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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776 Responses to “A Post-Hiatus Playlist”

  1. pb Says:

    The Mr. Completely>Low Rider post reminded me that Phish does not tap into TAB’s repetoire enough. There are so many jam vehicles that could be placed in circulation with the Rock and Roll’s, or the Drowned’s or the Tweezer’s etc in early second set. Mr. Completely fits perfectly, so does Plasma or Money, Love and Change or Simple Twist Up Dave etc… I could go on and on. I am sure I am not the only person that thinks Phish should throws these tunes into their arsenal. Frankly, I am finding myself really burning out on Rock and Roll and Drowned and would love to see them replaced with these tunes along with A Song I Heard or Scents. We’ll see what happens in 2k10.

  2. Litteringand Says:

    To people on this board who watch Lost.
    I personally do not watch although I’ve tried. Do you guys feel like your going to get a satisfactory end to this series. My gut says no but maybe I’m wrong. Are they making a feature film at the end of this season?

  3. Marshall Says:

    ^ No piece of fiction ever gives satisfaction. But I’m along for the ride nonetheless.

    I second the motion that RnR and Drowned are overplayed and occur too frequently. Don’t take them out of the rotation altogether; just reduce the frequency. PB is right – there are a whole bunch of other vehicles out there they can blast off from.

  4. pb Says:

    Marshall – the frequency is the problem. So much so, that it has become very predictable. Hell, just pepper in Sand and Crosseyed a couple more times in a tour and variety would be achieved.

  5. BTB Says:

    Puxatawny Phil saw his shadow today…

    6 more weeks till tour dates announced….

  6. Foul_Domain Says:

    A jammed out Tube would suit me fine too.

    That song should be going more places IMO

  7. HarryHood Says:

    Drifting is one TAB song that I would love to hear Phish put in their arsenal. I was so stoked to see them play it in Worcester ’03 and then never again……. Such a shame.

  8. gratefulcub Says:

    Happy Groundhog Day Hood!!!

    Drifting is one of my favorite TAB songs as well. I enjoy some Trey that is popish at times. But, I am probably in the minority that believes his debut album is his best. I thought it was a great effort start to finish.

  9. Brimley Says:

    I really want to hear a 20 minute Set II opening Round Room…I’ve listened to the Vegas ’03 version 100 times and still love it…It’ll get you moving

  10. pagesidehighschool Says:

    the dl ‘o the day is a near perfect setlist for me, can’t wait to give it a go

    does anyone use vuze for etree? just got it yesterday and im having trouble getting anything to transfer/play

  11. albert walker Says:

    I’ll need to spin these jams
    Have not heard any of them
    Very interested

    I was very surprised to see the only Oceans Sing was at Deer Creek
    I don’t really listen to any 2004 so I was shocked at how cool a song it was even in the little pinner version I saw.

    Runaway, Timber, Halley’s, Mike’s, Scents, Oceans Sing, Waves

    Still have not really stretched out any of these. Plenty of Phish songs to still blow up IMO before needing more material.

    A new batch of songs on the upcoming TAB tour including a reworked Goodbye Head could be interesting though

  12. HarryHood Says:

    @ Grateful

    Trey’s self-titled album is my favorite as well. I guess I’m in the minority too.

  13. albert walker Says:

    No doubt

    his classic
    I love that record

    some of Trey’s strongest pop-rock songwriting

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    okay, my buddy just forwarded me a link to something pretty cool:


    there are several widgets to play with but the tonematrix may be my favorite. really cool application for creating soundscapes. be prepared to spend some time there…

  15. nonoyolker Says:

    @ Grateful – really dig trey-self titled. my favorite too.

    Drifting is a great, great song. As far as it translating into phish, ehhh.

    The Worcester version was cool to see, but the boys don’t have the range to hit the high notes. It works for TAB because Ono Hartswick can hit the high shit.

  16. marcoesq Says:

    great selections miner, thanks!

    also diggin on the fall ’99 love, keep it coming!

  17. pb Says:

    Agreed that they need to stretch out some old classics, Halley’s and Timber in particular. But, I think the addition of either old Trey material or just new songs would be a very welcomed development by this fan. Frankly, I would prefer to hear them bring the Trey stuff and new songs rather then stretching out old classics. I have seen the old classics stretched out, they were great in the early to mid-nineties, but, is 2010, so lets see what happens when Money Love and Change hits the Phish stage.

  18. marcoesq Says:

    i’ve said it before but coors ampitheatre is one of the coolest places to catch a show

    5 miles from the mex border, curfew usually isn’t until 12 or later

  19. albert walker Says:

    most of the TAB songs need horns
    I think that is the biggest problem
    hard to fill in with a 4 piece arrangement

    the horns really make most of those pieces

    a few like Mr C work a little better but in general I think they suffer without the brass

  20. lycanthropist Says:


    there was a ASIHOTOS at knoxville

  21. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    wow. I am now addicted to that link I provided. seriously, spend about ten minutes making sonic patterns there and you will be too. great ambient sound generator…

  22. albert walker Says:

    Yeah Lycan

    Besides Creek and Camden
    I tend to forget that 1st leg even happened
    The farther it is in the rear view mirror the easier it is for me to accept how rough it was

  23. Lycanthropist Says:


    yeh yeh..

    i am having to put together a playlist chronicling Phish’s 09 development for a Phish listening party..

    Its hard to pick out what will work from the first summer leg, but i don’t want to dismiss it entirely.

  24. pb Says:

    Albert Walker – agree about summer tour leg 1, after the fall and holiday tour it has been put in proper perspective. Although I would add that the Alpine Valley shows were two of the best of the summer. Other than that though, I feel as though the first shows to dump from my ipod for more space will be many from summer tour 1st leg.

  25. albert walker Says:

    Yeah I did Creek- Alpine

    For me Creek was a major step up from Alpine
    Just more consistent with less flubs

    Funky Bitch + Brother = ouch

    I do remember Alpine having a little more jamming than other 1st leg shows which is funny looking back since Alpine really is pretty unjammed also

    Dug the little Piper and Crosseyed though
    Lizard was kind of nice

    Then hit RR and it was like a different band

    For me something about the Deer Creek show still makes it listenable
    Even though jamming is pretty contained everything is played pretty well

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