Catalog # TB026/27
Release Year 1998
2CD Length 49:04 | 59:57
Date/Venue 31 December 1997 & 13 January 1998
Source Audience Recording
Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.5/5.0)
Both of these shows are also in the Late Night Shows Box, however I feel they have slightly better sound quality on this release. Both shows have their benefits. The Houston show has better sound quality but the the Tampa show had much better content. And both suffer from a lot of crowd noise. The packaging is nice, but fairly average as a Thunderball release goes. Marva sang vocal on the first three songs of the Houston show which does include a nice version of I'll Take You There. There is a wild 12min jam followed by Larry guesting on U Can Make If U Try. The Tampa show includes a 19min jam of Thank U (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again) and a loose 16min jam based around Flashlight. Unfortunately 777-9311 is barely played for almost 2min.
Dale's Comments (rates this release 2.5/5.0)
To me the best thing about this set is that I was able to attend the show at The Roxy on New Year's Day (yes I said Day not Eve, as the actual show didn't start until WAY after midnight [about 3:00 AM]). The shows themselves are pretty cool, but as far as sound and content go they aren't anything special. The packaging is pretty good though, and overall I would recommend this release, just not highly.
Comments (rates this release 2/5.0)
Two short aftershows, neither particularly outstanding. 'Playtime' is a Prince original sung by Marva King, and was used to begin quite a few of the aftershows from 1997 and 1998.