Saturday, August 2, 2008

LiveCountingCrows Lauches With Free Download

The Counting Crows have just launched their own live concert download site. It works just likes sites from Phish and Pearl Jam in that entire sets will be available for purchase and download within 72 hours of the show. To get things started, they are giving away the show from the third night of their joint tour with Maroon 5, from the Verizon Amphitheater in Charlotte, NC, to the first 10,000 fans who register for a free account at I just got my copy and I'm currently listening to 'Richard Manuel is Dead' from their excellent Hard Candy album. I bought that album and didn't play it for months. Once I listened for the first time, it was in rotation for a year. Whether or not you've listened to much of their work since August and Everything After or Recovering the Satellites, if you haven't listened to Hard Candy, go do it.

The setlist for the free show from 7/28/08 is:

Angels of the Silences, Up All Night, Omaha, Richard Manuel Is Dead, Rain King, Speedway, High Life, Los Angeles, 1492, On Almost Any Sunday Morning, A Murder of One, Accidentally In Love, Come Around E: Walkaways

According to Adam Duritz, stated before the encore, on this night they played an entire set of songs that had not yet been played on the tour. You have to respect the band's interest in changing up the setlists night to night in a significant way.

Did You Know:

In June 1992, the Counting Crows opened for Bob Dylan, before they even recorded their debut album August and Everything After.

On January 16, 1993, the band, still relatively unknown, filled in for Van Morrison at his own induction at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony to play Last Waltz track 'Caravan', and they were introduced by an enthusiastic Robbie Robertson. They remain the only unknowns ever to play the ceremony. (listen to an early Crows performance of Caravan)

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