Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ideas for Dave Matthews Band Vinyl in 2015. 15 October 2014.

Fans of vinyl and Dave Matthews Band have had a great couple of years. DMB management has realized that vinyl is growing, and is now catering to those fans by releasing more of the DMB catalog. Originally there wasn't much focus on quality - but lately they've started to realize that people who listen to vinyl (generally) want to listen to the best quality recording and pressing of the material possible. I've been keeping up with an article on The History of DMB on Vinyl, but let's take a quick look back on what we've seen released the past 2 years.




Live Trax 1 (Record Store Day) - 4/20/13
Live Trax 1 (Warehouse Black Vinyl) - 6/6/13
Live Trax 2 & Live Trax 3 (Record Store Day Black Friday) - 11/29/13
Live Trax 2 & Live Trax 3 (Warehouse Black Vinyl) - 12/9/13
Live Trax 4 (Record Store Day) - 4/19/14
Remember Two Things - 6/17/14
Live Trax 4 (Warehouse Black Vinyl) - 6/18-6/19/14
Recently EP (Record Store Day Black Friday) - 11/28/14
Under The Table And Dreaming - 11/24/14

So what do we have to look forward to in 2015?  I have a few suggestions.  Looking at what the past few years have looked like, I suggest that Record Store Day stick with releasing Live Trax and a Warehouse release shortly thereafter.  Going by the studio album reissues, I'd imagine two per year would be a good number.  I'm also proposing that Record Store Day Black Friday move to a campaign to release the live albums on vinyl.


Live Trax 5 Box Set
Record Store Day 2015
18 April 2015

1,500 copies pressed to limited edition maroon vinyl!

"8.23.1995 at the Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, MI. This show took place during the tour for Under the Table and Dreaming, DMB’s first release on RCA Records. Dave Matthews Band was just beginning to move from playing smaller clubs and theatres to playing larger amphitheater settings. This release is another crew favorite. David Ryan Harris, guitarist for Dionne Farris’ band, performed with DMB during six songs of the concert. Rhyme and Reason is a notable song featuring David Ryan Harris harmonizing on guitar with the violin and saxophone parts of the song. A twelve minute Exodus, played rarely in DMB history, was also a highlight of this show. Jimi Thing is also exceptional at fifteen minutes. The encore begins with a soulful solo performance of Typical Situation by Dave Matthews and then explodes into All Along the Watchtower also featuring David Ryan Harris."  (DMB Store Description)

Crash
15 June 2015

"Available for the first time on vinyl, Crash, DMB's second RCA release.  The record has been newly remastered from the original flat analog tapes and will be available, for the first time ever, in a 2LP 12″ vinyl version featuring an 8-page book packed with previously unpublished photographs of the band in a limited, numbered gatefold jacket. The deluxe vinyl is limited edition and lacquers were cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman. 

Also included is a download card featuring the entire album and three unreleased bonus tracks, "Deed Is Done", "#36" and "Little Thing".  In addition, the newly remastered edition will also be re-released in CD and will include the three bonus tracks."  (Suggested Description based on past descriptions)

Live Trax 5 Box Set
Warehouse Black Vinyl Release
17 June 2015

Limited Edition, 1,000 copies pressed to black vinyl.

"8.23.1995 at the Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, MI. This show took place during the tour for Under the Table and Dreaming, DMB’s first release on RCA Records. Dave Matthews Band was just beginning to move from playing smaller clubs and theatres to playing larger amphitheater settings. This release is another crew favorite. David Ryan Harris, guitarist for Dionne Farris’ band, performed with DMB during six songs of the concert. Rhyme and Reason is a notable song featuring David Ryan Harris harmonizing on guitar with the violin and saxophone parts of the song. A twelve minute Exodus, played rarely in DMB history, was also a highlight of this show. Jimi Thing is also exceptional at fifteen minutes. The encore begins with a soulful solo performance of Typical Situation by Dave Matthews and then explodes into All Along the Watchtower also featuring David Ryan Harris."  (DMB Store Description)

Red Rocks 95 Box Set
Record Store Day Black Friday 2015
27 November 2015

First time on vinyl!  Limited edition of 1,500 copies pressed.

"Live at Red Rocks 8.19.95 was the first of many live releases from Dave Matthews Band. It was recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on August 15, 1995.   Guitarist Tim Reynolds guested with the band during the entire show. Most of the songs featured were from the band's most recent album Under the Table and Dreaming. "Ants Marching," "Satellite," "Seek Up," "Recently," and "Tripping Billies" originally appeared on the band's first album, Remember Two Things, while "Proudest Monkey," "Two Step," "Lie in Our Graves," and "Drive In Drive Out" would not appear as studio recordings until the release of Crash in 1996. "#36" was later reworked into the song "Everyday," which was included on the album of the same name in 2001. Also included is the band's cover of "All Along the Watchtower."  (Wikipedia Description)


Before These Crowded Streets
Vinyl Reissue
23 November 2015

"Vinyl reissue of the 1998 release, Before These Crowded Streets, DMB's third RCA release.  The record has been newly remastered from the original flat analog tapes and will be available, for the first time ever, in a 2LP 12″ vinyl version featuring an 8-page book packed with previously unpublished photographs of the band in a limited, numbered gatefold jacket. The deluxe vinyl is limited edition and lacquers were cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman.     

Also included is a download card featuring the entire album and three unreleased bonus tracks, "Machead", "#40" and "Get In Line".  In addition, the newly remastered edition will also be re-released in CD and will include the three bonus tracks."  (Suggested Description based on past descriptions)

Keep in mind, these are in no way confirmed or official, just my suggestions for what I would like to see in 2015 from DMB in regards to a vinyl release program.  I'm also anticipating a studio album in 2015 which will come on vinyl, along with a 7" single - so 2015 could be a very big year for DMB vinyl.

2 comments:

  1. Is there a confirmed date for the Crash album?

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    1. No official date announced yet, though the announcement should be coming soon.

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