, attached to 1988-12-17

Review by thelot

thelot This first set might just be the perfect starting set for a newcomer to Phish. The sound quality is top notch for the time period and it’s an entire set of Phish originals played note perfect. It’s a shame set 2 and 3 are lost to time. ;) I’d venture to guess this is an On Stage recording or possibly a Matrix…there’s too much room ambiance to be a straight SBD imo.

Although we just have Set 1 to review here I find it interesting that like their gig at Red Barn we see another entire set full of originals. Makes you wonder what the rest of the last show of year looked like. It’s pretty clear after listening to everything up to this point that 1988 was the year Phish truly came into their own. What a treat it’s been listening to everything unfold up to this point! This set is definitely worth a spin if you haven’t heard it before. The quality of this recording alone will bring you back to the Old Stone Church! ;)
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