COUNTING CROWS - RECOVERING THE SATELLITES
Double vinyl LP pressing. For their second album, 1996's Recovering The Satellites, Counting Crows crafted a self-consciously challenging response to their unexpected success. Throughout the record, Adam Duritz contemplates his loss of privacy and sudden change of fortunes, among other angst-ridden subjects. In one sense, it's no different from the subjects that dominated August and Everything After. Released three years (and two years of worldwide touring) after their debut album, it reached #1 in the United States and was a top seller in Australia, Canada, and the UK as well. For this album, the quintet became a sextet, with fellow San Franciscan Dan Vickrey added, contributing a second guitar as well as sharing in songwriting credits on four of the fourteen tracks. Counting Crows brought in producer Gil Norton for Recovering the Satellites (The track "Miller's Angels" was produced by Marvin Etzione).