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Counting Crows live on WXPN – Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings

Thank god for WXPN – as usual they’ve brought the goods with NPR’s latest World Cafe show, featuring Counting Crows live, previewing eight (yes, I said eight) songs from their forthcoming album, Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings.

Counting Crows - Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings
(Counting Crows previewed Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings on WXPN World Cafe)

We’ve already previewed some of the new songs here before, so I won’t be posting the whole set (but if you’re really desperate, then drop a comment here and let me know; perhaps we can work something out). That said, this show exemplifies one of the reasons I feel Counting Crows is one of the greatest live acts around: Adam goes into great detail to give you the backstory of each song, and really makes you feel part of a greater experience; as if we’re all sharing the same journey, the same ride.

As mentioned in our previous post about the album, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings is really a double album: The “Saturday Nights” half is ostensibly the more “rock” half, and the “Sunday Mornings” the more acoustic. On this World Cafe show (which was aired on February 8th), Counting Crows performed four songs from each side. I’ll be posting one song from each half for now; the first is “Cowboys” from the “Saturday Nights” section, and the second is “Washington Square“, from the “Sunday Mornings” section.

I could try and write up an analysis of each song. But really, who can do it better than Adam himself? So I’ll leave the smart words to him, in his introduction to each song. I will say this though; I’ve been hesitant to get excited about this album. This set might just have changed that.

Again, if you’d like me to post the whole set, then drop a comment and let me know.

Listen. Love. Support.

Listen: Counting Crows – Cowboys (live on WXPN/World Cafe)
Listen: Counting Crows – Washington Square (live on WXPN/World Cafe)

13 replies on “Counting Crows live on WXPN – Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings”

Hey, I wanted to see if you can post that whole concert. I tried listening to it on the original site and it skipped a lot.

Thanks so much for posting these. I would really like the rest of the show. These guys are fantastic and I am glad to hear some new stuff from them.

Much appreciated.


Hi there – I too am a long time Crows fan who would love to hear this whole set, but can’t get the WXPN/npr site to play correctly. I would be most grateful for help in hearing the rest.

Thanks much!


Don’t want to sound greedy, but could you drop ME a line regarding the other tracks?

Thanks. I am a big Crows fan. Looking forward to the new album.

Hey Dan,
Thanks for stopping by! After Scott and I had a problem getting the file to arrive in his email, we came across the online version in the link he mentions above… you might want to check it out :)
If you have any problems there though, then let me know and we can see if YOUR email might be able to handle it!

Hey – I caught this show last week on NPR and it was so great to listen to. I would love to get the other tracks if there is any way you could share them. Thanks so much!

@ Leah:
Hey Leah, thanks for stopping by! Regarding the other tracks, I think the easiest is to download the rest of the tracks at the link that Scott mentioned above!
@ Almart:
Hi Almart… sorry, which link are you referring to?

Hey – I actually did try the link Scott suggested and it is no longer active. Any other way you could share the tracks would be greatly appreciated – I am a huge fan :)

Hey Leah,
Yeah, unfortunately as music bloggers, most of us can only keep links valid for a set amount of time. Drop me a line at the email listed in my “About” page, and we can chat…

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