Title - 'Under the Table and Dreaming: Special Edition'
Artist - Dave Matthews Band
Twenty years ago, Dave Matthews Band's Under The Table And Dreaming introduced the Virginia-based quintet to a national audience with an alternative, folk-tinged approach to pop/rock music that resonated in a post-grunge world.
This special edition of Under The Table And Dreaming is newly remastered from the original flat analog tapes and includes the original studio version of live favorite, 'Granny' and intimate acoustic versions of 'Dancing Nancies' and 'The Song That Jane Likes.'
This album has really stood the test of time. The sound is so clear, the songs are so perfect. Listening to the album now is almost as good as when I listened to it between events at track meets in high school in 1994. DMB was a local band where I grew up in Richmond, VA in the early 90s, so I got a chance to hear them a lot in their early days. This album is a perfect representation of their early sound, and is timeless as well. Such a clean sound and different style for the day.
All of their other albums are decent, but Under the Table's a masterpiece and they never made an album as good as it. It has their radio hits 'Ants Marching,' 'What Would You Say?' and 'Satellite,' to name just three. Those are great songs, but it has even better non-popular ones like 'Typical Situation,' 'Warehouse,' 'Jimi Thing' and 'Pay For What You Get.' There's a lot of DMB haters, but Under the Table is amazing and their opinions don't matter!
Anyway, this 20th Anniversary release on CD with bonus tracks also comes in the shape of a newly-remastered deluxe 12" 180-gram Vinyl of the album, and a first-ever 2LP 12" 180-gram limited edition Vinyl that also includes three (3)previously unreleased studio tracks. More than that, the 2LP set also includes an eight-page book packed with previously unpublished photographs of the band in a limited, numbered gatefold jacket.