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Big Yellow Taxi (International Version)

Big Yellow Taxi (International Version)

14 Jul 2009

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  • Original Release Date: 14 July 2009
  • Release Date: 14 July 2009
  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 15:20
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  • ASIN: B001KU8IXK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,381 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. L. Hugall on 14 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
I know this is a cover but it seems like an original all over again due to the great rhythm of the counting crows and the fantastic support from Vanessa carlton. The range of bonus tracks on this single is extensive and of great quality, the video isn't up to much but the song is so good you won't care!
Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "sum_english_gal" on 4 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
This single is unbeatable value for money, you get not 1, not 2, but 3 tracks and a video, all of which are brilliant. The Crows have turned Big Yellow Taxi into a masterpiece that would make Joni Mitchell VERY happy, as it is excellent!!! I try and try to explain how brilliant they are, but not all the praise in the world can do them justice. This CD shows the talent that they have not just for singing, singing live, writing their own music and bringing some of the most truely magnificent music into the world, but their ability to turn someone else's music into their own and completely change it but at the same time keeping it the same. The live versions of ' If I could give all my love' and 'Hard Candy' are very very good, but I have to say very different to the ones on 'Hard Candy' the album.
But bewarned though, once you buy this single, you have to buy the accompanying CD2, a perfect CD too. Is there anything that Counting Crows aren't capable of?
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By Bill Crawford VINE VOICE on 12 Dec 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have only heard a few songs from Counting Crows, but their version of Big Yellow Taxi is awesome and I have wanted it on my iPod for a while. I made the mistake of buying another CD (Hard Candy, I think) but when I got it, I fund it was a different version, and did not include this track. I now have a small collection of Counting Crows CDs, and I quite like their stuff. This particular track is still up there in my top 20 of all time!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
One of The Few Decent Songs This Year 8 April 2003
By Aaron - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've never really been a fan of Counting Crows, but this song actually caught by ear. Fairly faithful to Joni Mitchell's original, it's actually a decent song. Why Vanessa Carlton is on it is beyond me considering she doesn't do much of anything, but oh well. A definite standout from the other garbage on the radio right now.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Incredible Mitchell-like Feel 14 May 2003
By Michael Kerner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It seems as if when it comes to cover songs in the works, they always seem to lack a focus of appeal in the song, because you're so use to the original version. With The Counting Crows, they seem to hit it off very nicely with Vanessa Carlton's voice, on the cover of Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi. While many artists have tried to cover Joni's classic, including Amy Grant back in 1994 from her album House Of Love, and Janet Jackson who sampled it in Got 'Til Its Gone, they don't seem to speak it out very well. Nevertheless, it became a surprise hit from the film 2 Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. Hopefully, there will be excellent covers like this one in the future. The Counting Crows should try it again with Vanessa Carlton on another good song like this.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Okay okay okay. Its both fun AND bad. 2 Oct 2003
By Carl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Counting Crows is one of the only decent things to have happened in music, in my opinion, in the last decade.
Increasingly, the music scene has been dominated by no-talent pretty faces singing heavily produced, sugar coated bubble pop, while Counting Crows is a sorrowful, soalful folk rock act that Ive always loved. Thats what makes this so painful and unexpected.
'Hard Candy' the album from which this single comes is produced by the inimitable Steve Lillywhite, but his concept here seems to have been to turn the Crows into a shiny-happy-poppyseed band, with this remake being the most agrevious sin on the disc. Admittedly, Mitchell's version wasnt very good, much as I like her, and from a career angle this was about the best thing the struggling Crows could have done. But it makes me miss the days when Duritz and Co. got big radio hits ala Mr Jones and Long December, all by themselves like big boys. The remake is alot of fun, but in the same sort of way that a naked cheerleader is fun: a great, quick time to be had, but dont expect a discussion of Nietzche when you two finish up. Likewise, its painful for fans of the Crows' real sound and lyrical depth to see them resort to this sort of thing. Everything else on the single is worth having.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Play it again, Sam 13 Aug 2003
By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Initially I was taken aback by the unconventional sound of a classic song. Listen again and you start to become hooked, wanting more every time you hear it.
Counting Crows has out-done there previous work by taking the mundane depressing song originally recorded by Joni mitchell and turning it into a funky reflection of all that is bad in our comercialized capitalist world. Throw in the angelic sounds of Vanessa Carlton and you've got a hit.
Joni who?
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Relax, it's for the fun of it 17 Feb 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What's with the over the top criticism of this song? This is a pop song for the fun of it. Big Yellow is a great song, but it was never exactly very "Joni Mitchell" even when she recorded it. It was a fun, obvious attempt to be a hit song for her too. So don't take it so seriously. Relax and enjoy. Nice vibe, nice vocal interplay without taxing anyone. This should become a radio friendly hit, and so what. Jeez, pop music is supposed to be fun and light. A nice effort.
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