Count on Me
Washington Square
Come Around


[Photo by WXPN, Luke Auld-Thomas]



At February 09, 2008 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice post heather. They will be playing at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC this Sunday. And they were on the music channel the Fuse early this week. As the album release approaches expect to see a lot more Counting Crows on TV.

Kev in St. Louis

At February 09, 2008 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the show. It was packed-as-sardines tight, and I couldn't believe how many people were either late or couldn't stay the whole time. I was right by the door, which opened, seemingly, every 20 seconds. What a distraction it was.

Nevertheless, it was a good show, and I enjoyed Adam's commentary preceding each song.

The sound in World Cafe Live, caddy-corner from where I work, is among the best you'll find anywhere in the world. So crisp and clean.


At February 09, 2008 10:46 AM, Blogger Chris said...

One note - they played 1492 live a bunch of times in 2001, when they were working on the songs for Hard Candy. 1492 didn't make the record, but they pulled it out for this album. This version of it is significantly improved from the 2001 version, imo.

At February 09, 2008 11:25 AM, Blogger firedande said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At February 09, 2008 12:24 PM, Blogger Todd said...

Thanks for keeping all of us up-to-date with the Counting Crows!

At February 09, 2008 2:08 PM, Blogger heather said...

Thanks for the note, Chris!

At February 09, 2008 3:20 PM, Blogger dotsgurl said...

Thank you for this post, Heather! I can't wait to check out this show!

At February 09, 2008 11:17 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

what a cool download! thanks, i'm looking forward to listening to it.

At February 10, 2008 5:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey firedande why don'y you suck my cock and lick my balls why you're down there idiot

At February 10, 2008 10:15 AM, Anonymous Matt Wardlaw said...

wow - so awesome...can't wait to check this out.

Thanks always for the great posts, Heather!!

At February 10, 2008 11:22 AM, Blogger firedande said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At February 11, 2008 1:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just listened to the show from XPN Live Fridays, and I immediately came here hoping that there would have been a way to download it. Thank you so much.
That's the only chance I have right now to "participate" in the show since I live in Italy.
Hope you understand my english.
See ya!

At February 11, 2008 7:01 AM, Blogger Guzmán López Bayarri said...

Thanks Heather,
today will be my Counting Crows Day!!

Greetings from Spain

At February 11, 2008 8:37 AM, Anonymous Doug said...

Thanks so much, Heather! I have such high hopes for this album, and this show only feeds those.

At February 11, 2008 10:13 AM, Anonymous Vince said...

...thanks so much for putting the show up...

At February 11, 2008 5:36 PM, Blogger roark said...

I meant to check this out. Thanks for posting it for download.

At February 11, 2008 6:24 PM, Blogger Ruralgurl said...

Thankee! Thankee!
Catching up after a mostly non-electronic weekend and you have made my crappy Monday better by leaps and bounds.

At February 17, 2008 11:33 PM, Blogger Alex said...

I downloaded this bootleg the night after they preformed and have been listening repeatedly since. Swimming in the composition and explanation behind everything. I really wanted to post it up somewhere,but mostly I'm just glad it's available for everyone. I see you cut out the radio announcers. Good call. Think I might go back and edit mine too. Although I like the riff it starts up with. Anyhow, glad that there's a fellow Counting Crows bootleg-er to spread the music round. Adam's proud I'm sure.

Be well,
God bless,


At February 24, 2008 7:54 AM, Blogger Principia said...

I adore Elbow. But the download link isn't working so I assume it's not available anymore :(

Nice blog anyway!

At March 27, 2008 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can the download be made available again?, please

Ivo from Holland

At August 16, 2008 1:43 PM, Blogger Sebastián Gómez Morales said...

dead links. please re-up!!

At September 26, 2008 5:10 AM, Blogger Floris said...

Hey Heather, plz can you post the link again, pretty please!


Post a Comment

<< Home

Stats tracked by StatCounter