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.
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.
“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.
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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
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