, attached to 1993-08-26

Review by westbrook

westbrook I think this a fantastic show all around. The Runaway Jim opener is above average as it builds lots of tension and has a nice release. Guelah Papyrus is good as usual, and a great Reba follows. The beginning of the jam is quite beautiful and has a strong finish. Fee's extended outro quickly turns menacing, which sets the table for a phenomenal SOAM. August 93 had many great SOAMs and this is one of the best. The jam maintains great intensity as it swings from different tempos and moods. August 93 was a really good month for It's Ice too and this one doesn't disappoint. The end of It's Ice crescendos into the drum beat of Hood. Harry Hood is a nice treat in the first set, and Golgi wraps up a great first set.
Set 2 begins normally enough with 2001, but the Bowie that emerges at the end of 2001 is great. There's not much down time in the jam. It's ferocious from start to finish. Lifeboy is a nice cool down after Bowie and Rift brings the energy back up. Page digs deep in Jesus Just Left Chicago, both on vocals and the piano. Trey responds with an inspired guitar solo, as well. Frankly, Mice and Bats with Baby Gramps is strange, but it's interesting to hear once (and only once). A ripping Chalk Dust ends the second set well, and the a Capella Free Bird encore is both impressive and humorous. Give this show a listen, you won't be disappointed.


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