Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jurassic Park Soundtrack - Officially Announced! 29 April 2014.

We've been talking about this for weeks, but now it's official, the Jurassic Park vinyl from Mondo is happening. Both versions, limited to 500 pieces each, will go on sale June 11th, at $35 each. JC Richard and Dan McCarthy handled the artwork for these releases. You can view more photos of this release below.

The Press Release from Mondo says, "Mondo is excited to announce the release of John Williams’ iconic Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Jurassic Park, remastered for vinyl with gorgeous artwork for two packaging variations from artist JC Richard and a limited edition vinyl from artist Dan McCarthy (1,000 copies). The vinyl releases will be for sale only at MondoTees.com on June 11, 2014. Jurassic Park occupies a rare place in the hearts of film fans worldwide. It’s one of the few seminal films that almost everyone can recall seeing in the theater for the first time in perfect detail. It’s a movie that fires on all cylinders – from the amazing sense of adventure, a realistic world of tomorrow, awe-inspiring special effects and of course one of the greatest scores that has ever been created. “There are few films where the experience of watching the film is matched only by experience of listening to it, and Jurassic Park is one of those rare films,” said Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael. 

Version A 
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music 
Composed and Conducted by John Williams 
Artwork by JC Richard 2XLP P pressed on 180 gram Black Vinyl, with randomly inserted Dilophosaurus variant. 

Version B Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music 
Composed and Conducted by John Williams 
Artwork by Dan McCarthy 
Limited to 1,000 copies 
2XLP pressed on 180 gram Amber vinyl. 

JC Richard Version = Green/Red Splatter
Dan McCarthy Version = Amber Yellow Version

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Jurassic Park Vinyl - Coming Soon! 27 April 2014.

It looks like the rumored Jurassic Park LP from Mondo is finally going to happen!
First, on Instagram, Justin Ishmael from Mondo posted this photo.  Clearly an amber colored variant of the Jurassic Park LP with the mosquito "frozen" in the center.
The quote said "Coming Soon".
Today, Films On Wax tweeted this photo with the quote, "Dino supervisor @PhilTippett shows off @MondoNews LP of John Williams' "Jurassic Park" - thanks to @paulnography." Phil Tippett is a visual effects artist, known his work on Jurassic Park as well as for Star Wars, Starship Troopers and Robocop.

I'm getting excited already.  I would expect an announcement any day.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live in New Orleans - Next Live Release? 26 April 2014.

Early this year, Dave and Tim performed two great nights of music at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. Granted, Night 1 wasn't quite as good as Night 2, and the crowds were utterly horrible, but it was a great experience. With all the cameras around the venue, word quickly began circulating and the rumor mill began churning that we would see a live release (either Live Trax or "in store") of this show.
A few months back, I found this Dave & Tim shirt image hidden in some Warehouse code. This was an item not available at the show and came right after the D&T show. Granted, this could mean anything, but it was rather suspect.
Today, I found this Dave and Tim messenger bag hidden in some code.  This bag was the "VIP Gift" at the show.  It being randomly added to the WH store today in hidden code makes it seem like this will be part of a combo/bundle if/when this sees an official release.  Will it happen? That remains to be seen. But signs are beginning to point to yes.  I certainly hope so, Night 2 was a great show, and would make a great release, but I certainly wouldn't turn down both nights being released! In case you missed either show, here's all my videos from both nights. And below is the full show of Night 2 from Copperpot's YouTube.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

What's Noel Gallagher up to nowadays? 25 April 2014.

Before I dive into a Noel Gallagher update, the past few days have been rather interesting for Oasis fans.  
A series of tweets from Liam Gallagher set the internet a-stormin' yesterday which basically amounted to nothing. Liam tweeted O-A-S-I-S and then a final tweet of "OASIS". These posts were retweeted tens of thousands of times, and eventually bookies Ladbrokes and Paddy Power suspended betting on whether or not the band would headline Glastonbury.

