, attached to 1999-07-21

Review by dscott

dscott A very strong show, which more than delivers on the potential suggested by the setlist.
Set 1 is satisfying, despite a few trivial flubs / rough spots. They really stretch out and build to a screaming climax on Taste. Limby gets ambient for a bit. Bag and Cities are solidly explored, if a bit leisurely in pace. Moma has a quirky, floaty feel. It's easy to get lost in the middle portion of this set, & lose track of space and time.
Set 2 takes things to another level. Simple > My Left Toe > Caspian is worthy of the praise that the other reviewers have given. The segues flow naturally, and there is a perfect balance of energy + bliss throughout the trifecta. The Mike's Groove bookends are equally notable, with a couple of inventive diversions from the norm that work nicely.
Golgi is solid enough. Then the encore delivers an exquisite pairing of sweetness and heat. If you don't feel chills during this version of B&R, then you're either not human or not listening!


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