, attached to 1997-08-06

Review by headyburritos

headyburritos This set might actually be one of those shows where the first set delivers more than the second set. Stash in the second slot is pretty solid, and the Twist through YEM stretch is really where set one hits the highest mark. I especially enjoy the Twist->2001>Bag segment. It all seems to flow together so smoothly. And how can anyone deny a set-closing YEM? They seemed to be taking YEM pretty deep and serving up long jams during this tour, and this 24 minute version is no exception.

The second set still has some noteworthy segments, particularly the Jim->My Soul segment. Although My Soul is not the most popular song in the repertoire, I enjoy it and thought this segue was unique and pretty flawless. Ghost brings a little bit more funk, but doesn't really deliver much in comparison with some of the other Summer 97 gems. The final stretch of songs in the second set and the encore are pretty average, and are probably what turn a lot of listeners away from this show. None of the jams really go too deep, although the Antelope shenanigans make it an interesting version.
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