• 21-06-2006
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Why is it the opening notes on "Rain King" from the Counting Crows New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall sound so elegiac, so utterly lost and sad? When this song was first released on August and Everything After, it sounded like an anthem. Here Adam Duritz sounds tired, lost, and perhaps even afraid, and he lets it be known in the grain of his voice that that's exactly what was going on. While the band roars to life on "Richard Manuel Is Dead," Duritz lets out the words "I've been walking in the dark/but now I'm standin' on the lawn..." like he's singing from someplace so deep inside himself it's as if the band (bassist Matt Malley was still a member then) has disappeared behind him.
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