Friday, May 9, 2014

A history of unreleased Dave Matthews Band songs. 9 May 2014.

Not every song an artists records is a gem, a keeper, finished or released. DMB is no exception. Every studio session that DMB has went into has yielded work that has yet to see the light of day. With the recent announcement of Remember Two Things getting not only a vinyl release, but a remastered CD release with some previously unheard studio versions of "Typical Situation" and "Pay For What You Get", it's worth looking back to see what material remains that we know of that has yet to see the light of day.


UTTAD Sessions began May 16th, 1994 in Woodstock, NY.

Granny - This was supposed to be the band’s first single, but didn’t make it to the album.

Say Goodbye - Believed to be recorded by Dave solo.
Let You Down - Didn’t make it to the album, believed to be the only original song written in the studio.
Get In Line - Although it was played in 1994 for support of UTTAD, it was recorded but not released.
Kind Intentions (#32) - Originally on a demo recording. Recorded during the UTTAD sessions but never made it to UTTAD.
#34 - With lyric, but removed during the final project.
Drive In, Drive Out - Tried during the sessions, but not on the album.


Crash Sessions began September 1st, 1995 in Bearsville, NY.

Deed Is Done - Recorded during the Crash sessions, but not released.

Little Thing - Recorded during the Crash sessions, but not released.
#36 - Recorded during the Crash sessions, but not released.
Don't Burn The Pig - Recorded during the Crash sessions, but not released.
True Reflections - Recorded during the Crash sessions, but not released.
BTCS Sessions began February 1st, 1998 in Sausalito, CA.

Don't Burn The Pig - Possibly Dave solo, reworked into “Pig”.

Get In Line - Recorded during the BTCS sessions but not released.
MacHead - Recorded during the BTCS sessions but not released.
#40 (Always) - Possibly Dave solo.
Captain - Possibly not actually recorded, but Dave worked on it during the sessions.
The Lillywhite Sessions began February 1st, 2000 in Charlottesville, VA

Get In Line - Recorded during the Lillywhite Sessions but not part of the leaked demo.

#36 - Recorded during the Lillywhite Sessions but not part of the leaked demo.
Busted Stuff Sessions began January 1st, 2002 (estimate) in Sausalito, CA.

JTR - Steve Harris abandoned this very early, but this song yielded a jam that became Gravedigger. The band tried, but aborted this.

Counting the Stars - Merged with another piece and became You Never Know.
Save Me - Worked on but not part of the final album.
Gravedigger - As mentioned above, formed from a jam, but aborted.
Monkey Man - Worked on again for BS sessions, but not released.
Sweet Up and Down - Worked on again for the BS sessions, but not released.


The Some Devil Sessions began November 1st, 2002 in Seattle, WA.

Cigarette Lit - Recorded but left off the official release.

The 2004 Sessions began April 1st, 2004 in Charlottesville, VA.

Crazy Easy - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.

Joy Ride - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.
Hello Again - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.
Sugar Will - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.
Recently - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.
One Sweet World - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.
The Song That Jane Likes - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.
New Song - Recorded for a 2004 sessions, not released.


The Stand Up Sessions began January 1st, 2005 (estimate) in Charlottesville, VA.

Drunken Soldier- a take with Mark Batson was done, but not released - this was mentioned during a Dave & Rodrigo interview

Crazy Easy - Not released on Stand Up.
Sugar Will - Not released on Stand Up.
“Boyd Sings” - An untitled song Boyd sang lead on.
New Song - Same song from the 04 sessions.
The 2007 Mark Batson Sessions began January 1st, 2007 (estimate) in Charlottesville, VA.

Shotgun - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.

Idea Of You - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Break Free - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Break For It - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Corn Bread - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Sister - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Kill The King - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Sweet Up And Down - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Dream So Real - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Falling Off The Roof - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.
Blackjack - Hardly any of these songs were completely finished and none were released.


The Big Whiskey Sessions began January 1st, 2009 (estimate) in New Orleans, LA.

Break Free - Recorded but not released.

Shotgun - Recorded but not released.
Idea Of You - Recorded but not released.
Sister - Recorded but not released.
Blackjack - Recorded but not released.
Break For It - Recorded but not released.
Loving Wings - Recorded but not released.
The Away From The World Sessions began January 1st, 2012 (estimate) in Seattle, WA.

New Song - Lillywhite said only one song was left over and it was only a “fragment”.

The Jakob Dylan/Dave Matthews Sessions took place in Shreveport, LA between 2013 and 2014.

No song titles known at this time. 













Information compiled from session data at AntsMarching.org.

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