Complete List Of Dave Matthews Band Albums And Discography

Dave Matthews Band Albums And Discography

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Complete List Of Dave Matthews Band Albums And Discography looks at a band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991. The Dave Matthews Band is known for its eclectic sound, combining elements of jazz, folk, rock, and world music. The band was started by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, who sought to put together a demo tape and needed assistance to do so. He approached drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley, and bassist Stefan Lessard, leading to the formation of the band. The group became known for their live performances and extensive touring, building a loyal following even before they signed a major record deal.

Dave Matthews Band has released nine studio albums, numerous live recordings, and several compilations, with their first album, Under the Table and Dreaming, coming out in 1994. This album brought the band widespread fame, thanks in part to the success of the single “What Would You Say.” The band’s 1996 follow-up, Crash, featured hits like “Crash Into Me” and “So Much to Say,” the latter winning a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1997. Their 2009 album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King, a tribute to founding member LeRoi Moore who died in 2008, was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. The band has achieved significant chart success, with six consecutive studio albums debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. The band’s members have also been involved in various solo projects and collaborations but continue to tour and record as Dave Matthews Band, maintaining their status as one of the most successful touring acts in the world.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND STUDIO ALBUMS

Under the Table and Dreaming

Released 1994

Under the Table and Dreaming is the debut studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released in September 1994. The album brought the band widespread acclaim and commercial success, featuring the hit singles “What Would You Say,” “Ants Marching,” and “Satellite.” It showcased the band’s unique sound, blending rock, jazz, and world music influences, and marked the beginning of their journey to becoming one of the most successful touring bands in the world.

The album featured Dave Matthews on lead vocals and guitar, Carter Beauford on drums and backing vocals, Stefan Lessard on bass, Boyd Tinsley on violin and backing vocals, and LeRoi Moore on saxophones. Under the Table and Dreaming was produced by Steve Lillywhite and recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York, from October to December 1993. The album peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified six times platinum by the RIAA.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Best of What’s Around” – 4:16
  2. “What Would You Say” – 3:42
  3. “Satellite” – 4:50
  4. “Rhyme & Reason” – 5:15
  5. “Typical Situation” – 5:59
  6. “Dancing Nancies” – 6:05
  7. “Ants Marching” – 4:31
  8. “Lover Lay Down” – 5:36
  9. “Jimi Thing” – 5:57
  10. “Warehouse” – 7:06
  11. “Pay for What You Get” – 4:32
  12. “#34” – 4:58

Crash

Released 1996

Crash is the second studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released in April 1996. It built on the success of their debut, featuring beloved tracks like “Crash Into Me,” “So Much to Say” – which won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – and “Tripping Billies.” The album further solidified the band’s reputation for intricate musicianship and diverse musical influences, from jazz to folk to rock.

Dave Matthews (lead vocals, guitar), Carter Beauford (drums, backing vocals), Stefan Lessard (bass), Boyd Tinsley (violin, backing vocals), and LeRoi Moore (saxophones) comprised the band’s lineup for this album. Crash was produced by Steve Lillywhite and recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York. The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and was eventually certified seven times platinum by the RIAA.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “So Much to Say” – 4:06
  2. “Two Step” – 6:27
  3. “Crash Into Me” – 5:16
  4. “Too Much” – 4:21
  5. “#41” – 6:39
  6. “Say Goodbye” – 6:11
  7. “Drive In Drive Out” – 5:54
  8. “Let You Down” – 4:07
  9. “Lie in Our Graves” – 5:42
  10. “Cry Freedom” – 5:53
  11. “Tripping Billies” – 5:00
  12. “Proudest Monkey” – 9:11

Before These Crowded Streets

Released 1998

Before These Crowded Streets is the third studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released in April 1998. The album represented a departure from the band’s previous work, featuring more experimental sounds and complex arrangements, including collaboration with guest musicians like Béla Fleck, Alanis Morissette, and the Kronos Quartet. Tracks like “Don’t Drink the Water,” “Crush,” and “The Stone” showcased the band’s evolving musicality and depth.

