August and Everything After is the debut studio album by American rock band Counting Crows, released September 14, 1993 on Geffen Records. The album cover depicts handwritten lyrics to a song called "August and Everything After", but the band decided against featuring the song on the album of the same name; it was not until over a decade later that it was played as part of one of their live concerts.
Album · 1993 · 11 Songs. With ringing chords and insistent grooves, Omaha and Mr. Jones are immediately inviting, but even in their poppy moments, Counting Crows always sound like a bunch of guys jamming in a living room. in the impressionistic portraiture of Round Here and the jangly rushes of Rain King, while Duritz takes Van Morrison’s cue with the empathetic, unpredictable vocal expressions of Anna Begins. August and Everything After Counting Crows.
Counting Crows put in the gigging hours during the early days of the band, and it paid off. By the time they signed to Geffen in 1993, they had already built up a significant fan base. Their debut, August and Everything After, produced by T-Bone Burnett, was released later the same year and became an unexpected multi-platinum hit, partly as a result of the successful single "Mr. Jones . Thus Analogue Productions has reissued August and Everything After as a double LP set to maximize the dynamic range of this recording. This is the first time that the 'Crows multi-platinum smash has been released in the .
Counting Crows gained popularity following the release of its debut album, August and Everything After (1993). Featuring the breakthrough hit single "Mr. Jones" (1993), the album sold more than seven million copies in the United States. The band received two Grammy Awards nominations in 1994, one for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (for "Round Here") and one for Best New Artist. One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret, Never to be told The rhyme is featured in the song "A Murder of One" on the band's début album, August and Everything After.
Their debut album, August and Everything After, burst at the seams with both dominant pop harmonies and rich, hearty ballads, all thanks to lead singer Adam Duritz. The lone guitar work of "Mr. Jones" coupled with the sweet, in-front pull of Duritz's voice kicked off the album in full force. The starkly beautiful and lonely sounding "Round Here" captured the band's honest yet subtle talent for singing ballads, while "Omaha" is lyrically reminiscent of a Springsteen tune. By the time they signed to Geffen in 1993, they had already built up a significant fanbase. Their debut album, August and Everything After, burst at the seams with both dominant pop harmonies and rich, hearty ballads, all thanks to lead singer Adam Duritz.
Counting Crows’ debut album August and Everything After was an instant success on its release in late 1993 and went on to sell over 7 million copies in America. In the UK it charted at N. 6 and has sold over 400,000 copies. On September 18, 2007, the band performed the complete album live for the first time at Town Hall in New York City. The gig was filmed in high definition and is now presented here as the first ever Counting Crows live concert release
August And Everything After was the debut album released by the band, and in the eyes of many, and certainly of me, it remains the finest thing they have yet recorded. The entire album showcases the band's, and in particular Adam Duritz's, ability to tell a story with their music, and can probably best be compared to some of the finer moments of Van Morrison, among others. More than any other song, this is the one that shot Counting Crows to fame, and the one that you will almost certainly have heard on the radio. With a more upbeat tone than most others on the album, the song is a great example of how to write a good radio-friendly rock song. Again, I don't mean this in any bad way, as it is not easy to do (just compare the many acts that have tried to follow this).
|4||Perfect Blue Buildings||5:00|
|6||Time And Time Again||5:14|
|10||Raining In Baltimore||4:41|
|11||A Murder Of One||5:43|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Geffen Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Geffen Records, Inc.
- Executive-Producer – Gary Gersh
- Management – Martin Kirkup, Steven Jensen
- Mixed By – Pat McCarthy, Scott Litt
- Producer – T-Bone Burnett
- Recorded By – Pat McCarthy
NotesComes in jewel case with 4-page booklet, but pages 2 and 3 are blank.
© ℗ 1993 Geffen Records, Inc., an MCA Company. Distributed by BMG. A Bertelsmann Music Group company.
Made in France. Printed in France.
No track durations are mentioned on the release.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 7 2064-24528-2 0
- Barcode (Scanned): 720642452820
- Label Code: LC 7266
- Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
- Other (Distribution Code France): BM 650
- Other (SPARS Code): AAD
- Matrix / Runout: CC 222-A
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|MVCG-133||Counting Crows||August And Everything After (CD, Album)||Geffen Records||MVCG-133||Japan||1993|
|GEF 24528||Counting Crows||August And Everything After (LP, Album)||Geffen Records||GEF 24528||Europe||1993|
|GED24528||Counting Crows||August And Everything After (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Geffen Records||GED24528||Russia||1993|