• Counting Crows - New Amsterdam: Live At Heineken Music Hall February 9, 2003 Review

    1 Oct 2006, 15:25 by Najmi

    It’s been a long time since the Counting Crows have released new material. Sure, there was 2004’s “best of” album, Films About Ghosts, and then there was that slightly annoying “Accidentally in Love” from “Shrek 2”, but nothing by the way of a genuine new album. Unfortunately, when the Counting Crows announced they were releasing something last June, it turned out to be a three-year old live concert recording rather than new album. Despite my initial disappointment, New Amsterdam: Live At Heineken Music Hall February 9, 2003, is an great live album, but one that is more a companion to the Crows’ previous work rather than a must buy.
    New Amsterdam is likely to draw an immediate comparison to the Counting Crows’ 1998 live release, Across A Live Wire. Many people might ask why bother getting this album when they already have another live album by the Counting Crows. The reasons are two fold: first, as lead singer Adam Durtiz said at a recent concert in Atlantic City N.J. …