38 Songs, 4 Hours 58 Minutes

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4.7 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

OldSchoolDMB ,

Get the whole album!

The best tracks on this album, which consists of two full nights of performances, are the ones that you only get with the whole album purchase: Bartender (best version of this song DMB has recorded), The last Stop, and Jimi Thing (hear Rashawn Ross go off on the trumpet and Butch Taylor jazz-up on keyboards). Plus, DMB's shows are really best appreciated in their entirety. I rate this as the second best live album by DMB, after Central Park and with Las Vegas (not released on iTunes) a close third. I've not yet heard the Piedmont Park album.

George Peterson ,

Another solid live album for DMB

The Dave Matthews Band was selected as the annual summer concert artist at Boston's historic Fenway Park, and the band's well-known performance chops mesh well with the special atmosphere at the show. With an excellent run-through of hits and fan favorites, old and new, both set lists contain outstanding song choices and offer a good restrospective of DMB's career to this point. From the ever-popular traditional live staple of the "Dancing Nancies"/"Warehouse" combination on Night 2, to the raw energy and new life breathed into 2006's "Smooth Rider" on Night 1, Dave and the crew do an excellent job with nearly all the repetoire.

Highlights abound, but perhaps none moreso than the new material from the 2006 tour. Released for the first time here, the trio of "The Idea of You", "Can't Stop", and "Break Free" are absolutely essential to any Dave Matthews fan's collection. "Break Free" shines in particular, with Carter's triplets exiting each chorus and an instrumental outro that will amaze even the most experienced DMB listener. Special guest Rashawn Ross lends his superior trumpet skills to this song, as he does most of both nights' sets, and it is simply a treat to hear.

The sound quality is excellent and focuses on the musicians; very little crowd noise can be heard, even during the special rendition of Fenway singalong staple "Sweet Caroline". I purchased this album digitally over a year ago for over $22 online, so the $10.99 price at iTunes is an absolute steal. While not essential, this album is an extremely enjoyable listen and should please purists and new fans alike. Highly recommended.

bbernard ,

Simply Amazing

I bought this for A LOT more $ earlier this year on the website, so this is a STEAL!!!! for 10.99. 3 discs of music, and probably the best Don't Drink The Water ever!! Also, probably the best quality live release I had heard from DMB. (Until PiedmontPark was released.. . )

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