The band’s lineup for this album included Dave Matthews (lead vocals, guitar), Carter Beauford (drums, backing vocals), Stefan Lessard (bass), Boyd Tinsley (violin, backing vocals), and LeRoi Moore (saxophones). Before These Crowded Streets was produced by Steve Lillywhite and recorded at The Plant Studios in Sausalito, California. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking the band’s first album to achieve this feat.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Pantala Naga Pampa” – 0:41
  2. “Rapunzel” – 6:00
  3. “The Last Stop” – 6:57
  4. “Don’t Drink the Water” – 7:01
  5. “Stay (Wasting Time)” – 5:35
  6. “Halloween” – 5:07
  7. “The Stone” – 7:28
  8. “Crush” – 8:09
  9. “The Dreaming Tree” – 8:48
  10. “Pig” – 6:57
  11. “Spoon” – 7:32

Everyday

Released 2001

Everyday marked a significant stylistic shift for Dave Matthews Band, featuring a more pop-oriented sound compared to their previous albums. Released in February 2001, the album was produced by Glen Ballard, known for his work with Alanis Morissette among others, which contributed to the different sound. The album spawned several singles, including “I Did It,” “The Space Between,” and “Everyday,” with “The Space Between” becoming one of the band’s biggest hits.

The band’s lineup for this album included Dave Matthews (lead vocals, guitar), Carter Beauford (drums, backing vocals), Stefan Lessard (bass), Boyd Tinsley (violin, backing vocals), and LeRoi Moore (saxophones). Everyday was a commercial success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieving multi-platinum status.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Did It” – 3:36
  2. “When the World Ends” – 3:32
  3. “The Space Between” – 4:03
  4. “Dreams of Our Fathers” – 4:41
  5. “So Right” – 4:41
  6. “If I Had It All” – 4:03
  7. “What You Are” – 4:33
  8. “Angel” – 3:57
  9. “Fool to Think” – 4:13
  10. “Sleep to Dream Her” – 4:26
  11. “Mother Father” – 4:21
  12. “Everyday” – 4:43

Busted Stuff

Released 2002

Busted Stuff is the fifth studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released in July 2002. This album revisits much of the material originally recorded during the sessions for the unreleased album The Lillywhite Sessions. Fans had become familiar with many of these songs through live performances and bootleg recordings, making Busted Stuff highly anticipated. The album includes fan favorites such as “Bartender,” “Grey Street,” and the title track “Busted Stuff.” Unlike Everyday, this album returned to the band’s earlier sound, featuring more introspective lyrics and complex musical arrangements.

The album was recorded with the same lineup as Everyday, with the addition of Dave Matthews Band’s longtime collaborator, Butch Taylor, on keyboards. Produced by Stephen Harris, Busted Stuff also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and received positive reviews from fans and critics alike for its depth and maturity.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Busted Stuff” – 3:48
  2. “Grey Street” – 5:07
  3. “Where Are You Going” – 3:53
  4. “You Never Know” – 5:54
  5. “Captain” – 3:45
  6. “Raven” – 5:38
  7. “Grace Is Gone” – 4:38
  8. “Kit Kat Jam” – 3:36
  9. “Digging a Ditch” – 4:47
  10. “Big Eyed Fish” – 5:03
  11. “Bartender” – 6:39

Stand Up

Released 2005

Stand Up, the sixth studio album by Dave Matthews Band, was released in May 2005. The album saw the band experimenting with different sounds and production techniques, under the guidance of producer Mark Batson. This resulted in a diverse set of songs, ranging from the politically charged “American Baby” to the introspective “Dreamgirl.” Stand Up continued the band’s streak of No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200 chart, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics and fans for its departure from the band’s traditional sound.

The core lineup remained the same, with the addition of Butch Taylor on keyboards and Leroi Moore’s final studio recording with the band before his passing in 2008. Stand Up‘s production embraced more electronic elements and programming, a departure from the band’s usual organic sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dreamgirl” – 3:58
  2. “Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)” – 4:57
  3. “Stand Up (For It)” – 4:13
  4. “American Baby Intro” – 2:02
  5. “American Baby” – 4:35
  6. “Smooth Rider” – 2:17
  7. “Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)” – 4:17
  8. “Out Of My Hands” – 3:41
  9. “Hello Again” – 3:56
  10. “Louisiana Bayou” – 5:36
  11. “Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd” – 5:26
  12. “You Might Die Trying” – 4:44
  13. “Steady As We Go” – 4:17
  14. “Hunger For The Great Light” – 3:41

Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King

Released 2009

Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King serves as a tribute to the band’s late saxophonist, LeRoi Moore, who passed away in 2008. Released in June 2009, the album showcases a mix of emotional depth and celebratory grooves, reflecting the band’s response to their loss. It includes hits like “Funny the Way It Is” and “You & Me,” and demonstrates the band’s resilience and versatility. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, further cementing the band’s place in the music industry.

