Across a Wire: Live in New York

Across a Wire: Live in New York

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by Counting Crows
     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
07/14/1998
Label:
Geffen Records
UPC:
0720642522226
catalogNumber:
25222

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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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