, attached to 1993-03-26

Review by Miguelito

Miguelito The two night run at the Warfield make a nice pairing. Maze as an opener can lead to a potentially great show. This version builds to a strong peak and it’s clear this song should open more shows as it can set a wonderful tone! For what it’s worth, Maze as an opener happened occasionally in the early ‘90s through 12.9.95 (a show I caught) and then again twice in 3.0 but not since 1.3.15. After that, we get Sparkle and then the band hits another first set highlight during Foam, a well-played energetic version that moves right into PYITE. I love this song and the mid-set placement is a treat, allowing for the energy to be sustained.

Next up are Fee and a very welcome All Things Reconsidered. The rest of the set doesn’t let up, with a raging Melt, a solid Fluff and Divided Sky before closing it out with Cavern. Not too shabby, and this is probably my favorite set of the ‘93 Warfield run.

Wilson starts things off for the second set and it too sets the high energy tone that is sustained throughout this set. The Jim that follows is excellent, being just a bit exploratory but staying type I. Sometimes that’s all that’s needed and it fits here. The Mound that follows is nice, leading into a somewhat short, but still fantastic Tweezer. The build on this one was really fun to listen to, and the band nicely slows and quiets it down as the band drops into The Horse. There is a bit of weird twanging from Trey but otherwise this and the subsequent Silent in the Morning are solid.

After BBJ we wind up in YEM. This version is nothing all that extraordinary but that really is meaningless. I’d take a run-of-the-mill Spring ‘93 version like this today anytime, any day. It’s just phenomenal and superbly played. Following this is a nice sequence of Oh Kee Pah > Suzy, leading into Tweezeprise to close out the set.

Overall, this is a nice show with a few highlights, including a very high energy first set.
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