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Films About Ghosts: The Best of [Enhanced]

Counting CrowsAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (November 2, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: November 2, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B00068NWRE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,111 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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About the Artist

Counting Crows has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. They made their recording debut with 1993's August and Everything. Subsequent albums include Recovering the Satellites (1996); Across A Wire: Live in NY (1998); Desert Life (1999); and the gold-certified Hard Candy which features the band's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi."

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FILMS ABOUT GHOSTS, a greatest hits package featuring songs from every phase of the band's ten-year recording career. Also includes the hit single from SHREK 2, "Accidentally In Love."

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For Crows On A Budget - A Solid Best Of October 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I am not the biggest fan of Counting Crows, feeling that the two albums after "Recovering The Satellites" were inconsistent at best and never added them to my collection. I also dumped the live album into a used store bin soon after I'd bought it. But for "August and Everything After," Adam Duritz and company struck a chord in the year that Nirvana was king of the world (and Kurt closed the window on that chapter at roughly the same time), and radio was being ruled by the likes of Whitney Houston and Toni Braxton. It didn't hurt that Counting Crows were making music that echoed the best of Van Morrison or Bob Dylan. Another plus was having a producer like T-Bone Burnett, who understood the traditional intimacy of the Crow's sound. He helped make "August" sound like a bridge between the rage of grunge and the introspection of R.E.M.'s then hugely successful "Automatic For The People."

Like the Autumnal tree that graces the cover of "Films About Ghosts," the best work of Counting Crows gives one the feeling that some sort of somber change is always lurking nearby, often with a chill to accompany it. Think of how "A Long December" resonates long after the song ends. Same with "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby," which was the best song on "This Desert Life." Again, the comparison to Van Morrison is an apt one as Adam exorcises a certain amount of pain during his best songs.

This has often led to a criticism of the Crows in that a lot of their music sounded "whiny." That argument is easily dispelled by "American Girls," "Angels Of The Silences" or the statement of band unity, "Hanginaround." Each of these songs are concert pleasers and show the Crow's more playful side, something each album had for those that waited for the simple pleasures of a buoyant rock song.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best of the Counting Crows. . . maybe January 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
It now amazes me how incomplete any "best of" can be when it comes to this band. Every one of these songs is great, that I do not argue, but it just does not feel like it is whole. This could easily be two disks, or even more. It does have fair representation of the studio albums, but there is so much more that the Crows have to offer.
One thing I found surprising about this CD was the fact that "Einstein on the Beach" was included after years of lead singer, Adam Duritz regretting ever having given it to Geffen Records. It is a great song and I would love to hear it played live after having heard it for the better part of a decade on the DGC Rarities Vol. 1 record.(to my knowledg there never was a Vol. 2)
There are two new recordings found on "Films About Ghosts." I rather enjoy the cover of The Greatful Dead's "Friend of the Devil." Honestly, I think the Crows did a better job on the song. "She Don't Want Nobody Near" is the second new recording on the album. It is an original song and has now been released as a single. Of the two, I prefer "Friend of the Devil," but "She Don't Want Nobody Near" is very good.
All of the hits are here; "Mr. Jones," "Round Here," and "A Long December" to mention a few. I do enjoy hearing these songs, but I think they are better in the context of their respective records. As a collection of songs it is great, as a "greatest hits" it is good, but I think it perhaps falls short in the category of "best of." Taking these songs from the context of the album does not do them justice.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview of Counting Crows November 28, 2003
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Maybe you are like me who, after "August and Everything After" and "Recovering the Sattelites", have fallen off the Counting Crows' band-wagon as a result of the less than great (if not to say mediocre) albums "The Desert Life" and "Hard Candy". Well, our problems have been solved by this "greatest hits" album.
"Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows" (16 tracks, 72 min.) pretty much delivers on the premise, which is to say: all the hits and best known tracks are here. Rightfully, this compilation centers on the first album: 5 tracks from "August and Everything After", including the essential "Mr. Jones" (the song that put the band on the musical map), "Round Here", the exquisite "Rain King", "Omaha" and "Anna Begins". "Recovering the Sattelites" is represented by 3 tracks, including the haunting "A Long December", the hard-rocking "Angels of the Silences" and the title track. The later years have some good songs, including the jamming "Hanginaround", and even the cover of "Big Yellow Taxi", an unexpected radio hit. But the true treasure on this compilation is "Einstein on the Beach", which appears for the first time on a Counting Crows release. "Einstein" is a 1991 "demo" (but not sounding like a demo), which lead the band to getting a record deal, and is arguably Counting Crows' best song ever. Adam Duritz never sounded so upbeat again.
Is this compilation perfect? No. For one, I like "best of" compilations to run chronogically, and this one doesn't. But that quibble aside, "Films About Ghosts" is a really great overview of Counting Crows' best songs to date.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just what I wanted.
Published 6 days ago by patrick noonan
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this album!
One of my favorite albums by one of my favorite bands of all time. Listen to at least one song from this album everyday. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Goldeneye89
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection
Definitely one of the best albums in my collection. I grew up listening to the Counting Crows and I love their songs. Read more
Published 24 days ago by thomas lee
5.0 out of 5 stars For an Eggman!
I love this album so much. I think it really captures the very best songs from Counting Crows all in one handy package. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gem Bond
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of songs
Has the hits and then some I honestly haven't heard before, but I can run this cd all the way through and enjoy every minute.
Published 7 months ago by nwow2866
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a best of
If you like the Counting Crows but don't love them and only want their popular songs then this is the CD for you. It is exactly what I wanted. Read more
Published 7 months ago by kindra medgard
5.0 out of 5 stars One of best Compilation Albums Ever
Every song is great. One of best Compilation Albums ever. If you ever liked a CC song. You will love this album
Published 8 months ago by Jeffrey S. Ebeling
5.0 out of 5 stars No 90's Collection could be complete without this.
Containing all there most respected compositions in one album is a cardinal sin.
Elton , Madonna, all their record labels tell them no! Read more
Published 9 months ago by greg jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Making a comback in my mind
I wasn't really into CC back when they were popular, but I really enjoy this "best of" CD. The beats and lyrics put you in a good mood and make you tap your feet.
Published 9 months ago by Tipover
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Counting Crows
Great group, great lead singer. One of the top new wave bands of the 80'ties. Highly recommend this record. Buy it!!!
Published 9 months ago by John Schardong
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