Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#SAB 037-038 Mountain View



Mountain View

2 CD
Label : Sabotage Records
Catalogue : #SAB 037-038
Disc Length : 73:46 / 60:02
Source : Audience Recording
Sound Quality : EX-
Year Of Release : 1998 [re-released in 2005]

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Jam Of The Year Tour
Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View
10th October 1997

Disc 1

1. Jam Of The Year   2. Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing   3. Let's Work   4. Rock N' Roll Is Alive (outro) (listed as Rock Jam on packaging)   5. Purple Rain   6. Little Red Corvette   7. Get Yo Groove On (including Six)   8. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World   9. Face Down   10. A Case Of You   11. When You Were Mine   12. The Cross   13. One Of Us   14. Do Me, Baby   15. Sexy MF   16. If I Was Your Girlfriend   17. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

Disc 2

1. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore   2. Diamonds And Pearls   3. The Beautiful Ones   4. Darling Nikki   5. Condition Of The Heart   6. Girls And Boys   7. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore   8. Take Me With U   9. Raspberry Beret   10. Mr. Happy (outro)   11. Soul Sacrifice (w/ Carlos Santana)   12. Sleep Around   13. Take The A-Train   14. Jam   15. (Eye Like) Funky Music   16. Baby I'm A Star   17. 1999

Graham Central Station Opening Act

18. The Jam   19. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)   20. P Announces GCS   21. Band Introductions   22. Instrumental Jam   23. I Want To Take You Higher

COMMENT

This is certainly not the best audience recording released by Sabotage but it is still worthy of an excellent rating (albeit EX-). There are a number of female audience members audible throughout the show who constantly scream at every move by P, but it's a live show and it's expected. It's also fair to say it isn't the cleanest sounding recording, but it's enjoyable and P's performance is loud and upfront. The show itself is a fairly typical Jam Of The Year concert with the inclusion of a great guest performance by Carlos Santana on a few numbers. P and Santana duet on a fantastic version of 'Soul Sacrifice' each taking turn to solo after the other - a rarity and one of the best, lengthiest versions played. One other slight change is the inclusion of 'Condition Of The Heart' during the piano medley. Sabotage appear to have made a few sly edits during both 'Face Down' and 'How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore' - not a major complaint, but certainly obvious if you have heard a few other shows from the tour. The inclusion of the GCS opening act is a nice bonus as it also includes a guest spot by Santana along with a brief appearance by P. The packaging is stunning and includes 2 very rare pictures of P in his Muppets Tonight outfit along with a nice review of the Mountain View concert from the local newspaper. The main show has since been released by Fearless/4DaFunk on 'Shoreline 97' in improved quality from a different source recording.

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