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. chefbradford Says:

    4/18/92 I believe

  2. chefbradford Says:

    I have that one song, pretty good quality, and I think I might have DL’d it at Not sure though. That cat has some high quality older recordings, maybe back when the band still allowed soundboard patches

  3. chefbradford Says:

    Jeez, talk about silent night. Does my avatar smell bad or something?

    I kid. I imagine most of you are spending time with family

  4. whole tour! Says:

    i am lurking!!!
    red rocks 94 is on hoodstream!

    Miami is soon!

  5. chefbradford Says:

    hmm. New window, then. Here’s hoping my comp doesn’t crash now. I may have to borrow my dad’s computer for Miami

  6. Leo Weaver Says:

    that’s it chef…thanks bro! I’ve got a buddy (actually the guy who introduced me fully and properly into phish and the scene) who gave me that show as SBD…his older brother was taping back then, needless to say, I had a ton of great recordings of 88-93 phish. thanks chef, gonna have to grab that one again. OK…off to get into the right state of mind for some of Selector’s Irie Christmas mix…

  7. chefbradford Says:

    Damn. I live Its Ice, damn song’s almost over. Thanks for the notice, whole tour! And happy holidays, sort of thing

  8. chefbradford Says:

    Ha, have a fun and happy holiday, Leo. Like I said, see if it’s at phishows, or maybe you can find someone with a good copy. PS is hit or miss on quality, through no fault of the operator

  9. chefbradford Says:

    live = love

  10. whole tour! Says:

    Merry Xmas!!!!

  11. c0wfunk Says:

    a little christmas drunk so excuse what follows

    worked w/ high end audio for a while – def tech was one of the best as far as compromise w/ price / quality. Listened to a relatively cheap def tech system we put in here at the fam fam’s tonight and lovin it all. Better value than klipsch or some of the other more expensive stuff.

    Opened some presents tonight and I got the annotated dead lyrics, blair jackson’s garcia bio, and the new phish biography by parke puterbaugh..

    so far, after reading the post hampton interview w/ trey and skimming through a little bit I’ll highly recommend this phish bio. Seems to be in the right spirit w/ full band blessings and all that. Great honest trey stuff throughout….

    q:”what secrets have you learned for survival on the road” ..

    trey:”I’m starting to get it figured out now – there are a few simple rules. Don’t spend all your time freebasing cocaine, that’s gonna make your tour a lot shorter” …

    lol nice observation red..

    “at coventry there were 3500 people on the guest list…our scene had devolved to where it was eating itself”…. “there were many of our friends at the hampton shows…the most important thing to me was that we managed to get back on track. We had a practice room backstage. We were working on music. We weren’t socializing. And it showed, I think. That’s the way the whole tour’s been going and it’s made me very happy.”

    “I have a pretty strong personality versus Page, who’s a little quieter…he’s very very smart and has a great point of view that is crucial to the decision making dynamic. Page comes at things from a more rational point of view, and that’s really important…That’s at the base of what actually happened before. I remember a lot of frustration from Page, and there were times when I was thinking ‘What’s the problem here?’ And now I get it. God’s honest truth is that as long as the four of us are together and have a protected, quiet and comfortable atmosphere around us, then we can make decisions with the dynamic that has always existed.”

    “Before I set fooot on this tour, I’m going to set a rule for myself that whatever show we’re playing is the only show, there is no tour…I remember we were in st louis and somebody was asking ‘are you excited about alpine valley?’ and my response was ‘I’m in St Louis. This is the most important show. This is it. Tomorrow may never come.’ So I think if you have that attitude there’s no reason phish couldn’t go on for quite some time.” ….. “am I talking like a sober guy now?”

    seriously .. good stuff here, loving this book! highly recommended.

    Like I say, I’m drunk and apparently aimlessly quoting from a book I just got for christmas so I’d better wrap it up.

    Merry christmas kids 🙂 Miami!!!!

    regarding practicing:

  12. chefbradford Says:

    Thanks for the reminder about that Phish bio, I’d totally forgotten about it. I respect Puterbaugh’s writing, and I’m always down for reading about Phish. I’d seen the “freebasing on tour” quote, or a very similar one, in Rolling Stone in, I think, ’05.

