Picks 17 review
Picks volume 17 is a complete concert recorded from their September 25, 1991,
performance at the Boston Garden in Boston, MA. There is some bonus
filler from March 31, 1991, from Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro,
first CD includes the complete first set; it has nothing to complain
about, though nothing extraordinary. The most interesting
jamming is in "Help" > "Slipknot" >
"Franklins Tower." The "Maybe it was the
Roses” > “Dire Wolf" combination is rare, but no big
2 begins on the second disc with "Victim or the Crime." It is followed by a fine version of "Crazy Fingers"
that segues perfectly into "Playing in the Band" and it
transitions effortlessly into "Terrapin Station."
This is followed by the most interesting part of the show, the
"Boston Clam Jam," which Hornsby dominates and throws
in some nice "Terrapin" melodies.
set continues on the third disc. It includes a Beatles songs
"That Would Be Something." Jerry sings the song; it
is short and melodic, and brings nice twist to the show. It
flows into a "Playin' Reprise" that is great with
Bruce throwing in some quick sharp piano runs, though, some of
Vince's background coloring is annoying. The set closes with a
Jerry ballad followed by two Bobby show closers.
a bonus, we are treated to two songs from March 31, 1991, awesome
stuff. "Samson & Deliliah," is played great,
notably the Jerry and Bruce’s interplay throughout the verses.
The closing instrumental has all the band members are going at full
force for a two-minute frenzy. It is followed be a stunning 23:31
rendition of "Eyes of the World."
DP17’s featured show is good, though, the filler is the
highlight. by Barry
Grade B +