Live at Radio City Music Hall

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In some ways, two and a half hours of acoustic Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds seems like it would be a snore -- especially since a boatload of these 27 songs range between five and nine minutes! The Dave Matthews Band can get away with such excesses as a group, but in this intimate setting on such a large stage? It's either truly wonderful or something of an exercise in intense ego run riot, right? To be fair, this is not a snore. Reynolds is a hell of a guitarist. He is not one given to random excess and never pretends to be a guitar hero -- though he is. The program is simply that this pair brings out Matthews' tunes from both the DMB and his solo recording and plays them...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In some ways, two and a half hours of acoustic Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds seems like it would be a snore -- especially since a boatload of these 27 songs range between five and nine minutes! The Dave Matthews Band can get away with such excesses as a group, but in this intimate setting on such a large stage? It's either truly wonderful or something of an exercise in intense ego run riot, right? To be fair, this is not a snore. Reynolds is a hell of a guitarist. He is not one given to random excess and never pretends to be a guitar hero -- though he is. The program is simply that this pair brings out Matthews' tunes from both the DMB and his solo recording and plays them for an audience full of adoration and gratitude. And, for the most part, it works. The opening blues moans that introduce "Bartender" let the listener know that this is no ordinary acoustic show. Renditions of "Crush," "Gravedigger," "Some Devil," and "Crash into Me" are gorgeously done here. There is a conviction in Matthews' voice that is missing on a lot of the band's live records. Likewise, "Grace Is Gone" and the cover versions like Neil Young's "Down by the River," Daniel Lanois' "The Maker," and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" are also wonderfully done. There is also a new song called "Sister" that Matthews overly explains, but the song's terrific. There are a few dull moments, but over the entire course of this set they are actually few and far between -- unless Matthews' voice gets to you after a while, and then perhaps you're in trouble. When Matthews is lazy and he often is, the results can be samey sounding -- but he's not here. He understands implicitly that his singing is more important than it is with the DMB, and it needs to carry the weight. Reynolds adds so much in terms of color and texture -- whether he's playing straight, using effects, playing slide, or inventing some new scale to play a solo in, he transforms what might be merely intimate and engaging into something mostly compelling. Even the nine-plus-minute "Dancing Nancies" works like a charm because Reynolds is able to create an alternate voice with his lead guitar playing. His solo on Young's "Down by the River" actually mimics on acoustic guitar the songwriter's, by going into a somewhat extended single-note hammer until it becomes trancelike -- he could just as easily have shown off. For Matthews fans, this is essential. For those on the fence about Matthews, this is document enough to win you over to his talent as a songwriter -- without spending the fruitless time that DMB recordings take up. For those who liked Some Devil, his solo effort, this document will provide further enjoyment. It's as solid as an extended presentation can be and is, for the most part, thoroughly enjoyable. The great contribution it does provide is to demonstrate what a guitar-picking wonder Reynolds is, even more so than on earlier collaborations between these two. Somebody should sign this guy up, and quick.
Entertainment Weekly - Beth Johnson
This 26-song set from an '07 gig not only captures why fans adore their personable, chatty Dave, but it's also an excuse to geek out to Reynolds' fretwork. [B]
Rolling Stone Online - Christian Hoard
Matthews has kept doing the occasional unplugged show through the years, and on this two-disc live album, recorded in April, much of his material stands up just fine without full-band wizardry.

Matthews has kept doing the occasional unplugged show through the years, and on this two-disc live album, recorded in April, much of his material stands up just fine without full-band wizardry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886971310221
  • Catalog Number: 713102
  • Sales rank: 8,862

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bartender (8:28)
  2. 2 When the World Ends (4:13)
  3. 3 Stay or Leave (4:09)
  4. 4 Save Me (4:41)
  5. 5 Crush (7:54)
  6. 6 So Damn Lucky (6:51)
  7. 7 Gravedigger (4:19)
  8. 8 The Maker (5:16)
  9. 9 Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back) (5:49)
  10. 10 Eh Hee (5:00)
  11. 11 Betrayal (5:31)
  12. 12 Out of My Hands (5:23)
  13. 13 Still Water (2:21)
  14. 14 Don't Drink the Water/This Land Is Your Land (6:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Oh (5:07)
  2. 2 Cornbread (4:36)
  3. 3 Crash into Me (6:05)
  4. 4 Down the River (5:45)
  5. 5 You Are My Sanity (5:58)
  6. 6 Sister (3:44)
  7. 7 Lie in Our Graves (8:53)
  8. 8 Some Devil (5:11)
  9. 9 Grace Is Gone (4:12)
  10. 10 Dancing Nancies (9:03)
  11. 11 #41 (5:48)
  12. 12 Two Step (6:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Matthews Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Tim Reynolds Primary Artist, Guitar
Technical Credits
Woody Guthrie Composer
Neil Young Composer
Lowell George Composer
Dave Matthews Composer
Glen Ballard Composer
Martin Kibbee Composer
Daniel Lanois Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Mark Batson Composer
Tim Reynolds Composer
Dave Matthews Band Composer
Stephen Harris Composer
Brett Kilroe Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweetness!

    Best ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Live Dave

    Dave Matthews is notorious for live releases, and that can be kind of overwhelming, but I have to say this is the best live album I've heard by him. In my opinion, it's even better than Live at Luther which he did with Reynolds as well. Vocally, he delivers the songs with a lot of passion and the guitar work by both of them is just astounding. And the production and acoustics are awesome as well. If you're a casual or die-hard fan, this is definitely one to pick up.

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