Live at Luther College

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the bootleg industry was revolutionized by CDs in the late '80s, it seemed that every contemporary recording artist had at least one bootleg on the market. It wasn't that studio outtakes were suddenly available -- it was that it was easier than ever to record, press, and distribute live concerts. Rock bands who jammed, whether they were hard rockers like Pearl Jam or noodlers like Phish, were in particular demand since, as the adage goes, no two shows were exactly alike. Given this insatiable appetite for new live records, it's a wonder that more artists didn't make like Dave Matthews and launch a series of official releases of notable live shows. It ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the bootleg industry was revolutionized by CDs in the late '80s, it seemed that every contemporary recording artist had at least one bootleg on the market. It wasn't that studio outtakes were suddenly available -- it was that it was easier than ever to record, press, and distribute live concerts. Rock bands who jammed, whether they were hard rockers like Pearl Jam or noodlers like Phish, were in particular demand since, as the adage goes, no two shows were exactly alike. Given this insatiable appetite for new live records, it's a wonder that more artists didn't make like Dave Matthews and launch a series of official releases of notable live shows. It especially makes sense in Matthews' case, since his band sounds better and is more adventurous in a live setting than it is in the studio, as the first installment, Live at Red Rocks, illustrated. Its follow-up, Live at Luther College, takes a different tactic. Instead of featuring the band, it's Matthews alone acoustically, supported by his friend, session guitarist Tim Reynolds. The double-disc album was culled from the duo's 1996 tour, and not surprisingly, the bulk of the material focuses on Matthews' first two albums for RCA. What is surprising is that the songs arguably sound better in this setting, since all of the group improvisations are stripped away, leaving the songs to speak for themselves. Accordingly, Matthews isn't nearly as eccentric in his vocal tics, letting the music flow simply and engagingly. The results are quite entertaining, and even if the album was intended just for fans, it's the rare specialty item that could win new listeners.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/1999
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636775524
  • Catalog Number: 67755
  • Sales rank: 28,983

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One Sweet World (5:43)
  2. 2 #41 (5:37)
  3. 3 Tripping Billies (5:49)
  4. 4 Jimi Thing (8:13)
  5. 5 Satellite (4:39)
  6. 6 Crash Into Me (5:33)
  7. 7 Deed Is Done (4:51)
  8. 8 Lover Lay Down (5:33)
  9. 9 What Would You Say (5:06)
  10. 10 Minarets (7:00)
  11. 11 Cry Freedom (5:39)
  12. 12 Dancing Nancies (7:15)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Typical Situation (7:02)
  2. 2 Stream (5:49)
  3. 3 Warehouse (9:17)
  4. 4 The Christmas Song (5:24)
  5. 5 Seek Up (7:43)
  6. 6 Say Goodbye (5:19)
  7. 7 Ants Marching (5:26)
  8. 8 Little Thing (6:18)
  9. 9 Halloween (3:00)
  10. 10 Granny (3:22)
  11. 11 Two Step (6:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Matthews Band Primary Artist
Tim Reynolds Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Thane Kerner Art Direction
John Alagia Engineer
Jeff Thomas Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is why you love Dave Mathews!

    A match made in heaven These two men are as good as it gets. The real deal. Our generation needed music played with passion, talent, and genious.Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Acoustic Performance of our time!

    Long story short- best performance by dave matthews and tim reynolds. JUST amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Live Album for Our Generation

    It's pretty simple, it's dave matthews doing what he does best. He's playing live with his Best Buddy Tim Reynolds. Besides the fact that the two border on telepathic abilities, with dave's singing and playing, coupled with tims counter-melodies and jam's, there is pretty much no comparison in music today. Probably one of the few sets out there you can listen to and enjoy no matter what the occasion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best dave matthews c.d yet!!

    It's like having dave matthews play an intimate concert, just you and him. He plays all the favorite songs (ants marching, crash into me, etc..) with the smooth spin of Tim Reynolds on the guitar. Dave and Tim charm with their humor and flirtatious stories. You feel like you are being seduced Dave Matthews!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BUY IT!

    this cd was a pleasant surprise, if u like dmb u need 2 own it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best live band

    After hearing this album for the first time, I feel completly in love with DMB. Best live album of any band out there, bootleged or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing, Dave!

    A true measurement of an musician's talent can only come from a live performance. The audience at Luther College experienced a masterful performance from Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, live, and completely acoustic. Thankfully, Matthews and Reynolds had their concert recorded to double CD set, so that their magic could be enjoyed by those of us unfortunate enough not to be there. This is by far Matthews greatest live CD and, for anyone turned off by Matthews' vocal improvisation in past efforts, this back to basics acoustic guitar, intimate setting style, may win you over. But don't let the thought of acoustic guitar jade your opinion. Matthews' soulful voice and intelligent lyrics are complimented incredibly well by the remarkable guitar play of Reynolds. Reynolds, often a collaborator on DMB projects, finally gets to share the spotlight he so deserves. Reynolds displays his adeptness thoughout the set, but most notably on the second CD. This CD is more than worth the time to listen to it and the money to buy it. You will be amazed! Like Eric Clapton's ''Unplugged'' album, this is a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Live Album

    First of all i love Dave, but regardless this is still a top notch live album with two great discs. SOme of the versions are better that the orignal album versions or on the same level, like One Sweet World.Two step, Jimi thing, Crash into me, and many others. I am not the biggest fan of live albums, but this is just too damn good to pass up. It was well worth getting, especially with Dave's longer, yet still good versions of some of the songs. I was hesitant at first because i dont like live versions as much but i proved myself wrong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Live at Luther College

    This CD is a magnificent acoustic album. With Dave Matthews delivering the vocals and Tim Reynolds wowing the crowd on the guitar, this is one disc that is sure to please any music lover

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