, attached to 1988-09-12

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu On the downside, the sound for this recording is pretty atrocious, and there's some rough spots (A Train, beginning of Timber, TMWSIY and Bundle of Joy). Also, some of these early versions of Bold As Love go WAAAY overboard on the waa-waa effect at the end, making the ending jam completely about the effect instead of the music. On the plus side, Timber ends rippingly (after Trey begins the song by saying "A funny thing happened to me on the way to the gig tonight) and...I dunno, the > into Camel Walk is kinda different. The most interesting things, though, are the extra verse in Timber!, and especially the almost completely different lyrics to Esther, which include a description of the doll, the revelation that Esther is the Arch Bishop's daughter, and a Hollywood-friendly ending where Esther makes it out of the lake and the Armenian man gets run-over by a crowd (which the n dissolves). I'll actually transcribe the alternate lyrics below, I had never heard them, and found it fascinating! 2 stars for the show, though.


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