August and Everything After

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August and Everything After
Studio album by Counting Crows
Released September 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)
Recorded 1993, Los Angeles
Genre Alternative rock
Length 51:42
Label Geffen
Producer T-Bone Burnett
Counting Crows chronology
August and Everything After
(1993)
Recovering the Satellites
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]
Robert Christgau B−[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

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.

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 Elysée 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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adam Duritz unless otherwise indicated.

  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
  1. "Shallow Days" – 4:50[5]
  2. "Mean Jumper Blues" (Blind Lemon Jefferson) – 4:24
  3. "Love and Addiction" (Demo) – 4:21[5]
  4. "Omaha" (Demo) – 3:18
  5. "Shallow Days" (Demo) – 4:41[5]
  6. "This Land Is Your Land" (Woody Guthrie) (Demo) – 3:44
2007 deluxe edition bonus disc (Live at the Elysée Montmartre)
  1. "Anna Begins" (Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly) – 5:21
  2. "Omaha" – 3:43
  3. "Jumping Jesus" – 3:01[6]
  4. "Margery Dreams of Horses" (Duritz[7]) – 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

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
1993 Billboard Heatseekers 2[citation needed]
1994 The Billboard 200 4[citation needed]
UK Albums Chart 16[citation needed]
Australian Albums Chart 12[citation needed]
Canadian RPM Albums Chart 2[citation needed]
Single
Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Mr. Jones" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 2
1994 UK Top 40 28[citation needed]
Billboard Adult Contemporary 25[citation needed]
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 2[citation needed]
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 2[citation needed]
"Rain King" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 4[citation needed]
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 31[citation needed]
"Round Here" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 11[citation needed]
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 7[citation needed]
Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 10[citation needed]
"A Murder of One" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 17[citation needed]

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 66

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold January 28, 1994
Platinum March 1, 1994
Double Platinum May 13, 1994
Triple Platinum August 1, 1994
4× Platinum October 18, 1994
5× Platinum December 6, 1994
6× Platinum January 25, 1996
7× Platinum October 25, 1996
BPI – UK Gold November 1, 1994
CRIA – CAN Gold February 16, 1994
Platinum March 17, 1994
Double Platinum May 13, 1994
Triple Platinum July 11, 1994
4× Platinum August 17, 1994
5× Platinum November 18, 1994
6× Platinum August 25, 1995
7× Platinum August 25, 1995

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Robert Christgau review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ a b c Songwriting credits unknown.
  6. ^ Songwriting credits unknown; previously played by Sordid Humor, a San Francisco band of which Duritz, Dan Vickrey, Toby Hawkins and David Immerglück were members.
  7. ^ according to the 2007 Deluxe Edition liner notes as well as this tweet ("1st song I wrote for CC")
  8. ^ 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.