What is everyone’s opinions on why the band chose to release this among all the greatness that was fall '98?
- Fun show. The band was clearly having fun on both nights. The energy level, even though I was not there and I’m clearly speculating, was probably ridiculously high b/c it’s Hampton!
- Wacky covers. Will Smith. Bob Dylan. Chumbawumba. The Beatles. Gary Glitter (GREAT opening choice, by the way). Ween. Stevie Wonder. Jimi Hendrix. Beastie Boys. My god!!! What an eclectic group of artists to cover during a 2 night stand.
- Tight playing. Can you name a badly played version of a song? “Possum,” “Gin,” “Piper,” “Hood,” “Divided Sky,” “Boogie On->NICU” (great segue!!), and the entire set II of night 2 are very, very well played. Gorgeous, melodic, dreamy playing out of “Simple.”
- Why not? It didn’t include any ‘best versions’ or crazy improv jams, but it was well-played and fun. I say certainly not the worst choice for a live release.