August and Everything After [Deluxe Edition]

August and Everything After [Deluxe Edition]

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by Counting Crows
     
 

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Like any band that could conceivably be called alternative in the '90s, Counting Crows released a lot of multi-part singles loaded up with non-LP B-sides and had songs given away on compilations and soundtracks, but they truly jumped into that game after their 1994 debut, August and Everything After. After recording that first

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Like any band that could conceivably be called alternative in the '90s, Counting Crows released a lot of multi-part singles loaded up with non-LP B-sides and had songs given away on compilations and soundtracks, but they truly jumped into that game after their 1994 debut, August and Everything After. After recording that first album, they didn't have much left in the vault, so the singles contained live versions and acoustic versions of songs from the album. The only major non-LP song was "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)," originally released on the 1994 various-artists comp DGC Rarities, Vol. 1, and since that was pulled for the 2003 hits collection Films About Ghosts, there wasn't much reason to recycle it for this 2007 double-disc deluxe edition of August. Without previously released songs to round up, the deluxe edition concentrates on previously unreleased tracks -- a whopping 19 of them. Most of these tracks are the 13 songs performed at the last show of the August and Everything After tour, performed in Paris and captured here for posterity. It's a good show, but of greater interest to fans are the six previously unreleased demos, three of them acoustic, on the first disc, including a version of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." Nothing here is essential, but it's all good, and when combined with liner notes from Adam Duritz, it makes for a nice package for dedicated fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602517430310
catalogNumber:
5036241
Rank:
82150

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Counting Crows   Primary Artist
Maria McKee   Background Vocals
David Bryson   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
T Bone Burnett   Guitar
Bill Dillon   Guitar,Guitorgan
Denny Fongheiser   Percussion,Drums
Charlie Gillingham   Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Vocals,chamberlain,Group Member
David Immerglück   Guitar,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals,Mandocello
Gary Louris   Background Vocals
Ben Mize   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Mark Olson   Background Vocals
Adam Duritz   Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Toby Hawkins   Drums
Marty Jones   Bass,Bass Guitar
Matt Malley   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Steve Bowman   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Ben Ulrich   Drums
Lydia Holly   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Robert Hart   Engineer
David Bryson   Producer,Audio Production
T Bone Burnett   Producer,Audio Production
Clark Germain   Engineer
Gary Gersh   Executive Producer
Mark Guilbeault   Engineer
Steve Holroyd   Engineer
Howard Willing   Engineer
Larry Vigon   Art Direction
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Pat McCarthy   Engineer

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August & Everything After 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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Counting Crows are a great band, and this is a simply a great collection of songs. If you just got into them with the new material, I suggest you hear their older stuff as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just to give you an idea how good this CD is, I got it about ten years ago and is still one of my favorites. Their meaningful lyrics and beautiful melodies will enchant you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Cd is so freakin great!...i remember when i first heard this cd, back when it came out like in 93 i think?...i've loved it ever since, and have never grown tired of it..it's one of those that you can just listen to from start to finish over and over and over again...
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If you haven't heard "August and Everything After", you need to go out and buy this album. Every single song on it is a classic. From the opening note of "Round Here" to the closing perfectness of "A Murder of One", the album is has no weekness. It is one of those albums a person can listen to the whole way through over and over and never get tired of it. The songs seem to fit together perfectly. I'm writing this review because I think many people have forgotten about this album, and also because many people do not even know about it. I cannot say enough about this album. Do yourself a favor and purchase it; you will not be dissapointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've had this album since it was originally released 11 years ago, in 1993, and I still can't get tired of it. Now if that's not evidence of its incredible staying power and ability to transcend the constant flux of trendy music types, I don't know what is. Every song on the album amazingly captures Adam Duritz's raw and original sound. I saw them live last year and his voice is unlike any other in the industry. He has an emotional power that captivates its listener to feel the same way he does. I highly recommend checking out the Counting Crows, especially this album, if you haven't already. It's definitely a necessary addition to the collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is surely one of the top albums of the 1990s. Many people have heard singles like "Mr. Jones" and "Round Here", but the rest of the songs on the album are just as well done. This album really has no weekness, and is a pleasure to listen to the whole way through. I recommend it to any music fan in need of a smooth flowing album that isn't too loud and up-beat, yet remains captivating and exciting. "August and Everything After" is an essential part of any music collection.
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I can listen to this CD over and over again and never get sick of it. If I could only have one CD in the entire world I would choose this one. It is perfect for almost any mood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brilliant work the Counting Crows did. "Mr. Jones" and "Round Here" will keep you dancing. I seen the music videos of those two songs on their website, They were very exciting. The album is spectacular, the band is a very bright prodigy, so is the music throughout.
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Counting Crows has always had a magic to their lyrics, but this album reflects the band's intricate storytelling more than any other. If you're already a fan of Counting Crows, or just beginning with the group, this is a must-have addition.
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