, attached to 1997-08-10

Review by Abe_Froman

Abe_Froman Thought I'd throw in my two cents on this one. There is a lot to like about this show, certainly starting with the must hear versions of Split Open and Melt and Cities. Split goes DEEP, like "we're on the bottom of the ocean floor" deep, and Cities goes PORNO FUNK into wide-open jamming. I think the jam evokes Franklin's Tower, the Grateful Dead song, listen and decide for yourself.

So, those are the must-hears, but this show also has a nice Bathtub Gin opener, a flowing Down with Disease, a Billy Breathes with a BEAUTIFUL Trey solo, and Harry Hood's darn near perfect as far as I can tell.

The second set, as some folks above have mentioned, is a different kind of creature, but give that David Bowie a listen. There aren't many like that one, where Phish takes their sweet time getting to the song, and set up some interesting sound scapes in the process. As for Good Times Bad Times>Rock A William, you know, it was more about the moment when it was done, not about hearing it 14 years later on tape, but how many Theremin solos have you heard from Page? Give it one listen, I won't hold it against you if you don't give it two.

Great show, highly recommended.


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