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Recovering the Satellites

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  • Audio CD (Oct. 16 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000000OVA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 123 customer reviews
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1. Catapult
2. Angels Of The Silences
3. Daylight Fading
4. I'm Not Sleeping
5. Goodnight Elisabeth
6. Children In Bloom
7. Have You Seen Me Lately?
8. Miller's Angels
9. Another's Horsedreamer's Blues
10. Recovering The Satellites
11. Monkey
12. Mercury
13. A Long December
14. Walkaways

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Counting Crows ~ Recovering The Satellites

Recovering the Satellites may not be quite the tower of song that the Crows' debut August and Everything After was, but it could hardly be called a sophomore slump. Vocalist Adam Duritz and crew mine similar territory on the more densely produced Satellites, couching tales of dreamers, lovers, and losers in music that's part classic rock redux and part heartfelt folk jangle. As able as the band is though, it remains Duritz's show, and his plaintive voice and serpentine lyrics are what drive this record home, particularly on "Daylight Fading", "Miller's Angels" and the aching hit "A Long December." --Michael Ruby

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Format: Audio CD
This album just isn't Duritz' and his San Francisco crew's best and brightest. In comparison to their other two studio albums, it comes across as a Sophomoric turd-burger sandwiched between the beautiful gems of musical bread that is "August and Everything After" and "This Desert Life." "Recovering The Satellites" shows the Crows trying to stretch their sound to the netherlands of a harder rocking sound. Instead of elevating them into new realms it brings 'em back down amidst the masses of other modern day droll receiving airplay. Not that it is all that bad, there are moments. Duritz' folk poet troubadour aura comes out to shine here and there. The Crows folk country smoothness rings true occasionally. But more often than not; the songs meander along musically, the lyrics come across forced, and the arrangements are sometimes grating. Rarely should orchestral strings be mixed with rock music. The result, more often than not, comes across like the mixing of two speeding locomotives, north and southbound respectively arriving on the same plot of earth simultaneously. It's rarely a thing to desire. "I'm Not Sleeping" is one prime example of this tragic pairing. As Duritz counts off his numbers and the strings drive up to a hectic squelch, the music becomes rather unbearable. You'll find yourself reaching for the "next song" button. "Miller's Angels," an otherwise good song, finds Duritz screaming, "Don't, don't, don't, don't come around" one (make that 10 or 15) too many times. For the sake of beauty and anti-redundancy, just don't. As said before, the CD does have its moments. "Mercury" features some great slide guitar and harmonica and carries this great bluesey feel.Read more ›
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There has been some debate as to whether this is a great disc or not. I'd like to weigh in on the matter. I HAVE great taste in music. I liked Hootie before they were big. I saw them at a small club and they rocked my world. I also liked Third Eye Blind before they became super popular. While every one else was listening to "Semi-charmed Life" I was listening to the track "Graduate." I am usually ahead of everyone else. I must admit that I didn't really like Matchbox 20 until my friend got me to listen to it. It was already huge, but I was big enough to admit that "The Real World" is an awesome song. I've always liked the Counting Crowes. I thought their first disc was one of the best discs that came out that year. It reminded me of all the great classic rock bands like the Who. I think that their first disc is their best, but this one has the song "Long December" and I really like that song. It makes me think of winter time and how sometimes you can get lonely even though you're hanging out with people who say that they're your friends even though they're always screwing you over. I hate people like that. I don't know why everyone is making such a big issue out of Adam's wig. So what if he needs a little help! My dad uses Rogaine and I don't think that makes him a bad guy. If Adam had those plug things on his head no one would even know. It's not his fault that he lost all his hair.
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Ive listened to everything: from the Beatles to Pink Floyd, from Radiohead to U2, even Jazz, country, and indie music(Chet Baker, Garth Brooks, Elliot Smith). Im a musical-junkie like those guys from the book/movie "High Fidelity". And after years of musical journeys and discoveries, nothing satisfies my musical crave or touches my soul like the artistic-music created by the Counting Crows, and that goes espesially for this album.
For me, "Recoverig the Satellites" was like the diamond in the ruff; the needle in the haystack. I know people who recall having their lives changed by albums such as "abbey road" or "OK Computer", but to me, those cant even compare to the deep emotional and beautiful music captured inside this record. Lead singer, Adam Duritz, claims this his favorite one, and i totally understand why. The music is timeless. So i guess its pretty obvious, i'd recommend this cd above anything else out there.
My four favorites songs: Recovering the Satellites, Long December, Millers Angels, and Catapult.
ALSO: theres a couple crows songs that are absolutly amazing that you cant find on an album, you have to buy them on single-discs, or just download them, whatever you do - you must hear these: Chelsea(live album), Baby Im A Big Star Now(single), Mercy(single), someday(amazing cover song)
thx for reading,
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It has been said that Counting Crows hit their peak once they made their debut album, "August and Everyhting After", but this is not true. While their debut is a classic for sure, their sophomore album, "Recovering the Satellites", is a masterpiece. Never have the Crows rocked harder or played better. The songwriting of Adam Duritz is perfected on this record. Never has something so outwardly sad become so uplifting and comforting. Duritz has a voice that is so personal, it can't help but touch you. The beauty of the songwriting is that it is just SO personal. There isn't always a need for the song to have a universal appeal towards everyone's emotions. Here we are allowed to look inside this man, to see what his life is like, and to know what is going on. Duritz paints beautiful and compelling pictures with this album's songs, but the accents placed on the music by Dan Vikery's guitar and Charlie Gillingham's Keyboard, along with the excellent low end of Matt Malley and rhythm of David Bryson. And by the way, Ben Mize....awesome drummer. Buy this album. If you feel anything at all, buy this album. If you like emotional, deep, dark music, you will love "Recovering the Satellites."
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