New Years Run Together

12.31.02 (J.E.Remy)

Happy Holidays to all! As we approach Phish’s first New Year’s Run in six years, I have compiled some choice selections from New Year’s Runs past to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Totaling over five hours of music, these tunes should take you through Christmas and on down to Miami! Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday.

(Stay tuned for part III of the Miami ’03 retrospective after Christmas)


New Years Run Together < Torrent

New Years Run Together < Megaupload

1-3. “2001 > Auld Lang Syne > Disease” 12.31.96 III

4,5. “Ghost > Ha Ha Ha” 12.31.98 I

6. “Reba” 12.31.93 I

7,8. “Split > Catapult” 12.31.99 I

9,10. “Tweezer > Cities” 12.31.98 II

11,12. “Mike’s > Piper” 12.31.97 II

13-15. ” Bathtub Gin > The Real Me > Bathtub Gin” 12.29.95 II

16. “You Enjoy Myself” 12.29.98 II

17. “Tube” 12.29.97 II

18. “Harry Hood” 12.30.95 II

19-22. “Carini > Katy > Sally > Frankenstein” 12.30.97 E

23,24. “Twist > Caspian” 12.31.99 II

25,26. “Drowned > After Midnight Reprise” 12.31.99 II

27. “Roses Are Free” 12.31.99 II


Jam of the Holidays:

Sand > Quadrophonic Toppling” 12.31.99 II


The depths of  Big Cypress – soundboard style.


"Soon Enough..." - 12.31.03 (Unknown)

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511 Responses to “New Years Run Together”

  1. albert walker Says:

    gotta test drive the new 110 watt per channel Denon receiver the girl got for the birthday

    I think this SBD Sand from 99 will be just about perfect

  2. SillyWilly Says:

    maybe ive had a little too much wine tonight

  3. albert walker Says:

    damn Mike just sounds dirty on this Sand

    what a night

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    great post by @jed, thanks for that insight!

    nice score @albert!

  5. albert walker Says:

    nothing like building up the groove for about 10 minutes before you get to really start jamming

    all the Denon’s come phono ready now C
    so I’m pretty stoked, had to run a preamp with the old one

    I have never listened to this Cypress shit before
    very cool
    once in a lifetime for sure

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    yeah @AW

    thats what i like about that Sand is that it is so patient… yet not boring. Sand often toed the line when it came to this. I lot of the versions leading up to this seemed to be preparing them to do the jam in its fullest form at Big Cypress.

    It is just so determined and menacing in its establishment of the groove, and then Trey brings forth the cascasding riffs and then it lands in that bouncy groove that @jed described so eloquently.

    one of my all time favs

  7. halcyon Says:

    AW….what were the Definitive Tech speakers you and some others were talking about? I think its time for an xmas present to myself.

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    i’m slowly testing some amps to replace ye olde Yamaha

    Denon and NAD are leading the way in my price range so far

  9. albert walker Says:

    I met a 65 year old Chemist from New Orleans at Cypresss

    craziest story

    I saw this old ass nerdy straight laced guy with this hot ass young chick
    told my bros, yo that cats a chemist
    they all start laughing

    I go chat them up
    come back with a couple tastes of what turns out to be some of the strongest sass I have ever seen and some very tasty liquid to boot

    lit up all weekend long

  10. albert walker Says:

    needless to say I have the ability to spot a chemist in a crowd of 50,000 or how many fuckin there were

    great talents

  11. albert walker Says:

    I hear you C

    for me I like good shit but I can’t go crazy, crazy like some of my audiophile bros

    for me Denon is some pretty clean power for the $
    had good luck so far, this new one sounds amazing but it was a little more pricey


    the def tech towers with the self amplified subs are really nice
    I run a sub with them but right now my sub is in the shop and I’ve noticed you really don’t need one
    very nice clear, but loud speakers

    they make a center channel that comes with the self amped sub also
    pretty cool

    american made, great quality
    best buy is a distributor so they are easy to check out

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    anyone who is looking for speakers – this is nothing against the Definitives which I’m sure are killer – should consider this place:

    “Dave” actually passed away some time ago but the guy who took over the business is quite the engineer. I went and did a very VERY thorough test listen to them on behalf of our friend Colonel Joy, who ended up buying a pair at my recommendation.

    I thought they were by far the best speakers at their price point I have ever heard. They were just a little more than my Paradigms and sounded equivalent to my friend’s Meyer Sound monitors – kind of unreal really – staggering clarity and tons of punch.

