August and Everything After

August and Everything After

by Counting Crows
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August and Everything After

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/1993
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0720642452820
catalogNumber: 24528
Rank: 9417

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 Immerglück   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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August & Everything After 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
First, I am a huge fan of the album and enjoy most everything the Counting Crows have recorded. This review is all about the vinyl album I just purchased on 4/10/2017. I have almost every title in multiple formats. I did not have the August and Everything After vinyl album and wanted to add it to my collection and hoped to hear a broader sound-stage from the analog recording. I have a good system and have realized the huge improvement of sound of the vinyl recordings over CD's or digital files in many other instances. If the recording is great and the pressing is, as well, then the sound is magic. That is not the case with this record. Its a very flat recording. Dull at times. The high resolution digital files that I have of this album outshine this pressing. If you have to own the vinyl LP, then by all means buy this, it is okay. If you are all about the music, the sound-stage and expect superior listening quality, then you might save your money on this one.
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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
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
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...
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.
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
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
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
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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