[Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at Osiris. Each Wednesday we're going to bring you a historic Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we'd encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the Osiris! This week's catch comes from Brian Brinkman of Beyond The Pond.]
The year 1988 was a huge one for Phish. It could be argued that it was the biggest year of their career until 1992. Their sound quality took a massive leap forward with upgrades in gear. Their catalogue deepened and became more varied. Their setlists flowed with focus and deliberateness. They traveled west to Colorado & laid roots that would reap longterm rewards for decades to come. And, perhaps most important, their jamming, which they would relegate for the next five years, finally reached a level of maturity, thus previewing the transcendence the band would routinely display come 1993.
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