Stand Up (Dave Matthews Band album)

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Stand Up
Dave Matthews Band - Stand Up.jpg
Studio album by Dave Matthews Band
Released May 10, 2005 (2005-05-10)
Recorded Haunted Hollow Studio, Charlottesville, Virginia
Genre Rock
Length 56:24
Label RCA
Producer Mark 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
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A− [2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [3]

Stand Up is the sixth 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.[4] 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."[4]

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,[5] 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.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by David J. Matthews and Mark Batson, except where noted.

  1. "Dreamgirl" – 4:01
  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" (Matthews) – 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

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Billboard 200 1[7]


Dave Matthews Band
Additional personnel
Other credits
  • Coran Capshaw – management
  • Danny Clinch  – photography
  • Alex Dromgal – mixing assistant
  • Dave Emery  – mixing assistant
  • Rob Evans – assistant, engineer
  • Bruce Flohr – A&R
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • John Hanes – digital editing, engineer
  • Wyndsor Taggart Hug – art direction, design
  • Patrick G. Jordan – project manager
  • Thane Kerner – art direction, design
  • Chris Kress – engineering
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing


  1. ^ Stand Up (Dave Matthews Band album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Tom Sinclair (2005-05-09). "Stand Up Review | Music Reviews and News". Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  3. ^ Christian Hoard (2009-05-07). "Stand Up Review". Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Interview With Bruce Flohr". HitQuarters. 16 Oct 2005. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Stand Up: Dave Matthews Band: Music
  6. ^ The Official Dave Matthews Band Website at the Wayback Machine (archived November 2, 2005)‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 
  7. ^ "Dave Matthews Band - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 27 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 22–28, 2005
Succeeded by
Mezmerize by System of a Down