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Counting Crows
1991 - Flying Demos

SBD Recording
Excellent Quality
mp3 @ 192

Before signing to Geffen records, the band recorded demo versions of a number of songs, which became known as the 'Flying Demos'. This is the band's original demo tape that was sold at early shows, and later re-surfaced among the Counting Crows fanbase. These are excellent recordings, actually sounding much better than most 'demo' tapes. Some songs from the tape later resurfaced (in reworked versions) on the band's debut album August and Everything After.
However, many songs remained unreleased (although different versions of some have subsequently appeared as bonus tracks, etc. on future releases). Included here are some standout songs that surprisingly did not become a part of their recorded output. A must for any fan of the band. Four bonus live tracks from 1994-08-19 (Montreal) have been added to the original 13 song tape in this version that has circulated among fans.

01. Rain King
02. Omaha
03. Anna Begins
04. Einstein on the Beach
05. Shallow Days
06. Love and Addiction
07. Mr. Jones
08. Round Here
09. 40 Years
10. Margery
11. Bulldog
12. Lightning
13. We're Only Love
14. Wiseblood (bonus)
15. Perfect Blue Buildings (bonus)
16. Open All Night (bonus)
17. Caravan (bonus)

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These demos are still available through my blog (both as FLAC and 320kbps mp3 files) at:
along with much more good stuff. I stopped long ago trying to keep links up to date on G101, but keep the blog links active as much as possible.

So for any of my previous posts and links here at G101, just go to my blog and the links should still work. Thanks.
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