7.06.97, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA.
For the 17th release in the DMB Live Trax series, we chose the Shoreline show from 1997 which is also the first release from that year. This was the band’s third performance at Shoreline Amphitheatre, opened south of San Francisco in 1986 in cooperation with promoter Bill Graham who designed the venue space to resemble the Grateful Dead’s Steal Your Face image.
Highlights of the summer 97 Shoreline show include the debut release of Leave Me Praying
(which later evolves into Don’t Drink the Water) and the cover of Daniel Lanois’ For The Beauty of Wynona
featuring Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin on sax and David Hidalgo on electric guitar. Jimi Thing
features remarkable horn play by LeRoi and Steve Berlin in a musical conversation with Carter’s drums. Hidalgo’s guitar solo in Lie In Our Graves
is also worth mention, lending a special sweetness to the song. booklet
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