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Before These Crowded Streets
Type Studio album
Released April 28, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998, The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA & Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY
Length 1:10:30 (Standard edition)
Label RCA Records
Producer Steve Lillywhite

Before These Crowded Streets is the third studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released on April 28, 1998 through RCA Records.

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Track listing

Standard edition

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Pantala Naga Pampa"  Dave Matthews 0:41
2. "Rapunzel"  Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Matthews 6:00
3. "The Last Stop"  Lessard, Matthews 6:58
4. "Don't Drink the Water"  Matthews 7:01
5. "Stay (Wasting Time)"  Lesssard, Matthews, LeRoi Moore 5:35
6. "Halloween"  Matthews 5:08
7. "The Stone"  Matthews 7:28
8. "Crush"  Matthews 8:09
9. "The Dreaming Tree" / "Doobie Thing"  Lessard, Matthews 8:48
10. "Pig" / "Anyone Seen the Bridge?"  Beauford, Lessard, Matthews, Moore, Boyd Tinsley 6:58
11. "Spoon" / "The Last Stop [reprise]"  Matthews / Lessard, Matthews 7:33

Song notes

  • This is the first studio album since the death of founding member LeRoi Moore. Included on the album are some of LeRoi's recordings taken during pre-production of the album.
  • Tim Reynolds makes his first appearance on a studio album since Before These Crowded Streets.
  • Rashawn Ross and Jeff Coffin make their first appearances on a studio album.
  • This is the first studio album produced by Rob Cavallo.
  • The title of the album is derived from two scenarios. "GrooGrux" is a nickname used for Carter Beauford, LeRoi Moore, and Tim Reynolds describing their vibe and energy with the rhythms they create together. "Big Whiskey" originated from a photo shoot the band did to promote the album. A drunken man asked the band for money to buy a "big whiskey" prompting Rashawn Ross to insist that it be used in the title.

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Dave Matthews Band discography
Studio albumsRemember Two Things (1993) • Under the Table and Dreaming (1994) • Crash (1996) • Before These Crowded Streets (1998) • Everyday (2001) • Busted Stuff (2002) • Stand Up (2005) • Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (2009) • Away from the World (2012)
Extended playsRecently (1994) • Little Red Bird (2009) • The Haiti Relief Project (2010)
Compilation albumsThe Lillywhite Sessions (2001) • The Best of What's Around Vol. 1 (2006) • Live Trax (2007)
Live albumsRemember Two Things (1993) • Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95 (1997) • Listener Supported (1999) • Live in Chicago 12.19.98 at the United Center (2001) • Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado (2002) • The Central Park Concert (2003) • The Gorge (2004) • Weekend on the Rocks (2005) • Live at Piedmont Park (2007) • Live at Mile High Music Festival (2008) • Europe 2009 (2009) • Live in New York City (2010) • Live at Wrigley Field (2011) • Live in Atlantic City (2011) • Live on Lakeside (2011)
Live Trax series1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132
DMBLive series07/28/9212/21/9201/27/9304/10/9304/22/9306/13/9303/02/9403/26/9404/26/9410/22/9411/26/9402/08/9502/25/9503/25/9504/07/9505/10/9507/20/9509/09/9610/24/9603/03/9910/24/0203/29/0301/09/04
Video albumsListener Supported (1999) • The Videos 1994–2001 (2001) • Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado (2002) • The Central Park Concert (2003) • The Gorge (2004) • Weekend on the Rocks (2005) • Live at Piedmont Park (2007) • Europe 2009 (2009) • Away from the World DVD (2012) • Live Trax Vol. 28 (2013) • Live Trax Vol. 32 (2014)
Side projectsLive at Luther College (1999) • True Reflections (2003) • Some Devil (2003) • Live at Bonnaroo (2004) • Live at Radio City (2007) • Live in Las Vegas (2010)
Warehouse packages20002002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
Warehouse pre-ordersLive at... A Limited Edition Companion to Some Devil (2003) • Live at... A Limited Edition Companion to The Central Park Concert (2003) • A Limited Edition Companion to Stand Up (2005) • The Best of What's Around Vol. 1 Encore CD (2006) • Europe 07 (2007) • 2007 Summer Tour Sampler (2007) • Live Trax 2008 (2008) • Double Down (2010) • Big Apple Bonus Disc (2010) • Greetings from Bader Field (2011) • 2012 Summer Tour Sampler (2012)
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