If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)

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"If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)"
Single by Counting Crows
from the album Hard Candy
Released June 3, 2003
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 3:52
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Adam Duritz
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Counting Crows singles chronology
"Big Yellow Taxi"
(2003)
"If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)"
(2003)
"Holiday in Spain"
(2004)

"If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)" is a single by the American rock band Counting Crows. It is the fourth track on their fourth album, Hard Candy (2002). The inspiration from the song, according to Adam Duritz, came from the sense of "not lasting" he felt when he went to bed and read a newspaper that stated Richard Manuel, a founding member of The Band, had died of an apparent suicide. Manuel was a pianist, vocalist, and initially, the primary songwriter in the group, who suffered from bouts of depression; all abilities and traits shared by Duritz. Duritz stated that the sense of impermanence was "overwhelming" and 15 years after the death of Manuel this sense inspired him to write the song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If I Could Give All My Love to You" - 3:52
  2. "Big Yellow Taxi" (Live)
  3. "Ooh La La"
  4. "If I Could Give All My Love to You" (Video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart 50[citation needed]

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