Remember Two Things

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Remember Two Things
Live album by The Dave Matthews Band
Released November 9, 1993 (1993-11-09)
Recorded
Genre Rock
Length 55:12
Label Bama Rags
Producer John Alagía
The Dave Matthews Band chronology
Remember Two Things
(1993)
Recently
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Remember Two Things is an album by the Dave Matthews Band, released independently on the band's Bama Rags label on November 9, 1993.[2] This was the only release where the band was referred to as "The Dave Matthews Band." It was reissued by RCA Records on June 24, 1997 and was certified platinum by the RIAA in 2002.[3] The album cover art is an autostereogram which, when focused on correctly, shows a person's hand displaying a peace sign. It was created by two former UVA students in Charlottesville: Rick Kwiatkowski and Jeff Smith.[4] The general consensus among Dave Matthews Band fan websites is that the two things referred to in the title are "love your mother" and "leave only footprints" as well as the two fingers displayed in the aforementioned cover.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David J. Matthews except where noted.[6]

  1. "Ants Marching" (live) – 6:08
  2. "Tripping Billies" (live) – 4:49
  3. "Recently" (live) – 8:42
  4. "Satellite" (live) – 5:01
  5. "One Sweet World" (live) – 5:18
  6. "The Song That Jane Likes" (live) (David Matthews, Mark Roebuck) – 3:33
  7. "Minarets" – 4:22
  8. "Seek Up" – 7:20
  9. "I'll Back You Up" (live acoustic) – 4:26
  10. "Christmas Song" (live acoustic) – 5:34

Following "Christmas Song" is a hidden track with an outro to "Seek Up," followed by the ambient sounds of a thunderstorm and crickets.

Song notes[edit]

Jane is Dave Matthews' little sister, and "The Song That Jane Likes" is thus named after her. In concerts, Dave will often preface the song by saying "I've got a little sister named Jane, this is the song that Jane likes."

The first six songs are full-band live recordings. "Minarets" and "Seek Up" are full-band studio recordings, and "I'll Back You Up" and "Christmas Song" are Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds live acoustic recordings. Dave has been cited as saying that "I'll Back You Up" was recorded in a closet near a bathroom, and the version on the album is the one "with no flushing sounds in it."

"Ants Marching" and "Tripping Billies" were recorded at The Muse in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on August 17, 1993. "Recently" was recorded at The Flood Zone in Richmond, Virginia on August 10, 1993.[7]

"Ants Marching" and "Satellite" later appeared on the 1994 album Under the Table and Dreaming, while "Tripping Billies" appeared on its 1996 follow-up, Crash.

Personnel[edit]

Dave Matthews Band
Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ Remember Two Things at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Times 1993-11-18 :: Commonwealth Times". Dig.library.vcu.edu. 1993-11-18. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Nelly Hits New Heights In July RIAA Certifications". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  4. ^ "SoftTech Design, Inc". Softtechdesign.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  5. ^ "The Dave Matthews Band FAQ". Nancies.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Remember Two Things". Dmbdiscography.com. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  7. ^ "DMBAlmanac.com²". Dmbalmanac.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25.