August and Everything After

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August and Everything After
CountingCrowsAugustandEverythingAfter.jpg
Studio album by Counting Crows
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)
Recorded1993, Los Angeles
GenreAlternative rock
Length51:42
LabelGeffen
ProducerT-Bone Burnett
Counting Crows chronology
August and Everything After
(1993)
Recovering the Satellites
(1996)
Singles from '
  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]

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 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.

Track listing[edit]

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[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]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[10] 7× Platinum 700,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] 7× Platinum 7,000,000^
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 10,000,000[13]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  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 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. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1995 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Counting Crows – August and Everything After". Music Canada.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "Counting Crows: Adam Duritz interview". Telegraph. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2018.