Recovering the Satellites

Recovering the Satellites

by Counting CrowsCounting Crows


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For their second album, Recovering the Satellites, Counting Crows crafted a self-consciously challenging response to their unexpected success. Throughout the record, Adam Duritz contemplates his loss of privacy and sudden change of fortunes, among other angst-ridden subjects. In one sense, it's no different from the subjects that dominated August and Everything After, yet his outlook is lacking the muted joy that made "Mr. Jones" into a hit. Similarly, the music is slightly more somber, yet the approach is harder and more direct, which gives even the ballads a more affecting, visceral feel. Recovering the Satellites occasionally bogs down in its own pretentiousness -- for a roots rock band, the group certainly has a lot of artsy goals -- yet when they scale back their ambitions to simple folk-rock, such as on the single "A Long December," they are at their most articulate.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/1996
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642497524
catalogNumber: 24975
Rank: 9137

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Counting Crows   Primary Artist
Marvin Etzioni   Mandolin
David Bryson   Guitar,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals
Paul Buckmaster   Conductor
Charlie Gillingham   Harmonica,Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
David Immerglück   Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar
Ben Mize   Drums,Tambourine,Vocals
Adam Duritz   Piano,Tambourine,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Dan Vickrey   Guitar,Vocals
Matt Malley   Electric Bass,Vocals,Double Bass

Technical Credits

Marvin Etzioni   Producer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer,Contributor
Charlie Gillingham   String Arrangements
Ben Mize   Contributor
Gil Norton   Producer
Andy Taub   Engineer
David Vaught   Engineer
Adam Duritz   Composer
Mark Pythian   Programming,Producer
Rail Jon Rogut   Engineer
Bill Merryfield   Art Direction
S. "Husky" Hoskulds   Engineer
Jay A. Ryan   Engineer
J. Bradley Cooke   Engineer

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