Andy Goldstein of talkSPORT followed up with a dream-crushing respond, saying, "I just text Noel asking about the chance of reforming.  His reply, "There's more chance of me and my ex-wife getting back together." Noel said in November, "There is no band. So, no, I won’t be getting involved, anyway. If there is a reunion, I won’t be in it.” Oasis split in 2009 after a backstage argument between the brothers with Noel saying, “I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.” Liam has remained open to the idea of a reunion, however, saying Oasis has "unfinished business" and stating that he would be down for them to "bury the hatchet for a quick lap of honor".  Sadly, that has yet to become a reality.

So what has Noel been up to since High Flying Birds?  Apparently working on his solo album. Mark Coyle, who co produced Definitely, Maybe, thinks it's going to be nothing short of epic. "On the day it comes out, Virgin Trains won’t be able to cope with all the people trying to flee the chaos." In February, Noel began going through about 50 songs to narrow down to a select few for his solo album. Coyle goes on to say, "Noel's new album is fucking great. It reminds me in some respects of the spirit of 'Definitely Maybe', because it’s so obviously exciting. That boy is from a different planet, and even the fans won’t believe how utterly amazing [the album] is. It’s pouring out of him [right now]."  Last year, Noel mentioned that he wanted to record the album in New York.  

As if that wasn't exciting enough, Damon Albarn, of Blur fame, recently said in regards to making an album with Noel, "We’re talking. It’s not anything to get excited about yet. I mean, he’s doing his thing. He’s finishing a new record. I’ve got my record coming out, but the principle of us making music together is something, you know. It would be fair to say, we have discussed it at least once."

Despite rumors of animosity between the two in the past, that was buried in 2013 when the two performed Blur's "Tender" for the  Teenage Cancer Trust gig.  The thought of these two coming together for an album has me beyond pumped.  With their combined experience, they could produce something magical.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some new vinyl preorders. 24 April 2014.

SoundStageDirect.com, one of my favorite shops for ordering vinyl online, has some new pre-orders up. The first one I wanted to talk about is Remember Two Things, the 1993 debut album from Dave Matthews Band. I did a full preview article on this earlier, so check that link for more info, but the main point I wanted to make is that SSD ships their vinyl really well. If you don't want to order from the Warehouse due to shoddy packaging (hey, it's happened in the past to many of us), or don't want to mess with a retailer you haven't heard of, check out SSD. They ship very well.

Garden State is probably one of the best soundtracks out there. Featuring music from Coldplay, The Shins, Simon & Garfunkel, Iron and Wine and more, it is a very sold album. This is up for pre-order now, as well.

Garden State Soundtrack Tracklisting:

LP 1

1. Don't Panic (Album Version) - Coldplay
2. Caring Is Creepy (Album Version) - The Shins
3. In the Waiting Line - Zero 7
4. New Slang (Album Version) - The Shins
5. I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You (Album Version) - Colin Hay
6. Blue Eyes (Album Version) - Cary Brothers
7. Fair (Album Version) - Remy Zero

LP 2

1. One Of These Things First (Album Version) - Nick Drake

2. Lebanese Blonde (Album Version) - Thievery Corporation

3. The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel

4. Such Great Heights (Album Version) - Iron And Wine

 5. Let Go (Album Version) - Frou

6. Winding Road (Album Version) - Bonnie Somerville

The Deluxe Version of Neil Young's A Letter Home is up for pre-order as well at SoundStageDirect.  I did a preview article about it a little while back, so check that out for more info. It's also back up at ThirdManStore.com for 20$ if you want to pick up just the album.  

A Letter Home Tracklisting:

1. A Letter Home intro

2. Changes (Phil Ochs)
3. Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan)
4. Needle of Death (Bert Jansch)
5. Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
6. Crazy (Willie Nelson)
7. Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin)
8. On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)
9. If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
10. Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter)
11. My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen)
12. I Wonder If I Care as Much (Don Everly)

And some vinyl up for pre-order on ShopRadioCast.com that brings back a lot of memories.

