Reba did not have the whistling ending. Possum contained a Simpsons signal as well as Dixie, Woody Woodpecker theme, and Johnny B. Goode teases. The soundcheck's Poor Heart and Funky Bitch were both slow versions, with Funky Bitch containing alternate lyrics.
Debut Years (Average: 1990)

This show was part of the "1995 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1995-11-12

Review by Miguelito

Miguelito I've been diving into some less covered shows and this is one that deserves a bit more attention.

I love My Friend My Friend in the opening slot, and Llama to follow is sweet. A nice, high energy 1-2 punch to get things going. Guelah is an always welcome rarity and this version doesn't disappoint.

The Reba is a magnificent centerpiece of the set. This tune will always have a special place in my heart ever since my love-at-first-listen when I popped Lawn Boy into the CD player back in 1991 and this version is as fine a take as any from this year. The recording is crystal clear here and the band is clearly in sync as they build to an intense peak. A very fine version.

The Taste is an early version, which still has Fish on some of the vocals. I don't miss these versions. The If I Could is a lovely breather before the Melt. This version is typical '95 stuff, which is to say it's pretty great. It builds to a chaotic peak and, while it's not the most out there or long version, it's an energetic, strong version.

After the audience chess move, the set opens with The Curtain. While I prefer my Curtain's to be With, I'll take it without if there's going to be a monster Tweezer like this that follows. Of course, back in '95 the band was only playing the tune without so we didn't have a choice and this is a nice set opener.

This Tweezer doesn't disappoint. While not as deep or exploratory as some of the versions from the past summer, this version is excellent. This upbeat version pretty much rocks the whole time and is worthy of a listen, especially if you tend to lose interest in the spacier or more ambient jams.

After a couple of other tunes, Slave makes its appearance and this is a lovely version with nice peaks and valleys. Kudos to the taper as each band member is clear here, and Mike in particular is fun to follow.

The Possum is a fun, tease-filled version which sets us up to end the show. While not quite the tease-fest from the second time I caught this song, on 5.17.92, this is a great version. Going into this song, I would have thought this was the set ending. If the band did in fact end here I don't think anyone would have been disappointed. However, the band had other ideas. I love Tweezeprise in the set closing slot rather than as an encore as it closes on the highest possible note.

For the encore we get Fire, a nice, short version but it's a perfect choice. After a rocking Tweezer, Possum and Tweezeprise, we should've expected nothing but a Hendrix cover. And we're done. An overall very good show in an excellent tour.
, attached to 1995-11-12

Review by westbrook

westbrook This show may be overlooked as it comes between the higher profile Fox Theatre and UCF shows, but it is definitely worth hearing. Good sounding AUD to boot. Let's get into it...

My Friend, My Friend is one of my favorite openers. Good version here. Energy picks up in the following Llama. Another fine rendition. Next up is BATR for some singalong time. Right back into it with Guelah Papyrus, also one of my favorites. Reba makes a big impact in the middle of the set. Excellent tension and release, give it a listen. Trey introduces Fish as "Brown, Moses Brown" before his vacuum solo in I Didn't Know. Solid versions of Taste and If I could follow. The SOAM at the end of the set is nice, but not quite a must hear version. Some chess banter precedes the set-closing Hello My Baby. Good first set. I like the song selection and Reba is damn good.

A Curtain opener usually means good things are coming. Well, this Tweezer definitely fits the bill and then some. It has a Free-like jam section and also goes through a melodic segment with Trey playing some really nice stuff. You should hear this Tweezer. Keyboard Army and Sample serve as a nice interlude before a great Slave. Trey really builds the tension and delays the peak, making the release all the better. Fishman humorously forgets the lyrics in Cracklin Rosie, but that's why we love him. The set ends in style with a thrilling Possum>Tweezer Reprise combo. This Possum is dynamic and crazy with teases, a Simpsons signal, and Trey scatting. Fire encore-no complaints.

Solid show, probably rated about right at 3.8, maybe could go a little higher. The highlights of the show are Reba, SOAM, Tweezer, Slave, and Possum.
, attached to 1995-11-12

Review by dr32timmymeat

dr32timmymeat This show is such a good example of '95 Phish outthinking themselves a bit. I Didn't Know, Taste That Surrounds and Hello My Baby were all massive buzzkills after big preceding songs.

Some great, hard-rocking nuggets in here. SOAM is raging, The Curtain is also 10% darker than normal, Tweezer is sufficiently '95. So not a lost show by any means, just lots of subtraction by addition with some of the first-set duds.
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