Counting Crows' 1993 debut album released for the first time as an LP in the U.S. Double LP cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings — four sides maximize the recording's dynamic range with a deluxe gatefold jacket. Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.
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 analogue 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.
Mono & Stereo magazine's reviewer Matej Isak says Chad Kassem's efforts via his Quality Record Pressings pressing plant "goes beyond simple vinyl revival." "As (it is) for many, August And Everything After is my favourite Counting Crows album. It could be a generation thing and not only a "Mr. Jones" hit single impact. It's true, that this track brought the band glory and recognition to the stratosphere, but that's not merely it. The whole album is a celebration of refined producing and musicianship. ... We might be accustomed to the CD sound of the album as it was mastered as such, but thank God to Chad's persistence of seeking out the releases with analogue session tapes; what we have here is a new true analogue jewel recording being pressed." — Matej Isak, Mono & Stereo magazine, May 2013. Beyond highly recommended." Named a Mono & Stereo Strictly Vinyl Analog Award winner