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Jack
06-20-2007, 09:35 AM
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Dave Matthews Band performing on 8.15.1995 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.

Disc 1

01. Seek Up
02. Proudest Monkey >
03. Satellite
04. Two Step >
05. The Best of What's Around
06. Recently (Sunshine on My Shoulder, Some Do/Don't, truncated version) >
Water Into Wine >
07: Lie in our Graves
08: Dancing Nancies >
09: Warehouse

Disc 2

01: Tripping Billies
02: Drive In Drive Out
03: Lover Lay Down
04: Rhyme and Reason
05: #36 >
06: Ants Marching
07: Typical Situation (Dave solo, Little Thing intro)
08: All Along the Watchtower

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I was driving home last night and was on the road long enough to listen to disc one in its entirety. I noticed almost every single song is different then compared to the way it is played today. Now, change is certainly, as Dave and the Queen like to say, as good as a "holiday," but I couldn't help but think that in every instance of change, the 95 versions were better. Every version except Two Step, that is. The Two Step of today is a monster and deserves every bit of accolade it gets.

I wasn't going to mention this, but then there was the thread about Boyd in Nancies, and that was one of my main points.

Broaden this to both discs, and with the exception of Typical (because played Dave solo cannot be compared to present versions), are there any songs that you enjoy more now than you do in their '95 incarnations other than Two Step? I would maybe give someone Watchtower, but not much else.

GreyStHokie
06-20-2007, 09:43 AM
i think i enjoy warehouse these days..the jam at the end is lots of fun

bsan83
06-20-2007, 09:44 AM
Including the LT 5 release as well and the other random '95 stuff that's around, here's my take.

Songs that I prefer the modern versions to their '95 counterparts:

Watchtower, definitely.

Lover Lay Down, I like the '02 versions better because I always thought that Leroi solo is way too short on the 6 min. versions of '95. I love it at closer to 8-9 min.

I enjoy Seek Up today far more (blasphemous, I know) because I think the slowed down tempo fits the song better and I love the Butch/Carter jam.

Warehouse isn't really a contest for me either. The jam is so much more developed, and even if you don't care for what Rashawn brings to it, give me an '04 Warehouse over a '95 Warehouse any day of the week.

Ants Marching - I like the 1 2 3 part over the longer Boyd solo (though, for a shorter one, the Lupo's '95 one is badass).

Songs that I'll take a '95 version over a modern day one:

Jimi Thing - not even a contest here

Best of What's Around - The slowed down tempo can turn a heartfelt tune into a pretty cheesy one, and Tim's fills on the RR '95 version are absolutely perfect.

Dancing Nancies - Boyd's '95 solos are a work of art. I could listen to the LT 5 version of this any day of the week.

Tripping Billies - Carter and Boyd had to be on crack to actually play at this tempo.

PurePlayer34
06-20-2007, 09:48 AM
Just put the show in now :)...Mmmmm Seek Up

Strugz10
06-20-2007, 09:57 AM
I'm with you. I prefer most of the '95 versions of most songs. The exceptions are:

Two Step
Seek Up
DIDO - only because it's got set lyrics now

Jack
06-20-2007, 10:22 AM
I love these old seek ups.

Warehouse has always been my favorite dmb tune, and I think I am partial to these because they are the versions I fell in love with. That an I absolutely, to my bones HATE the woos.

Tomacco
06-20-2007, 10:33 AM
I'd say I enjoy a lot of those songs evenly now vs then. Here's my rundown:

Songs I enjoy more from '95:

Seek Up
Proudest Monkey
Dancing Nancies
Rhyme & Reason
Satellite
One Sweet World

Songs I enjoy more currently:

Two Step
Warehouse
Lie in Our Graves
Tripping Billies
Watchtower
Ants Marching
Lover Lay Down

Songs I enjoy evenly 95 vs now:

Best of What's Around
Recently
Drive in Drive Out
Pay For What You Get
Jimi Thing (on entirely different levels)

TheNoise
06-20-2007, 10:37 AM
best of what's around has so much freaking life on RR 95. i love it.

the RR95 tripping billies is my favorite version of the song; i much prefer it to any recent versions

Jack
06-20-2007, 11:13 AM
I think today's versions of LIOG are a disservice to the '95 versions. Dave has changed the guitar part a little, and boyd's and butch's solos get painful at times. Give me my roi any day of the week.

