A Post-Hiatus Playlist

7.10.03 (A.Markarian)

Out of the many great Phish jams during the post-hiatus era, here are a couple of top-shelf selections.


A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing” 6.19.04 II SPAC

Evoking the feel of Pink Floyd’s psy-rock, this piece of improv is among my favorite regardless of era. A truly masterful excursion, this song needs to find itself back into rotation come summer.



Scents and Subtle Sounds” 7.30.03 I Camden

Arguably the most impressive version ever played – it would certainly get my vote – this “Scents” highlighted the first set in one of the band’s most impressive post-hiatus’ outing.



7-15-03 - USANA Amphitheatre

7-15-03 - USANA Amphitheatre

Mr. Completely > Low Rider” 7.15.03 II West Valley, Utah

In one of ’03s out-of-the-way and undersold shows, Phish debuted Trey’s longtime TAB classic, “Mr. Completely,” and with it came a furious half-hour of non-stop groove.



Twist” 6.20.04 II SPAC

Another interstellar jam from Phish’s last stand.



Seven Below” 7.13.03 II The Gorge

One of the first psychedelic masterpieces of the summer and  legitimate tour highlight when all was said and done.



7.25.03 - Charlotte, NC (Alex)

Harry Hood” 7.25.03 II Charlotte, NC

A ground-breaking jam for “Harry Hood” illustrating the band’s exploratory spirit that underlines these years. A piece that once you hear you will never forget.




9.18.99 Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA < Torrent

9.18.99 Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA < Megaupload

An outdoor affair that started in the dark amidst the Southern California desert; this standout show goes out via reader request to Christine!

I: Tweezer > Roses Are Free > Wilson, Maze, Brian and Robert, Tube, Rocky Top

II: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Meatstick, Free, Bouncing Around the Room, Harry Hood, Frankenstein, Cavern

E: Contact, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Schoeps cmc6/mk4v > Apogee AD-1000 @ 48k

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  1. garretc Says:

    Good lord, this is the 4th time today (I’m still counting this as 2/1) that I’ve been listening to a show and had “Wading In The Velvet Sea” come on! I’m not complaining, as I have a soft spot for Phish ballads of all sorts, but I thought that was a strange happenstance…

  2. Jam on Dude Says:

    The traffic into Charlotte was so bad, that 30 minute hood helped ease the pain.

  3. HarryHood Says:

    Happy GroundHog Day fellow blackboarders!!!!!!!!!!

  4. HarryHood Says:

    Here’s to hoping that the little varmint doesn’t see his shadow!

  5. Willowed Says:

    Hey Boys,

    Good morning. Mr. C’s favorite day of the year. GroungHog Day!

    Make it a good one!

  6. Willowed Says:

    Thanks for the jams Miner.

  7. Marshall Says:

    Was organizing my shows yesterday and came to realize that I only have 2 shows from ’04 – the two SPAC shows. I’ve had 6.20.04 since 2004 and have listened to it extensively. Until last year, it was really my only insight into 2.0 Phish; I truly love the Waves from that show and the “Saratoga” jam. Early last year, before Hampton, in an effort to get a little more familiar, I bought a couple of shows from 2003, one of which is the Mr. Completely show (USANA). 6.19.04 was my first FLAC purchase ever, last year.

    But I’ve never heard the Camden, Charlotte, or Gorge shows, so Thank You Mr. Miner!

  8. Luther Justice Says:

    I just saw my shadow.

  9. Marshall Says:

    I mention this fairly regularly when the discussion is 2.0, but out of the 30 or so shows I’ve been to since 1994, I have NEVER once seen Phish in any stage lineup other than “four-across.”

    Seeing Phishman anywhere on stage other than the far right is simply wrong.

  10. Marshall Says:

    Did I really just write “Phishman?” It’s early and the coffee is still brewing.

  11. Luther Justice Says:

    I agree Marshall. I was happy to see Phish return to the line in 3.0.

  12. Marshall Says:

    @ LJ – watched most of the first set of the Nebraska DVDs you sent. Thanks much! Really takes me back to the early year. I love the static camera angle; give you the sense you’re really there (as opposed to feeling like you’re on stage with most videos).

  13. Marshall Says:

    He saw his shadow, that little fracker.

  14. Luther Justice Says:

    I also like the way the lights “bleed” together due to the original VHS tape. It’s like a work of art on your TV screen.

  15. Willowed Says:

    Quick observation.
    Surprised that the 6/19 SIHTOS got the nod over the Piper.
    Also, listening to this Scent now. Freakin’ gorgeous. Sounds like a Santana tone towards the middle of the jam.
    Very hot!

  16. Marshall Says:

    The ultimate video recording would be an IMAX camera mounted in a fixed position above the soundboard, facing the stage. It would capture CK5’s work the way it ought to be seen – full scale.

  17. Luther Justice Says:

    I’d be for the IMAX treatment. How about CK work in IMAX 3D? Now that would be nice!

  18. Marshall Says:

    @ LJ – yep, that’s be cool. The main reason I’d like to see an IMAX is the large format of the film would capture the entire scale of the visuals at a show; something a regular camera, even with a wide shot, simple can’t do. At Hampton, a “wide” camera shot would have missed what was happening from the mid-arena light rig completely.

    Mid-arena Light Rig – bring it back!!!!!!!!

  19. ReidIcculus Says:

    6 more weeks of winter…

    What a great show posted here. Haven’t heard this in years.

  20. Mitch Says:

    He saw his shadow?! Balls.

    llfa @ Luther “I just saw my shadow”

    happy groundhog day mr c and ev’rbody

  21. Foul_Domain Says:

    Morning All. Happy G-Day

    Heres an interesting fact about the skills of the ol groundhog on G-day….

    A Canadian study for 13 cities in the past 30 to 40 years puts success rate level at 37%. Also, the National Climatic Data Center reportedly has stated that the overall predictions accuracy rate is around 39%.

    …Maybe we would do better with Coin-Flip day

  22. HarryHood Says:

    Little bastard always sees his shadow….. Doesn’t make sense either. If he sees his shadow, that means it’s nice and sunny out. Shouldn’t that mean winter is over????

  23. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    ooooh, Coin-Flip Day. Such a beautiful holiday. My favorite tradition is the tossing of the coins. But others seem to like the parade of heads and tails better. Thankfully, we can all enjoy it!

  24. Marshall Says:

    And we can flip the Bowie/Maze coin over here in Blackboardville.

  25. nonoyolker Says:

    The peak in SPAC Twist puts me in berzerker mode. All fists and elbows

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