, attached to 1997-07-09

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Punch You in the Eye: Standard. Trey botches some lyrics and laughs it off. >

Prince Caspian: This is a jam charts version but outside of Page’s pretty piano solo I don’t hear much that is noteworthy here.

Ginseng Sullivan: Standard.

Split Open and Melt: Cool, funky intro from Trey. Very funky as the jam opens up too. In the late 6’s – believe it or not – they take this into major chord territory, although it’s kind of brief. Actually, Trey stays in it for a good while, but the rest of the band does not. Works pretty well though! By 9 minutes it’s back to its’ minor chord, dirty, old self. Instead of the typical tension building, this one gets into funk mode around the 11 minute mark. Not too long after this it meanders to the finish line. Kind of disappointing.

Dirt: Gorgeous. Absolutely crushed.

Taste: Page is great in his section. But Trey… Um, I am speechless. That is a clinic. Absolutely murders this one. Jaw on floor. All timer. Crowd is thrilled after this. Wow!!!!!!!!

Sweet Adeline: Standard.

Harry Hood: Severely underrated version. Would highly recommend!! All the banter after the climax is must hear stuff, very funny.

SET 2: Down with Disease: Where’s Pierre? Absolute hell fire, holy machine gun Trey – WOW >

My Soul: Again, hell fire. Not sure what they got into at set break, but it resulted in very, very aggressive playing. >

Cars Trucks Buses: Page crushes it.

You Enjoy Myself: The DWD tease after the first note is super cool. Trey destroys the note, very impressive. Béla Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and Victor Wooten show up and the crowd goes nuts! What transpires from here, no need to review. It’s unbelievable, you need to hear it for yourself or if you already, have – perhaps you are due for a refresher. No way to rate this YEM, pure chaos and awesomeness. You must listen to this one. They do catch a nice groove during Jeff Coffin’s piece. During Bela’s piece, the groove Trey and Bela catch together, and the trade off’s is utterly sick. Bela and Trey remain ridiculously hooked up for many minutes in a row. Hard to believe until you hear it, just two amazing musicians that were completely on the same wavelength. ->

Trane To Conamarra Jam: Exceptional, like these guys play together all the time ->

Ghost: On the Relisten app, Ghost doesn’t actually start until about 3:10. Trey counts it off once and then again about 20 seconds later. The Victor/Mike jam is pretty sweet. This just devolves into a ‘noise jam’ and then into >

Poor Heart: Great picking in this one. Lot’s of false endings where everyone gets a solo turn and then Trey leads a Pierre chant. LOL.

ENCORE: Hello My Baby:

Replay Value: Taste, Harry Hood, Down with Disease, You Enjoy Myself, Trane To Conamarra

Summary: Great show! Taste and YEM are all timers but don’t sleep on Hood and DWD! A show I have listened to many times over the years and will continue to revisit. I think the current Phish.net rating of 4.383/5 is right on the money!


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