Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Kathryn J. from LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 11/15/2009...
I am a huge Dave Matthews fan, so I thought I would like it, but the last two songs (and there are only a few on the CD) seemed more like noise to me than music.
Dave's short cd is a must
steve | Wiconsin, USA | 08/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite being only 5 songs long, the Recently EP should be considered a must buy for dave fans. the acoustic versions of Dancing Nancies and Warehouse give the listener a taste of his Luther College performance with Tim (Daves best cd). All Along the Watchtower has become a favorite at live concerts as a finale or encore. Holloween shows the dynamic contrast of daves songs, providing a harsh edge that proves completely different from the mellow tones and chords of the title track. While the first song remains slightly short for my liking, it still gives the listener a taste of the new directions dave has taken towards his later albums. Overall, Recently has proven to be a great transition EP album and is a great gift for friends without spending the money of an expensive two cd set. The 5 song sample gives the full gamut of Dave's amazing voice and sound. I reccommend Recently for any dave listener, but especially the true fans who really appreciate his originality and outstanding capabilities as a musician and performer.Steve Fenster"
Great, but not essential.
Brian | 08/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For casual and diehard fans alike, a five-song EP is a bit too skimpy, especially considering that this is DMB in concert. I have the shows that this EP was sampled from, and they are fabulous. Get them in their entirety if you can. The two Dave and Tim songs are from 2/21/94, one of Dave and Tim's best shows together. It is one of those rare soundboards that actually has atmosphere, and Warehouse and Dancing Nancies are both fabulous. At that same show (the rest of which remains unreleased), Tim rips out an electrifying solo on Recently (even though his guitar is obviously acoustic) which causes the audience to literally freak out during the middle of the song. Most memorable of all is during the set break when Tim guests on T-Bone Burnett's Humans From Earth. During this song, Tim rips sounds unheard of in your everyday world of acoustic guitar, at one point, even attacking the strings with his teeth (and for guitarists, forgetting to detune his E-string until the middle of the song).You must hear it to believe it, so go out and find this show. If this show is released in its entirety someday, it would be extraordinarily satisfying, surpassing even Live at Luther College. Halloween and Watchtower are good for this period of DMB. Dave screams and shouts his way through the two, oblivious that that kind of screaming can cause permanent damage to your vocal chords. Perhaps that's why Halloween is only played on rare occaisons. But in the end, this EP is mainly for historical reasons. For casual fans, Live at Chicago and Live at Red Rocks will suit you better. For dedicated fans who trade DMB shows, it's unnecessary. But if you want to hear an era of DMB that will likely not be heard from again on official release this is prime evidence."