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Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings

On March 25, 2008, the Counting Crows released their 5th studio album (they also have multiple live CDs and a greatest hits) entitled Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings.

Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings

The CD is split into two halves, hence the title. The first half, Saturday Nights, is a total of 6 songs and follows more of a Recovering the Satellites feel. The second half, Sunday Mornings, is the last 8 songs and it follows more of an August and Everything After feel. I was lucky enough a few months back to be on a Delta plane that was playing a Counting Crows station in order to prepare people for the new album. The station played many of their old great songs as well as five songs off the new CD (Hanging Tree, Insignificant, Cowboys, Washington Square, and When I Dream of Michelangelo). What I heard on those plane rides was a great glimpse into the new album that made me super excited to pick up a new CD by one of my favorite artists. However, it also made me mad because the pilots and flight attendants would continuously interrupt When I Dream of Michelangelo, which has moved into my top five favorite songs by Counting Crows.

I do find myself listening to more of the Sunday Mornings section of the CD which is odd because Recovering The Satellites holds a special place for me (it was the first CD I ever bought). So far, those songs I heard on the plane rides are my continuous playlist, but there are a few dark horse tracks that are quickly growing on me with every listen (Los Angeles, Le Ballet D’or, and Come Around).

Amazon has a set of 3 or 4 videos that let you listen to a few of the new tracks. My next goal will be to check out the bonus tracks that iTunes released. Now I need someone who uses iTunes so I don’t have to lower myself to the iTunes level.


Posted under Music


Brian Says:
March 29th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

I am one of the low ones who uses iTunes, and the bonus tracks are really good. Good review of the album!

MustacheBot Says:
March 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

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Ben Says:
March 30th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

I found no pictures of Ed Trice. I just found a site with information that allows me to go nowhere. Oh well.

Brian Says:
March 31st, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Yeah, Will, I don’t even see any t-shirt designs in your flickr account….

Will Says:
March 31st, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Fellas, fellas.

One thing at a time …

mike Says:
April 2nd, 2008 at 3:30 pm

This is probably my least favorite counting crows record. It’s not bad though.

troquelonio Says:
April 5th, 2008 at 7:10 am

Mike, how much have you been listening to this new record to state that? It’s not fair to pre-judge records like that. Good rocords are like wines… you know how it ends… 😉

Ben Says:
April 5th, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Yeah Mike. When I bought Recovering the Satellites, I would only listen to “Long December.” It wasn’t until a year later that I found out how good the rest of the CD was.

Glen Says:
April 10th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

Wasn’t able to preorder the album on itunes due to being in the UK so lost out on the bonus tracks. Anyone know where they can now be found ? Amazing album btw, a slow burner but grows on you with every listen…

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