, attached to 1997-06-16

Review by phishfillet

phishfillet With the setting being Royal Albert Hall I expected two things, one the band would bring it! And two, they would NOT play anything by The Beatles. As good as they cover the Beatles, I don’t think they would feel confident enough to cover them at this venue. Having said that, on to my review of the show. Once again, nothing scientific or in depth here, just my opinion on the music.

Like I said before, I thought they would just rip it in this venue, but the first set was basically filled with standard versions of old songs and “carefully played” versions of new songs. Highlights for me were Taste and a pretty funky Wolfman’s that showed signs of what was to come for the rest of ’97 and into ’98.

The second set was better, not great, but no doubt enjoyable. Ghost >I Don’t Care>Reba was nice, and I thought I heard a Franklin’s tease around the 12:10 mark in Reba? Solid Hood to close out the set, and then the encore.

Overall not a bad show, playing was good I just thought it lacked inspiration which I thought would be the easy part being in Royal Albert Hall.


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