Jam Chart for I Always Wanted It This Way (4 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
2019-02-21 Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico 20:22 Around 8:30, the music begins to peel away from the typical play, settling into pulsing, low-key groove. Page and Trey add color, giving the playing a warmer, upbeat sentiment, which gradually builds to a blissful peak. The playing settles back down to a funky, crunchy groove after 16:45, before further settling into transition space.
2021-10-29 Las Vegas, NV 13:23 High-energy set-closer delivers a rousing jam that gets beyond the usual techno-synth into a pumping euphoric blowout.
2022-12-30 New York, NY 13:30 Powerful and frenetic version that tears through MSG to end a massive second set. Fishman and Mike develop a forceful, driving rhythm as Page envelops the music with cascading synthesizer and electric piano textures. Atop this, Trey cycles through his rig and spits hellfire from his guitar, peeling the paint off the walls with nuanced sonic intensity.
2023-07-15 Alpharetta, GA 15:00 > from "Golden Age." Page really shines on this version; his piano shines midway through the jam. Mike comes bombing in, and he and Trey lead the band into a great, feel-good summer groove. By the 11 minute mark, you'd never know this jam came out of Phish's "techno" song. Things eventually wind their way back > "Tweezer" to complete the sandwich.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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