Counting Crows Rouse Old 'Ghosts'
California rock/pop ensemble Counting Crows has settled on a track list for an upcoming greatest-hits album, "Films About Ghosts." The collection is due Nov. 25 from Geffen Records.California rock/pop ensemble Counting Crows has settled on a track list for an upcoming greatest-hits album, "Films About Ghosts." The collection is due Nov. 25 from Geffen Records. "Films About Ghosts" comprises selections from each of the band's four studio albums as well as the rarity, "Einstein on the Beach," the new song "She Don't Want Nobody Near" and a newly recorded cover of the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil."
Both of the new tunes were produced by Brendan O'Brien; the former is tapped as the lead single and hit radio last week. The Dead cover was performed over the weekend at both Bridge School Benefits outside San Francisco.
Other cuts set for the album include "Round Here," "A Long December," "Mr. Jones," a cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi," "Hangin' Around," "Anna Begins" and "Angels of the Silences." "Einstein on the Beach" is taken from the 1994 Geffen label compilation "DGC Rarities Vol. 1."
Fans who purchase "Films" will get access to a secure companion Web site through which they can access exclusive content, enter contests and get a one-month membership to the Counting Crows fan club Cloudkookooland.
In conjunction with the album's release, the Crows will perform on "Good Morning America," "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," "The Late Show With David Letterman" and "The View," as well as chat with fans on MSN, with dates to be announced.
The band's most recent studio album was last year's "Hard Candy," which debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 in July 2002 and has sold 711,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is the track list to "Films About Ghosts":
"Angels of the Silences"
"A Long December"
"Mrs. Potter's Lullaby"
"Recovering the Satellites"
"Big Yellow Taxi"
"Friend of the Devil"
"Einstein on the Beach"
"Holiday in Spain"
"She Don't Want Nobody Near"