TheNoise
06-20-2007, 11:13 AM
Give me my roi any day of the week.he shines on old LIOG :upyours

Wescoast
06-20-2007, 11:19 AM
warehouse
typical
watchtower

are the only ones i dont agree with.

Strugz10
06-20-2007, 11:51 AM
I think today's versions of LIOG are a disservice to the '95 versions. Dave has changed the guitar part a little, and boyd's and butch's solos get painful at times. Give me my roi any day of the week.

:upyours

LIOG was also perfect around 9 minutes. It draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags way too long now.

dmb2much40
06-20-2007, 11:55 AM
regarding two step, i prefer the later '96 (think cow palace) to '97 (think farm aid) performances the best.

regarding ants, i cringe every time dave has to abandon the falsetto and yell. although this is a moot point, considering he really doesn't have a choice at this point.

the only song i can say i like better now is warehouse. i can deal with the woos as long as the salsa jam kicks in. that song is at it's peak right now.

Tomacco
06-20-2007, 12:15 PM
I actually prefer the Dave yell on Ants (and DDTW) over the falsetto.

Per553
06-20-2007, 12:17 PM
I actually prefer the Dave yell on Ants (and DDTW) over the falsetto.

:upyours. i think the yell on ddtw is really powerful. it really gives the song even more momentum.

Tomacco
06-20-2007, 12:21 PM
In general, I definitely prefer the deeper Dave vocal deliveries (1998 onwards) compared to his higher-pitched kinda wavy nasal type vocals from 1991-1995 specifically. At this point he's losing his actual ability to hit those falsettos, which worries me, but I definitely think his voice is way more powerful and better from around 1998 through 2002. For example, stuff like the Bartender wail on Folsom Field.

bsan83
06-20-2007, 12:31 PM
:upyours

LIOG was also perfect around 9 minutes. It draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags way too long now.

The GGP version is ideal for me. It's like 12-13 min. or so with both solos, so neither gets dragged out at all.

And I've always preferred Boyd to 'Roi on LIOG when he's not skinning a live animal.

Strugz10
06-20-2007, 12:31 PM
Dave's voice was the perfect balance of power and range in '98 and '00 IMO.

Strugz10
06-20-2007, 12:32 PM
The GGP version is ideal for me. It's like 12-13 min. or so with both solos, so neither gets dragged out at all.

And I've always preferred Boyd to 'Roi on LIOG when he's not skinning a live animal.

Yeah that length is tolerable, but the 17-18 minute snoozefest it's become is dreadful.

bsan83
06-20-2007, 12:32 PM
Dave's voice was the perfect balance of power and range in '98 and '00 IMO.

Oh definitely. I don't think that's debatable.

Strugz10
06-20-2007, 12:33 PM
Oh definitely. I don't think that's debatable.

Coincidentally two of my top 3 touring years for DMB.

Per553
06-20-2007, 12:35 PM
In general, I definitely prefer the deeper Dave vocal deliveries (1998 onwards) compared to his higher-pitched kinda wavy nasal type vocals from 1991-1995 specifically. At this point he's losing his actual ability to hit those falsettos, which worries me, but I definitely think his voice is way more powerful and better from around 1998 through 2002. For example, stuff like the Bartender wail on Folsom Field.

i agree. i sometimes get sad at the end of crash when he jumps straight into belting "craaaaaaaaaaaash into me." but other than that, i love his modern voice, as long as it's not 8.12.06 style.

bsan83
06-20-2007, 12:35 PM
Coincidentally two of my top 3 touring years for DMB.

