August and Everything After

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August and Everything After
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)
RecordedFebruary−June 1993, in Los Angeles
GenreAlternative rock[1]
ProducerT Bone Burnett
Counting Crows chronology
August and Everything After
Recovering the Satellites
Singles from August and Everything After
  1. "Mr. Jones"
    Released: December 1993
  2. "Round Here"
    Released: June 1994
  3. "Rain King"
    Released: 1994
  4. "A Murder of One"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
Entertainment WeeklyD[4]
Rolling Stone[5]
The Village VoiceB−[7]

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.

Four singles were released from the album, the highest charting of which was "Mr. Jones", which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard US Radio Songs Chart and number 2 on several genre-specific Billboard charts.[8] The album itself was well received by critics and 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.[9]

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 at Gateway Mastering, 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.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

All tracks are written by Adam Duritz unless otherwise indicated..

1."Round Here"Duritz, Dave Janusko, Dan Jewett, Chris Roldan, David Bryson5:32
2."Omaha" 3:40
3."Mr. Jones"Duritz, Bryson4:33
4."Perfect Blue Buildings" 5:01
5."Anna Begins"Duritz, Bryson, Marty Jones, Toby Hawkins, Lydia Holly4:32
6."Time and Time Again"Duritz, Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, Steve Bowman, Don Dixon5:13
7."Rain King"Duritz, Bryson4:16
8."Sullivan Street"Duritz, Bryson4:29
9."Ghost Train" 4:01
10."Raining in Baltimore" 4:41
11."A Murder of One"Duritz, Bryson, Matt Malley5:44
2007 deluxe edition additional tracks (produced by David Bryson)
12."Shallow Days" (Acoustic Demo)Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly4:50
13."Mean Jumper Blues" (Acoustic Demo)Blind Lemon Jefferson4:24
14."Love and Addiction" (Demo)Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly4:21
15."Omaha" (Demo) 3:18
16."Shallow Days" (Demo)Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly4:41
17."This Land Is Your Land" (Acoustic Demo)Woody Guthrie3:44

2007 deluxe edition bonus disc[edit]

Live at the Élysée Montmartre
1."Anna Begins"Duritz, Bryson, Jones, Hawkins, Holly5:21
2."Omaha" 3:43
3."Jumping Jesus"Tom Barnes, Jim Gordon3:01
4."Margery Dreams of Horses"Duritz[11]4:13
5."Perfect Blue Buildings" 5:18
6."Round Here"Duritz, Janusko, Jewett, Roldan, Bryson11:45
7."Rain King"Duritz, Bryson4:49
8."Time and Time Again"Duritz, Bryson, Gillingham, Bowman, Dixon6:16
9."Ghost Train" 5:38
10."Children in Bloom" 5:27
11."A Murder of One"Duritz, Bryson, Malley14:42
12."Sullivan Street"Duritz, Bryson5:10
13."The Ghost in You"Richard Butler, Tim Butler3:36


Additional personnel



Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[27] 7× Platinum 700,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[28] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[29] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[31] 7× Platinum 7,000,000^
Worldwide 10,000,000[32]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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