This single-set performance was part of the annual Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts that also included Beck, David Byrne, Pavement, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Spearhead, and Stereolab. Phish performed on The Pyramid Stage. Wilson was an appropriate opener, as the venue was less than 50 kilometers from Stonehenge.
Debut Years (Average: 1991)

This show was part of the "1997 Summer European Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1997-06-27

Review by iovanepr

iovanepr There's really nothing wrong with this show EXCEPT for the almost unbearable recording. No one's to blame for it, but no one wants to listen to it either. The high-pitched screeches in Wilson and CDT will almost certainly either force you to give up on it altogether or turn the volume down so low to the point where you won't be able to hear it.

These jams are short and to the point...nothing to go crazy about. And if I wasn't on a 'must listen to every show of the tour' spree, then I most certainly would've passed up on this one. Don't waste your time, move on to the next show...
, attached to 1997-06-27

Review by aybesea

aybesea Okay, so just a comment that I don't understand everyone's problem with the recording. Sure it's not the best that I've ever heard, and yes some goof keeps whistling... but these bootleg trained ears have heard much worse!

This recording is plenty listenable and this is a really average festival show.
, attached to 1997-06-27

Review by uctweezer

uctweezer There's not much to write here, as this show was short as shit. Wilson opener, as the show notes mention, was quite appropriate given the venue's proximity to Stonehenge. This audience recording is absolute shit by the way :/ Stash is actually pretty decent. And well, that's all I can say about this show. It's such a bad recording and such a short festival set that there's not much to say. This is the lowest rated show of 1997 at 1.4 (yikes) but I think I'll bring it up a bit and give it 2 stars -- sure, the recording sucks and it's only an hour of music, but I'm not going to hold that against the boys. I will hold the lack of exploration against them a little bit though. In summary, Stash and Taste are (typically) good, and the rest is redundant with the much higher quality recordings on your hard drive.
, attached to 1997-06-27

Review by exiled

exiled There obviously must have been a bad audience recording floating around a few years back, because the one that is now available is perfectly fine. Unfortunately, all it does is draw attention to the fact that this is an average show and not worth the time to listen, other than for completists who want to hear every note ever played by this band.
, attached to 1997-06-27

Review by DasPheesh

DasPheesh Nice start to the set, really. Wilson -> CDT was nice, high energy. Stash kept to the point. In a tour of Tastes, this wasn't my favorite. Nothing really too off the charts or too special here. I liked the set list for sure but if you're looking for something deeper, you may want to skip on this.
, attached to 1997-06-27

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1: Wilson: Ahhh, less than 50 kilometers from Stonehenge, appropriately placed and played. >

Chalk Dust Torture: Re-entry is a bit sloppy.

Stash: Standard.

Dogs Stole Things: Standard.

Poor Heart: Standard. >

Taste: Quite strong!

Bouncing Around the Room: Standard.

Character Zero: Standard.

Replay value: None

Summary: Blasé festival set. Would rate this as a 2 out of 5.
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