Bowie included Wilson, the Sesame Street theme, Entrance of the Gladiators, and Manteca teases and was unfinished. The listing for the second set is most likely incomplete.
Jam Chart Versions
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1989 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1989-11-03

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu As Trey mentions a couple of times, they were trying a lot of new songs at this show, so much of the show (Bathtub Gin, PYITE, Reba) are...well, works in progress. Gin is one of those early chaotic versions. One note about the Reba - it still has the "Don't Get Me Wrong" Bag It, Tag It bridge section, during which there is some wacked-out Cactusness. A few other tunes (Foam, I'm looking at you) are also on the shaky side. All of this kind of nudges the show toward two-star status, in spite of an unusual SOAMelt -> Bundle of Joy -> YEM run. HOWEVAH -- The Bowie is pretty darn interesting, long and tease-filled. I've commented before about how it seems like Bowie used to be the go-to jam song before YEM, and it definitely delivers here. And, for the record, I find Bowie to be an intimidating song, so the evil Sesame Street tease is just downright scary. And I'm writing this in a sparsely occupied hotel on Halloween...now I'm freakin' myself out!

Sorry...yeah, the Bowie saves this and bumps it back up to three stars IMHO.
, attached to 1989-11-03

Review by thelot

thelot Nice crispy board available for Set 1. While I prefer a crispy audience like last night over a SBD, this sounds fantastic! Listening through headphones it sounds like this was dubbed over something else. It doesn’t take away from the quality but it’s definitely noticeable during quiet sections. Set 2 is clean from background noise but has a handful of generations in it’s lineage. Probably a Cass/3-4.

The band gets right to it with a Forbin>Mockingbird, Gin power pack. Nice Split Open that slams into Bundle of Joy! This transitions smoothly into YEM. Nice versions of PYITE and Reba follow.

Bowie to open set 2 went deep again. Still not as experimental as 10/26. The first Manteca tease shows up in this version. This version gets experiential on the second half of the jam and segues into No Dogs Allowed instead of coming to a conclusion. Nice Oh Kee Pah > Sloth pairing. Unfortunately the set cuts out after Foam.
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