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August & Everything After
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|7. Rain King|
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|9. Ghost Train|
|10. Raining In Baltimore|
|11. A Murder Of One|
Analogue Productions proudly presents an audiophile SACD remaster of the Counting Crows's superb début album August and Everything After. The album's eleven tracks, masterfully produced by T Bone Burnett, were like an intimate song cycle - marrying post-punk with old-school jams in a magical blend that appealed to fans of both alternative and classic rock in equal measure. Riding high on the success of mega-hits like "Mr. Jones" and "Rain King," the album quickly went multi-platinum. Twenty years on, the album still holds up well. Channeling legends like Van Morrisson, The Band and Dylan, Counting Crows crafted a recipe for success that will no doubt reserve them a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. An interesting bit of trivia - the album's cover depicts handwritten lyrics to a song called "August and Everything After," but the band decided against featuring the song on the album. First played at of one of their live concerts, fans had to wait for over a decade to finally hear it.
It's amazing the difference a year makes. Upon its release, August and Everything After sounded remarkably fresh, a welcome change from the crunch and screech of grunge. Blending the vocal athleticism of Van Morrison with the moody rock of The Band, the Counting Crows turned on a whole legion of fans turned off by modern rock. But what sounded fresh soon became stale as dozens of bands flocked to the radio with euthanised versions of the Counting Crows' sound. But you shouldn't hold that against the Crow boys. August and Everything After is a fantastic rock album. Though "Mr. Jones" was the money-maker, the disc features such stand-out cuts as the dark lilt of "Anna Begins", the morose "Rain King", and the outstanding U2-meets-Grant Lee Buffalo anthem "Murder of One". Maybe time, and another listen, will heal the damage wrought. --Tod Nelson
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1.Round Here: I love this song, a ballad....kind of countryish roots but with rock in the arteries of it. Well written lyrics and I just love the ending portion of the vocal...just caps it off!
2.Omaha: The drums really make this song and I even liked hearing the few strums on the banjo. I think their moneymaker is their ability at lyrical writing. They get to the "heart" of what they wish to convey for sure. Makes you want to pickup & make a road trip to the big O!
3.Mr.Jones: Okay everyone get up on your feet and start cutting a grove...couldn't you just see all the flower children dancing circles at Woodstock if this song had been around back then! Even the "Sha-la-la fits this song! Sounds like he & Mr. Jones had a blast partying it up! Definite a song relating back to a time of youth gone by!
4.Perfect Blue Buildings: My favorite song on this CD; still on my favorite playlist. Just classic Counting Crows to me and one of the best vocals, instrumental construction in combination! Haunting lyrics.......sounds like someone in a state of desperation looking for ways to feel okay again. Some of the best written lyrics!!!!!!!
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"She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous..."
"She's always on my mind..."
I don't know why this song never reached the popularity it deserves (people will always see this album as the "Mister Jones'") but hey, just give it a chance!
Orignially I would skip number four, "Perfect Blue Buildings," but I think it was in my anticipation to get to number five, "Anna Begins" (a favorite with almost all Counting Crows fans). But now I realize it's as good as the rest of the CD. I'd like to say the highlights are "Anna Begins," "Raining in Baltimore," "Round Here," "A Murder of One," and "Rain King," but that would be lying since every single song on this CD is great. "Mr. Jones," though radio friendly, is one of the weaker songs on the CD, which is saying something, since it's still a solid song. And unlike a lot of rock/pop bands today, the songs are all different. The album flows together well, but the band doesn't continuously use the same chords or rhythms. Adam Duritz's vocals and lyrics, and the band's musical ability let you kow you are listening to a Counting Crow's song, not just one contrived, distictive "sound." Any band would be proud to have written just one of these twelve songs.
I've owned this CD for at least 7 years now, and I still listen to it very frequently. It might even be my most-listened to album.Read more ›
my personal favorite song on this album is "anna begins". it really has lyrics to which most anyone can relate. "sullivan street", "a murder of one", "round here", "time and time again", " raining in balitmore" and "rain king" are also all great songs. this is a shining example of an album where the worst song on the cd was also the most popular. if you liked "mr jones" i suggest you move past that track and into some of the others.
i have neve posted a reviw of an album before, but when i stumbled upon this one once again, i had to write something about it. counting crows cemented their spot near the top of my all time favorite artists on a rainy night in 1993, and i haven't looked back. buy it, you won't regret it.
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The Counting Crows made the 90s - and their songs are still awesome to this day!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Shut up. Just get a copy, by hook or by crook. Listen to it yourself. The whole thing, in order. Do it.
Love Adam Duritz's vocals and Steve Bowman's tasty drums!!! Great CD!!!Published 19 months ago by Bruce
Wife loved it, it is her 3rd copy, hopefully this one doesn`t get lost or broken soon.Published 22 months ago by Ed Holden
The first time I sat down to listen to this album, the first song pulled me in. Through the whole CD, I was kind of in this reverie, and enjoyed every minute of it. Read morePublished on July 16 2004
I bought this CD because of the single "Mr Jones" which has everything a great rock single needs - a catchy melody, great lyrics, a lead singer to perform them and of course a... Read morePublished on June 24 2004 by Morten Vindberg
I can't say anything here that hasn't already been said so I won't. This album changed me from a pop music freak to a true music lover. Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by char1077