August & Everything After

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
When the prevailing guitar jingle of "Mr. Jones" cascaded over radio in the early '90s, it was a sure sign that the Counting Crows were a musical force to be reckoned with. 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. The fusion of hauntingly smooth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
When the prevailing guitar jingle of "Mr. Jones" cascaded over radio in the early '90s, it was a sure sign that the Counting Crows were a musical force to be reckoned with. 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. The fusion of hauntingly smooth vocals with such instruments as the Hammond B-3 organ and the accordion pumped new life into the music scene, and their brisk sound catapulted them into stardom. On "Rain King," the piano takes over as its aloof flair dances behind Duritz with elegant crispness. The slower-paced "Raining in Baltimore" paints a perfectly gray picture and illustrates the band's ease at conveying mood by eliminating the tempo. Most of the songs here engage in overly contagious hooks that won't go away, making for a solid bunch of tunes. Containing the perfect portions of instrumental and vocal conglomeration, the Counting Crows showed off their appealing sound to its full extent with their very first album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1993
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642452820
  • Catalog Number: 24528
  • Sales rank: 5,833

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Round Here (5:31)
  2. 2 Omaha (3:39)
  3. 3 Mr. Jones (4:32)
  4. 4 Perfect Blue Buildings (5:00)
  5. 5 Anna Begins (4:31)
  6. 6 Time and Time Again (5:14)
  7. 7 Rain King (4:15)
  8. 8 Sullivan Street (4:29)
  9. 9 Ghost Train (4:02)
  10. 10 Raining in Baltimore (4:41)
  11. 11 A Murder of One (5:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Counting Crows Primary Artist
Maria McKee Background Vocals
David Bryson Guitar, Vocals
T Bone Burnett Guitar
Bill Dillon Guitar, Guitorgan
Denny Fongheiser Percussion, Drums
Charlie Gillingham Piano, Accordion, Hammond Organ, Vocals, chamberlain
David Immergl├╝ck Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals, Mandocello
Gary Louris Background Vocals
Mark Olson Background Vocals
Adam Duritz Harmonica, Piano, Vocals
Matt Malley Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Bowman Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Don Dixon Composer
Robert Hart Engineer
David Bryson Composer
T Bone Burnett Producer, Contributor
Clark Germain Engineer
Gary Gersh Executive Producer
Charlie Gillingham Composer
Steve Holroyd Engineer
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Howard Willing Engineer
Adam Duritz Composer
Toby Hawkins Composer
Marty Jones Composer
Larry Vigon Art Direction
Chris Roldan Composer
Steve Bowman Composer
Dan Jewett Composer
Pat McCarthy Engineer
Dave Janusko Composer
Lydia Holly Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is my all time favorite CD

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Album with Staying Power...

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great buy!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Counting Crows are a prodigy!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best albums ever made!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Speechless

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Magic

    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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