Summer Tour ’94 Vol. 5: Chicago & Maryland Heights, MO (July 23 & 26)

This volume of the Summer ’94 highlights series covers a stretch of the tour for which there are few circulating soundboards. 

Only 1.5 of the 5 shows played in Chicago, Maryland Heights, MO, and Hebron, OH (July 23 – July 29, 1994) currently circulate as soundboards (a full Chicago/Soldiers Field show and a Maryland Heights/Riverport Amphitheatre second set). No shortage of great stuff, though.

2-hour mp3 mix zipped up here (dates included in song tags)

  • Samba in the Rain
  • China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
  • New Minglewood Blues
  • Cassidy
  • One More Saturday Night
  • Playin’ in the Band
  • Jam Out of Terrapin
  • Improv: Beat
  • Improv: Between Stations
  • Improv: Tone Poems
  • The Other One
  • Estimated Prophet
  • The Wheel >
  • Attics of My Life >
  • Sugar Magnolia

Notes:

  • Jam Out of Terrapin: Great, as usual. This one slides in behind the same show’s Playin’ jam very comfortably.
  • Estimated: 20 minutes long with jazzy sidetrips.
  • The Wheel > Attics > Sugar Magnolia: 22 minutes of as-played pleasure.
  • Improv: Between Stations: This is one of the coolest ambient-mode drums/space segments I’ve found. A locomotive that drifts in and out of signal range.
  • Yeah, I opened the mix with “Samba in the Rain.” I’ve included two performances of it in this Summer ’94 series, the first one a nice, precise execution, and this one, which cooks more intensely. Obviously, it’s not a great song, but the jam opened new territory, and it arrived so close to the end that the best version must be around here somewhere. 
  • Notable flaw: Second verse of China Cat Sunflower.