TLC - Crazy Sexy Cool

Fugees - The Score

Nas - Illmatic

Remember Two Things - Dave Matthews Band - Vinyl Coming Soon! 24 April 2014.

Updated:  7 May 2014.  I've had to sit on this for a while, but the cat is out of the bag and it's up for pre-order, so we can go ahead and talk about it.  Dave Matthews Band's 1993 debut album on Bama Rags is getting a vinyl release.  This album will be released on a double LP and contains the same track list as the CD. Chris Bellman at Bernie Grudman Mastering cut this album, and it's being pressed in France at MPO.

New info from DMB: "Available for the first time on vinyl! This limited edition deluxe audiophile release of Remember Two Things, the band’s first ever official release, features the original album across two 180 gram LPs, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman of Bernie Grundman Mastering. The gatefold jacket is foil numbered and includes a new eight-page booklet with full lyrics and rare and previously unpublished photos of the band. The download card includes the full album plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks: early studio versions of “Pay For What You Get” and “Typical Situation,” newly mastered by original album engineer David Glasser."

Also, the CD version is getting a remaster release. "The reissue of Remember Two Things, the band’s first ever official release, features the original album expanded with two previously unreleased bonus tracks: early studio versions of “Pay For What You Get” and “Typical Situation,” newly mastered by original album engineer David Glasser. An expanded booklet includes full lyrics and rare and previously unpublished photos of the band.

This album is set to be released June 17th, 2014.

Vinyl Tracklisting:

LP 1
1. Ants Marching (live - The Muse, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 8/17/93)
2. Tripping Billies (live - The Muse, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 8/17/93)
3. Recently (live - The Flood Zone, Richmond, VA 8/10/93)
4. Satellite (live)
5. One Sweet World (live)
6. The Song That Jane Likes (live)
7. Minarets

LP 2
1. Seek Up
2. I'll Back You Up (live acoustic)
3. Christmas Song (live acoustic)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

More Cake Box Sets Coming Soon! 22 April 2014.

If you're like me, you're pretty bummed out with the amount of Record Store Day items that are flipped on eBay. It's ridiculous, honestly. In some cases, it keeps these special items out of the hands of fans, unless you want to pay the ridiculously high prices that these flippers on eBay sell their items for. The Cake Box Set, is one such example. Going for several hundred dollars over face value on eBay, this is one that was kept out of the hands of fans by these disgusting people. Cake has made a stand, however, and said that more will be coming soon.

First, you need to sign up for the Cake Mailing List to get more info about when these will be made available. They’re saying these aren’t “re-pressed”, they’re “original editions” that will be made available shortly. These are going to be made available via mail order, so you’ll be able to buy them online instead of in your local store. Though I’m sure if they do a second pressing later on down the road you can get these in your local store, but that remains to be seen.  The image to the left shows the statements Cake made via their Facebook page.  So do not lose hope, musicians and bands actually notice what's happening, and many of them make reasonable efforts to make sure fans can get ahold of their merchandise and items.  

I spoke with a representative from Cake today who confirmed this, "There is no second pressing. We are making an additional quantity of the original run of box sets available THIS WEEK, but only to those on the band’s mailing list: $99 each plus $35 for domestic shipping. This is probably going to go down on Thursday."

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A history of Dave Matthews Band on vinyl - Part 2. 20 April 2014

If you read my recent post, A history of Dave Matthews Band on vinyl, I did an article with a lot of info on DMB vinyl releases. I had a few people ask me for a second article, this one covering any appearance of DMB, Dave Matthews, or Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds on vinyl. This will cover guest appearances on other musicians albums that were released to vinyl.  So here goes, starting in 1995 and going up through 2014 - the various appearances of Dave Matthews/DMB/Dave & Tim on vinyl.  Enjoy!

