, attached to 1994-11-16

Review by Miguelito

Miguelito Much has been written about this show so I’m not going to get into too much detail. But having listened to this fantastic tour from its start to this point, it’s worth pointing out the significance of this Simple as this is the first really jammed-out version. Although the band took it for a little spin on Halloween, for the most part this tune at this point has been either a short stand-alone one, or has followed Mike’s Song, often returning back to Mike’s once the song ended.

But on this day that all ended and the Simple floodgates we’re busted open. The song would never be the same as it had now transformed into a significant jam vehicle. There have been many amazing versions since then but those who are fans of this tune can thank this version as being the origin of them all.

I don’t think this is the best ever version of Simple (my top choice to date is still 8.6.17) but the importance of this version moving this tune to the next level cannot be overstated. Also, for those keeping track, as far as I can tell, this is the longest version the band has played.


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