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Recovering the Satellites

Recovering the Satellites is the second album by Counting Crows, released in 1996. Released three years (and two years of relentless worldwide touring) after their debut album, it reached #1 in the United States and was a top seller in the U.K., Australia and Canada as well.

For this album, the quintet became a sextet, with fellow San Franciscan Dan Vickrey added, contributing a second guitar as well as sharing in songwriting credits on four of the fourteen tracks. Steve Bowman was replaced as drummer by Ben Mize.

On Recovering the Saterllites Counting Crows brought in famed producer Gil Norton.

Track listing

All tracks written by Adam Duritz unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Catapult" (Duritz, David Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, Matt Malley, Dan Vickrey, Ben Mize) – 3:34
  2. "Angels of the Silences" (Duritz, Gillingham) – 3:39
  3. "Daylight Fading" (Duritz, Vickrey, Gillingham) – 3:50
  4. "I'm Not Sleeping" – 4:57
  5. "Goodnight Elisabeth" – 5:20
  6. "Children in Bloom" – 5:23
  7. "Have You Seen Me Lately?" – 4:11
  8. "Miller's Angels" (Duritz, Vickrey) – 6:33
  9. "Another Horsedreamer's Blues" – 4:32
  10. "Recovering the Satellites" – 5:24
  11. "Monkey" – 3:02
  12. "Mercury" – 2:48
  13. "A Long December" – 4:57
  14. "Walkaways" (Duritz, Vickrey) - 1:12

Personnel

Additional personnel

Charts

Album
Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 1
1996 UK Albums Chart 4
1996 Australian Albums Chart 7
1997 Billboard Top Canadian Albums 19

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Angels of the Silences" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1996 "Angels of the Silences" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3
1996 "A Long December" Billboard Adult Top 40 6
1996 "A Long December" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 9
1996 "A Long December" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 5
1996 "A Long December" Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 7
1997 "Daylight Fading" Billboard Adult Top 40 20
1997 "Daylight Fading" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
1997 "Daylight Fading" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 26
1997 "Daylight Fading" Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 26
1997 "Have You Seen Me Lately?" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 34
1997 "Have You Seen Me Lately?" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 34
1997 "Daylight Fading" Billboard Top 40 Adult Recurrents 2

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold December 19, 1996
RIAA – U.S. Platinum December 19, 1996
RIAA – U.S. Double Platinum June 6, 1997
BPI – UK Gold March 1, 1997

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