, attached to 1993-08-17

Review by Penn42

Penn42 The 3.7 rating this show had before I gave it 5 stars is crazy talk. Though I think there is lots of interesting music in August '93, it is not one of my favorite months. Generally, I feel like shows from this month just don't flow that well and that lots of the jamming just meanders around aimlessly. This was the first time that they were consistently taking BIG chances on a nightly basis, something that I really appreciate, but I feel the success rate is moderate, at best.

All that said, neither of those critiques apply to this show, which has awesome flow and jams!

The other three reviewers have done Divided Sky, David Bowie, and YEM their due justice. I'll just echoe their sentiments: Divided Sky is as perfect as they come, David Bowie is truly magical (really, it's a must listen), and the guitar jam in YEM is quite unique.

The rest of the show is just gravy. They were playing so tight that the setlist speaks for itself. I particularly liked the Weigh > etc > Daniel Saw The Stone run and Purple Rain, which is my favorite Fishman tune. Can't complain about a Memories, Fire encore either.

All told, this is my second favorite show of the month, right behind Tinley and right before Red Rocks.


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