Reviewed! Counting Crows - August and Everything After - Live at Town Hall DVD


Counting Crows
August and Everything After – Live at Town Hall
Eagle Vision

August and Everything After – Live at Town Hall. Picture it, it’s 2007. The setting – Town Hall in New York City. The players – Counting Crows. The performance - August and Everything After, the bands timeless 1993 debut performed in full for the first time, and it’s captured on DVD, thankfully.

If you forgot either how good Counting Crows are in a live setting or forgot how memorable and powerful August and Everything After is as a record, then August and Everything After – Live at Town Hall is the perfect refresher course. From the moment the opening medley of “Round Here” and “Raining in Baltimore” hits, you are immediate brought back to a simpler time, a time when music mattered and when a fresh-faced band name the Counting Crows were busy taking the music world by storm with a brilliant debut record titled August and Everything After. All of the best cuts are here – hell, every cut is here – from “Mr. Jones” to “Time and Time Again” to “Rain King,” August and Everything After is represented to the hilt.

Frontman Adam Duritz delivers a captivating and dominating performance throughout the course of August and Everything After – Live at Town Hall, as you’ll quickly remember why this album was probably your favorite or one of them at one point in time. His performance is excellent to say the least, and you’ll be singing along to every song for sure.

As for bonus content, not much to speak of, but the DVD release makes it count as the in-depth conversations with Duritz and Charlie Gillingham are both informative and entertaining.

August and Everything After – Live at Town Hall is excellent to say the least. You do not have to be a Crows fan to appreciate this one – it is a gem for pretty much anyone.

Grade: B+

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