I ILL-ed this album and yeah, I'm really okay with not owning it (except for the part where I feel like I should because otherwise there's a gap in my collection).
I did enjoy (given the space I was in personally) that the Side One track list went in part:
cradle & all
Wow, she uses "distracted" -- which I love, but which is talking-to-the-audience-introducing-a-so
Speaking of living in clip, that version of "shameless" is the True version in my head (I loved that album long before I ever listened to dilate, and how can you not love the knowing cheering audience reaction to "i guess i'd shut my mouth and rethink a minute but i can't shut it now 'cuz there's something in it"?). This album also uses the living in clipversion of "joyful girl" with her intro talking about crickets. Going in, I hadn't realized she was using original studio recordings at all -- though it makes some sense.
wtf is up with her voice on the new recording of "napoleon"?
The new version of "shameless" is . . . interesting. It's got this almost stilted singing. I don't actively dislike it (as I do "napoleon"), but I don't know what to make of it.
Side Two is the second half of her career, so looking at the track list before I played it, excluding the last three which are new recordings, I could only sing 4 of the 15 songs. A couple of them I don't even recognize the titles (no surprise, those are from educated guess -- I kinda zoned out while listening to Side Two, but come "swim" I was like, "bleh"; "manhole" also prompted a negative reaction, though I enjoyed "studying stones"; I recently revisited "hypnotized" thanks to verses and yeah I like it).
Interesting choice to make "both hands" so high-energy.