@Lance LaSalle posted:
Pretty good show, sounds like these guys were having a lot of fun, and it comes through.
Also Liam's performance of "Amazing Grace/Will the Circle Be Unbroken" is heart-stoppingly beautiful.
Tim in interesting voice, he sounds very hoarse on his lower notes but pretty good up high.
I really enjoyed this. Interesting omissions were We're All Men (which usually was the opening song after each had done a song solo), Many's The Time (which had them tell the story about how the whole thing started) and Girlfriend Guru (which was a fun song live). I am guessing there was a bit of quality control and the guys didn't feel those songs were up to it. I was really pleased to see Mandala in there as that wasn't on Alt - Bootleg, and it was one I really enjoyed live.
It would be great to have a complete show one day, that includes the solo songs at the beginning. I saw their first ever gig (Wellington - Feb 1995), and it remains one of my all time favourite gigs. Musically it was loose (sometimes chaotic!), and in a pretty small and cramped venue, but so much fun. I thought the 3 of them were such a great combo - they are so different, but it worked in a really cool way. This release and Bootleg before it do capture some of that spirit, which I'm really grateful for.