Various - The Next Generation (1995)
Song: Ants Marching (Dave Matthews Band)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Rolling Stones - No Security (Live) (1998)
Song: Memory Motel (w/ Dave Matthews)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Santana - Supernatural (1999)
Song: Love of My Life (w/ Dave Matthews and Carter Beauford)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Chris Whitley - Rocket House (2001)
Song: Radar (w/ Dave Matthews)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Dave Matthews Band - When The World Ends (Oakenfold Remix) (2003)
Song: When The World Ends
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Mike Doughty - Haughty Melodic (2005)
Tremendous Brunettes (w/ Dave Matthews)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Jurassic 5 - Work It Out / In The House (2006)
Song: Work It Out (w/ Dave Matthews Band)
White Cover - (Album Info on Discogs.com)
Black Cover - (Album Info on Discogs.com)

Herbie Hancock - The Imagine Project (2010)
Song: Tomorrow Never Knows (w/ Dave Matthews)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Various - Live At The World Cafe (20th Anniversary) (2011)
Song: Ants Marching (Dave Matthews Band)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Jack Johnson - Best Of Kokua Festival (Live) (2012)
Song: A Pirate Looks at Forty (Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Jimmy Fallon - Blow Your Pants Off (2012)
Song: Walk Of Shame (w/ Dave Matthews)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Government Mule - Shout (2013)
Song: Forsaken Savior (w/ Dave Matthews)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

Various - The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver (2013)
Song: Take Me To Tomorrow (Dave Matthews Solo)
(Album Info on Discogs.com)

ONXRT: Live from the Archives, Volume 15 (RSD 2014)
Song: Gravedigger (Dave Matthews Band, Chicago Caravan 2011)
(Album info via this blog)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

20th Anniversary Release - Live - Throwing Copper. 19 April 2014.

Music On Vinyl's Facebook Page says "Today, exactly 20 years ago Live - Throwing Copper was released. Let's celebrate this anniversary with the exclusive Pinkpop Festival edition on pink vinyl! Only available at PlatoMania. Pre-order here: (link)."
Throwing Copper was the second release from Live, the popular 90's alternative band. Featuring some of their most popular songs - I Alone, Lighting Crashes and All Over You.

Track list:

1. The Dam at Otter Creek
2. Selling the Drama
3. I Alone
4. Iris
5. Lighting Crashes
6. Top
7. All Over You
8. Shit Towne
9. TBD
10. Stage
11. Waitress
12. Pillar of Davidson
13. White, Discussion
14. Horse

Friday, April 18, 2014

Neil Young - A Letter Home LP up for pre-order. 18 April 2014.

Neil Young's newest album is up for pre-order via Third Man. This is the album he recorded at the Third Man Records' Record Booth.

This album features covers of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Springsteen and more.

Side A
01 - A Letter Home Intro
02 - Changes - Phil Ochs
03 - Girl From The North Country - Bob Dylan
04 - Needle Of Death - Bert Jansch
05 - Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
06 - Crazy - Willie Nelson

Side B
01 - Reason To Believe - Tim Hardin
02 - On The Road Again - Willie Nelson

03 - If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
04 - Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
05 - My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
06 - I Wonder If I Care As Much - Everly Brothers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Breaking Bad Soundtrack - Full Details! 17 April 2014.

SpaceLab9 released details today about their upcoming non-picture disc format of the Breaking Bad vinyl soundtrack release. There will be two versions - for the internet, "Jesse Pinkman Pink Vinyl" and for retail stores "Walter White White Vinyl". The Jesse Pinkman version will be available in their webstore during the album’s pre-sale beginning April 22nd, at 1PM Eastern Standard Time. The Walter White version will be available in select stores (while supplies last) starting April 29th.

ONXRT: Live from the Archives, Volume 15 Limited Edition Vinyl Release For Record Store Day! 17 April 2014.

