Release Date: Mar 25, 2008
Record label: Geffen
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
The second half is a reflective side-long update of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Comin' Down." "Washington Square" has hovering pianos, acoustic guitars, banjo, harmonica, upright bass, and brushed drums. It's a brief respite seeing drunkenly the opening of the coming day as a beautiful if desolate moment. But on the country roots ballad "On Almost Any Sunday Morning," it's been transformed into the gaping maw of a self-created hell: Jesus isn't in his soul's empty pit.
Attendees at the Counting Crows’ next show may drop their wine coolers in shock when the often sleepy group plays ”1492,” a historical romp that sounds like a furious Pearl Jam track. Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings‘ first half, produced by Pixies vet Gil Norton, is surprisingly fast and scrappy. But the pace slackens in the mellower remainder, produced by Brian Deck (Iron & Wine).