, attached to 1996-10-29

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw This is one of the true turning points for Phish in 1996 as many of stated before Karl Perazzo's presence did so much for Phish and I believe pointed them in the right direction for the upcoming events of 1997.

Front to back this show is excellent. And call me crazy, but I think I like this show more than Halloween!

So much is enhanced by the percussion (especially Guelah, Taste, Stash, David Bowie, RIFT, Weekapaug, & The Wedge). And the playing and Trey's awesome '96 tone is the icing on the cake.

Billy Breathes is excellent as is a triumphant and excellent Bowie. The intro to Rift is unique and quite perfect, it drives the song in a way I would have never anticipated. Of course the obvious champ of this show is Mikes Song. It is likely a top 5 (or 3) version EVER! Yes ever! And it's one of Phish's most played songs! The execution is fantastic and the roaring jam that transformed in a perfectly played groovey funk jam. It's just the best listen for yourself. Weekapaug is excellent, as is The Wedge. Slave delivers as always.

Average encore but who is really going to complain at this point?

Almost a 5 star rating from me but just falling short. Do not skip this on the way to 10/31/96!


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