The recording lineup included Dave Matthews (lead vocals, guitar), Carter Beauford (drums, backing vocals), Stefan Lessard (bass), Boyd Tinsley (violin, backing vocals), and featured contributions from LeRoi Moore (saxophones) and Jeff Coffin (saxophones, who joined the band following Moore’s passing). Produced by Rob Cavallo, the album was recorded in various studios, including Haunted Hollow in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Grux” – 1:11
  2. “Shake Me Like a Monkey” – 3:59
  3. “Funny the Way It Is” – 4:28
  4. “Lying in the Hands of God” – 5:12
  5. “Why I Am” – 3:53
  6. “Dive In” – 4:26
  7. “Spaceman” – 4:08
  8. “Squirm” – 5:30
  9. “Alligator Pie (Cockadile)” – 3:59
  10. “Seven” – 4:16
  11. “Time Bomb” – 3:58
  12. “Baby Blue” – 3:40
  13. “You & Me” – 5:40

Away from the World

Released 2012

Away from the World, released in September 2012, saw the band reuniting with producer Steve Lillywhite, who produced their first three albums. The album explores themes of introspection, societal reflection, and personal growth, maintaining the band’s penchant for blending complex musical arrangements with thoughtful lyrics. The album received critical acclaim and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making Dave Matthews Band the first group in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at the top.

The album features the core band members, with Jeff Coffin on saxophones and Rashawn Ross on trumpet adding to the band’s sound. Away from the World was recorded at Haunted Hollow Studio in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Broken Things” – 3:48
  2. “Belly Belly Nice” – 3:53
  3. “Mercy” – 4:28
  4. “Gaucho” – 4:25
  5. “Sweet” – 4:12
  6. “The Riff” – 5:35
  7. “Belly Full” – 1:43
  8. “If Only” – 5:38
  9. “Rooftop” – 4:12
  10. “Snow Outside” – 6:11
  11. “Drunken Soldier” – 9:46

Come Tomorrow

Released 2018

Come Tomorrow was released in June 2018, showcasing the band’s evolution while staying true to its roots. The album combines elements of folk, rock, and pop, with lyrical themes ranging from love and hope to societal observations. Featuring the singles “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” and “Again and Again,” the album was well-received for its optimistic tone and intricate musicianship. Come Tomorrow achieved a milestone by debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making Dave Matthews Band the first band to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at the top.

The album was recorded with contributions from the band’s members, including Tim Reynolds (electric guitar), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), and Rashawn Ross (trumpet), and featured production by Rob Cavallo, John Alagia, and others. Recording locations varied, including studios in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Charlottesville.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)” – 4:22
  2. “Can’t Stop” – 4:43
  3. “Here On Out” – 3:18
  4. “That Girl Is You” – 3:16
  5. “She” – 3:51
  6. “Idea of You” – 4:44
  7. “Virginia in the Rain” – 6:09
  8. “Again and Again” – 4:25
  9. “Bkdkdkdd” – 0:27
  10. “Black and Blue Bird” – 3:33
  11. “Come On Come On” – 4:39
  12. “Do You Remember” – 4:17
  13. “Come Tomorrow” – 4:46
  14. “When I’m Weary” – 1:56

Walk Around the Moon

Released 2023

Walk Around the Moon is the tenth studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released on May 19, 2023, through RCA Records. This album marks a significant point in the band’s history, being the first to feature keyboardist Arthur “Buddy” Strong and the first since the departure of violinist Boyd Tinsley. Despite these lineup changes, the album maintains the band’s signature sound, blending rock, jazz, and world music influences.

Recording sessions took place at the band’s Haunted Hollow Studio in Charlottesville, Virginia, primarily from August 2020 to September 2022. The album includes the track “Break Free,” which dates back to 2006 and had been performed live prior to its official recording. With a total running time of 42 minutes and 42 seconds, it is the band’s shortest studio album to date.

Walk Around the Moon achieved commercial success, debuting at number five on the US Billboard 200 and becoming the band’s 14th US top-10 album. The album’s early tracks were introduced to fans during live performances, with seven of the 12 tracks being played prior to the album’s announcement on January 24, 2023.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Walk Around the Moon” – 4:49
  2. “Madman’s Eyes” – 4:48
  3. “Looking for a Vein” – 2:44
  4. “The Ocean and the Butterfly” – 3:05
  5. “It Could Happen” – 2:46
  6. “Something to Tell My Baby” – 2:32
  7. “After Everything” – 2:47
  8. “All You Wanted Was Tomorrow” – 3:50
  9. “The Only Thing” – 4:42
  10. “Break Free” – 4:08
  11. “Monsters” – 3:33
  12. “Singing from the Windows” – 2:58

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