I'm a Dave Matthews Band vinyl enthusiast. I always try to pick up cameos and song releases like this one.

WXRT says, "ONXRT: Live from the Archives, Volume 15 will go on sale Saturday, April 19th at local, independent record shops for Record Store Day! We’ve cultivated this archive of rare recordings from in-studio performances and standout concert broadcasts, we think is second to none — featuring live performances by Dave Matthews Band, The Lumineers, Jimmy Cliff, The National, The Postal Service, Passion Pit, Jim James and more."

This album is available on Record Store Day (4/19/14) at the following locations in/around Chicago:
Laurie’s Planet of Sound
Reggie’s Record Breakers
Reckless Records (all 3 locations)
Val’s Hall Records

The release of "Gravedigger" from DMB comes from the third night of the Chicago Caravan in 2011, 7/10/11.  That show opened with an epic 7 song run of One Sweet World, Bartender, Say Goodbye, The Best of What's Around, Captain, Shotgun and Warehouse. This song was previously available on the Live On Lakeside release.

The track list goes as follows:

Phoenix- 1901 Broadcast live from the Official XRT Lollapalooza Aftershow at House of Blues, 8/8/10.

Churchill – Change Broadcast live from the XRT Shamrock & Roll Party at Mystic Celt, 3/16/13.

World Party – Put the Message in the Box Broadcast live from XRT studios, 8/30/12.

The Lumineers – Ho Hey Recorded live for the XRT Sunday Night Concert from the Riviera Theatre, 9/20/12.

Serena Ryder – Stompa Recorded live at XRT Studios, 4/3/13.

Dave Matthews Band – Gravedigger Recorded live at Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Lakeside, 7/10/11.

Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want Recorded live for the XRT Sunday Night Concert at Park West, 11/11/78.

Jim James – A New Life Recorded for Live from Studio X at the Vic Theatre, 4/20/13.

Passion Pit – Take a Walk Broadcast live for Live from Studio X from Reggie’s Rock Club, 2/22/13.

The National – Don’t Swallow the Cap Recorded live at XRT studios, 8/3/13.

Shemekia Copeland – Ain’t Gonna Be Your Tattoo Broadcast live from XRT studios, 2/5/13.

Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me Broadcast live from the Chicago Auto Show and McCormick Place, 2/8/07.

Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk Recorded for Live from Studio X at Abbey Pub, 5/17/12.

The Postal Service – Such Great Heights Broadcast live from the Official XRT Lollapalooza Aftershow at Metro, 8/4/13.

Blondie – Heart of Glass Recorded live for the XRT Sunday Night Concert at the Riviera Theatre, 8/14/99.

Here is the full press release and info about where to pick one up in Chicago. At this time, it's not available for online sale.

Dave Matthews Band - Melbourne, Australia - 17 April 2014.

DMB moves it on down the line to Melbourne, Australia to play the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. This show had some highlights, including DDTW, WTWE, Rooftop, BBN, Graves, WWYS, SMTS>ATSB>Too Much, and Digging A Ditch, but ended with one of the worst 5 song runs in recent memory. You & Me, Jimi Thing, Shake Me Like A Monkey and an encore of Spaceman into Cornbread. I'm sure the fans in Australia are having the time of their life at these shows, but that closing run was horrendous. Thank goodness Ants popped in to save the day.

