Long time readers of our site know that most of the staff of Dvdcc.com are
hardcore Counting Crows fans. Many of you will also know that we have been big
supporters of a Counting Crows live DVD as well. We even hosted an online petition
where fans asked the Counting Crows to start releasing *something* on DVD.
Below is a basic timeline of events with regards to a possible Counting Crows
DVD in the future - including our work with the Counting Crows DVD petition:
2003 - The Counting Crows video for Big Yellow Taxi will be on a "Now
That's What I Call Music" DVD that comes out on November 4, 2003.
2003 - Some online retailers are promoting a special limited edition "Bonus
DVD" with the order of their upcoming "Best Of" CD release (called
Ghosts") that comes out November 25th. It has been suggested that the idea
of this special DVD of all 8 music videos has been scrapped. Bummer!
2003 - Maybe a rumor, maybe not, but it has been suggested that the planned Amsterdam gigs
that were taped for DVD last year didn't turn
out well - and most likely will not see the light of day on DVD.
2003 - Billboard reports that a live DVD featuring concerts filmed in
Amsterdam is indeed in the works (as we've reported before). Also mentioned is
the possibility (finally) of seeing "Across A Wire" (uncut) on DVD in the
future! Across A Wire includes MTV's Live at the 10 Spot and Storytellers.
2003 - We contacted Universal Music who should be the ones distributing any
Crows DVD. They said that they are still working on the release schedule.
2003 - We contacted the band's management and even though a live DVD / CD
set is still in the works, no release date is known.
2003 - The Crows announced to the crowd at an Amsterdam gig that they were
taping the show that night for a new DVD and CD release.
2003 - The Crows mention on a radio station that they were recording some
current shows for an eventual live DVD and CD.
2002 - After a very long absence and a few unanswered inquiries, we have
finally heard from Counting Crows management when we asked for an update. They
stated "the band appreciated the tremendous effort that went into the petition".
Also, they stated that "there's no way that such a petition can have an
immediate manifestation in the release of DVD product". Lastly, they did however
state "a DVD release is in the band's future (probably sooner than later)". This
comes to the best news thus far. We have heard through the grapevine that it has
been discussed before. Maybe we'll see something come about before Christmas
(fingers crossed). There are currently around 2,000 concert / music DVDs out in
the market right now, and I know you all want a Counting Crows DVD (or 50
different ones), but it looks like we will have to continue to wait a bit more.
We'll keep following up on this and will let you know what comes about.
10, 2001 - The band's management team contacted us yesterday. The main guy
who heads up the Counting Crows was out of the country for a many weeks and
apologized for not getting back to us sooner. He has looked at the DVD petition
calling it an "amazing” and an “incredible document." They are going to 100%
give it to the band when they get back out there after their tour dates so they
all will be in the same town when viewing the petition. He went on to comment on
the DVD petition by saying "the effort and love that went into it was more than
apparent." Lastly he commented by saying "we are treating it with the respect
that it absolutely deserves."
2001 - The Counting Crows DVD Petition (over 90 pages in total) was
finalized and mailed to the band and their management. We'll let everyone know
more we we find out anything.
- The petition and the new additions is being prepared to be sent to the band's
management and the band itself. Stay tuned...
- The DVD Cyber Center contacted the band's new management who was eager to get
the petition. Also, The DVD Cyber Center put online a new "2001 Fan Comments"
page so fans could ask in their own way about any possible DVD release by the
band. The new fan comments were added as an addition to the original petition.
- It is announced that MTV and Image Entertainment would be releasing a special
"MTV 20: Collection" DVD
set that features the entire "Round Here" music video in Dolby
Digital 5.1. Fans finally get to *see* Counting Crows on DVD (somewhat).
2001 - The original petition was sent to the band's management, but either
got lost in the mail, misplaced, or just plain thrown aside.
to November 2000 - After endless amounts of fan requests, The DVD Cyber
Center put an online petition online where fans could vote for what they most
wanted to see on a Counting Crows DVD. Over 5,000 people worldwide signed the
1999 - The DVD Cyber Center held an online poll to see which music group or
individual people wanted to see the most on DVD. The clear answer was Counting