Best Of What's Around 1 CD (2006)

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The first Dave Matthews Band release to compile the group's studio material, the fan-selected BEST OF WHAT'S AROUND features one disc of album tracks and a second disc of live performances. On the former, each of the jam band's six studio records are represented by only two tracks, a set-up that yields interesting results, since old favorites (i.e. "Ants Marching") are occasionally left behind in favor of less-obvious numbers (The Best of What's Around). Several likely suspects do turn up, though, including Matthew's lightly funky breakthrough hit "What Would You Say," the delicate "Crash into Me," and the lilting "American Baby." "Ants Marching" does appear on the concert disc, which showcases Matthews and company in the comfort zone of the stage, where the charismatic singer/guitarist and his seemingly telepathic ensemble cut loose (particularly on the frenetic closer, "Two Step"). Although DMB diehards may find this collection superfluous, it serves as an excellent overview of the group's first 15 years together, and is the perfect set for newcomers daunted by Matthews's considerable discography.

Specifications

Label RCA
SKU 203106140
UPC 828768885826
UPC 14 00828768885826
Format CD
Release Date 11/7/2006
Links
Author Dave Band Matthews
Compilation Appearance Red Dirt Girl
Compilation Appearance Richland Woman Blues
Compilation Appearance Guiding Star
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Rock
Compilation Appearance Join the Band
Compilation Appearance Lucky Old Sun
Compilation Appearance Pizza Box
Compilation Appearance Secret
Compilation Appearance Supernatural
Compilation Appearance Shout
Compilation Appearance Roots Of Johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance Music Is You:tribute To John Denver
Compilation Appearance Blow Your Pants Off
Compilation Appearance We Were Soldiers (ost)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits Ii
Compilation Appearance Supernatural(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Haughty Melodic
Associated Artist/Work Big Roc Collective
Artist Influence Bob Marley
Artist Influence Bono (U2)
Artist Influence Grateful Dead
Artist Influence Jerry Garcia Band
Artist Influence Jimi Hendrix
Artist Influence Little Feat
Artist Influence Neil Young
Artist Influence Paul Simon
Artist Influence Steely Dan
Artist Influence Sting
Artist Influence The Allman Brothers Band
Artist Influence The Band
Artist Influence The Brecker Brothers
Artist Influence The Doobie Brothers
Artist Influence Traffic
Artist Influence Weather Report
Artist Contemporary Aquarium Rescue Unit
Artist Contemporary Ben Folds Five
Artist Contemporary Ben Harper
Artist Contemporary Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Artist Contemporary Blues Traveler
Artist Contemporary Counting Crows
Artist Contemporary David Gray
Artist Contemporary Edie Brickell
Artist Contemporary G. Love & Special Sauce
Artist Contemporary God Street Wine
Artist Contemporary Hootie & the Blowfish
Artist Contemporary John Butler (Australia)
Artist Contemporary nelo
Artist Contemporary Phish
Artist Contemporary Running with Sally
Artist Contemporary Rusted Root
Artist Contemporary Spin Doctors
Artist Contemporary The Dreamscapes Project
Artist Contemporary The Samples
Artist Contemporary Widespread Panic
Artist Follower Dispatch
Artist Follower Five for Fighting
Artist Follower Jason Mraz
Artist Follower John Mayer (Adult Alternative)
Artist Follower Josh Kelley
Artist Follower Justin Furstenfeld
Artist Follower Maroon 5
Artist Follower O.A.R.
Artist Follower Patty Griffin
Artist Follower Spoon
Artist Follower The Slip
Artist Follower The String Cheese Incident
Artist Follower Train
Technical Info
Producer Glen Ballard; Mark Batson; Stephen Harris; Steve Lillywhite; David Matthews; John Alagia; Glen Ballard; Mark Batson; Scott Campbell
CatalogID 88858
Lable Name RCA
Released 11/07/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00828768885826
Album Notes and Credits
Dave Matthews Band: Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar); Boyd Tinsley (vocals, mandolin, electric violin); Stefan Lessard (bass guitar); LeRoi Moore, Carter Beauford.
Personnel: LeRoi Moore (vocals, woodwinds, saxophone); Carter Beauford (vocals, drums, percussion); Vusi Mahlasela (vocals); Stefan Lessard (guitar); Tim Reynolds (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Rashawn Ross (trumpet); Butch Taylor (piano, organ, keyboards, background vocals).
Audio Mixers: John Alagia; Serban Ghenea; Steve Lillywhite; Tom Lord-Alge; Brian Malouf.
Liner Note Author: Steve Morse.
Recording information: Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI (07/25/2000-07/02/2006); Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (07/25/2000-07/02/2006); Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO (07/25/2000-07/02/2006); Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (07/25/2000-07/02/2006); Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL (07/25/2000-07/02/2006); State Theater, Sydney, Australia (07/25/2000-07/02/2006); Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Selma, TX (07/25/2000-07/02/2006).
Photographers: Sam Erickson; Barnaby Draper; Warren Darius Aftahi; Rudy Arias; Danny Clinch.
The first Dave Matthews Band release to compile the group's studio material, the fan-selected BEST OF WHAT'S AROUND features one disc of album tracks and a second disc of live performances. On the former, each of the jam band's six studio records are represented by only two tracks, a set-up that yields interesting results, since old favorites (e.g. "Ants Marching") are occasionally left behind in favor of less obvious numbers ("The Best of What's Around"). Several likely suspects do turn up, though, including Matthews's lightly funky breakthrough hit, "What Would You Say," the delicate "Crash into Me," and the lilting "American Baby."
"Ants Marching" does appear on the concert disc, which showcases Matthews and company in the comfort zone of the stage, where the charismatic singer/guitarist and his seemingly telepathic ensemble cut loose (particularly on the frenetic closer, "Two Step"). Although DMB diehards may find this collection superfluous, it serves as an excellent overview of the group's first 15 years together, and is the perfect set for newcomers daunted by Matthews's considerable discography.
Artist Overview
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Matthews was born in South Africa, but it was after moving to Charlottesville, Virginia, in the 1980s that he assembled his world-beating band. Adding violin and multiple saxophones to the traditional rock-band instrumentation, Matthews and his cohorts created a unique, idiosyncratic sound that melded jam-band improvisation with elements of folk-rock, funk, and jazz fusion. A homegrown phenomenon, the band sold a stunning number of copies of a self-released debut album via non-stop touring. After signing to a major label, avoiding any artistic compromise in the process, the band immediately broke through on a national level, becoming one of the most popular groups in the U.S.
Disc 1
1 Best Of What's Around, The,Don't Drink the Water
2 What Would You Say,Warehouse/Louie, Louie
3 Crash Into Me,Say Goodbye
4 Too Much,Stay (Wasting Time)
5 Rapunzel,Everyday
6 Crush,Louisiana Bayou
7 So Right,Ants Marching
8 Space Between, The,Two Step
9 Grey Street
10 Grace Is Gone
11 Hunger For The Great Light
12 American Baby
Disc 2
1 Best Of What's Around, The,Don't Drink the Water
2 What Would You Say,Warehouse/Louie, Louie
3 Crash Into Me,Say Goodbye
4 Too Much,Stay (Wasting Time)
5 Rapunzel,Everyday
6 Crush,Louisiana Bayou
7 So Right,Ants Marching
8 Space Between, The,Two Step
9 Grey Street
10 Grace Is Gone
11 Hunger For The Great Light
12 American Baby
Product Attributes
Artist Matthews,Dave Band
Label Rca Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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