, attached to 2004-08-14

Review by LilJimmy

LilJimmy The Coventry shows are often looked at/discussed as the worst Phish has played in their history, but a quick listen dispels that myth right away, atleast in my opinion. Here are some highlights.

Set 1 Walls>Jim>Jibboo (all noteworthy) to open the show are a sign of the many great jams that were going to be played, and also of some of the flubs. YEM though noticeably shaky throughout some of the composed parts, does eventually get together for a mellow jam and vocal ending. Antelope was also pretty good and has the novelty of Tom Marshall on vocals.

Set2 Acdc Bag opener had a great jam worth repeated listens which transitions to 46 days, David Bowie also was played well..

Set 3 Great Twist opener, Stash though flubbed in the composed sections has a great jam >Free which was also noteworthy. Then comes Drowned and what ha been labeled the "Conventry Jam", another huge and the final jam of the night. Though even the Harry Hood encore was extended and includes audible audience singing the refrain.

I guess I am one of those individuals that Trey was talking about when he said " People don't come to see us like get through all the sections perfectly", I really am there more to hear them create music not perform compositions. This show has atleast 8 great jams that any one of which would've make me happy to have attended.


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