underwater sunshine

underwater sunshine

艺人:counting crows

发行时间:2012-04-10

专辑介绍

´Underwater Sunshine´ is a testament of a band geek-obsessed with music. ´There´s a million great songs written every day that you discover, and wish your friends could appreciate as much as you do,´ says singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. ´These songs come from bands young and old, stretching from the early 60s to last year. They´re all great and will hopefully be heard by a few more people now.´ Produced by Counting Crows and Shawn Dealey, Underwater Sunshine features tracks written by artists such as Big Star, Gram Parsons, Tender Mercies, Kasey Anderson and The Faces. Each rendition offers an entire spectrum of human emotion, delivered with the convicti...展开全部»

´Underwater Sunshine´ is a testament of a band geek-obsessed with music. ´There´s a million great songs written every day that you discover, and wish your friends could appreciate as much as you do,´ says singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. ´These songs come from bands young and old, stretching from the early 60s to last year. They´re all great and will hopefully be heard by a few more people now.´

Produced by Counting Crows and Shawn Dealey, Underwater Sunshine features tracks written by artists such as Big Star, Gram Parsons, Tender Mercies, Kasey Anderson and The Faces. Each rendition offers an entire spectrum of human emotion, delivered with the conviction and intense honesty the band is known for.

As their first independent release, it was the right time for the Crows to make this album. ´If you wonder why we didn t just write our own record, it s simply because we wanted to do THIS one,´ says Duritz, We now have the creative freedom to release albums like this and offer our fans more music than ever.´

成立于1993年的Counting Crows这个摇滚组合,几乎是在1994年一夜成名的。他们以前混迹于一个不知名的歌厅。直到93年秋天,他们才推出首张专辑《 August & Everything After》。但是这张专辑却是用一种阴郁黯淡的整体风格来表现自己。主唱 Adam Duritz富于表现力的歌喉用来传达了一种郁闷乖僻的感觉,因此并未得到很多人的认可。

但凭借音乐人Robbie Robertson的极力推荐和他们当时可能是唯一的一首比较明朗的歌曲《Mr. Jones》,他们开始引起圈内的关注。随后96年《Recovering the Satellites》和 98年《Across a Wire—Live》,混合了主流摇滚、 另类摇滚、民谣摇滚等多种风格,完全摆脱了早期的颓废阴暗,为他们迎来全世界摇滚迷的认可与好评。有歌迷评价说,“Counting Crows的歌,让我落泪。”
  而自99年发布他们的新专辑,在他的歌迷心目中好坏评价不一的《This Desert Life》后,很长一段时间,都没有听到他们的动静。但今年七月,他们终于出品了自己的第五部作品《Hard Candy》。专辑那美丽的旋律、真挚的填词和主唱Adam Duritz那掺杂了少许忧郁的声线,立刻让所有听过的乐迷惊呼,Counting Crows又有了新的突破!也许是因为这个新专辑是借用了一种叫作Hard Candy的女性香水的名字,那个香水的含义就是:展现真我风采。
  专辑中的《IF I COULD GIVE ALL MY LOVE》是Counting Crows为他们乐队十多年前一位自杀的钢琴手 Richard而写的挽歌,所以情绪可能稍感低沉。但那真挚的哀伤,让人仿佛感到,那谣言在70年代已经死去的摇滚精神,再次重现。
  而《Goodnight L.A.》是可以冲破一切阻碍的。从开始的激越的合音,过渡到下一段的柔和,连贯得天衣无缝。我们眼前仿佛可以浮现出一个绝望孤独的人那无助的形象。
  《Up All Night》中 Duritz唱到“Is everybody happy now?”如果他是问他的歌迷,那答案当然是: “Yes!”。你可以从这支曲子中找到一点点Bob Seger和John Mellencamp的风格。你还可以说,这首曲子简直就是打造的完美无缺!
紧接其后 03年1月14日 Counting Crows推出了EP Big Yellow Taxi。除了Handy Candy和If I could give all my love
之外 还推出了同名新歌Big Yellow Taxi
  同年的11月25日 Counting Crows推出了首张精选集Films about Ghosts
  在平静的五年后于 2008年 Counting Crows终于发行了包含14首新歌的新专辑

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