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|Dave Matthews Band|
The Central Park Concert
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Felicia J. (FMJ) from THORNTON, CO
Reviewed on 6/4/2008...
Oh yes! This three-disc set captures a truly magical night for the DMB in Central Park. It will make you wish you were there. From the first notes of an epic performance of "Don't Drink the Water" ("I'll build heaven and call it HOOOOOME!") the band grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go for nearly three hours.
DMB rocked the park with a near-perfect setlist featuring hits, a few rarities and some crowd favorites. The band is on fire, and Dave is ... well, Dave (in the best way) - improvising lyrics, scat singing and screaming his head off. The energy and emotion of this set will blow you away.
If you can have just one live DMB recording in your collection, make it this one. (But really, how can you live with just one?)
Rent the DVD if you want to see a group of musicians having the time of their lives.
Best Live DMB Release
kyle | montana | 01/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As someone who has about 25 live dmb show's I must say that this is definitely a great one.
Starting the concert off with a powerful "Don't Drink The Water" the band continued that energy through the whole show.
Some of the highlight's include:
The first major live release of crush.
A great version of an unreleased song "Granny"
The one-two punch of Dancing Nancies-->Warehouse (listen for the salsa outro on warehouse and the bartender intro to nancies)
An excellent Two Step with butch taylor teasing a famous new york tune.
One of the fastest most energetic ants marching performance's I've seen the band give the song...without the long intro though.
The somewhat rare Help Myself...a good performance of the song.
Cortez The Killer with Warren Hayes.. nice.
Jimi Thing with warren hayes... One of my favorite performances of any song by any band ever. Wow. Listen for dave's scatting and the tease of buffalo springfield's "For What It's Worth". Get this album for this song...trust me.
Watchtower...a raging performance of this song. Not quite up with hendrix yet but dmb are coming close as the year's go by.
Finally the show closes with a great performance of the song "Stay"...not the best song to close with but it fit's nicely here.
Check this release out if you're just looking for great music."
Best live DMB release
Patrick Crutchley | Philadelphia | 12/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own both the CD and DVD -- bought the DVD first, and decided that I simply had to have the album as well. I'm ecstatic that "Cortez" finally made an official release. Fantastic cover.I write this review, however, to say that a previous reviewer has no idea what he is talking about. He cites two specific examples -- Boyd's "Nancies" solo and Roi's "Warehouse" -- as problems with the concert. He calls the former "out of tune." I speak as a musician when I say that there is a large difference between "out of tune" (which he wasn't) and "dissonant" or "polytonal" (which he was, at times). Being out of tune is not good, i agree, but dissonance and polytonality is what makes a lot of DMB's music great. This solo was an example of that.Now, as for Roi's "Warehouse" solo. I speak as a sax player of some ten years when I say that this solo was brilliant. Believe it or not, not every sax player wants to sound candy-coated like Kenny G. It's called "color" and "character." I can guarantee you that almost every thing Roi did in his solo, he did on purpose. Someone with his skill doesn't do those things accidentally. Those altissimo notes are hard to play that beautifully, but he pulls it off masterfully. And sampling "Everyday People" ("And so on, and so on, and shoobee doobie doobie")? Brilliant.Another previous reviewer wrote about the "Hey!" during the "Warehouse" opening "stop-and-go" break. If you'd watch the DVD, you'd see that Stefan throws his fist into the air on every "HEY!" They love it. It's called interaction. (Although, if you want to talk about annoying, how about the crowd speeding up clapping during the opening of "Two Step," then getting off from Boyd when he brought it back down to tempo? Ick. That was the only annoying part of the whole concert.)4.95 stars => rounds to 5 ;-)"