Weekend Nuggets: Two Nights In Europe


Europe '97 Summer Tour T-Shirt

Europe '97 Summer Tour T-Shirt

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

1997-06-19gnI: Limb By Limb, Dogs Stole Things, Theme From the Bottom* > Punch You in the Eye, Water in the Sky, Maze, Waste, Vultures, Runaway Jim

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

Winged music note=====

Jam of the Weekend:

Stash > Ghost > I Saw It Again” 6.19.97 II


A essential chunk of Europe ’97 from Vienna; a segment of one of the downloads above.



“The Tower Jam” Montage, IT 8.2.03 – From Festival 8 The8tre (SICK!!)

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127 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Two Nights In Europe”

  1. Robear Says:

    Neemor, I was right near the front when Trey used a glowstick as a slide and jammed during ‘Disease’. You really had to look up at the stage from that little bowl. Thanks for jogging my memory! That’s why I have phriends, to remind me of the things I’ve done and seen! I remember tapping a guy on the shoulder and trying to point it out! Surreal…

    I felt soooooo bad for the folks that walked in. True, true, true fans to the utmost degree. I’ll tell you my story someday, it was cushy by all comparison’s. It cost us missing the Camden show though.

  2. Lycanthropist Says:

    im glad i missed out on the Coventry debacle. I haven’t even tried to listen to it. I figure there is so many other good shows I haven’t heard yet, why even bother?

    correct me if i am missing out on something.

  3. beepaphone Says:

    ^ When it came to walking, I didn’t see a single car turn around. In my area, people had already been waiting in traffic for 26 hours, and before that, my buddy and I had a 20 hour drive just to get there. There was never any question, and it didn’t seem like a measure of level of devotion. It was the last Phish show ever. There was, however, about an hour lag after the Gordon radio announcement before the masses really started pulling their cars over and walking. A lot of people walking around, asking what others were doing. When it became clear what the plan was, we all just went with it. The fact that there were soooo many thousands of people walking so far for the same purpose, In addition to a lot of help with food and water from the locals made it all ok. Quite the spirited journey, actually. The blisters though, ouch. 3 trips to the med-tent and had to stay away from the mud during the shows so I never got close to the bowl.

  4. beepaphone Says:

    @ lycan – Melt was my favorite. I was pretty spun both nights so at the time, sans many a flub, I was rocking out. Upon re-listening, you aren’t missing much.

  5. Lycanthropist Says:

    figured as much…

  6. snigglebeach Says:

    My favorite part of Coventry weekend, was listening to that Camden show over the Phish Radio during hour 12 of our 20 hour traffic excursion.

    Got drunk on the side of the road, and blasted that show to a small town on the backroads of Vermont. I distinctly remember a funky “Sneakin’ Sally”. Def musical highlight of the weekend.

    Second best part of weekend was having my van pulled out the mud by some one-toothed local

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    I’m glad I missed the Coventry debacle!!!

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    well, I was wrong about the Beatles box. It’s well worth owning. Wow.

    they actually got us via Rock Band – which is a trip, for the first time I want a mic to do the vocal parts, the songs aren’t hard but man are they fun – but anyway every song made us say “wow holy crap I had no idea this song should sound like that” – the bass parts, the harmony vocals, the brilliant little George Martin production flourishes – all just jump out

    part of it is that the original CD transfers were so flat…but whatever

    it’s not like I have been listening to the beatles on a regular basis, but this is stunningly good

  9. Matthew Schwarz Says:

    Anyone seen any of the Big Cypress video clips posted (not embedded) on any other sites other than Vimeo? You guessed it .. my ship blocks Vimeo, MySpace, YouTube, and others. Google Videos is NOT blocked…some others too.

  10. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Mr. C

    So glad you and your wife are enjoying the Beatles box! I downloaded the new transfers to see if I should by them, did the side by side taste test. WOW is correct!!!!

  11. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Dude – spinning Revolver right now – more wow. Tomorrow Never Knows = maybe the earliest true psychedelic skullfuckery on record? Outstanding.

    @halcyon, Mitch, anyone –

    Hornsby ’91 Dead mix: http://tinyurl.com/ksj2l5

    ***** CAVEAT EMPTOR *****

    Vince Welnick is present on these tracks – Dolby “V” having not yet, despite the obvious and critical need, been invented.

