Mountain View 2CD
Catalog # SAB037/038
Release Year 1998  
2CD Length 73:46 | 60:02
Date/Venue 10 October 1997
Source Audience Recording
Quality VG+
G2P Rating 3.25/5.0

Track Listing
10 October 1997 Mountain View Amphitheatre
Jam Of The Year, Talkin Loud And Say' N Nothing, Let's Work, Rock Jam, Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette, Get Yo Groove On, Tmbgitw, Face Down, A Case Of You, When U Were Mine, The Cross, One Of Us, Do Me Baby, Sexy Mf, If I Was Your Girlfriend, How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore, Diamonds And Pearls, The Beautiful Ones, Darling Nikki, Condition Of The Heart, Girls And Boys, How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore, Take Me With U, Raspberry Beret, Mr Happy, Sould Sacrifice (W/ Calros Santana), Sleep Around, Take The A Train, Jam, I Like Funky Music, Baby I'm A Star, 1999, The Jam, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
With Graham Central Station And Carlos Santana
Inst. Jam, I Want To Take You Higher

Deane's Comments (rates this release 3.5/5.0)
Even though the sound quality isn't great, (lots of audience talking, singing etc.), this is an excellent release. The show is perhaps one of the best from the Jam Of The Year Tour. The piano medley is definitely the highlight of the show. Although, having Carlos Santana join him on stage during Soul Sacrifice is also, well, kick ass! The packaging is beautiful including an eight page booklet with period pictures and a concert review.

Despite my feelings about Larry Graham's affect on the man lately, the included segment of Graham Central Station's opening act, including Santana, is great to have and a wonderful addition to the release. The sound quality of this section is not as good as the rest, with even more low end and a ton of audience noise. I would have preferred it to be at the beginning to preserve the timeline of the document. This way when Prince/The Artist starts Soul Sacrifice by saying, 'I'm gonna have Carlos play with me too' it would make more sense. It sounds like Chaka Khan even added some vocals during GCS.

Dale's Comments  (rates this release 3/5.0)
As with most Sabotage releases, the packaging and sound quality are pretty good. The audience noise is a bit annoying at times however, and the setlist isn't all that exciting (not many of the L4OA shows were though). I prefer Atlanta January 19th 1997 over this show.

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