Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings

Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings

Infobox Album
Name = Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
Type = studio
Artist = Counting Crows

Released = start date|2008|3|24
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 60:00
Label = Geffen
Producers = Gil Norton, Brian Deck
Reviews =
* (76%) [ link]
* Allmusic rating|4.5|5 [ link]
* Billboard [ link]
* "Daily Mirror" rating|4|5 [ link]
* "Blender" rating|3|5 [ link]
* ZME Music rating|10|10 [ link]
* "Rolling Stone" rating|3|5 [ link]
* Entertainment Focus (n/r) [ link]
* "Entertainment Weekly" (B-) [,,20185458,00.html link]
Last album = ""
This album = "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings"
Next album =

"Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings" is the fifth studio album by Counting Crows, released in the United States on March 25, 2008. It is thematically divided into two sides: the rock music of "Saturday Nights" and the more country-influenced "Sunday Mornings."

The "Saturday Nights" portion was produced by Gil Norton (who also produced the band's second album, "Recovering the Satellites"), while "Sunday Mornings" was produced by Brian Deck, perhaps best known for his production work on Modest Mouse's album "The Moon and Antarctica."

On January 16, 2008, the band released a digital single as a free download on their official website. It comprises the songs "1492" (as the A-side) and "When I Dream of Michelangelo" (as the B-side). The latter song appeared at the end of an episode of the ABC series "Brothers & Sisters."

The lead commercial single, "You Can't Count on Me," was released to radio on February 4, 2008. A music video for the song was released on March 20, 2008. Though a second single has yet to be officially released, "Come Around" has garnered heavy airplay on the Triple A format, topping the chart the week of September 19, 2008.

To promote the album, the band performed on "Private Sessions," "Good Morning America," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The View", and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."

The album debuted at number 3 on the "Billboard 200", the band's highest peak since "Recovering the Satellites". The cover depicts the Empire State Building in New York City.

Track listing

All songs written by Adam Duritz, except where indicated.

"Saturday Nights" (produced by Gil Norton except where indicated)
# "1492" - 3:50 (produced by Norton and Steve Lillywhite)
# "Hanging Tree" (Duritz, Dan Vickrey) - 3:50
# "Los Angeles" (Duritz, Ryan Adams, Dave Gibbs) - 4:40
# "Sundays" - 4:21 (produced by Norton, Dennis Herring, and David Lowery)
# "Insignificant" (Duritz, Vickrey, Charles Gillingham, David Immerglück) - 4:14
# "Cowboys" - 5:22

"Sunday Mornings" (produced by Brian Deck except where indicated)

  • "Washington Square" - 4:17
    # "On Almost Any Sunday Morning" - 2:58
    # "When I Dream of Michelangelo" (Duritz, Gillingham, Immerglück, Vickrey) - 3:10
    # "Anyone But You" (Duritz, Gillingham, Immerglück) - 5:25
    # "You Can't Count on Me" - 3:16
    # "Le Ballet d'Or" (Duritz, Gillingham, Immerglück) - 5:01
    # "On a Tuesday in Amsterdam Long Ago" (Duritz, Gillingham) - 4:57
    # "Come Around" (Duritz, Vickrey) - 4:31 (produced by Norton)

    UK bonus track

    # "Baby, I'm a Big Star Now"

    iTunes bonus tracks

    # "There Goes Everything" (Duritz, Immerglück)
    # "Come Around" (acoustic version)
    # "Sessions" (Duritz, Gillingham, Immerglück) - 4:17
    # "Sunday Morning L.A." (Duritz, Gillingham, Immerglück) - 5:48

    The iTunes version also includes a track-by-track interview with Duritz.

    Dutch bonus track

    # "Wennen aan September" (acoustic; featuring Bløf)


    * Dan Vickreyguitars, banjo, vocals
    * David Immerglück – guitars, dobro, tres cubano, pedal steel, mandola, vocals, vocal arrangements, bass on "1492"
    * Charles Gillinghampiano, harmonica, Hammond B-3 organ, vibraphone, Vox Continental organ, Mellotron, Chamberlain, glockenspiel, toy piano, Fender Rhodes, harmonium, vocals
    * Adam Duritzvocals
    * David Bryson – guitars, banjo, mandolin, mandola, toy piano, vocals
    * Jim Bogiosdrums, sleigh bells, tambourine, maracas, percussion, vocals
    * Millard Powers – bass, upright double bass, vocals

    Additional personnel

    * Ben Mize – drums on "Los Angeles" and "Sundays"
    * Matt Malley – bass guitar on "Sundays"
    * Dave Gibbs – vocal arrangements and backing vocals on "Los Angeles"
    * Dennis Herring – dobro, acoustic guitar on "Sundays"
    * Brian Deck – piano plucking





    External links

    * [ Adam Duritz discusses "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings" in the cover story of the March 26, 2008 issue of iProng Magazine]

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