DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:
This weekend, I am featuring two shows from the game-changing tour of Europe Summer ’97. Fully realizing their transformation to groove, Phish explored slow, funky realms throughout the beginning of summer. Warming up to the point of sizzling over the course of a 19 show European tour, Phish then turned their attention stateside for one of the most beloved summer runs. Starting in Virgina Beach and ending in Limestone, Summer ’97 was a special era of Phish. But the excellence we witnessed throughout the U.S. had its foundation in Phish’s European vacations in winter and summer. These two nights represent explorations of the new style, with funk galore and a whole lot more. These Europe ’97 shows are very underexposed, in general, containing many a night glossed over. These are two of those nights.
6.19.97 Arena, Vienna, Austria < Torrent
6.19.97 Arena, Vienna, Austria < Megaupload
II: Stash > Ghost > I Saw It Again, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Piper, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Prince Caspian
E: Beauty of My Dreams, Character Zero, Hello My Baby#
*With “The Landlady” tease (including dance by Trey and Mike). #No mic
Source: Schoeps CMC 64
7.3.97 Serenadenhof, Nuremburg, Germany < Torrent
7.3.97 Serenadenhof, Nuremburg, Germany < Megaupload
I: Piper, My Soul, The Divided Sky, Beauty of My Dreams, Taste, Train Song, Theme From the Bottom, Rocky Top
II: Ghost*, Cars Trucks Buses, Billy Breathes, Sparkle, Harry Hood, Cavern
E: Character Zero
*Included themes from the 07-02-97 Set II Jam, and more “Back of the Worm” vocals.
Source: AKG C1000 > DA-P1
Jam of the Weekend:
A essential chunk of Europe ’97 from Vienna; a segment of one of the downloads above.
VIDEO OF THE WEEKEND:
“The Tower Jam” Montage, IT 8.2.03 – From Festival 8 The8tre (SICK!!)