Dave Matthews - Some Devil

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Posted on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 2:39pm
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Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

2003

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Label

RCA

 

Album Overview

Some Devil is the debut solo album by musician Dave Matthews. It was released on September 23, 2003 on RCA Records. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, signifying over a million copies sold. The album features several guest musicians, including long-time Dave Matthews Band collaborator guitarist Tim Reynolds and Phish frontman and guitarist Trey Anastasio. The album's first single, "Gravedigger", won a Grammy Award in 2004. Some Devil was recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle, Washington, and produced by Stephen Harris, who had previously worked with Dave Matthews Band on their 2002 album Busted Stuff.

Of the album, Matthews said:

"I hadn't really been thinking about doing a solo album until I had a handful of songs that didn't really fit with the band, so I started with those and it just grew into a full record," Matthews said. "I kind of thought it'd be fun to put it out."

Critics have said that the album is darker than Matthews' past albums with his band. Many fans, while at first skeptical of Matthews' desire to release a solo album, quickly praised his efforts. The album is noted for its moodier tone and the fresh direction shown in Matthews' songwriting.

Since 2003, Matthews has performed Some Devil material in concert with a group coined Dave Matthews & Friends, which consisted mainly of musicians that appear on the album. He has also played album material solo and with long-time acoustic duo partner Tim Reynolds. During the 2008 summer tour, Dave Matthews Band played "Gravedigger" and "So Damn Lucky" regularly, with "Stay or Leave" following suit during the 2009 summer tour.

The song "Some Devil" featured in the House, M.D. episode Love Hurts and the closing credits to the 2003 film 21 Grams.

Limited Edition version includes a 5 track bonus CD featuring songs from the Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds 2003 tour. These are Grey street; When the world ends; Jimi thing; Stay or leave and Seek up.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Dodo
Notes

Bass: Tony Hall
Drums, Percussion: Brady Blade
Flugelhorn: Efrem Towns
Guitar: Dave Matthews
Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Guitar [Intro]: Trey Anastasio
Horns: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Keyboards, Programmed By: Steve Harris
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Saxophone [Baritone]: Roger Lewis
Saxophone [Tenor]: Kevin Harris
Trombone: "Big" Sam Williams

2So Damn Lucky
Notes

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sitar: Dave Matthews
Arranged By [Strings]: Audrey Riley
Bass: Tony Hall
Drums, Percussion: Brady Blade
Electric Guitar, Piano: Trey Anastasio
Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Lyrics By: Dave Matthews
Music By: Dave Matthews
Music By: Steve Harris
Programmed By: Steve Harris
Strings, Horns: Seattlemusic Group

3Gravedigger
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Dave Matthews
Arranged By: Audrey Riley
Bass: Tony Hall
Drums: Brady Blade
Electric Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Electric Guitar: Trey Anastasio
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Percussion: Steve Harris
Strings: Seattlemusic Group

4Some Devil
Notes

Music By, Lyrics By, Electric Guitar: Dave Matthews

5Trouble
Notes

Arranged By [Horns]: Audrey Riley
Bass: Tony Hall
Drums, Percussion: Brady Blade
Guitar: Dave Matthews
Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Horns: Seattlemusic Group
Keyboards, Programmed By: Steve Harris
Lyrics By: Dave Matthews
Music By: Dave Matthews
Music By: Steve Harris

6Grey Blue Eyes
Notes

Electric Guitar: Trey Anastasio
Harmonium, Programmed By: Steve Harris
Lyrics By: Dave Matthews
Music By: Dave Matthews
Music By: Steve Harris
Music By: Trey Anastasio

7Save Me
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Dave Matthews
Backing Vocals [Total Experience Gospel Choir]: DeShe' Brooks-Wright
Backing Vocals [Total Experience Gospel Choir]: Gena Brooks
Backing Vocals [Total Experience Gospel Choir]: Lulu Strange
Backing Vocals [Total Experience Gospel Choir]: Mary Strange
Backing Vocals [Total Experience Gospel Choir]: Sherri Charleston
Backing Vocals [Total Experience Gospel Choir]: Tanisha Brooks
Bass: Tony Hall
Choir: The Total Experience Gospel Choir
Conductor [Total Experience Gospel Choir Director]: Patrinell Wright
Drums, Percussion: Brady Blade
Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Organ: Alex Veley

