Lie in Our Graves - Dave Matthews, Beauford, Carter
Track Listings (8) - Disc #2
Drive In, Drive Out
Lover Lay Down
Rhyme & Reason
#36 - Dave Matthews, Beauford, Carter
All Along the Watchtower - Dave Matthews, Dylan, Bob
Like a lot of his jam-band compatriots, Dave Matthews's personality can come off as muted in the studio, but really spreads out live--which makes this a must-have for fans who don't already have the bootleg, or nineteen mo... more »re from the same period. But absent a hits sampler, Live at Red Rocks could also be the best Matthews album for more tentative listeners. It draws heavily from the Under the Table and Dreaming material, as well as from the then-upcoming Crash. "All Along the Watchtower," previously only available on an indie EP, ends the set. --Gavin McNett« less
Like a lot of his jam-band compatriots, Dave Matthews's personality can come off as muted in the studio, but really spreads out live--which makes this a must-have for fans who don't already have the bootleg, or nineteen more from the same period. But absent a hits sampler, Live at Red Rocks could also be the best Matthews album for more tentative listeners. It draws heavily from the Under the Table and Dreaming material, as well as from the then-upcoming Crash. "All Along the Watchtower," previously only available on an indie EP, ends the set. --Gavin McNett
"Who knew that live CDs could be this delicious? I don't think even Dave could've predicted what an impact he would make through his concerts. But Live at Red Rocks is a legendary performance that was the spark that started the fire for me. You cannot help but catch the fever of wanting to see DMB live after you listen to this CD. This is what people go crazy over. If you don't understand the DMB phenomenon, listen to this with it turned up all the way...listening to this CD live gives me chills. I feel like I am there.The appeal of this CD lies in its personality. Dave and Crew are not your typical "sing off the CD" band. They add their own twists, their own quirks, and their own idiosyncracies. That is why people travel the country over to see them: no two performances are ever alike. I'd like to see Britney Spears and NSYNC compare to that. Have you ever thought about becoming a DMB fan (if you're not, I know the numbers are slimming!)? Then get this live album. You will be convinced of the talent, creativity, and sheer bliss the band puts into every song. And then you will be hooked. Don't say I didn't warn you!"
Red Rocks vs. Live in Chicago
Bob Rosser | 06/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There have been 182 reviews so I'm sure a lot has been said. However, let me just say that if you're deciding between Red Rocks and Live in Chicago, Red Rocks has a rough, fresh, energy-packed feel with exellent versions of Nancies, Warehouse, Seek Up, Ants Marching, Watchtower, and Typical Situation, however, Chicago is many times more full, mind-blowing, and professional. While it doesn't have the same "freshness" as Red Rocks, it's simply amazing and does much, much more justice to Tim Reynolds, and come to think about it, all of the members of the Dave Matthews Band. Also, Red Rocks (1995) is much more weighted on Under the Table and Dreaming and some early versions of Crash songs, while Live in Chicago (1998) has a whole lot of Before These Crowded Streets with only two songs from Under the Table. This contributes to the different moods of the two CDs. When comparing the Red Rocks version of Lie in Our Graves to the Chicago version (the only song that appears on both albums with the exception of Watchtower), the Red Rocks version seems weak and immature, while the Chicago vesion is absolutely breathtaking. To wrap things up, both are fantasic CDs (it's DMB, after all), and you really should buy both, however if you want that unmistakable early DMB sound, go for Red Rocks, and if you want a more "evolved" and powerful DMB sound or if you want more Tim, then go for Live in Chicago. All right, that's what I have to say (I think), hope it helps somebody a little.By the way, if you are interested in hearing two amazing accoustic guitarists playing absolute masterpieces of songs, then click yourself away from this and go to Live at Luther College; it's what started it all, for me. Okay, that's it, I'm done. Goodbye."
Red Rocks! Red Rocks!
Bob Rosser | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're like me and can't get enough of the Dave Matthews Band, you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE this. In this recording of a live concert, classic DMB songs that you already know and love are enhanced thousands of times over. The energy behind these songs is unimaginable and you feel like you want to jump up out of your chair and just hop around like a raging idiot because you can't handle the excitement. LeRoi and Boyd simply tear it up with their long and styling solo's, and Dave....oh! Just by listening to him and how excited and emotional he gets when singing sends a chill down my spine. "Seek Up", "Typical Situation", "Tripping Billies", and "Dancing Nancies" are absolutely magical. Trust me, if you even remotely like DMB's music, you will LOVE this CD. Buy it...it's worth it.If you're not a fan of DMB, this CD will be like love heroin, and you're not going to want to take it out of your stereo for weeks, maybe months. Please please please give it a try, because the band is phenomenal, and the CD is the best I've ever heard."
