, attached to 2015-08-16

Review by phrench

phrench I find the reviews on this show a bit harsh. True, the first set is a bit dull; true, DwD starts with a big botch-up; true, Twist is only 6-minute long; and true, YEM lacks energy, as if the band were tired. But:

- The first set ends very well with Stash/Bowie/Possum. Bowie in particular is excellent.

- Well, ok, there's nothing especially interesting in DwD after they recover, but Slave is really nice, and Light covers some great territory, verging on atonality. I don't understand why it's not noteworthy-ed. And the segue into Twist is pretty good.

- Speaking of which, Twist is short, but it's good. And it is not aborted, it ends very beautifully.

- Shine makes for a really sweet emotional breather.

- Fuego is Fuego. Well played, although unjammed. Admittedly, that's the place in Set 2 where I would have welcomed something more.

- The -> (it is a -> !) to Sally is excellent. The funk emerges from long floating notes and it gives it a special kick. Again, this cow could have been milked a little bit more, all the more as Trey was again having a great time with echo.

- An average YEM is a good YEM. Although it still is an average YEM. (Meaning I'm trying to save that YEM and don't really succeed. The vocal jam is very fun, though.)

- BDTNL is standard.

If this is a bad show, then this is a great tour. And since this is a great tour, then this can be a bad show.


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