Apr 17 2014

Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Melbourne, VIC

Videos From Instagram

Don’t Drink The Water - http://instagram.com/p/m4x6DPrlYt/
Funny The Way It Is - http://instagram.com/p/m4ysn2I8UR/
Funny #2 - http://instagram.com/p/m4zvVPsDto/
Rooftop - http://instagram.com/p/m41fnno8WZ/
Rooftop #2 - http://instagram.com/p/m4zxyBuRYU/
Rooftop #3 - http://instagram.com/p/m4zu-0rlab/
If Only - http://instagram.com/p/m41jgirlcA/
Lie In Our Graves - http://instagram.com/p/m44mANjT8v/
What Would You Say - http://instagram.com/p/m43vSNo8Y5/
WWYS #2 - http://instagram.com/p/m43gRTLldv/
Mercy - http://instagram.com/p/m44dxRLlez/
Anyone Seen The Bridge? - http://instagram.com/p/m45x8QrlQT/
Anyone Seen The Bridge? #2 - http://instagram.com/p/m5RX4wu6a8/
Too Much - http://instagram.com/p/m46iV1rlRQ/
Digging A Ditch - http://instagram.com/p/m48itVNkoQ/
Grey Street - http://instagram.com/p/m5LkXuqxwL/
Grey Street #2 - http://instagram.com/p/m5O2f6Mxgm/
Squirm - http://instagram.com/p/m46iV1rlRQ/
Jimi Thing - http://instagram.com/p/m4-HpDo8Qd/
Jimi Thing (BT Solo) - http://instagram.com/p/m49vtho8f5/
Jimi Thing (BT Solo #2) - http://instagram.com/p/m49wqbrlUs/
Jimi Thing (BT Solo #3) - http://instagram.com/p/m4-CqRFCBJ/
Jimi Thing (Rashawn Solo) - http://instagram.com/p/m4-bX0LlVX/
Jimi Thing #6 - http://instagram.com/p/m4-_eCrlWM/
Jimi Thing #7 - http://instagram.com/p/m4--Feo8Rq/
Jimi Thing #8 - http://instagram.com/p/m4_UgXFCC5/
Jimi Thing #9 (Tim Solo) - http://instagram.com/p/m5KjDsrPau/
Jimi Thing #10 - http://instagram.com/p/m5H0Hfqx6n/
Sexy M F’er - http://instagram.com/p/m4_NPFLlWf/
Sexy M F’er #2 - http://instagram.com/p/m4_YSrrlWx/
Sexy M F’er #3 - http://instagram.com/p/m5ExLZSWSC/
Introducing - http://instagram.com/p/m4-tfyrlVw/
Spaceman - http://instagram.com/p/m5AmA4rlYb/
Cornbread - http://instagram.com/p/m5B6uGrlaA/
Ants Marching (Guitar Swap) - http://instagram.com/p/m5CZtCLlad/
Ants Marching #2 - http://instagram.com/p/m5CnJYrlas/
Ants Marching #3 - http://instagram.com/p/m5C5PirlbF/
Ants Marching #4 - http://instagram.com/p/m5F_6DPl5B/

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dave Matthews Band - Live Trax 29 - Review. 15 April 2014.

Great mix on this release for sure. Dave’s vocals a little high at some points, but other than that the levels are on point.

Dancing Nancies>Warehouse is a great way to open a show. The crowd’s energy was fantastic. Both songs are solid and Boyd isn’t skreeing it up, he’s actually playing pretty well.

Idea of You sounds beautiful, the horns are great, and Tim is taking it easy, this song would make such a great single.

Glad to have a release of BBN, Jeff rips the solo, and glad to finally be able to hear Boyd in the mix.

Save Me sounds much better from it’s last release, the band has definitely improved on playing this in the full band environment. Boyd even sounds good (starting at the 2:00 mark) on it.

Captain is tied with Pig for my favorite DMB song and I’m glad a 2013 Captain got a release. Dave seems to strain a little in the chorus, but overall not bad instrumentally.

Seven, meh.

Love the break in Gaucho with Rashawn playing, then Carter comes in, then Dave, and Tim in the background then Jeff, really like what the band is doing with this song.

Rooftop flat out rocks, glad to have a release of this one with the new 2013 break.

Crush sounds great. It’s one of few songs that I’ll actually say I like the way they play it now vs the way they used to play it, the outdo has become my favorite part of Crush, it’s such a great jam. Live Trax 27 had a 2010 version of it, so I’m stoked to have a newer version that that.