    Have you read The Phish Book (about as imaginitive a title as ‘A Live One’)? It’s got some choice stuff in it. Published in 98, so it’s a little dated, but Richard Gere, the co-author (band interviews were woven into the writing) is a respected music critic/author, and an unabashed fan of the band

    I have a few music bibles, and one of them is my copy of the first edition of The Phish Companion. I’d like them to go on and do #3!

  13. chefbradford Says:

    Oh, and The Phish Book goes pretty well with Bittersweet Motel (the doc) in seeing where Phish came from, and where they were at at the time (both were developed over the course of ’97)

  14. c0wfunk Says:

    big fan of the phish book – I believe the c0wfunk thing was originally from there. I did a little spot reading on it this year (I remember page talking about how “suzie g felt like a cheap way to get the crowd to go ‘woo'” or some such – funny now considering how many times they played suzie this year!

  15. Henry Says:

    12/31/93 Reba is the best Reba I have ever heard, and one of my favorite Phish songs in general.

  16. whole tour! Says:


  17. chefbradford Says:

    Love Reba, one of the first Phish songs I ever heard, and NYE 93 is excellent. There’s one from July ’94, I think, that i discovered a few months back, features Trey playing with his tone and using a different one. Very melodic jam, beautiful. Ahh, Reba…

    Cow- I remember that passage as well. But you have to remember, in 97 they pumped out a ton of new songs, and talked about retiring many (Tweezer and Suzy, for instance). And it’s probably the first time I saw the term ‘cowfunk’, though I have also seen ‘cowpunk’ in other places, obviously for other bands.

    Whole Tour, thanks again for pointing me toward this RR 94 stream, peaking Fluff now

  18. chefbradford Says:

    SOAMule, sweet!

  19. chefbradford Says:

    Mike’s falsetto always cracks me up. Hey, how ’bout an Emotional Rescue resurrection in Miami?

  20. chefbradford Says:

    Aw crap, now I’m all alone again. I hope there aren’t any cameras around to see what I do when nobody’s here…

    har, har, hardy-har har har

    I’m not even amusing myself.


    nice sound on the Hoodstream though.

  21. Corey Says:

    The development of the 12.31.93 Reba is absolutely beautiful.
    Delicate. Patient. Reba caresses you, from the release to the nap.

    Certainly my most played tune on cassettes de PHiSH.

    Lovely. Merry Christmas. I think I just heard Santa on the roof.

  22. chefbradford Says:

    Better get your ass to bed then, Corey

  23. chefbradford Says:

    Insane, nasty SOAMelt, just the way I like it. Anybody lurking who missed whole tour’s post, Hoodstream is streaming Red Rocks ’94

  24. c0wfunk Says:

    just wrapping up the joth sand , love the little happy grooving that happens at the 25 minute mark. One of my favorite phish jam modes. Trey is subtley teasing something here – roggae is it? just as mike starts with the quadrophonic topplings lines. Funny how this is nothing like the quad-topplings from (that album I can’t recall now cuz I’m all sloppy etc)

    great insight earlier regarding the key switch – a monotonous minor jam like that all in one key can have a great effect when sliding into a major key. Half the fun of playing the bass is how much you can affect the tonality of everything by changing one note. It’s amazing really how much power that low end has to define everything above it.

    Chords are defined by their lowest note – when you change the bass note the chord is inverted, or something totally differnet, and the whole feel of it changes.

    So in a band, when you have an independant bass player, he can move the world by changing his emphasis. Lots of power and responsibility there. Mike is a master at this.

    The rising noodly thing at just before 30 minutes is also magnificent. Trey’s loops are really syncing in with the whole band dynamic and fishmans’ shimmering and page’s piano work is just right. It was such a dream space we were all in when this was unfolding – at that point half the concert field was asleep or in some sort of zoned out trance and the band was just riding through dream land like a psychedelic sandman. Fantastic.

    Another favorite from the evening is the huge roses are free that comes a little later, say 4 am or so? O what a night! So glad I experienced it.

    Remember in 1994 or whatever when everyone was like “man new years 1999 is going to be so cool I wonder what I’ll be doing” .. we got to do the coolest thing anyone could have imagined, adn we got to do it in the middle of a swamp with our 70,000 closest friends. Pretty crazy we’re in our 10th anniversary of that this week eh?

    Thanks phish! I guess I’m drunk rambling again so maybe it’s time for bed. See you kids christmas day!

  25. whole tour! Says:

    this red rocks 94 is the bomb.

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