Thursday 03/18/2021 by Icculus


Thanks once again to Niel Ringstad for the SBD1 cassettes, and the generosity of @Jeff_Goldberg with The Audio Specialist and Jeff's skills and time, Phish's show on April 9, 1990, at the Fly Me To The Moon Saloon in Telluride, Colorado, is now circulating in as complete a form as is believed to be possible.

You may review the setlist and notes if you Read More below. And you can download the show at this handy link here, and now, or tomorrow instead, or perhaps next week or month, courtesy of @ucpete, who conformed the files to etree community standards, because that's just the kind of thoughtful gentleman he is. And if you missed the release of April 8, 1990, and April 8, 1992, also from Niel's tape collection, check out this blog post from three years ago (which coincidentally is almost how long it took me to remember to circulate 4/9/90 as well, whooops!).

Courtesy of Jeff Goldberg
Courtesy of Jeff Goldberg

Although the setlist states that "Funky Bitch" is missing, this is simply because it appears on Phish dot com's setlist; it is neither on the jcard of this tape nor on the tape itself, however, and Paul's level adjustments during "Esther" also make us think that "Esther" opened the second set (and "Funky Bitch" may have simply been soundchecked). Note that the "Mike Lynch" referred to in dot com's setlist show notes is Mikey Lynch, whose SBD0 tapes were used by Niel to make Niel's tapes of this show.

April 9, 1990
Fly Me to the Moon Saloon
Telluride Colorado

Source: SBD > Cass/1 (from Niel Ringstad)
Taped by: Mike Lynch
Conversion (Jeff Goldberg): Cass/1 > TASCAM 112RmkII w/ LA-112 balanced output > Apogee ADC (@ 24-bit, 96 kHz) > DAW: Avid Pro Tools | Ultimate
Restoration: iZotope RX Advanced
Mastering, Dithering, & File Conversion: Steinberg WaveLab Pro


Set I:
1. // Reba
2. Cavern
3. The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony >
4. AC/DC Bag
5. Caravan
6. Rocky Top >
7. Alumni Blues >
8. Letter to Jimmy Page >
9. Alumni Blues
10. Ya Mar
11. // The Sloth
12. McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters >
13. Dinner and a Movie >
14. Bouncing Around the Room
15. Runaway Jim
16. David Bowie *

Set II:
[Funky Bitch - missing]
1. // Esther >
2. Uncle Pen
3. La Grange
4. Foam
5. Harry Hood
6. Jesus Just Left Chicago
7. Divided Sky
8. Love You
9. Tweezer +
10. Whipping Post

// first few seconds of Reba and Esther missing; The Sloth only contains the last 1:03
* with Walk This Way, Runaway Jim, and Heartbreaker teases
+ with a Dave's Energy Guide (aka "DEG") jam

Courtesy of Jeff Goldberg
Courtesy of Jeff Goldberg

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, comment by Jeff_Goldberg
Jeff_Goldberg Once again, please enjoy, Phish.Net fam! Interestingly enough, this is another show I worked on which coincidentally happens to fall on my birthday... so there's that. If anyone has any questions, let me know.

, comment by MiguelSanchez
MiguelSanchez Tweezer/Whipping Post 2nd set closing combo. Bet that sucks...haha.

Thanks Jeff. You're doing Icculus's work sir!!
, comment by FragileThunder
FragileThunder Thanks. My 20th birthday and was wishing they were on the East Coast that day!
, comment by mcgrupp81
mcgrupp81 The 4/8 and 4/9 shows are listed as "tough to find, but worth it" in the Pharmer's Almanac. #3 underrated show of 1990. Colorado and 1990 sells me. Thanks for your effort in getting this widely circulated.
, comment by JMart
JMart Yes, thanks. Can’t be said enough.
, comment by dscott
dscott Thanks for sharing the goods once again, Jeff!!!
, comment by 12ozMouse
12ozMouse Nice, I turned 4 that day. Really cool to get another show into circulation, and on my birthday nonetheless :)
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