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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by flips on March 27, 2017, 12:10:25 PM »
My guess is that they'll just trot out the same old boring setlists they have had these past few years. Hope they'll prove me wrong.
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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by yidosengland on March 27, 2017, 10:22:59 AM »
so we have gone from hoping for RTS played in full to a support act (sorry special guests !!!) for MB20

sure MB20 are a nice bunch of people to tour with and talented musicians but i have seen them a couple of times this side of the pond supporting other bands and found them a bit dull live , perhaps their sound is more appealing to American audiences
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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by aphonecall on March 27, 2017, 05:34:35 AM »
Hopefully it's a tour where they play new shit from an upcoming album.  Or old shit that we haven't heard in years… rare shit. 
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External Links / Counting Crows - 7/4/09 Sioux City
« Last post by cmigs on March 27, 2017, 04:11:23 AM »
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=581829


Has this circulated before?


[size=0px]Counting Crows [/size][/size][size=0px]Saturday In The Park Grandview Park Sioux City, Iowa July 4, 2009 [/size]
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Counting Crows / Re: Rank The Studio Albums
« Last post by Malayka on March 26, 2017, 11:23:57 PM »
Id have to go:

RTS - perfectly imperfect and I don't think they've every bettered their elemental performances on this record. This record was raw - you can tell Adam was vulnerable, and the album cuts close to the bone. Hell, even the non album tracks from the time rank (for me at least) as some of their finest stuff (Suffocate, Good Luck, Chelsea, Barely out of Tuesday). Guitars which are cold, sharp and in your face, a stark piano sound, and a wonderfully muted ending to an album which remains one of my favourites of all time.
AAEA - The sound of a band emerging and discovering itself with material it had no right to have to start out with. Probably the main fault with this record is that virtually every song became even better live, I wish live from Town Hall was recorded 10 / 12 years earlier than it was, as that would have been difficult for anyone ever to have topped.
(Note - for me the zenith of the live performances of almost all of these songs was probably 1994 to 2002/3 and one or two even come across to me now as almost pale imitations - Omaha, ALD, Jones)
HC - I actually like most of this record, and imho it has aged reasonably well. I don't think some of the more interesting songs get played anywhere near regularly enough
TDL - Some great songs on here, but I'm not keen on the production and it still seems that they tried to remake AAEA. Great tour though!!
SUW - I must admit, this one leaves me a little cold. Probably only 3 or 4 songs on there which I think stack up against the larger body of work. The good songs are very good, but uneven for me.
SN/SM - As with SUW, because of its length possibly a few more songs I like than SUW, but also more that I'm not keen on. I think the idea (which seems to hark back to vinyl era, ironic since they haven't put this out on vinyl!) was probably better than the execution on this one.

I get the impression above all with the last 2 albums that there is a forced attempt to be relevant. Neither of the last 2 records has really caught my imagination, and I rarely listen to them now, but I listen to the first 4 regularly. Maybe that says more about me, but with other artists I like, it is the other way around, so I don't think I am completely nostalgic just yet.
This did, however, (to jump topics to another one) make me hope for a more random and mixed up setlist going forward. I don't just mean the songs played, but also versions of songs, and mix up alts (or indeed even having alts) - I cant be the only one who'd love a show featuring songs like T&TA, PBB, AOTS, Mercury, AHB, Sleeping, Amy, Up all night...... can I?

Finally, its all well and good re-issuing AAEA and RTS on vinyl for those who don't have them from first time around, but really the band ought to address the fact that too many of the records haven't had a vinyl release at all. IT makes my collection look kind of weird!
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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by Berry on March 26, 2017, 07:19:26 PM »
I think it's just an US tour.  :(  Rumours say its with Matchbox
20.  ::)
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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by Johnniebhoy on March 26, 2017, 11:48:44 AM »
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!

exciting for us ? or for the Americans ?

 I think it'll be the US and Canada at this stage Andy, but, I'd expect them to come over to Europe as well.
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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by yidosengland on March 26, 2017, 11:33:46 AM »
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!

exciting for us ? or for the Americans ?
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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by Berry on March 25, 2017, 06:05:03 PM »
I hope they will play at De Oosterpoort in Groningen again. Seeing them there was pretty rare.
I doubt it will happen again.
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Tour / Re: Tour 2017
« Last post by Johnniebhoy on March 25, 2017, 05:16:55 PM »
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!

Indeed its a been a while, I would like them to play RTS end to end

I think everyone would like that, you never know...
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