, attached to 1995-06-29

Review by kipmat

kipmat https://forum.phish.net/forum/permalink/1377705202

6/29/95 is the second of two nights at Jones Beach, and it is currently the more highly-rated of the two. 6/28/95 is not a bad show, but this show stands out for the generous amount of new material, with a good Taste in the first set, Free, Strange Design, and Acoustic Army in the second set, and Theme From the Bottom as a stand-alone encore. As with other '95 audience recordings, Mike's bass is difficult to hear and often lost in the sonic whirlwind. Page fans will be pleased to hear three lead vocal tunes from him. But Fishman is the star of this show, masterfully playing through composed sections and leading the majority of the improvisation.

When the topic of "Sickest/Wildest Phish Jams" comes up, two songs immediately come to my mind: Split Open And Melt and David Bowie. This show has both of them, in Summer '95 "Space Camp" incarnations, specially designed by Phish to peel off the wallpaper of your mind. Listen to Fishman guide the Melt jam farther and farther away from its home, while slowly reeling the Bowie jam back to earth. The playful jousting with Mike during the Bass+Drums segment of YEM is also great.

The other reason for recommending this show is that it circulates on video! Usually, available video is cause for a boost in a show's ratings, but oddly, that is not the case here. Head over to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8zEuRnoLRw&feature=youtu.be and sink in for some pre-spinning-lights CK5 work, while Phish takes 20,000 heads on a musical trip of their own.
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