, attached to 1997-12-06

Review by ucpete

ucpete There's been nothing left unsaid about this masterpiece, especially if you've read this far down the page, but I just want to note one minutia: I love the dampened Twist-"Woooooooh!"-reprisal at the very beginning of Piper. It just makes a lot of sense to me, as if Trey (?, not sure who sings it) is saying HOOOOOOLY SHIT THIS IS HOT, let's take it down a notch for just a second -- a deep breath after a difficult-to-handle moment if you will. Of course it's only a brief reprieve during the slow build in Piper, because what comes next is another jump into excessively hot fire to cap the greatest 54 minutes in Phish history. There's one more Twisty-"Woooooooooh!" around 4:35 and another around 6:25, but each is a little more upbeat than the previous as the foam continues to thicken, especially through the Izabella infusion that bubbles up around the 8 minute mark. And I'm only referencing the Piper here... if you haven't heard this show, I honestly feel sorry for you.


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