, attached to 2003-07-12

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads This show reminds me of how disjointed 2.0 could feel amidst the sometimes-appealing approach to jamming. There's also to be said that the LivePhish mix is a little too Trey-forward--plus he wasn't using the Ross Compressor, a crucial signature aspect of his 1.0 tone--and that Mike's bass sounds a lot more slap-and-poppy than it probably was in person. I love that Two Versions of Me is debuted... Mock Song is also debuted, and Army of One is Phish-debuted, but Mock Song sounds kind of sloppy to me, and I'm not particularly fond of Army of One even now. What is interesting is the audible Trey calls for Tweezer -> Dogs Stole Things (you can hear it on the soundboard recording.) Also Water in the Sky gets extended a little bit. Overall, I love about 2.0 that excellent new songs were brought to the fore, and that the band seemed to have a renewed commitment to jamming, but especially in hindsight with the common era of 3.0 upon us, it's just somewhat hard to listen to a show like this without feeling like the compositional recitals needed more polish, all drugs reconsidered.


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