For me:

1. '04
2(t). '98/'00
4. '95

Crush87
06-20-2007, 01:13 PM
'95 is the band's best, most driven year.

All those performances are better than today's in some way, Jack. Except I'd probably disagree with you on Two Step and say that the one exception is DIDO.

bsan83
06-20-2007, 01:29 PM
'95 is the band's best, most driven year.

All those performances are better than today's in some way, Jack. Except I'd probably disagree with you on Two Step and say that the one exception is DIDO.

Truly I'm shocked at this post. ;)

Strugz10
06-20-2007, 02:35 PM
For me:

1. '04
2(t). '98/'00
4. '95

Mine:

1) '95
2) '00
3) '98

kaisek
06-20-2007, 03:15 PM
Dave's voice was the perfect balance of power and range in '98 and '00 IMO.

His voice is wonderful on LT3

phelps154
06-20-2007, 07:52 PM
Dave's voice was the perfect balance of power and range in '98 and '00 IMO.

I agree with this... I like the power but I like the ability for him to be able to hit the falsetto...

Jack
06-20-2007, 07:57 PM
I agree with this... I like the power but I like the ability for him to be able to hit the falsetto...

fat dave. Not a coincidence.

kaisek
06-20-2007, 08:49 PM
fat dave. Not a coincidence.

huh?

vandamit
06-20-2007, 11:02 PM
two step is too long now a days.

killymagee
06-21-2007, 08:54 AM
Mine:

1) '95
2) '00
3) '98

Those would be my choices as well.

fat dave. Not a coincidence.

Definitely not a coincidence.

oregon.donor
06-22-2007, 11:53 AM
The old Warehouse with the stop-time intro. Outstanding, second only to the old Seek Ups.

mynameisdon
08-15-2007, 07:10 AM
TOP!

for obvious reasons...:upyours:rawk

Brer Funk
01-18-2008, 01:06 AM
The original tape is up on Dreaming Tree now if anyone's interested.

http://www.dreamingtree.org/details.php?id=4134

greykitkat36
01-18-2008, 03:45 AM
'95 was a great year..not my favorite to listen to..but still great. Although I prefer Phish '95.

DMB's peak was '98 -'00. No doubt. They've had plenty of good shows recently (CP, RR05, MSG, etc). but nothing really does it for me quite like those three years...specifically winter '98--fall '99.

Mersh
01-18-2008, 06:43 AM
That an I absolutely, to my bones HATE the woos.

indeed

slugmother
01-18-2008, 06:51 AM
i know this is unpopular, but i far prefer '02/'06 proudest monkey to the old ones. i never liked it much till i heard the gorge '02 version.

i also think the newer drive in drive out is much better.

seek up on red rocks '95 though, that is the best. and i think it is indisputable that '95 was the best year for nancies. i think warehouse is good either way though, one isn't better than the other for me.

Jack
01-18-2008, 09:06 AM
The original tape is up on Dreaming Tree now if anyone's interested.

http://www.dreamingtree.org/details.php?id=4134

I really wish the B&K aud of this show would resurface.

captainbluntmofo
01-18-2008, 09:53 AM
DMB's peak was '98 -'00. No doubt. They've had plenty of good shows recently (CP, RR05, MSG, etc). but nothing really does it for me quite like those three years...specifically winter '98.

:upyours

I like Watchtower better back in 95 when it was very raw. Still is great but that version is special. LIOG, Warehouse, Two Step, Tripping have all gotten better since then.

patsfan39
01-18-2008, 10:57 AM
The original tape is up on Dreaming Tree now if anyone's interested.

http://www.dreamingtree.org/details.php?id=4134

does this have all of the davespeak left in? or is it the same format as the official release? i think i will download it regardless but i would love to hear everything from that night.

batleon
01-18-2008, 11:29 AM
does this have all of the davespeak left in? or is it the same format as the official release? i think i will download it regardless but i would love to hear everything from that night.

