Ani was an influential artist for most independent artists at the time. She peaked in the late 90's. This was the live album that followed her best record "Dilate," and, in it, you can find improved versions of basically every major song she had previously recorded in studio. Unlike other singers, Ani thrives in live performance and it is evident here. This is also one of the last things she did with drummer Andy Stochansky, with whom she obviously enjoyed working.
As a personal anecdote, I ran into Andy outside sala Bikini in Barcelona during the tour and, when I told him I was missing a few tickets for some friends, he ran in and got them for me. No pomposity, no nothing, and this was a sold out event.