Films About Ghosts (The Best Of...)

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This article is about the album. For films about ghosts, see List of ghost films.
Films About Ghosts
Greatest hits album by Counting Crows
Released November 25, 2003
Recorded 1993–2003
Genre Alternative rock
Length 67:14
Label Geffen
Producer Gary Gersh, Jordan Schu
Counting Crows chronology
Hard Candy
(2002)
Films about Ghosts (The Best Of...)
(2003)
New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall 2003
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[2]
Uncut 4/5 stars[3][4]

Films About Ghosts (The Best of Counting Crows) is a greatest hits album by the popular alternative rock band Counting Crows. It was released by Geffen Records on November 25, 2003. The album contains songs from all of their studio albums. The album takes its name from a line in "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby": "If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts."

Track listing[edit]

United States version
  1. "Angels of the Silences" (Recovering the Satellites)
  2. "Round Here" (August and Everything After)
  3. "Rain King" (August and Everything After)
  4. "A Long December" (Recovering the Satellites)
  5. "Hanginaround" (This Desert Life)
  6. "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" (This Desert Life)
  7. "Mr. Jones" (August and Everything After)
  8. "Recovering the Satellites" (Recovering the Satellites)
  9. "American Girls" (Hard Candy)
  10. "Big Yellow Taxi" (Hard Candy) (Joni Mitchell cover)
  11. "Omaha" (August and Everything After)
  12. "Friend of the Devil" (Grateful Dead cover) (previously unreleased)
  13. "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)" (previously only released on the Various Artists compilation DGC Rarities Vol.1)
  14. "Anna Begins" (August and Everything After)
  15. "Holiday in Spain" (Hard Candy)
  16. "She Don't Want Nobody Near" (previously unreleased)

Later versions of this disc include "Accidentally in Love", the Crows' hit single from the May 2004 hit movie Shrek 2. The Dutch version of this album includes a new version of "Holiday in Spain", recorded as a duet with Dutch band Bløf. The single, in English and Dutch, went number one in the Netherlands, as did the album after the success of the single.

The original English version contained the song "Blues Run the Game", a cover of a Jackson C. Frank song. The South American version contained the song "4 White Stallions" (Live from Amsterdam) and Enhanced CD data.

This album was released twice in Australia, the second release containing a DVD of live performances. A version with a second disc containing the Music-Video-Edited versions of "American Girls", "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby", "Angels of the Silences", "Round Here", "Daylight Fading", "A Long December" and "Mr. Jones" was also released in the United Kingdom.

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States November 25, 2003
United Kingdom January 26, 2004

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 US Billboard 200 32[citation needed]
2004 Dutch Album top 100 1[citation needed]
UK Album Charts 15[citation needed]

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "Accidentally in Love" UK Singles Chart 28[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 195. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  3. ^ "Counting Crows - Films About Ghosts: The Best Of Counting Crows". Uncut: 88–89. February 2004. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Counting Crows - Films About Ghosts: The Best Of The Counting Crows CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 

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