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  • Audio CD (July 16 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: BMG Music Canada Ltd.
  • ASIN: B00006696R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (405 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,468 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Busted Stuff
2. Grey Street
3. Where Are You Going
4. You Never Know
5. Captain
6. Raven
7. Grace Is Gone
8. Kit Kat Jam
9. Digging A Ditch
10. Big Eyed Fish
11. Bartender

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The brand new studio album from DAVE MATTHEWS BAND is an enhanced CD that includes 11 new songs. The enhanced portion of the CD features special access to unreleased material, video footage, performances, and interviews! The bonus DVD contains live performances & a 5.1 audio mix of "Bartender."

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Dave Matthews doesn't exactly seem thrilled about this release. But how would you feel if you made an album with a producer you didn't like, dumped it, and then woke up one morning to find it leaked on the Internet and available at every bootleg stall in New York City? That's pretty much what happened with "The Lillywhite Sessions," the unreleased, darker predecessor to the blockbuster Everyday album. Rather than turn their back on the fans, however, Matthews and company returned to the studio to do the job right. On Busted Stuff, they revive those solemn songs with diligent intensity, creating lovely swaths of melancholy and transcendence. Elegant tracks like "Grace Is Gone" and "Digging a Ditch" replace the dreary gloss of the last album with dazzling intimacy, and even the band's usual tendency for meandering jazz-rock flights is kept in check by the sheer weight of the material. Impressive stuff, in spite of what Matthews apparently thinks. --Aidin Vaziri

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Format: Audio CD
This record is best summed up as Dave Matthews Band on autopilot. Not thats a bad thing, but you have just come to expect a little more from the DMB.
I was one of those supporters of "Everyday", as long as it was a one time only type of album. So when I heard that DMB was going to release the widely bootlegged "The Lilywhite Sessions", which in its raw format is better than this version, I was really happy. But something went wrong on the way back to the studio.
The raw emotions are all gone, and sadly missed, and some of the playing is actually lesser than on its Internet companion.
Thats not to say that this is a bad record. One of the new songs, "Where Are You Going?", is an excellent addition, even though "You Never Know" is a lazy song that could ahve easily been left off. Also, both "Gray Street" and "Busted Stuff" would fit in easily with "Under the Table" and "Crash".
The main problem with this I guess is two things:
1. I heard the Lilywhite sessions first.
2. There seems to be a begrudging vibe to all the songs, like "Alright, we'll release this, I guess".
If you are new to DMB, then you should probably get one of the earlier records. If you are a DMB fan, like myself, then yo should LIKE this record, if not LOVE it.
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By A Customer on Feb. 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is one of DMB's better albums. Here is a review of all the songs:
Busted Stuff-Great song, with good lyrics and a fun beat. A good, upbeat song to start of the album. 5/5
Grey Street-Great song. Great lyrics. It has an amazing tune, and with great vocals to back it up, it is one of the best songs on the cd. 5/5
Where Are You Going-The single off of this album. It was made for the movie Mr. Deeds. Anyway, this song is pretty good, but real slow. You sort of have to be in the mood for this one. 5/5
You Never Know-A terrific song with a terrific message. Great vocals and lyrics make up this very, very good song. Also, Boyd plays extremely well on this song. 5/5
Captain-Pretty good song. The saxophone is really good, and the lyrics are ok. 4/5
Raven-Great sax. This is an ok song, but nothing really special here. By the way, has anyone ever noticed that this seems to be the end of #34? Pretty good. 4/5
Grace is Gone-Great song. This song is about a lost girlfriend, and the lyrics and vocals enforce this. The guitar is great, and they all come together for an amazing song. 5/5
Kit Kat Jam-This is a really fun song to listen to. It has no words, like #34, but #34 is beautiful, and Kit Kat Jam is fun. It's a matter of taste. But this song is great. 5/5
Digging A Ditch-Oh my. This song is PAINFULLY slow. It seems to drone on and on and on. The worst song on this album by far, but all of the other songs are great. This isn't. 2.5/5
Big Eyed Fish-Kinda sounds like it should be on Before These Crowded Streets. These lyrics might seem silly, but they really do have a meaning. This is also a good song to listen to and won't have you bored. 5/5
Bartender-Probably the best song on this album.
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DMB is the first band of which I could say I truly loved their entire repertoire and their work as a whole (as opposed to only liking select songs from a group). That is, up until Everyday came along. From then on, I've been disappointed not only by their studio work but with their live shows as well. I can't help feeling like they've given up on themselves as creative, intellectually stimulating artists. It's a pathetic death and this album, despite the value of these songs live, seems to solidify it. "Captain" and "Raven" are hollow remanents of what they once were, and "Grey Street" and "Digging a Ditch" are the only redeemable qualities this album retains (though pre-release, live verisions of "Grey Street" in '00 and '01 are more captivating and feature ever-changing lyrics. And what happened to "Sweet Up & Down," with all of its wonderful scatting? A great live song that for some reason - probably lack of formulation and coherency - didn't make it on the album.) Otherwise, this album is downright bland, though at least it has a bit more depth than Everyday.
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By PrickliestPear on Dec 26 2003
Format: Audio CD
The relationship between this CD and the unreleased "Lillywhite Sessions" is a weird one, and it's impossible to avoid comparing the two. I thought "The Lillywhite Sessions" was fantastic, far better than "Everyday," and maybe even as good as "Before These Crowded Streets." This CD offers the opportunity to hear much of the "Lillywhite Sessions" material without, well...Lillywhite.
Unfortunately, this release pales by comparison. Of the nine songs that have been carried over from "Lillywhite," not one has been improved upon, much less equalled.
Some, in fact, are not even close. "Grey Street," "Captain," "Raven," and "Big Eyed Fish" were all much, much better before. "Raven" in particular is completely different lyrically, and Dave's vocals on this as well as most other tracks sound like he was just trying to get it over with.
The two non-"Lillywhite Sessions" songs: "Where Are You Going" and "You Never Know" are 'quite good,' and 'okay,' respectively.
DMB is one of the most creative and talented bands out there, so even their lesser efforts are worth giving a listen. But make no mistake: this is definitely one of their lesser efforts.
[The bonus DVD is sort of a preview of the "Live at Folsom Field" DVD (which is worth picking up), and has performances of "When the World Ends" (the best song from "Everyday," I would say) and "Bartender." Both are good. There is also a 5.1 Audio version of "Bartender," which I would probably really enjoy if I liked the song more than I do.]
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