Everything is there, Davespeak and all.

patsfan39
01-18-2008, 02:00 PM
thanks. this sounds to me like it is really a must have for anyone then.

Majew10
01-21-2008, 03:45 PM
thanks

patsfan39
08-15-2008, 09:07 AM
so 13 years ago the band was playing this show. i thought id bump it for relevance.

malachite00
08-15-2008, 11:06 AM
so 13 years ago the band was playing this show. i thought id bump it for relevance.

Wow, I can't believe it was 13 years ago. I've mentioned this before, but this was my first show, and I'd never heard a DMB song before it. I was hooked in the first 3 seconds of Seek Up. Pretty amazing because usually going to a concert where you don't know the songs is not much fun, but I had an absolute blast. Wish I could remember more about it - if I had known then that I'd still be following this band 13 years later, I probably would have paid more attention to things.

Jack
08-15-2008, 11:10 AM
my sister was at this show. This and the 4-14-94 Samples opener. So lucky. Doesn't care.

I remember a few years ago when I passed the point of my 1st show being closer to the band's first show than their last. So, I've been following them longer than I wasn't. Seems weird, because I felt I got in late (1998).

Jayes
08-15-2008, 11:27 AM
Then I'm real late @ 2000 :(

malachite00
08-15-2008, 11:27 AM
my sister was at this show. This and the 4-14-94 Samples opener. So lucky. Doesn't care.

I remember a few years ago when I passed the point of my 1st show being closer to the band's first show than their last. So, I've been following them longer than I wasn't. Seems weird, because I felt I got in late (1998).

My brother-in-law saw one of those Samplers openers (Vail I think) and now I'm taking him to Berkeley N3. He hasn't been to a show in between, so it'll be interesting to see what he thinks.

DMBCLSTJ
08-03-2009, 09:41 PM
What great live discs, shows you how much this band has changed for better or worse. BT sounds just incredable, I wish he would bring back the true acoustic violin back. But thats neither here nor there. I love poping this release in every once in a while. :upyours

dmb2much40
08-03-2009, 09:47 PM
the first disc is the one cd i'd take with me on a desert island. just perfect.

The Godfather
08-03-2009, 09:56 PM
I support this thread

Aparker507
08-03-2009, 10:02 PM
BOWA from this release has always been my favorite released live track. Simply perfect!

DMBCLSTJ
08-03-2009, 10:03 PM
I support this thread

You hitting the annual Florida shows? I'm the other annual FL showgoer, been going to Coral Sky since 99. Love the shows down there.

Vincent
08-03-2009, 10:21 PM
There are just no weak spots on this disc. For me it's a tossup between this and LT7 for most listened to.

RageATL
08-03-2009, 11:03 PM
I've listened to this disc ad nauseum. I love the version of Seek Up off of it. As weird as this sounds, I used to lie on the couch, all the lights out, close my eyes and kind of meditate to the intro...I thought about being on some kind of raft or small boat floating down like the Nile River or something and Roi's lines on the sax always reminded me of the winding nature of the river and of a snake as it slithered through the water. Try it some time. And please don't bash me too hard.

The Godfather
08-03-2009, 11:19 PM
You hitting the annual Florida shows? I'm the other annual FL showgoer, been going to Coral Sky since 99. Love the shows down there.

Yes sir. I do them every year :upyours

The Godfather
08-03-2009, 11:20 PM
Couple old songs...couple old songs..yeppdappdappwhooa!

Everytime I head that Dave speak I lol like crazy :lol

FiddySpence
08-04-2009, 12:22 AM
still the best #36 scat he's done, and maybe the best little scat he's ever done.

FiddySpence
08-04-2009, 12:23 AM
for some reason, i've always thought dave's voice was a little monotone for this show. like they're playing so fast and hard that he really can't concentrate too hard on singing. not a complaint really, just something i've noticed on stuff like billies and ants.

malachite00
08-04-2009, 12:37 AM
:upyours My first show (its my only claim to fame). Those first few notes of Seek Up sucked me in so fast.

imagine29028
08-05-2009, 04:52 AM
Still to this day...some 14 years later, I think it's one of the top 5 shows the band has ever played.

