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Permalink Posted by HighNote on , attached to 2012-08-28
HighNoteTOP THREE OF 2012 CONTENDER....awaiting 3 night closer in CC, CO...

After being blown away from the audience recording I sneakily listened to while working on discovery for a case this morning..... (all thanks to the "@fromtheaquarium" - which he so kindly posted to youtube this morning....BTW....check out this guy's work gathering audience recordings...amazing job!!!!)

..I had to grab the real thing from the phish.net website....def. worth the $$$.

1st Set

Updbat song selection that doesn't stop....the pace stays high throughout and each song, IMHO is played spot on.....no matter what era you dig!

IDK Vacuum solo is sweet, plus a long awaited Curtain...a dirty Camel Walk....spectacular Possom..I have listened to an enormous volume of Phish....may not have been old enough to catch the early shows....but I HAVE LISTENED TO THEM VERY ATTENTIVELY...thanks to trading, youtube, and torrents...

my point....

Phish's 3.0, particularly Trey's tone makes these versions sound more fuller, and quite frankly, more professional as the craftsmanship of the instruments and quality of the soundboard has increased dramatically from say...the early 1990's...Possom is a perfect example of this....take each note Trey played in this version and apply his '88-'91 tone....and no one could deny the headiness...IMHO...Trey's choice of notes in his solo is spectacular...ive been playing guitar for 12 years now (26 yrs old) and I am blown away by the fluidity of this version.....

I digress.....

Next comes Quinn the Eskimo....love the Grateful Dead versions of song and Phish nail it here and is a perfect sing along set closer.

2nd Set:

CDT opener that blazes a path of fire behind it that would rival and wild fire the USA has faced in the last decade (apologies to anyone who may have lost a home or pet by such wild fires)

CDT dissolves into an ambient groove that will put a smile on an Ork's face (Elder Scroll's anyone??)

next up....not since DCU in '10...and what a glorious version of Frankie the boys play for us...Page's voice sounds gorgeous...great harmony between Page and Trey....but I am partial towards this song...the piano and guitar interplay is magic to the ears!

UNDERMIND is next...I have loved this song since it came into being and feel as thought it is not played live enough....

Sand is so HOT...partial to this song too..this version competes with ones from '99 and '00...hot version....

LxL is PHUCKING AMAZING....the ending jam is my favorite part of this song and for some reason reminds me a little bit of Spanish Jam from The Grateful Dead....

will-be classic version of Julius with a tight transition into 2001....

YEM closer.....honestly, how can you deny the band's superb choice of song selection for this performance...I envy the people of St. Louis....

I was at BGCA3 and I this show through the speakers may have an inch on it!

I predict a "knock-your-socks-off" NIGHT 2 in Commerce City.....
Score: 3

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