August and Everything After

August and Everything After is the debut studio album by American Rock band Counting Crows, released September 14, 1993 on Geffen Records. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett and featured the founding members of the band: Steve Bowman (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Adam Duritz (vocals), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), and Matt Malley (bass). Among the several session musicians used for the album was multi-instrumentalist David Immerglück, who later joined the band as a full-time member in 1999, as well as Burnett, who also provided additional guitar work.

August and Everything After
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1993
RecordedFebruary−June 1993, in Los Angeles
GenreAlternative rock
Length51:42
LabelGeffen
ProducerT Bone Burnett
Counting Crows chronology
August and Everything After
(1993)
Recovering the Satellites
(1996)
Singles from August and Everything After
  1. "Mr. Jones"
    Released: December 1993
  2. "Round Here"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Rain King"
    Released: 1994
  4. "A Murder of One"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyD[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
Uncut4/5 stars[5]
The Village VoiceB−[6]

Four singles were released from the album, the highest charting of which was "Mr. Jones", which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on several genre-specific Billboard charts. The album itself has gone multi-platinum in several countries, including the U.S. where it has sold over seven million copies, and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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; it was not until over a decade later that it was played as part of one of their live concerts. The song "August and Everything After" was released on January 24, 2019 as an Amazon Original.[7]

On September 18, 2007, a two-disc deluxe edition of the album was issued. The first disc contains the original album, remastered by Adam Ayan and Stephen Marcussen, with six demos added as bonus tracks. The second disc is taken from the band's penultimate performance during the August tour, recorded at the Élysée Montmartre in Paris, France, on December 9, 1994.

The album August & Everything After: Live at Town Hall was released on August 29, 2011, featuring live recordings of the songs from this album. More than 6 million copies of the album have been sold by February 2002 in the US.[8]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Adam Duritz unless otherwise indicated.

Standard edition
  1. "Round Here" (Duritz, Dave Janusko, Dan Jewett, Chris Roldan, David Bryson) – 5:32
  2. "Omaha" – 3:40
  3. "Mr. Jones" (Duritz, Bryson) – 4:33
  4. "Perfect Blue Buildings" – 5:01
  5. "Anna Begins" (Duritz, Bryson, Marty Jones, Toby Hawkins, Lydia Holly) – 4:32
  6. "Time and Time Again" (Duritz, Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, Steve Bowman, Don Dixon) – 5:13
  7. "Rain King" (Duritz, Bryson) – 4:16
  8. "Sullivan Street" (Duritz, Bryson) – 4:29
  9. "Ghost Train" – 4:01
  10. "Raining in Baltimore" – 4:41
  11. "A Murder of One" (Duritz, Bryson, Matt Malley) – 5:44
2007 deluxe edition additional tracks

Additional tracks produced by David Bryson

  1. "Shallow Days" (Acoustic Demo) (Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly) – 4:50
  2. "Mean Jumper Blues" (Acoustic Demo) (Blind Lemon Jefferson) – 4:24
  3. "Love and Addiction" (Demo) (Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly) – 4:21
  4. "Omaha" (Demo) – 3:18
  5. "Shallow Days" (Demo) (Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly) – 4:41
  6. "This Land Is Your Land" (Acoustic Demo) (Woody Guthrie) – 3:44
2007 deluxe edition bonus disc (Live at the Élysée Montmartre)
  1. "Anna Begins" (Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly) – 5:21
  2. "Omaha" – 3:43
  3. "Jumping Jesus" (Tom Barnes, Jim Gordon) – 3:01
  4. "Margery Dreams of Horses" (Duritz[9]) – 4:13
  5. "Perfect Blue Buildings" – 5:18
  6. "Round Here" (Duritz, Janusko, Jewett, Roldan, Bryson) – 11:45
  7. "Rain King" (Duritz, Bryson)– 4:49
  8. "Time and Time Again" (Duritz, Bryson, Gillingham, Bowman, Dixon) – 6:16
  9. "Ghost Train" – 5:38
  10. "Children in Bloom" – 5:27
  11. "A Murder of One" (Duritz, Bryson, Malley)– 14:42
  12. "Sullivan Street" (Duritz, Bryson) – 5:10
  13. "The Ghost in You" (Richard Butler, Tim Butler) – 3:36

PersonnelEdit

Additional personnel

End of decade chartsEdit

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[10] 66

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[12] 7× Platinum 700,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[13] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] 7× Platinum 7,000,000^
Summaries
Worldwide N/A 10,000,000[17]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "August and Everything After – Counting Crows". AllMusic. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Browne, David (February 18, 1994). "August and Everything After". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom (October 28, 1993). "August And Everything After: Counting Crows". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 16, 2009. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  5. ^ McKay, Alastair (January 23, 2008). "Counting Crows – August And Everything After". Uncut. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 26, 1994). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "August and Everything After (Amazon Original) by Counting Crows on Amazon Music - Amazon.com". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  8. ^ "Counting Crows To Headline NARM Event". hive4media.com. February 12, 2002. Archived from the original on March 2, 2002. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  9. ^ according to the 2007 Deluxe Edition liner notes as well as this tweet ("1st song I wrote for CC")
  10. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Counting Crows – August and Everything After". Music Canada.
  13. ^ "New Zealand Certification - "August and Everything After"". Recorded Music NZ.
  14. ^ Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990 (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. 2005. ISBN 8480486392.
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Counting Crows – August and Everything After". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type August and Everything After in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Counting Crows – August and Everything After". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  17. ^ "Counting Crows: Adam Duritz interview". Telegraph. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2018.

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