Away from the World [Digipak] * by Dave Matthews/Dave Matthews Band (CD, Sep-2012, 2 Discs, RCA)
Personnel: Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar, piano); Tim Reynolds (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Boyd Tinsley (violin); Jeff Coffin (flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone s...
Pros: Solid musicianship and interesting bits of experimentation. Really feels like the work of a band.
Cons: Noticeable dip in energy during the middle third. Some experiments don't quite work.