I was lucky enough to get Say Goodbye in Austin last year. When Carter started playing I was like “Please God, don’t be Spaceman”. I’m sure this crowd was the same way. I like songs like this that show the more mellow side of Jeff Coffin, his work in the intro is fantastic.

BEF>Bartender is one of the greatest things this band does, period. At the 7:30 minute when things slow down, Boyd sounds great. Jeff’s solo is beautiful, and Tim’s playing in the outro is great, it’s awesome whenever he plays mellow, he’s such a talented guitarist, it’s nice when he remembers he doesn’t have to melt faces. The “If I Only Had A Brain” going into Tim jamming is awesome, probably my favorite part of this version.

I’m “meh” on Kill The Preacher, I wish it had stuck with the lyrics from the Mansfield Jam, this song seems like one that has a hard time figuring out what it’s about.

The tempo on Why I Am is great, it’s not in your face loud or fast as it has been in past releases, it’s nice they slowed that down.

Recently is fantastic. Tim isn’t going too hard on it, the horns sound great, and so does Boyd. At 6:45, the girl singing “and they just ignore”  Wow, horrible.

I was hoping a 2013 Oh would see a release, I think that song fit so well in the E1 spot in the 2013 Summer Tour.

SMTS>ATSB>Ants is just awesome. That 14 minute run is great, love the Too Much (fake)>Ants.

Live Trax 4 - Color Confirmed. 15 April 2014.

This photo confirms that the Dave Matthews Band Live Trax 4 release for Record Store Day 2014  will be pressed onto orange vinyl, as was expected. I initially thought tan/brown, but when the cover photo came out and the tag shifted from tan to orange, it was pretty easy to figure out that they would shift the color to orange.

Dave Matthews Band - Sydney, Australia - 15 April 2014.

DMB delivered a much better setlist today in Sydney. Don’t Drink The Water, Proudest Monkey - Satellite, So Right, Dancing Nancies, Drive In Drive Out, Crash Into Me, Ants Marching, PNP - Rapunzel and more were delivered to an enthusiastic crowd at the Qantas Credit Union Arena.  Tonight's show definitely wasn't a "festival set" like the last one!

Apr 15 2014 
Qantas Credit Union Arena 
Sydney, NSW. Australia

Videos From Instagram:

