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Hard Candy [Import]

Counting Crows Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Sep 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B0000894NM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,610 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Hard Candy (Album Version) 4:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. American Girls (Album Version) [feat. Sheryl Crow] 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Good Time (Album Version) 4:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. If I Could Give All My Love -Or- Richard Manuel Is Dead (Album Version) 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Goodnight L.A. (Album Version) 4:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Butterfly In Reverse (Album Version) 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Miami (Album Version) 5:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. New Frontier (Album Version) 3:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Carriage (Album Version) 4:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Black And Blue (Album Version) 3:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Why Should You Come When I Call? (Album Version) 4:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes To Hollywood) (Album Version) 5:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Holiday In Spain (Album Version) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. 4 White Stallions (Non-LP Version) 4:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Big Yellow Taxi [feat. Vanessa Carlton] 3:460.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Reissue with "Big Yellow Taxi" also featuring RYAN ADAMS!

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its what we've been waiting for! 17 Jun 2002
By Beamo
Format:Audio CD
Being a massive COunting Crows fan I was a little worried about the new album. Could it be as good as the previous releases? Yes it can. Starting with the title track, and followed by the new single the latest offering just leaves you crying out for more. I was lucky enough to see them perform at the Astoria on the 12th June where they played several tracks from the album. As always, the were amazing live, playing a few acoustic covers and showing us the energy that can be put into the new songs. As well as the loud rocking songs, the album comes with a few melodious tracks which again are complex and well lyricised. Black and Blue and Holiday in Spain are both great and Miami will almost definately be a song they play live for a long time.
So, why should you buy this album from the UK instead of importing it for less money..? Well..you get two extra tracks which are not available on the international release.
While not strides forward from the last album, its a more refined sound which left me gasping for more. Enjoy...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Back To Their Best 10 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This the fourth studio album from Counting Crows sees them return to their best. After a disappointing third album (this Desert Life) it appeared that the band had runs its course. But you cannot expect a band to produce outstanding albums one after the other and fortunately for us Hard Candy sees them producing the music of a standard laid down by their first two albums (August and Everything After and Recovering the Satelites). Not only does it equal these standards but they have developed. Not necessarily improved on quality, but have certainly taken their sound into a new era. Although not entirely different, and still written from the same writing formula of Duritz, their music has matured to a level of a band that released its debut album almost ten years ago. They are back to where they should be.
A highly recommended purchase for already converted Counting Crows fans, and even possibly for newcomers, although their earlier work provides a much more addictive sound. Well worthy of four stars, a band revived.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive stuff 3 Sep 2004
By JFS
Format:Audio CD
A friend played me Up All Night which I instantly loved. after that I was curious about what else they had to offer. This album is actually very impressive - there's an array of influences on this album - the most striking is 'Butterfly In Reverse' which could very easily be a Ben Folds song. The rest is mainly American rock at its best although has some great mellow moments (Carriage). Dont let the cheap cover version of Big Yellow Taxi put you off. Highlights include: American Girls, Good Time, If I Could Give All My Love (which is laden with Beatles influences), Butterfly In Reverse, Carriage, Up All Night.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different Class 25 Aug 2006
By Scully Bloke VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had never come accross the counting crows before I found this album. But it is very very good. Mellow Rock. Goodnight LA has become one of my favourite songs. The title track Hard Candy and American girls I understand are now classic Crows tracks. And the song that introduced me to them, their rendition of Joni Mitchells Big Yellow Taxi is just different class.

A truly remarkable album, that really brought the Crows fame in Europe.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature, confident, brilliant 10 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
The Crows have come a long way since 'August and Everything After' and have produced their best-sounding record to date. While some of the simplicity and innocence that made their first album so appealing is still here, it is the virtuosity of producer Steve Lillywhite that really lifts 'Hard Candy' into the stratosphere of great rock albums. The song 'Hard Candy' is their best opening number since 'Round Here', and this is only the beginning. This album is light of touch, refreshing and meaningful and you can tell a lot of thought has gone into it - even the cover art is fantastic. Adam Duritz's voice is on top form and much mellower than his previous, emotionally charged performances. This album will hopefully attract new fans to a band which has never compromised its creativity while producing beautiful music. And the hidden track is a recognisable gem but I'll leave you to hear it.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The immense talent that makes up Counting Crows never ceases to amaze me, they are absolutely FANTASTIC and they show this in this CD, a masterpiece. The thing I love so much about Counting Crows is that they condense every feeling possible to humans and those feelings we get doing such, small and insignificant things that please us so much. From the falling of autumn leaves to watching the sun rise as a new day starts to feeling the chill of winter, the Crows make us feel it all. They capture every aspect of life and the essence of nature and combine all these things into beautiful, soul searching music that is absolutely god damn fantastic.
This CD shows no faults as the band go on to develop their talents and it is a CD that has something for everyone and no matter how you are feeling, listening to this CD brings sunshine into yor life.
The best tracks, absolutely all of them, I can't fault any of them, it is such a marvellous album, a complilation of life, so buy it and I guarantee if you are not a fan you will become one and if you are, then you can delight in the best music around and make your passion for the Crows triple, at least!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What an amazing album ! ! !
One of my favourite albums by the boys not one bad song on it. Love it love it love it ! ! ! !
Published 13 months ago by kiri vatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, even after 10 years.
Just been getting back into this album big time and it has got to be their best album, of late the wheels have really come off, resorting to releasing an album of covers FFS. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Tony
1.0 out of 5 stars Scratched
CD was described as Used - Very Good. CD was scratched badly and did not get past track 5. Will have to be resurfaced. Only 1 star because I love this album!
Published 22 months ago by J L
2.0 out of 5 stars soft and sugary
Counting Crows have often been on the verge of tilting too far into the soft rock or even pop of the 1960s and 70s. This time they have gone completely overboard. Read more
Published on 16 April 2012 by Captain Kirk
4.0 out of 5 stars REM?
Son of REM, REM clone, REM-ette... call them what you like, but this could be REM at their creative peak. Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2009 by Robert Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost and now found
Counting crows hit me like a bolt, I like all types of music .rock country,clasical, modern. old .but nothing touched me as much as the crows have thay have taken my feelings and... Read more
Published on 28 Mar 2009 by A. S. Kennaby
3.0 out of 5 stars a drop in form
I'm a big fan of Counting Crows, unusually because it's mid-american rock which i'm not always a fan of but there's a great feeling of depth and integrity about them... Read more
Published on 28 Mar 2008 by Martyn
3.0 out of 5 stars A further drift towards middle fo the road
Having read the other reviews of Hard Candy I seem to be in the minority as I feel it is another example of how one of the worlds most talented rock bands, seem to be slipping... Read more
Published on 28 Mar 2008 by David Portas
4.0 out of 5 stars Soft Rock and Hard Candy
This CD sees the Crows in more mellow, melodic form with a collection of consistently strong original material and a few surprising bonus covers. Read more
Published on 20 April 2007 by Huck Flynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet as Candy
I am a huge fan of the Crows admittedly, but this is a great album! Singles aside (which are good sing-along tunes), there are some classy pieces on here. Read more
Published on 14 Feb 2007 by D. Doyle
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