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Link Sunday, 12/17/1995
Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY

Set 1: My FriendMy Friend, My Friend > Poor Heart > ADITLA Day in the Life > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, MangoThe Mango Song > Tube > Stash, LizardsThe Lizards, CDTChalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Maze, Free > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > HoodHarry Hood > Sparkle > Tweezer[1] -> TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Hello My Baby, Runaway Jim

[1] Transition from Tweezer to Tweezer Reprise included a Page solo.

Noteworthy Jams: Stash, Maze (highly recommended), Harry Hood, Tweezer (highly recommended), Tweezer Reprise (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 3.84

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: The transition from Tweezer to Tweezer Reprise included a Page solo.

Song Distribution:
6 A Picture of Nectar
3 Stash
3 Rift
2 Lawn Boy
1 Billy Breathes
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1995 Fall Tour."

n00b100 , attached to 1995-12-17 Permalink
n00b100 The first set pretty much peaks with your typical (that is to say, played with fire-breathing intensity from opening section to JAM OF DOOM to Rye Rye Rocco) '95 Antelope and a fine Stash; the second set is the usual tremendous December '95 hammer-and-tongs stuff for the first half, until a really beautiful, mellifluous Hood brings one highlight and a *massive* Tweezer brings the other, with a jam right out of the gates that you practically need to take shelter from (Fish, in particular, is hammering his drums so hard it's like he's trying to elicit information from them). You don't need me to tell you that December '95 was a great, if not THE great, time for Tweezer (*every* 12/95 Tweezer is bolded on its jam chart - how crazy is that???), and this Tweezer is every bit as powerful as New Haven and Binghamton and the rest; plus, the ending here is pretty neat, as the jam melts away and leaves Page alone to display his chops before segueing neatly into Tweezer Reprise. You can throw a dart and hit a good show in December '95, and while this isn't a top of the mountain show, the Tweezer and Hood alone are worth the download.
Score: 1
doohhood , attached to 1995-12-17 Permalink
Simply put this show is one of the most underrated shows of all-time. 12/17/95 doesn't get the props it deserves because of all the other jewels contained in that month & year (Hershey 12/1 - MSG 12/31). This should be part of a top ten list of all-time underrated Phish shows. Heck just do a December '95 show rankings list.

The first set is fine and chock full of perfectly placed 1st set nuggets, but the flow of this entire show is what stands out to my ears. This was the last show before the break, wherein to think of how many shows they played in '95, you could very well say they might have been as practiced, crisp and sharp as they have ever been. Dare I say that that for the entire month of December, they may have been playing at a creative peak of sorts. The transitions that tie the seven songs between Maze & Reprise together are undoubtedly some of the most creative and thoughtful which I have ever heard. The 2nd set was highlighted by Hood, which was pure magic.
Score: 1

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