    The calculus typically is such that the awesomeness of Bruce’s piano playing is negated precisely by the Welnickian vocal intrusions and synthesized flailing. Fortunately, however, Hornsby also had a wonderfully positive synergistic effect on Phil and, especially, Jerry. So the net effect was often a win.

    These tracks are selected with that in mind; and I do have a rather low Vince tolerance, so everything has passed through a fairly fine filter in that regard.

    But still, he’s there, lurking in the background. Just so we’re clear.

  12. Mr.Miner Says:

    what is beatles box….

  13. Mr.Miner Says:

    revolver is prob my favorite beatles album

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    “what is beatles box” ?

    you missed the marketing blitz? the remasters? impressive 8)

    revolver is as good a choice as any for sure. not sure I could pick 1.

    ^^^ remastered Tomorrow Never Knows (mp3, real thing sounds even better)

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    weird. my link does keep reverting to the mediafire. I just changed it back to the benefit Ts – so time for the


    Click my name in this post to buy a shirt for yourself, your no-good brother, your ole lady, your offspring, and/or your dog – For The Benefit Of Mr. Ki – er, Miner.

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    Miner, I haven’t heard either of these Euro 97s – thanks – I like every show from this tour I’ve heard


    one more upload for this weekend – a friend asked me to upload this, so I might as well post it

    many pink floyd fans will have this. if you don’t, you might want to check it out.

    Pink Floyd Live at the BBC 9-30-1971 http://tinyurl.com/nf347b

    sounds pretty great for an old live pink floyd recording. A little edgy for headphones but hot on speakers. Last 2 songs are from a lesser source, still OK.

    crowd noise and DJ/band intros tracked separately so you can leave them out when tripping

  17. butter Says:

    Coventry sucked DONKEY DICK. If this was the way our band went out, none of us would ever have had closure or peace with our musical choices we’d all made in the past.

    This is why i wasn’t “sold” when Hampton ’09 was announced. I am a quick learner tho. After speaking with one of my best friends “yes, besties” About night 1 and 2 of Hampton , i knew i had to get my ass out there. Lucky enough to catch night 3, i was dumbfounded to learn we had/have our band back. Phish, and all of us, are playing with house money from here on out. Lets all enjoy this magical ride!

  18. butter Says:

    Miner + MJ = ‘da shit

  19. Mr.Miner Says:

    @butter- thanks, but I had to change it- too much white

    @ Mr. C-
    a) I tried to grab 2 Euroshows that don’t get circulated much….Vienna Stash is so sick
    b) Is there a way to save an entire folder from your mediafire to mine rather than do it track by track?
    c) Cheers on the Floyd upload!
    d) You seem to have more hours in our day than everyone else….any validity to that?

  20. EL Duderino Says:

    Good Morning Folks!!!!

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    I have yet to pick up the Beatles box. I wish they would just release them seperately though. I would love to hear Revolver/White Album/Magical Mystery Tour/Abbey Road remastered

    I have heard great things about the Beatles Rock band. I hear the background visuals are very psychedelic (I have only seen the one for I am The Walrus…madness) When I have the money I will try to pick that up

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    @ BrandonKayda

    They do sell them separately. In stereo format only! There are two versions of the box set one in stereo and one in mono.

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    Mr. C has a new avatar and Mr. M

    Mr. C i like your older one better

  24. Chuck D Says:

    Miner’s Picks: Laid Back Funk ’98 is the shiitake mushrooms for sure. So many gems, so many treats. NFL + the Funk = Thank you Mr. Miner.

    There a few too many YEMs, but they are all great, so I don’t blame you at all.

    Few of my favorites from the mix: 8/8/98 Sneakin’, 8/7/98 Ghost, and the 7/15/98 Tweezer > California Love > Tweezer > Free just got me pumped for 8 like I couldn’t believe

  25. Mr. Completely Says:


    a) yes it is

    b) no but I can upload stuff direct to you if that works better…fwiw I have started making zips, still have to stay under 100mb tho

    c) love that floyd – play it w/out the talky tracks next time you’re spun – guaranteed. I had to edit it after my last trip.

    d) as parent of early rising 5 year old I am simply awake more of the usual number of hours

    you’re one to talk, Miner, I upload stuff I have basically sitting around on HDs anyway – you with your download AND jam of the day

    @El dude – I haven’t changed it in 2 days, god knows what gravatar and/or your cache are showing. but I’ll prob change it again soon…I am easily bored but also easily amused, keeps me busy right?

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