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Link Monday, 02/17/1997
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set 1: Soul Shakedown Party[1], DividedDivided Sky, Wilson > My Soul, Guyute, TimberTimber (Jerry) > Billy Breathes, Llama, GinBathtub Gin > GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: CoilThe Squirming Coil -> DwDDown with Disease -> Carini[2] -> Taste -> DwDDown with Disease > SuzySuzy Greenberg > CaspianPrince Caspian

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.

Noteworthy Jams: Down with Disease, Carini (highly recommended), Taste, Down with Disease

Average Song Gap: 6.12

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

Notes: This show marked the debut of Carini and the Phish debut of Soul Shakedown Party.

Song Distribution:
3 Billy Breathes
2 Lawn Boy
2 Junta
1 The Story of the Ghost
1 Stash
1 Hoist
1 A Picture of Nectar
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1997 Winter European Tour."

waxbanks , attached to 1997-02-17 Permalink
waxbanks Tapes of this show provided a wakeup call for stateside fans during the runup to the summer '97 US tour, and it holds up twelve years later. The opening set is a fleet, energetic, standard-excellent hour-plus. Set II goes from strength to strength: strong wide-ranging Disease, fierce Carini, powerful Taste, and a hair-raising Disease Reprise, all connected by loose-limbed, patient segues. If Halloween '96 was the genesis of Phish's funk style, the spring '97 tour provided a lab environment for the band to try out its newfound shaggy minimalism. The playing here is funky, attentive, and finely detailed - a small-venue rethinking of the band's big arena sound, recentered on the rhythm section. The new style flowered on 3/1, but this is a classic transitional show; those second-set segue arrows are no joke, and there's some tasty dark meat on those bones. One of the must-hear Europe shows, though the 7/1 and 7/2 Amsterdam engagements represent a quantum leap beyond even this one.
Score: 12
yemenzo , attached to 1997-02-17 Permalink
The dwd> carini> taste> dwd is a monster but that carini is an all time best imo
Score: 4
Themockingbird , attached to 1997-02-17 Permalink
I have a tape edition of this show and the jam following Carini is called The Webbler which goes into Taste. This is classic Phish show of the musical virtuosos' that they are.
Score: 2
zsmith0307 , attached to 1997-02-17 Permalink
Best show of the tour so far.

The first set has standard playing, but a very fun setlist. Definitely an above average Divided Sky, and Bathtub Gin reminds me of a 3.0 version with a very solid type-I peak.

Set 2 is one of the better sets of the tour. As everyone has mentioned, the fireworks occur in the DWD->Carini->Taste->DWD section. In particular, the end of the Carini jam contains some of the more beautiful Phish jamming you'll ever hear. Where was this the last few nights? Some might be dismayed by the Caspian set ender, but they were nailing this song night in and night out this tour.

Get set I if you like the setlist, but you'd be a fool to not hear set II.
Score: 1

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