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Link Monday, 11/18/1996
Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN

Set 1: CTBCars Trucks Buses, TimberTimber (Jerry), Poor Heart > Taste, Billy Breathes, CDTChalk Dust Torture, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Reba[1], Character Zero

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Simple -> Swept Away > Steep > SOAMuleScent of a Mule, Tweezer[2], Hello My Baby[2], TweepriseTweezer Reprise[2] > Llama[2]

Encore: Waste, JBGJohnny B. Goode[2]

[1] No whistling.
[2] Gary Gazaway on trumpet.

· Zimbabwe tease in Tweezer

Noteworthy Jams: Chalk Dust Torture, Also Sprach Zarathustra (highly recommended), Simple (highly recommended), Scent of a Mule

Average Song Gap: 4.38

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Gary "El Buho" Gazaway (Guest)

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. Tweezer through Llama and Johnny B. Goode featured Gary Gazaway on trumpet. Tweezer included a Zimbabwe tease from Gazaway.

Song Distribution:
7 Billy Breathes
6 A Picture of Nectar
1 Stash
1 Hoist
1 Lawn Boy

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1996 Fall Tour."

wordsisailupon , attached to 1996-11-18 Permalink
There are few things in life that are better than dancing around my kitchen with Phish playing in my ears. I insist there is no better way of getting the dishes done. During the 2001>Simple of this show, I danced my tush off. In listening to the Fall 1996 tour, (after Halloween) I never realized that this tour was so incredible. This 2nd set is a prime example. It's no wonder that Phish is the only thing that I can listen to, THEY ARE AMAZING!!! Just wished I could see the light show.
Score: 4
westbrook , attached to 1996-11-18 Permalink
westbrook Seek this show out for a feisty Timber in the first set and a great set 2 opening combo of 2001>Simple. This is the nastiest and longest pre-1997 version of 2001 and the Simple is transcendent and one of my all-time favorite jams. If the back half of the second set had lived up to the start of the set, this show would truly be something special, but the Gary Gazaway guest spot doesn't really do much for me. Still, this is an above average show and 2001>Simple is a clear highlight of the tour.
Score: 3
juancarlos0383 , attached to 1996-11-18 Permalink
The Simple from this show is an essential jam to listen to and own. It has one of the most beautiful/soaring peaks I've ever heard. If you haven't listened to it, do yourself a favor and get it right now!
Score: 2
spanishmoon , attached to 1996-11-18 Permalink
spanishmoon My favorite Simple ever! Download this show just for the Simple, you won't be sorry.
Score: 2
lostmypebblesandmarbles , attached to 1996-11-18 Permalink
1st set: Loved the CTB's opener...they should bring that out more often .Timber rocked and i really enjoyed Reba !

2nd set: 2001>Simple was fantastic ...looking back Swept Away >Steep was nice considering Phish doesn't trot those two out very often "in the now" times ! Tweezer was the Highlight of the show for me, i really dug Gazaway's trumpet playing on it and i THINK this is the only Hello My Baby with a trumpet in it. This show was my first and it was really tight...overlooked but no many are
Score: 2
PHATTSKIS , attached to 1996-11-18 Permalink
PHATTSKIS Another great instance of being in the right place at the right time. El Buho joined up for some serious heat at the end of a great example of what a 96 phall tour show was like. I did 18 shows that phall tour and this was one of those that was overlooked in many views (as is the next one b/c of repeated songs or lack of attendance.)
Score: 1
ilostmypebblesandmarbles , attached to 1996-11-18 Permalink
ilostmypebblesandmarbles The Timber absolutely smokes !!!! I love the 95/96 Timbers !!! Aggressive and fiery !!!! Ginseng was location appropriate. Memphis is in fact my muddy water Mississippi Delta Home :) The Simple is a must hear. Tremendous Peak. Soaring, high flying Trey. Great foundation by Page, Mike & Fish. Fall '96 Simples were the best ! I like this song standing alone as much as I like it following Mike's.
Score: 0

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