, attached to 1994-05-17

Review by SplitOpenAndMule

SplitOpenAndMule While I agree with the first reviewer in that this show isn't that special compared to the rest of this month, I'd also like to provide a counterpoint. Mound, If I Could, and Lifeboy are all played with extra feeling and focus, especially the ending of all 3 songs. Lifeboy uniquely alternates volume in the outro jam. The birthday tease in Maze and cake and crowd song in Coil all feel great. Also in Coil, listen for Fishman to tease Peaches En Regalia before the final chorus. Tweezer has an impressive tempo shift towards its end as well.

My point is that even on what may be an "off night" compared to other "on nights" around this show, Phish was playing so well in May '94 that even a show with very few highlights can still take you on a delightful journey of the senses. The current rating of 3.82 feels right to me, but even still, I had a great time listening to this one.
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