Michael Fremer Rated 8/10 Music, 10/10 Sonics!
Double LP cut at 45 RPM, Plated and Pressed by Quality Record Pressings! Four sides maximize the recording's Dynamic Range! Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound!
Counting Crows' 1993 debut album released for the first time as an LP in the U.S.! Deluxe Gatefold Jacket!
Counting Crows put in the gigging hours during the early days of the band, and it paid off. By the time they signed to Geffen in 1993, they had already built up a significant fanbase. Their debut, August and Everything After, produced by T-Bone Burnett, was released later the same year and became an unexpected multi-platinum hit, partly as a result of the successful single "Mr. Jones."
"We were fortunate that this was recorded to analog in an age that had many digital recordings," says Acoustic Sounds founder and CEO Chad Kassem. who describes August and Everything After as "one of the better albums in the entire '90s," with a timeless vibe and classic pop sound. Although recorded to audio tape, the album was originally mastered for CD and featured a longer playing time than a standard LP. Thus Analogue Productions has reissued August and Everything After as a double LP set to maximize the dynamic range of this recording. This is the first time that the 'Crows multi-platinum smash has been released in the U.S. as an LP. Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.
"With his influences clearly imprinted on his creative sleeve, Adam Duritz and friends created in 1993 one of the last great analog rock recordings... spectacular sonics, engineered by Patrick McCarthy... The drums in particular are recorded spectacularly well here, spread across the stage... The electric guitars are also recorded with a beautiful blend of body and chime. The recording also excels dynamically and the mix produces satisfying three-dimensionality and superb image focus and solidity. If you're part of the 'Mr. Jones' generation that came of age to this record, you'll want to invest in this sonically spectacular version expertly mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound. You make think you've heard this album but until you hear this edition you really haven't. Quality Record Pressings plating and pressing quality remain models of velvety quiet backdrops and explosive sonics." - Michael Fremer, www.analogplanet.com, Music 8/10, Sound 10/10!
45rpm 200g Vinyl LP
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Deluxe Gatefold Jacket
Matt Malley, bass guitar, guitar, vocals
Charlie Gillingham, piano, Hammond B3 organ, accordion, Chamberlin, vocals
Adam Duritz, vocals, piano, harmonica
Steve Bowman, drums, vocals
David Bryson, guitars, vocals
David Immergluck, guitars, mandolins, pedal steel guitar, mandocello, vocals
Bill Dillon, guitar, guitorgan
Denny Fongheiser, percussion, drums on 3
T-Bone Burnett, guitar,producer
Gary Louris, backing vocals
Mark Olson, backing vocals
Maria McKee, backing vocals
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Round Here
3. Mr. Jones
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Perfect Blue Buildings
2. Anna Begins
3. Time And Time Again
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Rain King
2. Sullivan Street
3. Ghost Train
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Raining In Baltimore
2. A Murder Of One