The group is 42 dates into a lengthy and gruelling North American campaign with only another three to go. Given this, you might expect the band to sound somewhat road-weary but there’s plenty of energy in evidence on stage. The second improv that oozes out of Exiles has Wetton’s bass set at stun with some of the most malevolent roars ever to be summoned on the bass guitar. Afterward, David Cross’s violin solo on The Talking Drum is bordering on unhinged as he weaves in between the howling surge of Fripp’s lead guitar. Following a brutal Larks’ Two they charge off into a bulldozing 21st Century Schizoid wherein Fripp’s solo is ‘off the fricken charts,’ as someone in the audience might well have said.
Sourced from a rather grainy bootleg tape, Alex ‘Stormy’ Mundy has worked his sonic magic on it and deftly inserted the audio from the TV footage from the same gig for Easy Money and the following improvisation - part of which would later be recycled by the band for Guts On My Side - thus making this the very best version of this particular concert.