8Stay Or Leave
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Baritone], Percussion [Voice]: Dave Matthews
Arranged By [Strings]: Audrey Riley
Bass: Tony Hall
Drums: Brady Blade
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Strings: Seattlemusic Group

9An' Another Thing
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Dave Matthews
Arranged By [Strings]: Audrey Riley
Keyboards, Programmed By: Steve Harris
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Percussion: Brady Blade
Strings, Horns: Seattlemusic Group

10Oh
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Dave Matthews
Acoustic Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Bass: Tony Hall
Drums, Percussion: Brady Blade
Harmonium: Steve Harris
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews

11Baby
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Dave Matthews
Arranged By [Orchestral]: Audrey Riley
Cello [Seattlemusic String Quartet]: David Sabee
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Recorded By [Assistant]: Brian Valentino
Viola [Seattlemusic String Quartet]: Vincent Comer
Violin [Seattlemusic String Quartet]: Leonid Keylin
Violin [Seattlemusic String Quartet]: Misha Keylin

12Up And Away
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Dave Matthews
Bass: Tony Hall
Drums, Percussion: Brady Blade
Electric Guitar: Trey Anastasio
Guitar: Tim Reynolds
Keyboards: Steve Harris
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Organ: Alex Veley

13Too High
Notes

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar: Dave Matthews
Arranged By [String & Horn]: Audrey Riley
Bass: Tony Hall
Drums: Brady Blade
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Sitar: Tim Reynolds
Strings, Horns: Seattlemusic Group

14Gravedigger (Acoustic)
Notes

Acoustic Guitar: Dave Matthews
Arranged By [String]: Audrey Riley
Lyrics By, Music By: Dave Matthews
Strings: Seattlemusic Group

Personnel

  • Dave Matthews — guitar, vocals
  • Tim Reynolds — guitar
  • Trey Anastasio — guitar, piano
  • Tony Hall — bass guitar
  • Brady Blade, Jr. — percussion, drums
  • Stephen Harris — producer, keyboards
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band — horns
  • Alex Veley — Hammond organ
  • Total Experience Gospel Choir — backing vocals
  • Seattlemusic String Quartet — strings
  • Mark Robbins - French Horn

Credits

Art Direction, Design: Thane Kerner
Bass [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Anna Doak
Bass [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Chuck Deardorff
Bass [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Jordan Anderson
Bass [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Todd Gowers
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Bruce Bailey
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Clare Garabedian
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: David Sabee
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Jackie Robbins
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Rajan Krishnaswami
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Roberta Downey
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Theresa Benshoof
Cello [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Walter Gray
Engineer [Mix Pro Tools Assistant]: David Treahearn
Engineer [Mix Pro Tools Assistant]: Rob Haggett
Engineer [Mix Pro Tools]: Paul 'P-Dub' Walton
Engineer [Strings Pro Tools]: Brian Valentino
Horns [Seattlemusic Group]: James Weaver
Horns [Seattlemusic Group]: Mark Robbins
Horns [Seattlemusic Group]: Roger Burnett
Horns [Seattlemusic Group]: Susan Carroll
Management: Coran Capshaw
Mastered By: Ted Jensen
Mixed By: Mark Stent
Mixed By: Steve Harris
Mixed By [Assistant]: Floyd Reitsma
Mixed By [Assistant]: Ric Levy
Mixed By [Assistant]: Rob Haggett
Photography: Barnaby Draper
Producer: Steve Harris
Recorded By [Additional]: Sam Hofstedt
Recorded By [Assistant]: Floyd Reitsma
Recorded By [Orchestral Second]: John Schluckebier
Recorded By [Orchestral Second]: Mark Branch
Recorded By [Orchestral]: John Whynot
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Andrea Schuler
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Cynthia Morrow
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Dajana Hobson
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Eileen Swanson
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Heather Bentley
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Michael Lieberman
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Shari Link
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Susan Bryant
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Vincent Comer
Viola [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Wes Dyring
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Anne Sokol
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Bonnie Douglas
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Clark Story
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Gennady Filimonov
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Jamie Laval
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Jean W. Yablonsky
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Jennifer Bai
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: John Weller
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Karen Bentley
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Leonid Keylin
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Marcia Steel
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Mariel Bailey
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Mikhail Shmidt
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Misha Keylin
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Paul Shure
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Peter Kaman
Violin [Seattlemusic Group Strings]: Xiao-Po Fei
Written-By: Dave Matthews
Written-By: Steve Harris
 

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