Dave Matthews Band debut album gets expanded reissue

On June 17th, Bama Rags/RCA/Legacy Recordings will reissue Dave Matthews Band’s Remember Two Things. Originally released on November 9, 1993, Remember Two Things soon became a bona-fide word-of-mouth sensation and remains the first and best introduction to the DMB sound. It was the first official release on the group’s own Bama Rags label.

Available on vinyl for the first time ever, the double LP, 180-gram deluxe audiophile release will be cut from new lacquers, prepared by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The vinyl release will feature the original album packaged in an individually numbered gatefold jacket and include a new eight-page booklet with full lyrics and rare and previously unpublished photos of the band. A download card will feature the full album plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks: early studio versions of “Pay For What You Get” and “Typical Situation,” newly mastered by original album engineer David Glasser. Remember Two Things will also be available as a new CD and digital reissue and will feature the original album as well as both bonus tracks.

Before they sold over 30 million records worldwide, saw six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 and attracted untold millions of fans across 20 years of acclaimed live shows, Dave Matthews Band was a one-of-a-kind group from Virginia looking to make a name for itself in a music scene dominated by loud guitars and louder angst. Remember Two Things was recorded live at three clubs – Trax in Charlottesville, VA, Flood Zone in Richmond, VA and The Muse in Nantucket, MA – with the exception of “Minarets” and “Seek Up,” which were recorded at Flat Five Studios in Salem, VA. The two new bonus tracks were recorded during this same session at Flat Five Studios.

This high-spirited set found the band – singer/guitarist Dave Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley and bassist Stefan Lessard, with guest contributions by guitarist Tim Reynolds on four tracks – unleashing easygoing but spirited original songs. Dave Matthews Band’s foot-stomping take on “Ants Marching,” the soothing acoustics of “Satellite,” and future concert staples like “Tripping Billies” and “Recently” captured the energy and excitement of a band truly on the verge of major success.

Under The Table And Dreaming, Dave Matthews Band’s major label debut, followed in 1994, but for the group’s most loyal fans, Remember Two Things is truly where the band’s story begins. The album was certified Platinum in 2002.

Remember Two Things plus Live Trax Vol. 30, a compilation of live recordings from three 1993 nights at The Muse in Nantucket, are available for pre-order now at Amazon on CD.

Dave Matthews Band – named one of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now” by Rolling Stone – will kick off an extensive North American tour on May 16. See below for itinerary.

Vinyl

SIDE A
Ants Marching
Tripping Billies
Recently

SIDE B
Satellite
One Sweet World
The Song That Jane Likes
Minarets

SIDE C
Seek Up
I’ll Back You Up

SIDE D
Christmas Song

CD

1. Ants Marching
2. Tripping Billies
3. Recently
4. Satellite
5. One Sweet World
6. The Song That Jane Likes
7. Minarets
8. Seek Up
9. I’ll Back You Up
10. Christmas Song

Flat Five Studios Bonus Tracks
11. Pay For What You Get
12. Typical Situation

Author: Buddy Iahn

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