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Dave Matthews Band - August 5, 2004 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

This show was recommended by Scott R, and then voted from our fellow users in our poll: Which show should we remaster next? ep.03.

These is the original comment about the show from Scott:

One of the best sounding audience tapes from 2004. Great versions of all of ‘04 songs, particularly Sugar Will. Also excellent versions of Typical, Lover Lay Down, and The Stone. A BOWA opener to set the tone, and a rare I’ll Back You Up midset equals perfection!

The AUD was provided by Jon Ice: thanks Jon for providing this recording and letting us remaster it. A real gentleman.

I personally love 2004: perfect blend between classic DMB and new tunes that debuted in that time frame, like Sugar Will, Hello Again and Crazy Easy.

Remastering notes: I have tried to maintain the original sound of the AUD, without altering it too much. Crowd noise is always a factor when reworking an AUD, so adjustments were made in order to maintain it relatively low, but at the same increase a bit the dynamic of this recording.

For tech nerds, in the txt file enclosed you will find a detailed list of processing applied during the recasting phase.


Dave Matthews Band


Riverbend Music Center

Cincinnati, OH

Source: AUD

Taper: Jon Ice

Mastering: Xcacel

The Best of What's Around


When the World Ends

The Song That Jane Likes »

Sugar Will

I'll Back You Up

So Much to Say » Anyone Seen the Bridge »

Too Much

Typical Situation

Hello Again

Crazy Easy

Lie in Our Graves

Lover Lay Down



The Stone


Crash Into Me

Stay (Wasting Time)

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

This is again a really special show.

Xcacel, it really gets better every time, even when you think it can't get any better. :-)

A great start, Dave's voice sounds powerful here and the band seems in good spirits. And then with Sugar Will - the highlight of the set.

Ahhh... what a board.

I've never had the feeling of being "in the audience" so much in any show, I can hear it more clearly at the beginning and end of the songs, but it doesn't completely leave my ear canal during the songs. Like light rain trickling around you and accompanying this incredible solo by LeRoi. The whole build up as if it were playing into the light, sneaking…


Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Sounds really good! Really appreciate this remaster and looking forward to more great shows to come!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Awesome! Thanks. Hopefully 07.06.2002 makes it some day!


Jul 19, 2023

Remaster sounds FANTASTIC!!!! Thank you as always for the incredible work you guys do!

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