, attached to 1996-10-31

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Sanity > Highway to Hell: What a one, two punch to open – absolutely awesome!!! >

Down with Disease: Short and ripped. Page gets the chance to funk it up briefly but Trey kind of pulls the plug on that rather quickly >

You Enjoy Myself: Brilliant version, absolutely smoked. This is a go to version for me – has everything I would ever want in a YEM.

Prince Caspian: Standard, not sure why it is a jamchart version? >

Reba: All timer, Trey owns it. Crushed!

Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird: Fun narration. The David Byrne stuff is great. >

Character Zero, The Star Spangled Banner: Standard.

First set summary:

SET 2: Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) Love Trey’s effects paired with the horns. >

Crosseyed and Painless: Welcome to the new era of Phish’s sound. Outstanding.

The Great Curve[3], Once in a Lifetime[3] > Fun!

Houses in Motion: Unbelievably trippy ->

Seen and Not Seen: Impressive that Mike memorized all those lyrics. Another very trippy tune. ->

Listening Wind > The Overload: Blown away. Unbelievable stuff. Those there – how’d you hold it all together? TIME TO GET TO WORK!!!

SET 3: Brother, Also Sprach Zarathustra: Great segment coming out of the break, love it! >

Maze: Total face melter, GREAT Maze!

Simple: Love all the effects and then Trey takes a nice solo at the end and into ->

Swept Away > Steep: Good stuff here >

Jesus Just Left Chicago > Suzy Greenberg: A direct repeat from last years Halloween show but still great. Grippo’s solo out of the Suzy lyrics – his tone – it’s haunting – has always stuck with me over the years, it’s awesome.

ENCORE: Frankenstein – Perfect encore.

Third set summary: They could have mailed it in – they didn’t – not as good as last years third set but this one is awesome in its own right. Maze and Simple have plenty of replay value as does Suzy. Would rate this as a perfect 5 out of 5, an incredible show.


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