, attached to 1995-12-07

Review by pmc2kd

pmc2kd Well I am reviewing the awesome discs Phish has put out the past few years, and this '95 gem is up next!

Old Home Place is a peppy opener. You can tell just how tight and fast they could play during this period.

Curtain>Bag is a classic pairing, like a fine wine and cheese plate.

Demand is fun, hey I caught this one in the year 2016!

Rift is awesome, these early mid 90s versions are clinical.

Slave to the Traffic light is the first step out of ordinary in the middle of the first set. Wild placement and boy what a version. Trey kicks on the Leslie speaker and that beautiful watery peak flows through. This one is a keeper! Peak!

Guyute follows up in fine fashion.

Bouncin' cools it down a bit before a SCORCHING Possum. That's right!

Hello My Baby is it's acapella self.

Set II kicks off with the audience chess move - a nice snapshot of a moment in time.

Melt is the opener and this baby is monstrous. So darn evil. A favorite version when I look for evil snarling pulsing jamming.

Strange Design is a nice cleanser.

Taste in its infancy is ok.

Reba throttles to 11 out of the gate and the jam is really beautiful. It's not the cleanest version, but it's fast and contains some inspired full band improv. I really like the peak and sustaining notes.

Julius is atypical for having the Page solo - so its worth a spin.

Sleeping Monkey > Sparkle brings the laughs before we get serious.

Mikes is awesome. They kick into a great jam and Trey eventually moves to the kit, making good use of it actually. Great rhythmic segment. They get melodic and Trey leads us to a glorious repetitive riff, which resolves in absolute perfection -> Weekapaug.

The Groove is awesome and this one shreds. Lots of intensity and great peaks with an awesome DDL Jam. Overall, one damn fine Mike's Groove. Nothing in the middle but straight up jamming!

Amazing Grace and Uncle Pen send us home.

Overall 5/5 and another great release. A real showcase, great song list and a '95 Mike's, Reba, Slave & Melt are what that year was all about!!!

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