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Year of release - 1993

August and Everything After by Counting Crows - 


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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/august-everything-after-mw0000185615
 

  1. "Round Here" – 5:32
  2. "Omaha" – 3:40
  3. "Mr. Jones" – 4:33
  4. "Perfect Blue Buildings" – 5:01
  5. "Anna Begins" – 4:32
  6. "Time and Time Again"  – 5:13
  7. "Rain King"  – 4:16
  8. "Sullivan Street" – 4:29
  9. "Ghost Train" – 4:01
  10. "Raining in Baltimore" – 4:41
  11. "A Murder of One" – 5:44

| Closed on 03/05/14 at 05:00PM
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33%a. Great Album
44%b. Liked a few songs
11%c. Never heard of this album/these songs/no interest
11%d. Album sucks!

  
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#1 | 172 days ago

Great Album  
#2 | 170 days ago

heart

I had to replace this CD several times; a couple because I just overplayed it and somehow destroyed it, and at least once because someone stole it. Now I have it on iTunes and can re-dl it as much as I want. I heart it.
Great Album  

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