, attached to 2010-06-20

Review by dr_strangelove

dr_strangelove *I did not attend this show. This is based on my listening experience from a livephish download.

Review of Set I (Review of Set II to follow)
-Brother: great opener, well played, cool to hear trey introduce phish kids at the songs end.
-AC/DC bag: standard but good
-Back on the train: excellent version, Trey reaches a great peak towards the last minute and half of the song. Good stuff
-Undermind: Awesome choice and continues some of the energy Trey was reaching towards the end of BOTT. Really rocked it out.
-Cities: nothing really stands out here. well played, small funk outro, but standard
-Gotta Jibboo: Trey tells a quick story to introduce Tony. The jam starts with a delay loop that quickly fades, and things begin slow and mellow. At this point, the band kind of melts together Things really pick up around 7:30 and then trey cools it around 9:30 with these cool extended whole notes right before going into the song ending. Great segment and good way to end the jam. Nice version, but as many times as I've listened to this, I can't really hear Mike on the second guitar...
-Roggae: Great way to continue the mellow vibe of Jibboo, and Mike really stands out in the beginning of jam with several bass runs. Fishman also throws in a lot of drum rolls and keeps things interesting. The whole band reaches a collective peak around 7:45. Solid version.
-Sleep Again: Never heard this song before, its not bad. The jam starts around 4:00. Very beautiful and Page stands out here. He plays some pretty melodies on his piano while Trey plays long heavenly notes in between a repeated riff that is sort of a focal point throughout the song. I really enjoyed this, mostly because it was unique to me but also because the ending jam is very pretty.
-Lawn boy: Always a fun song, and Mike sounds great. Standard.
-Run Like an Antelope: Mike stands out in the 'prancing' section of the song, then Trey and mike really rage during the rock jam (especially around 6:30, when trey really packs the heat). The build up to the funk section with the lyrics is pretty intense and once the funk begins Mikes bass is booming. Not a best of, but still great fun and awesome!

Overall: From brother through cities, things were pretty rocking, with BOTT and Undermind being highlights here. Things mellow out between Jibbo through lawn boy, with highlights being Jibboo and the sleep again jam. Antelope closer brought back the rock and ended the set on a high note. Review of set II coming shortly...


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