Across a Wire: Live in New York City

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Across a Wire: Live in New York City
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Live album by Counting Crows
Released July 13, 1998 (1998-07-13)
Recorded Chelsea Studios, New York City, August 12, 1997 and Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, November 6, 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 121:54
Label Geffen
Producer Sean Murphy and Mike Simon, Jennifer Carr
Counting Crows chronology
Recovering the Satellites
(1996)
Across a Wire: Live in New York City
(1998)
This Desert Life
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[3]

Across a Wire: Live in New York City (also known as Across a Wire: Live in New York for short) is the third album released by Counting Crows, released on July 14, 1998. It is a double-live album, featuring songs from their first two albums, August and Everything After (1993) and Recovering the Satellites (1996). Because the album contained two discs, the release was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 copies.

The first disc, recorded for VH1 Storytellers, is acoustic and intimate; it also contains a previously unreleased hidden track, "Chelsea". The second disc, recorded for MTV's Live from the 10 Spot show, is rocky and direct.

The cover art for the album, featuring electrical poles with the Statue of Liberty in the background, is taken from a 1967 photograph by David Plowden entitled "Statue of Liberty from Caven Point Road, Jersey City, New Jersey."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adam Duritz unless otherwise indicated.

Disc one
  1. "Round Here" (Duritz, Dave Janusko, Dan Jewett, Chris Roldan, David Bryson) – 6:16
  2. "Have You Seen Me Lately?" – 3:57
  3. "Angels of the Silences" (Duritz, Charles Gillingham) – 3:57
  4. "Catapult" (Duritz, Malley, Vickrey, Mize, Bryson, Gillingham) – 3:57
  5. "Mr. Jones" (Duritz, Bryson) – 5:17
  6. "Rain King" (Duritz, Bryson) – 5:51
  7. "Mercury" – 3:45
  8. "Ghost Train" – 5:27
  9. "Anna Begins" (Duritz, Bryson, Marty Jones, Toby Hawkins, Lydia Holly) – 13:54
  10. "Chelsea" (Duritz, Bryson, Gillingham, Malley) – 6:15
Disc two
  1. "Recovering the Satellites" – 5:49
  2. "Angels of the Silences" (Duritz, Gillingham) – 3:34
  3. "Rain King" (Duritz, Bryson) – 5:48
  4. "Sullivan Street" (Duritz, Bryson) – 4:37
  5. "Children in Bloom" – 5:19
  6. "Have You Seen Me Lately?" – 4:10
  7. "Raining in Baltimore" – 5:34
  8. "Round Here" (Duritz, Janusko, Jewett, Roldan, Bryson) – 10:00
  9. "I'm Not Sleeping" – 4:58
  10. "A Murder of One" (Duritz, Bryson, Malley) –– 5:35
  11. "A Long December" – 6:06
  12. "Walkaways" (Duritz, Dan Vickrey) – 1:50

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1998 UK Album Charts 27
Year Chart Position
1998 The Billboard 200 19

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold September 22, 1998[4]
Platinum October 25, 2005[4]

References[edit]