Back by popular demand this week: Phish content!
I'll preface this installment by outing myself as an unapologetic fan of The Phish Ballad. I love the band's approach to the song form over the decades. I love the punctuation they provide in the right context. And I love the way Phish's ballads show off the band's grasp of harmonic movement and dynamics.
We gave the staff here at Phish.net an opportunity to rank their favorite original Phish ballads across the breadth of the catalog, and below the fold you'll find our top 10. As usual, please feel free to add your own over at Ranker.com (instructions below the fold).Phishing Poll Thursday, Vol. 3: Favorite Phish Ballad
Here are some versions for your listening pleasure, courtesy of Phish Tracks.
Lifeboy 10.18.94 (with Bela Fleck)
Billy Breathes 10.29.96
If I Could 05.03.94 (with Alison Krauss)
Fast Enough For You 11.19.92 (with Gordon Stone)
Mountains In the Mist 08.09.10
Brian and Robert 10.06.00
Sleeping Monkey 07.02.11
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Mike Gordon: September 23, 2017
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