Catalog # SAB 290-291
Release Year 2005
2CD Length 75:21 / 54:30
Date/Venue Lawlor Events Center, Reno 27th March 2004
Source Audience Recordings
Fink's Comments (rates this release 5.0/5.0)
The show itself has been circulating for a while, however this release makes the previous CDR pretty much obsolete. This 'Pre Tour Premiere' is a warm-up for the tour proper (due to kick off 2 days after this concert), and it's evident in places that things are still a little rough, however that's one of the attractions of this show. That's not to say this doesn't contain some gems - listening to 'Shhh', it's pretty hard to find a comparable version elsewhere on the tour.
As with a number of recent Sabotage releases the treble is a little heavy in places, and the drums on 'When Doves Cry' will knock you across the room - they got some REAL bite - otherwise this is an excellent reworking of an already excellent audience recording. Set list wise there are no real surprises, except a criminally short 'Forever In My Life' and a beautiful 'A Case Of U' (played very similar to the One Nite Alone tour version) during the 'acoustic' set. The packaging, again is what separates Sabotage releases apart from everyone else's efforts with some stunning artwork and 2 beautiful picture discs. A fantastic release.