Across a Wire: Live in New York

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It certainly says something about the state of the music industry in the '90s when it has become a common occurrence for bands to release live albums after only two albums of original material. On one hand, it's indicative of how the labels have to fight the proliferation of high-quality live CD bootlegs. On the other, it illustrates that the labels have a difficult time receiving new product from their major bands. And that makes the Counting Crows' double-disc set Across a Wire: Live in New York both welcome and odd. Certainly, all of the group's hardcore fans will delight in having two complete live shows on one specially priced double-disc set, but skeptics ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It certainly says something about the state of the music industry in the '90s when it has become a common occurrence for bands to release live albums after only two albums of original material. On one hand, it's indicative of how the labels have to fight the proliferation of high-quality live CD bootlegs. On the other, it illustrates that the labels have a difficult time receiving new product from their major bands. And that makes the Counting Crows' double-disc set Across a Wire: Live in New York both welcome and odd. Certainly, all of the group's hardcore fans will delight in having two complete live shows on one specially priced double-disc set, but skeptics can't help but wonder if a double-live set is necessary. Actually, Across a Wire may be necessary if you are a dedicated fan, simply because it showcases the group's versatility in a way that neither of their albums have. Although those two records were eclectic, accomplished recordings, these live shows find Counting Crows rearranging familiar tunes and performing cohesive conceptual concerts. The first disc consists of their performance for VH1's Storytellers, the second of MTV Live from the 10 Spot. They share some songs, such as "Angels of the Silences" and "Rain King," yet the versions themselves are different, fitting neatly into the concerts themselves. The end result is two fascinating, entertaining concerts in one package -- a small blessing for the committed, even if it won't be of much interest to the unconverted.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1998
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642522226
  • Catalog Number: 25222
  • Sales rank: 47,716

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Round Here (6:17)
  2. 2 Have You Seen Me Lately? (3:56)
  3. 3 Angels of the Sliences (3:57)
  4. 4 Catapult (3:57)
  5. 5 Mr. Jones (5:17)
  6. 6 Rain King (5:51)
  7. 7 Mercury (3:45)
  8. 8 Ghost Train (5:26)
  9. 9 Anna Begins (13:54)
  10. 10 Chelsea (6:15)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Recovering the Satellites (5:49)
  2. 2 Angels of the Silences (3:34)
  3. 3 Rain King (5:48)
  4. 4 Sullivan Street (4:37)
  5. 5 Children in Bloom (5:19)
  6. 6 Have You Seen Me Lately? (4:10)
  7. 7 Raining in Baltimore (5:34)
  8. 8 Round Here (10:00)
  9. 9 I'm Not Sleeping (4:58)
  10. 10 A Murder of One (5:34)
  11. 11 A Long December (6:06)
  12. 12 Walkaways (1:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Counting Crows Primary Artist
David Bryson Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Charlie Gillingham Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ben Mize Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Adam Duritz Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Dan Vickrey Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Matt Malley Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Technical Credits
David Bryson Composer
Alex Coletti Executive Producer
Charlie Gillingham Composer
John Harris Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Adam Duritz Composer
Sean Murphy Executive Producer
Bill Flanagan Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Mary Ann Dibs Art Direction
Matt Malley Composer
Bill Merryfield Art Direction
Wayne Isaak Contributor
Ryan Freeland Engineer, Digital Editing
Terence Lam Contributor
Nancy McDonald Producer
Mike Simon Executive Producer
David Boucher Engineer
Dave Diomedi Producer
Jacquelyn French Liner Note Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of the best acoustic rock I have ever heard

    First Disk - The "Acoustic" Disk. I just wish that all of the songs were acoustic. It starts with "Round Here" with just Adam and Dan on Guitar. Simple yet powerful. Next is "Have you seen me lately" which wasn't that great to me but it hits close to Adam. The other songs are great. The acoustic version of "Angels of the Silence", "Catapault", and "Mr.Jones" are great adding different instruments such as accordion and banjo and "Ghost Train" was amazing. But some songs such as "Im Not Sleeping" and "Anna Begins" ( with its new arrangements ) I just didn't get. 2nd Disk - More rocking and I farely enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed the new louder version of "Murder of One".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply amazing

    With passionate reworking of electric songs into acoustic versions, Counting Crows put forth some stellar performances. This album falls none short of the quality and emotion of those performances.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Raw talent appears on live performances

    This two disc set is my favorite of all the counting crows pieces. It seems that the music takes on it's own life when performed live...the improv on vocals continues to amaze me every time I hear "round here" on disc 2. Pure music made of pure emotion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A dedicated Counting Crows fan speaks out!

    Incredible. The raw, sweeping emotion, the completely redone songs, the old favorites with new lyrics and entirely new verses. I love this album. I especially love the alternate endings to both Rain Kings, and the extra three minutes or so inserted flawlessly in the middle of Round Here. Counting Crows have always been primarily a live band, and they show their proficiency at rocking a concert hall or a small room equally well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rethinking the Crows

    Although I'm a huge fan of August and Everything After, this CD made me appreciate the Counting Crows more than ever. The first disc in particular is excellent; live versions of the songs add a depth even beyond their previous incarnations.

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