Stand Up (Dave Matthews Band album)

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Stand Up
Dave Matthews Band - Stand Up.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 10, 2005 (2005-05-10)
RecordedHaunted Hollow Studio, Charlottesville, Virginia
ProducerMark Batson
Dave Matthews Band chronology
The Gorge
Stand Up
Weekend on the Rocks
Singles from Stand Up
  1. "American Baby"
    Released: March 17, 2005
  2. "Dreamgirl"
    Released: August 8, 2005
  3. "Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Smooth Rider"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
Blender3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[4]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[6]
USA Today3/4 stars[7]

Stand Up is the sixth studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released on May 10, 2005. It was produced by Mark Batson. It was their fourth consecutive number one album on the Billboard 200. The album was the last to feature full participation from the band's saxophonist, LeRoi Moore, who died during the early production stages of the following album Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King.


In Fall 2004, DMB returned to their studio in Charlottesville, Virginia. Having decided they wanted to take some chances and pursue a funkier side to their music, A&R Bruce Flohr had tracked down a new producer in Mark Batson.[8] According to Flohr in an interview with HitQuarters, "When the band and him got together it was instant creative karma. Things took off like a bat out of hell."[8]

Release and promotion[edit]

Prior to the album's release, Dave Matthews Band published a website showcasing video clips from the production of the album with commentary by producer Mark Batson. Additionally, VH1 streamed the album in its entirety before the official release.

The album is offered in CD format, DualDisc format (one side CD, one side DVD-Video), and as a digital download from the band's website or iTunes Music Store. This was the first album by the band released for sale through iTunes.

Buyers have expressed their disappointment that some versions of Stand Up contain an anti-piracy program meant to keep the CD from being ripped, as this program prevents the CD from being played in some types of players;[9] resultingly, the band posted instructions on how to circumvent the restriction on their website. The album artwork that appears on this CD depicts the Fire Dancer logo that Dave Matthews drew himself. It was created in response to someone asking him to capture what he saw when he looked out at the crowd during live performances.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by David J. Matthews and Mark Batson, except "Hello Again" by Matthews.

2."Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)"5:00
3."Stand Up (For It)"4:13
4."American Baby Intro"2:03
5."American Baby"4:35
6."Smooth Rider"2:17
7."Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)"4:17
8."Out of My Hands"3:41
9."Hello Again"3:56
10."Louisiana Bayou"5:36
11."Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd"4:17
12."You Might Die Trying"4:44
13."Steady as We Go"3:24
14."Hunger for the Great Light"4:20


Dave Matthews Band

Additional personnel

Other credits

  • Mark Batson – producer, engineer
  • Coran Capshaw – management
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Alex Dromgal – mixing assistant (1, 3, 10, 13)
  • Dave Emery  – mixing assistant (1, 3, 10, 13)
  • Rob Evans – assistant, engineer (1, 5)
  • Bruce Flohr – A&R
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14)
  • John Hanes – digital editing, engineer
  • Wyndsor Taggart Hug – art direction, design
  • Patrick G. Jordan – project manager
  • Thane Kerner – art direction, design
  • Chris Kress – engineer
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing (1, 3, 10, 13)
  • Lee Grove – additional programming
  • Tim Roberts – mixing assistant (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14)

Commercial performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Billboard 200 1[11]


  1. ^ "Reviews for Stand Up by Dave Matthews Band". Metacritic. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Stand Up – Dave Matthews Band". AllMusic. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Powers, Ann (June 2005). "Dave Matthews Band: Stand Up". Blender. New York (37): 107. Archived from the original on September 17, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom (May 9, 2005). "Stand Up". Entertainment Weekly. New York. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Appleford, Steve (May 8, 2005). "Staying soft around the edges". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ Hoard, Christian (May 6, 2005). "Stand Up". Rolling Stone. New York. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  7. ^ Gundersen, Edna (May 10, 2005). "Dave Matthews' 'Stand' delivers; Bentley's on the right path with 'Drifter'". USA Today. McLean. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Interview With Bruce Flohr". HitQuarters. 16 Oct 2005. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  9. ^ Stand Up: Dave Matthews Band: Music
  10. ^ "The Official Dave Matthews Band Website". Archived from the original on November 2, 2005. Retrieved 2017-09-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Dave Matthews Band - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 27 April 2014.

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