According to Dave Matthews’ introduction of this song from a version recorded with Tim Reynolds at Luther College, “#41” was the “Forty-first single that was recorded by the Dave Matthews Band.” He went on to mock himself, “about as creative as the Dave Matthews band,” but went on to record one of the best versions of the many DMB is smart enough to sell from many venues – so that his band and their families and the roadies and techs and suits, they get their share. Dave and his band got into music at about he final time that music was centralized enough for one voice to be heard.
The best co-writer I ever worked with was Norman Dozier. Real name.
Norm was inside the inside the business. He had a word of wisdom in regard to *any* good piece of music, especially popular songs:
“The song has *got* to have a different, new bass-line.”
Who am I to ever question Norman? I cannot say enough about the positive influence he had on me and New York City in general. I especially thank the organist Mollie Nichols for introducing me to and arranging the playing of new music written mostly by me.
So said: the orchestration was all Norm, and the orchestration of our version of Psalm 113 squeaked in the morning service with Bach, Vaughn Williams and others I have no right to name drop. Norm helped fit our hymn in the genre of modern classical. I have total respect for the rock n roll night services and the amplifiers and drums and keyboard samples – anything that flies your plane – but not at a Sunday morning 10:30 Episcopal service – for my taste.
This album should be part of essential listening for everybody in the world,it takes you away to a different planet,ive been listening to it for over 30 years and never tire of it,only ecm could produce such a masterpiece ,a must for any record collection.” – Mr. Highgate 123 on Youtube