, attached to 1994-10-18

Review by Miguelito

Miguelito A palpable boost in energy from the previous show, this to me is the first great show of the tour. I love the Simple MFMF I Didn’t Know opening sequence. Moving through Poor Heart, we come to Stash and the band opens this one up. It’s an energetic and somewhat exploratory version. Tela follows, and is always welcome. This extra fine set continues on with very solid versions of It’s Ice, Guyute and another phenomenal Divided Sky. The band seemed more confident during this Guyute than the initial couple of times played, and it’s worth noting that Page plays an effect that sounds like a harpsichord at one point during the song.

Bowie gets things going for Set II in a major way. This version is incredible and made for an insta-re-listen. After a brief interlude with The Horse > Silent, we get a monster Reba that is just phenomenal. While I’m still partial to the version from 7.6.94, this one is certainly in the running for best of the year. The jam gets pretty out there, and has elements that are reminiscent to me of Simple.

The Béla Fleck guest segment to end the second set is really fun, with the acoustic tunes being a nice treat. The Llama was fantastic, and I loved the acoustic start, switching to electric. Béla shines during this tune, which winds up being extended and could be my favorite version.

This is a fantastic show, with many highlights, and in my opinion is the best show of the tour up to that point.


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