The bootleg quality means that some of the nuances contained within the music are blurred somewhat. Nevertheless Bruford’s drumming throughout is full-blooded and bordering on the ecstatic, as he makes the weather in several of the older items in the repertoire - Thela and Indiscipline stand out particularly - and adds a real sparkle to the newer material taken from the just-released, Three Of A Perfect Pair album.
“Are you warm, happy?” asks Belew of an an enthusiastic crowd. “Me too!” replies the consummate showman.It’s true; his energy levels throughout the show are close to manic, and on tracks such as Satori and Sleepless, threaten to go off the Richter scale completely - especially on the sci-fi solo during TOAPP.
Although their occasional tuning problems (a result of poor monitor mixing) Crimson get up to take-off velocity around about the stark perspectives of Industry, with a sadly incomplete LTIA pt2 really blasting on all fronts. Poor sound quality but you can still hear a band really going for it.