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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Round Here (Live Version (VH1-Storytellers)) 6:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Have You Seen Me Lately? (Live Version (VH1-Storytellers)) 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Angels Of The Silences (Live Version (VH1-Storytellers)) 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Catapult 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Mr. Jones 5:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Rain King (Live Version (VH1-Storytellers)) 5:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Mercury 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Ghost Train 5:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Anna Begins13:54Album Only
listen10. Chelsea 6:15$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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listen  1. Recovering The Satellites 5:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Angels Of The Silences (Live Version MTV- 10 Spot) 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Rain King (Live Version (MTV- 10 Spot)) 5:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Sullivan Street 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Children In Bloom 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Have You Seen Me Lately? (Live Version (MTV- 10 Spot)) 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Raining In Baltimore 5:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Round Here (Live Version (MTV- 10 Spot))10:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I'm Not Sleeping 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. A Murder Of One 5:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Long December 6:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Walkaways 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 14, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B000008USI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,174 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

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Too much too soon is the m.o. of so many bands who, thanks to the fleeting fame that accompanies music-video breakthroughs, are famous before their time and has-beens five minutes later. You could be excused for thinking that's the case with Counting Crows, darlings of both MTV and VH1, who here release a double concert CD after only two studio albums. But you'd be wrong. The set, an acoustic disc recorded for VH1's Storytellers and an electric one from MTV's Live from the 10 Spot, proves how well the oft-bootlegged Crows have earned their reputation as a smoking live band. It also shows how elastic their rambling and evocative songs can be, some of which appear on both discs but in vastly different arrangements. People may tire of vocalist Adam Duritz's perpetually-wounded-soldier-of-love act, but this is one band whose success was hard-won and is richly deserved. --Daniel Durchholz

Customer Reviews

Counting Crows are one of the best live bands out there.
The tracks on these CDS sound very different from the originals, even some lyrics have been changed in such songs as 'Round here, in my opinion for the better.
Christian Nelson
The band completely re-wrote several of the songs on the VH-1 Storytellers CD, which is a testament of thier talent and Adam Duritz's vocal abilities.
Louis Tuck

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. DEATS on June 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
What you get here is two cds from completely different takes on the Counting Crows music. Both recorded during the tour for the bands second album "Recovering the Satellites"
Disc 1 is from their VH1 StoryTellers performance, it's an excellent CD, with great acoustic versions of the some of the Counting Crows best songs. Only problem is they edited out all the stories (big mistake!)
Disc 2 - This is most of the concert Counting Crows plays on MTV Live at the 10 Spot, completely unlike the other CD, this CD contains all "electric" music, and is ment to portray the Counting Crows ability to play heavy, only problem is the recording quality isn't so great, they purposely didn't mix it to give it that "bootleg" feel, but in truth it needs something. Some of the songs come out good, "Angels of the Silences" for example sounds great when performed with this level of distortion and energy, but a lot of the songs are missing the empty space emotional element that makes them great.
The concept here was to show the diversity of the counting Crows style, unfortunately this is more of marketing ploy than anything else. Since this albums release Adam Druitz has said he wasn't very happy with this album and has since released two limited edition live CDs on the bands web site:
"By The Time We Got to WoodStock" "Face the Promised Land"
If you can find either of these you'll be in for a real treat, and you'll hear just how good this band is live.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Adam Duritz and the rest of the CC's are simply amazing as live performers. If you have not seen or heard them live, I highly recommend doing so, as it will make the rest of their recordings come alive. The Crows are able to produce an entirely new sound for each of their songs so that, while they are still playing the same old songs, they almost sound "new." If you like the passion with which Adam sings on their regular CD's, you'll LOVE him live. He causes the listener to vicariously experience the music, so that they walk away with a completely new interpretation for every verse, chorus, and overall song (perhaps maybe only an appreciation for their music, that formerly could not be established by listening only to their records). Personally, I was sort of so-so about the Crows before I saw or heard them live. When I went to their concert they instantly became my favorite band; every song became more real to me, and I can now better interpret the rest of their music. I highly recommend this live CD because it makes the rest of their music SO much better.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By on July 23, 1998
Format: Audio CD
An interesting twist the Crows have taken on this double CD. Including many of the same songs on both discs all but insures that many of the more passive music fans will decide against purchasing this collection. Alas, that is not the focus of the musicians behind this moving production. In what is essentially a gift to fans, the Counting Crows have created an album that captures the full range of their capabilities. Adam Duritz never abandons the trust he seems to have established with his listeners on the many modified versions of the band's most popular songs. Although the music on the tracks changes significantly on the acoustic first CD, the spirit behind the songs doesn't. "Mr. Jones" still possesses the emotion packed into the electric version, and "Have You Seen Me Lately" is suddenly altered from its pointed tone to an introspective ballad. Needless to say, the first CD is truly memorable. On disc 2, if you have never been to a Count! ing Crows concert, you are given a taste of the energy which the Crows bring with them to the stage. The rapport between musician and fan is obvious on this CD. The adrenaline and emotion expended on "Murder of One" and "The Rain King" are testaments to the dedication this band puts into their work. Allow yourself to listen to the alterations in the songs with an open mind, and realize that only honest musicians with a vested interest in providing their absolute best for their followers would make such changes.
As you anticipate their 3rd studio album, enjoy the growth and evolution of the Counting Crows illustrated on this project.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair) on July 26, 2003
Format: Audio CD
what a live album should be. Do you see the number of songs and the price they are asking? What a deal!
This is the reward for supporting a band for years - being able to get such a nicely produced, packaged and delivered live version of so many songs.
This band goes all out in their live shows and this collection is the next best thing to being there (and better in some ways - such as when you've seen them live and someone else is inexplicably sharing top billing with them, affording them not much more than an hour of playing time!)
Counting Crows prove their worth in a live venue, so this one's definitely worth it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kyle on January 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I'll admit that I bought this live album and maybe listened to it once or twice in the first year I had it. Not sure why but I just wasn't interested. How thing's change.

The first disc, from VH1 Storyteller's is an excellent introduction to the band's more acoustic side. There are a few really good performances on this disc but I find it to almost be too mellow...not really in a bad way though.

The second disc, from MTV's live at the ten spot is more upbeat and rocking. Really not a bad performance on this disc. My favorite would have to be A Murder Of One. The only complaint I can find on this disc is that the sound quality isn't quite perfect although it's far from bad.

I own alot of live music and this is really quite good. I would definitely reccomend this disc to anyone getting into the crows or fans of band's such as dave matthews band, matchbox twenty, etc.
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