Makes you feel like you're there! Awesome CD!
brent | missouri | 09/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dave Matthews is a very talented musician. His studio albums are awesome, but this CD lets the listener realize how they became big. "Live at Red Rocks" is the ultimate Dave CD. It has everyhting. The setlist is wonderful. This album lets you realize that this band is big beucase it started as a live band and put on one hell of a show. The songs they chose are wonderful. Seek Up (10 of 10)- this is the perfect way to open the show. It is a 13:30 long epic that takes your breath away. IT starts off casually, and through their jamming porcess, it escelates into a climax unlike anyhting you have ever heard. Dave's yelling in the end (different from the version on Remember Two things) can give you chills. This is such a great song and such a great way to start the CD.Proudest Monkey- (9 of 10)- this isn't one of my favorite Dave songs, but the live version is awesome. The music is cool, the whole band is so talented in this song. It is a good relaxing jam song to listen to.Sattelite- (10 of 10)- This is the best version of "sattelite" out there. I love this song normally, so to hear it played so well live makes me feel like I'm there. I can close my eyes and seee them on stage. This is an awesome song.Two Step (10 of 10)- Although bested by the version on "Listener Supported" this song is still awesome. Carter tears it up ont he drums. He is an amazing drummer with a lot of talent. The opening is awesome and it just takes off from there. The bad realyl shows their talents in this song.Best of What's around- (10 of 10)- I really like this song live. It is so full of energy and excitment. I like the studio version of the song, but I only really liekd it after I heard it live. This is a realyl good version of the song. Recently- (10 of 10)- This song is great. It's not too long like Dave has the tendency to do sometimes, but it is still great. The music is good and the lyrics are great. It is a fun song to listen to.Lie in Our Graves (10 of 10)- This is probably the best version of this song. It is so full of energy. I enjoy listening to it a lot, and when I listen to the version on "Crash" after having listened to this version, I feel as if its lacking something. This is a great song.Dancing Nancies (10 of 10)- By far one of the best songs on the CD, because in my opinion it is one of the best Dave songs. There is so much talent poured into this song, and Dave opens it with what almost seems like improv. I love it. It's such a great version of the song. Warehouse- (10 of 10)- Like "Two Step" the version on "Listener Supported" is better but this version still rocks. I love the intor to this song, with Dave on the guitar and Boyd on the violin. Boyd is a truly talented violinist and deserves all the recognition he gets and this song proves it.Tripping Billies (10 of 10)- This song, when it was performed was new to the DMB fans. So I can only imagine how crazy they were going when it was finished. This is such a great song, and to have listened to it before it was a hit has to be one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. The song is so good, and the live version is even better. Drive in Drive Out (9 of 10)- This song lacks something, but it is still great. Perhaps because there was no studio version yet, but it still rocks live. Dave nails it. it is a great song to listen to. I enjoy it very much.Lover Lay Down (9 of 10)- This is a great song as well. It just doens't have the awesome power that any other song on the CD does. Dave has perfect vocals in the song and the band plays their hearts out, just like every other song on the CD. It is a good song.Rhyme and Reason- (10 of 10)- This is the best live version of this song. It beats the version on "Listener Supported" by a mile. This is such a great song to listen to and it is packed with a lot of emotion and talent. The band rocks and Dave's vioce rivals the band's playing.#36 (10 of 10)- I think I'm just a sucker for any Dave song that has a number for a title. They are all great becuase the musical talent displayed in them is beyond anyhting I have ever heard. #36 is no exception. It is such an enjoyable song to listen to and is by far the best version of it out there. Ants Marching- (10 of 10)- This is a fun song to listen to. The band just jams to it. You can tell that they are having the time of their lives while playing this song. It is so fun to listen to them play becuase they are having fun. This song shows that so well.Typical Situation (10 of 10)- I enjoy everyhting about this song. Any version of it is great, but this version is superior to all of them. The song is so sad and full of feeling. The live version is awesome. It is very enjoyable to listen to.Watchtower (10 of 10)- Although it is the worst live version of this cover ("Live in Chicago" is the best, and "Listener supported is better than this one) Tim Reynolds still puts on a heck of a solo. The song is awesome, maybe becuase I like the hendrix version the dylan version and the dave version and think its the best song ever written. It is very fun to listen to and I can't imagine that the crowd wouldn't be going crazy as the band ended their set with this song.In all, this is porbably the best CD I own. It shows the band's talent so well. It makes you feel like you are there, watching DAve on stage, and you feel like you're in heaven. In all, this is Dave's way of brining his listeners close to a star."