Intro - http://instagram.com/p/mzr3Z7o8SG/
Intro #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mz-66Qyz8R/
DDTW - http://instagram.com/p/mztqYlLleV/
DDTW #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mztpypMzHc/
Proudest Monkey - http://instagram.com/p/mzvIOqLlQB/
Proudest Monkey #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mzu4p4LCcg/
Proudest Monkey #3 - http://instagram.com/p/m0L-CIrDqJ/
Proudest Monkey #4 - http://instagram.com/p/mzunbNyzNK/
Satellite - http://instagram.com/p/mzv6NpLlQv/
Satellite #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mzvuWPLCdB/
Satellite #3 - http://instagram.com/p/m0AMsenrh7/
YMDT - http://instagram.com/p/mzwvB3o8Wm/
YMDT #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mzwZs4LlRa/
So Right - http://instagram.com/p/mzxyS3zSl1/
Gravedigger Intro - http://instagram.com/p/mz1rJQI8b3/
Gravedigger Intro #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mz1w7LrlXn/
Gravedigger Intro #3 - http://instagram.com/p/mzyCvcI8YR/
Seven - http://instagram.com/p/mzzJ5nrlT5/
Nancies Intro - http://instagram.com/p/mzzeKHLlUU/
Nancies (BT dropping bow) - http://instagram.com/p/mz0G0UrlVY/
Nancies (BT solo) - http://instagram.com/p/mz0GvOo8aM/
Nancies (BT solo #2) - http://instagram.com/p/mz0eKhI8aj/
Nancies (BT solo #3) - http://instagram.com/p/mz0O3lrlVl/
Dancing Nancies - http://instagram.com/p/m0NPOBiouu/
Drive In, Drive Out -http://instagram.com/p/m0LR6TrDo3/
Drive In, Drive Out #2 -http://instagram.com/p/m0J1ljC31v/
Rooftop -http://instagram.com/p/m0L2_FLPcu/
Jimi Thing - http://instagram.com/p/mz3koLLlZ1/
Jimi Thing #2 -http://instagram.com/p/mz4Cdyrlac/
Sexy M F’er - http://instagram.com/p/mz5MSXszEk/
Sexy M F’er #2- http://instagram.com/p/m0FikLN5F6/
Crash Into Me - http://instagram.com/p/mz5RoiBCLS/
Crash Into Me #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mz5U7ykCJI/
Crash Into Me #3 - http://instagram.com/p/mz_85wmdrA/
Crash Into Me #4 - http://instagram.com/p/m0Gkb6TX2g/
Crash Into Me #5 - http://instagram.com/p/m0HByJzAt_/
Crash Into Me #6 - http://instagram.com/p/m0NqC5tKGF/
Crash Into Me #7 - http://instagram.com/p/m0N6TWTTjy/
Ants Marching - http://instagram.com/p/mz6lVoBCM4/
Ants Marching #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mz6oKyo8Rh/
Ants Marching #3 - http://instagram.com/p/mz6W4vLldo/
Ants Marching #4 - http://instagram.com/p/mz5-r1TSuw/
Ants Marching #5 (Intro) - http://instagram.com/p/m0PeknCoiN/
Rapunzel - http://instagram.com/p/mz8dVDrlQi/
Carter Throwing Sticks - http://instagram.com/p/mz7DYGrle3/

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dave Matthews Band - West Coast Blues n' Roots - 13 April 2014.

The first full band show has come and went, and as expected, a pretty average "festival" set.  But I am glad to see the band playing again, and looking forward to 2014!

Videos From Instagram Users:

Apr 13 2014 
West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival 
Fremantle, WA 

Ants Marching - http://instagram.com/p/muwgYDkAY6/

Ants Marching #2 - http://instagram.com/p/mxLhefNrFI/

Seven - http://instagram.com/p/mutJzNLlYC/

Seven #2 http://instagram.com/p/mvCYcPF22i/

Rooftop - http://instagram.com/p/muvYOILlad/

Rooftop #2 - http://instagram.com/p/muwH4IvLnp/

Crash - http://instagram.com/p/muwwQnQktk/

Crash #2 - http://instagram.com/p/muwgYDkAY6/

Introducing - http://instagram.com/p/muxnDFLldX/

What Would You Say - http://instagram.com/p/mvCfZXgdfd/

ATSB - http://instagram.com/p/mu1WfTrlS1/

Davespeak - http://instagram.com/p/mu2h1XTc4_/

Boyd Solo - http://instagram.com/p/mu2v4nLlUt/

Jimi Thing - http://instagram.com/p/mu3QLLLlVL/

Jimi Scat - http://instagram.com/p/mu3t1eLlV1/

Sexy M F’er - http://instagram.com/p/mu4ATZLlWV/

End of a song - http://instagram.com/p/mu4HhZsIHQ/

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CCR - Chronicle Limited Vinyl Reissue! 9 April 2014.

The Newbury folks are at it again with another vinyl exclusive! This time it's CCR's Chronicle up for pre-order. Newbury says,
"Pre-order the double LP Chronicle by Creedence Clearwater Revival on "Camouflage" Vinyl. This exclusive pressing from Newbury Comics and Fantasy Records is limited to only 1000 pieces."  The release date is set for April 15th, 2014.

This album has a hell of a tracklisting, so if you're a CCR hardcore, or a casual listener, this is definitely one to scoop up!