, attached to 1994-06-11

Review by Larry_Hood

Larry_Hood This is the summer show for me that really launched '94 into becoming what I consider THE year of Phish. It is a show that has long been touted as one of the band's greatest along with Chicago's epic just a week later. 1994 was really when Phish began their ascension to the top of the heap when it came to improvisational music, and it was the incredible two weeks of shows in the middle of June that really set the tone for November and eventually '95. This two week period really was the first of Phish's truly incredible runs (sorry I dont think anything from 8/93 can hold a candle to 6/11, 6/17, 6/18, or 6/22).

I'll be brief in my review because I think this a show that should be approached with a relatively open mind and just a little expectation of some greatness. In short: YEM is traditionally considered one of the greatest of all time, Stash, Antelope, Chalkdust, Melt, and even SOAM all rip hard, and Fluffhead is Fluffhead take it or leave it...but in this case I'll take it.

Much of June '94 has become lost on casual fans due to the vast density in the quality of music, particularly from 6/10-6/25. If your a fan of '94 or really of the band at all you need to hear this show. The YEM reaches a peak seldom reached by Phish and is essential listening for any legitimate fan of the tune


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