on October 24, 2000
A. The majority of this disc is dominated by an interminable blues-goof off ("Mr. Stinky's Blues") that Lurie used live as a vehicle for introducing the band to the audience near the end of the show. At around 20 mins long, it would have been tedious live, and it's ridiculous on CD, coming smack-dab-in-the-middle of the disc and ruining it. The other cuts are great, but not worth the price. For serious completists only.
B. While the OTHER volume is worth getting, these two discs -- LIVE IN BERLIN 1 and 2 -- were inconsistently assigned numbers; sometimes 1 is 2, sometimes 2 is 1, for no reason I can explain. The color cover -- red or black -- doesn't seem to be consistent, either (sometimes 1 is red, sometimes 1 is black). Unless you have a confirmed track listing, you can't be sure when ordering that you're NOT BUYING THE CRAPPY ONE. I wouldn't touch EITHER of these discs over the internet for this reason, unless you actually confirm with someone who is HOLDING THE DISC IN HIS OR HER HAND that it ISN'T the one with the "Stinky" stuff.