Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado

Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado

by Dave Matthews Band
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Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado

Like spiritual predecessors the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band have long been dogged by the accusation that they're really only capable of hitting their most soaring peaks in a live setting. But rather than bob and weave in an attempt to shake off that tag, the DMB seem willing to accept it -- in part, at least -- by punctuating their catalogue with numerous concert sets. This two-disc collection, which dates back to July 2001, might be the most adventurous (and certainly the most fiery) of their half-dozen live offerings. Much of Folsom is given over to material that was, a that point, not even officially released -- although, admittedly, diehards were certainly familiar with songs like the foreboding "Digging a Ditch" and "Bartender," both of which would later show up on Busted Stuff. Fans at the show respond most strongly to old standbys like "Crash into Me," presented here in a loose-limbed rendition that's more spry than usual, and "What Would You Say," but the musicians seem more intent on picking apart the intricacies of the then-fresh Everyday material. That's most evident in the sly, conversational tone that bassist Stefan Lessard and drummer Carter Beauford take on a free-and-easy "When the World Ends," as well as the elegant, torchy tenor that Matthews himself adopts on "Angel." As per usual, the band get a bit overwrought here and there, pushing "The Space Between," for instance, into the quicksand of prog-fusion. For the most part, however, Folsom is a perfect example of the connection between band and audience -- and the positive energy the collision can generate.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2002
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636812427
catalogNumber: 68124
Rank: 93168


Disc 1

  1. Don't Drink the Water
  2. JTR
  3. When the World Ends
  4. So Right
  5. Big Eyed Fish
  6. Bartender
  7. What You Are
  8. Crash into Me
  9. Everyday
  10. I Did It
  11. Don't Drink the Water

Disc 2

  1. Angel
  2. Warehouse
  3. Recently
  4. Digging a Ditch
  5. What Would You Say
  6. All Along the Watchtower
  7. Space Between
  8. Stay (Wasting Time)
  9. Two Step
  10. Ants Marching

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Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Evident to me is the way the audience and the band build up, and feed off of each others ENERGY making this a very true, expressive, soul stirring show. True, Alive, and Truly Live! Probably the two biggest examples of this are in, When the World Ends and Warehouse. I especially appreciated Boyd and his violin on this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best of the many good live albums from this band. If you want to find out why there are so many live albums, listen to this one! The non-Dave members shine like a new Selmer saxaphone! This is often listed as pop rock, but it as hard to cubbyhole as Lyle Lovett and other bands of today. If you like guitar rock, you will like this. If you like jazz....ditto. Ditto for live, acoustic, alternative and others. Try it, you will like it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first disc looks great but why is the Second disc the same songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this cd yesterday, but I have listened to it non-stop. It is one of the best live cd's of his career. It is also the first live recordings of "The Space Between", "I Did It", "When the World Ends", "So Right", and "If I Had It All". It sounds like you are actually there. The sound is great and you can hear each beat of the drums, guitars, fiddle, sax, and so on and so forth! Definitely worth adding to your cd collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is great for any Dave Matthews fan and is the best live performance yet. The sound is excellent on the cd! It sounds like your actually there, but hey it's the next best thing. If you're going to get a cd get this one especially because it's live and live is better than the regular cd's.