  13. whole tour! Says:

    I can see miami in the distance….

  14. albert walker Says:

    a little Kenny Burrell- Midnight Blue 1963 original Blue Note Pressing

    Stanley Turrentine- tenor
    Kenny Burrell – guitar
    major Holley Jr- bass
    Bill English- drums
    Ray barreto- congas

    now these def techs and this new denon sounds sick
    damn this record is nasty

    if anyone would dig some old school jazz guitar playing more blues centered music with some great players check it out!

  15. halcyon Says:

    Thanks AW.

    Funny you mention the ability to spot a chemist, because I thought I had the ability to attract those looking for chemists. Every concert, or festival I was at, or still go to, I am constantly approached by people looking for something. Almost as if there is a sign over my head saying “come to me.”

  16. Mr. Completely Says:

    I guess I just don’t have the ears for it

    I have heard $50,000 stereos

    I have heard well built $3500 stereos that I thought sounded just as good

    A lot of folks say they can hear the difference, not me, so I guess the lower price point is all I need to shoot for

    I’m just replacing one component at a time, amp and center channel are up next…then wiring the whole thing with AirPorts and a RAID hard drive array behind a Mac Mini file server, or something a lot like that…

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    Mr. C, thanks for the rec on the speakers.

    I think Im gonna have to buy stuff one at a time like you were saying.

    I really believe in buying nice things that i will really use.

    a nice sound system is justifiable because i will use it all the time.

    a nice suit? or a nice car? i can make it without, but a nice soundsystem? so worth it to me.

  18. albert walker Says:

    yeah C

    I’ve found that around $750-$1000 amps and $3000 for 5.1 speakers you can get a pretty nasty sounding set up

    my old guy, was obsessed with that crazy high end stuff.

    one thing I know though this shit has sounded a hell of a lot better now that i’m spinnin vinyl.

    had to drop that one C.
    been a while since the digital analog debate.

    can’t go wrong with the OG Burrell

    now we’ve moved on

    original 1965 Kinks- Kinda Kinks – Mono Reprise pressing

    Featuring – Nothin In Thee world Can Stop Me Worryin Bout That Girl
    from the great film Royal Tennambaums

    bumpin shit like that will def bring the most out of your audio system

  19. Birddog Says:

    just built a high end computer – 5.1 surround – and the only things I could easily pull off the old drive were Hartford and SPAC from last summer

    while things have progressed since then, the whole Hartford show and second set of SPAC are keepers – they will both stand the test of time –

    on a side note – I discovered the 7-10-99 Chalkdust this morning – it made me cry and gave me wood at the same time

  20. chefbradford Says:

    Birddog- the Camden Chalkdust (my friends and I use that term, and they know exactly what we mean by it) isincredible, I’ve been in love with that one for years

    albert- R Tenenbaums is an all-time favorite movie for me

    I’m thinking of spinning some jazz or classical tonight, but I finally feel somewhat compelled to watch either Scrooged or Christmas Vacation, or just stream some holiday music. Haven’t felt it til tonight

    feel like ass, too, ear/respiratory infection


  21. chefbradford Says:

    Oh, and Lycan, keep me updated on Jan/Feb show dates, that 1/21 falls early in my vacay time, so, excellent

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    Merry Christmas everybody, I’ll be on in the morning

  23. Leo Weaver Says:

    Merry Christmas all! Miner, that’s a phenomenal New Year’s mix…gonna make for some tasty Christmas Eve dessert and something to pass some time tomorrow. I’ve been chasing that Sand since I saw it nearly 10 years ago. I’ve got great memories from that portion of the show…I ventured from our spot to explore things and it turned into my own Raoul-esque wonderfully weird moment…still not sure how I found my group again. Thanks again for all the gifts you’ve been so gracious to share with us here!

    @robear, from earlier today…I’ll share another show and more grins with you and cub ANY time. That show experience is one of my all-time favorites…I got to share it with some great folks, hope to do it again soon.

  24. Leo Weaver Says:

    BTW, we were kicking some Vince Guaraldi during supper and my bro-in-law (non-phan who I took to the Knoxville show) looked at me and asked, “So has Phish ever covered any of the Charlie Brown stuff?” And funny enough, they have. Way back in the early ’90s, they teased Linus and Lucy during a Hood (I think, could be wrong though) and rode it through more than just a few phrases. Any of you cats know which show it was? I used to have it on a good ol’ crackly hissy maxell long ago and would like to find it again.

  25. chefbradford Says:

    Palo Alto, 92, Hood indeed, excellent version

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