, attached to 1991-07-19

Review by Anonymous

(Published in the second edition of The Phish Companion...)

I've been listening to this show for a long time, and it has emerged as one of my favorites. I'm a huge fan of the July `91 tour with the Giant Country Horns. Many complained of repetitive setlists, but the horns really brought out a serious aspect in Phish's music, not to mention the amazing abilities of Carl Gerhard, Dave Grippo, and Russell Remington"...those guys tear some serious solos. In my opinion, this show is amazing and should be heard by everyone. It contains some very strong playing and showcases Phish way ahead of their time. It's also one of the cleanest performances by the horn section -  very tight, and very inspired.
Highlights of this show include a fiery "Landlady" with some gorgeous solos by all participants, and a "David Bowie" that sears with the often-unheard horn parts. The "YEM" from this show is also very well played. The second set, however, was one of the best of the Summer `91 tour. It opens with a searing "Suzie", which drops into one of the best versions of "Divided Sky" ever played, then a jazzy "Magilla" with some interesting holiday teases, and a very humorous "BBFCFM". The "Lawn Boy" and "Frankenstein" encore finish the show in style. It's arguably the best show of the GCH tour. I'd say it's required listening.


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