6 Minute Two Step :rawk:rawk:rawk:rawk

Jack
03-05-2013, 11:35 AM
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Dave Matthews Band performing on 8.15.1995 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.

Disc 1

01. Seek Up
02. Proudest Monkey >
03. Satellite
04. Two Step >
05. The Best of What's Around
06. Recently (Sunshine on My Shoulder, Some Do/Don't, truncated version) >
Water Into Wine >
07: Lie in our Graves
08: Dancing Nancies >
09: Warehouse

Disc 2

01: Tripping Billies
02: Drive In Drive Out
03: Lover Lay Down
04: Rhyme and Reason
05: #36 >
06: Ants Marching
07: Typical Situation (Dave solo, Little Thing intro)
08: All Along the Watchtower

Mitch
05-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Had to listen to this this morning as a sort of antidote for the Be Yourself atrocity.

I continue to love this show/release all these years later. And Dave's solo Typical can still give me goosebumps at the right time.

MaLaKaS
05-26-2015, 12:21 PM
Had to listen to this this morning as a sort of antidote for the Be Yourself atrocity.



I continue to love this show/release all these years later. And Dave's solo Typical can still give me goosebumps at the right time.


:upyours I hope this gets a vinyl release someday.

cryfreedom09
05-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Had to listen to this this morning as a sort of antidote for the Be Yourself atrocity.

I continue to love this show/release all these years later. And Dave's solo Typical can still give me goosebumps at the right time.

I'll never forget listening to this at Borders under headphones back in 1997. I had heard them before but never really given them much of a chance. Listen to the intro to this Seek Up is what made me fall in love. The rest is history.

ThememanXX
06-05-2015, 11:41 AM
:upyours I hope this gets a vinyl release someday.

:nod :upyours

mjf
06-06-2015, 12:47 PM
Yeah this, Luther, and BTCS are my most wanted on vinyl from them

MaLaKaS
06-07-2015, 09:11 PM
Yeah this, Luther, and BTCS are my most wanted on vinyl from them


:upyoours and LT 7 as well.

celluloid hero
09-14-2016, 08:23 AM
I'm going to Red Rocks on Friday night for the first time for Railroad Earth, I can't wait to re-listen to this and being able to visualize the venue. When I listen to shows from venues I've been to, I always have a bit more of an experience.

Jack
09-14-2016, 08:43 AM
enjoy yourself.

Another from the we're old now department: Blows my mind the gap between 8/15/95 and the 05 stand is shorter than the 05 stand until today.

dmb2much40
02-25-2017, 09:42 PM
Roi solo on Graves is still one of my favorites note for note. It's perfect.

Hopper
03-01-2017, 10:50 AM
Looks like this is getting a vinyl release for RSD.

ThememanXX
03-01-2017, 11:08 AM
About goddamn time. This, I need!

Bluewater34
03-01-2017, 11:17 AM
I will buy that.

Jack
03-01-2017, 11:18 AM
Ho Lee Fuk.

NiCK Crush
03-03-2017, 02:29 PM
Silver pressing, 150-gram, 2,500 copies

patsfan39
08-15-2017, 06:51 PM
Happy 22nd Bday Red Rocks.

cryfreedom09
08-18-2017, 07:33 PM
I'll never forget listening to this at Borders under headphones back in 1997. I had heard them before but never really given them much of a chance. Listen to the intro to this Seek Up is what made me fall in love. The rest is history.

Yep. This is the one that sucked me in. That trip to Borders cost me 10s of thousands of dollars. Thanks Borders :lol. Still thankful for that experience to this day.

MaLaKaS
08-21-2017, 10:12 AM
I just listened to this release again yesterday. My god. It's still an incredible release and one of their best shows of all time! I was excited listening to it yesterday the same way I was when I first bought this show 20 years ago.