Midwestern Memoirs

Alpine 2010 DVD/CD Box Set

Before we begin to analyze a blazing Fall Tour, today let’s take a preview at Phish’s upcoming DVD/CD release from this past summer at Alpine Valley. Commemorating August 14, 2010, one of the Summer most impressive shows, the box set also includes highlights from the following night at the legendary Midwestern shed. With a release date of December 14, only four months from the performance itself, this is – by far – the quickest turnaround we’ve ever seen from a show to an official release. The three hours of music was recorded using 57 channels of digital multi-track and then mixed and mastered in 5.1 Dolby surround and PCM stereo. The video features a 7-camera shoot, recorded and post-edited in High Definition. Pre-orders, available now through Dry Goods, will include a bonus CD entitled “Phish: Wisconsin Edition,” featuring highlights from Phish’s fourteen-year history at Alpine Valley.

Highlights of August 14 at Alpine include the sublime “Disease > What’s The Use?,” an exquisite “Reba,” and the second set “Mike’s Dirty Sally Groove.” Selections from both sets of the night two are included as bonus footage on the DVDs. Featured from the first half of August 15 are “AC/DC Bag,” “On Your Way Down,” “Divided Sky,” “Stealing Time” and “David Bowie.” While the opening sequence of the second set – “Ghost > Theme > Big Black Furry Creatures From Mars” – fills disc two. Check out some video and audio clips from the upcoming release below.

8.14.10 - (Dave Vann via Phish)


Jams of the Day: (From upcoming release)

“Disease > What’s the Use?” 8.14.10


“Dirt” 8.14.10



Video Clips:

“Reba” 8.14.10 I


“Bug” 8.14.10 II


“Down With Disease > What’s the Use?” 8.14.10 II


8.15.10 (Dave Vann via Phish)

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708 Responses to “Midwestern Memoirs”

  1. sumodie Says:

    @neemor: you caught two stellar gems in Manchester & Providence

    now keep at it to make MSG happen….. 8)

  2. sumodie Says:

    just got off the phone with one of my CO buddies who’s comin to MSG -phish planning never seems to end!

  3. KWL Says:

    if the BB provides me with some extras, i’ll hit the MSG run 😮

    if you’d like to talk to my SLF about it, say, while you’re chatting with willowed’s wife, you can reach her at:


  4. stitchstash Says:

    @ neemor, I’m so glad I found those videos too and I’m happy to share. Yes, 99-00 were amazing years in Phish and I agree with you about 2010. Phish is in a great place right now and it’s only getting better. It’s such a good feeling to have more shows on the horizon. Now, I just need to figure out the details that are going to get me to the 1/1 show. It’s my 11th anniversary. I need to put in some extra effort to make sure it happens but I have complete faith in my ability to do so.

  5. sumodie Says:

    apparently if you wear a yellow Event Staff t-shirt and carry a laminate & clipboard, you can get in too (at least for Halloween)

    plenty o time to start working on the proper MSG uniform….

  6. stitchstash Says:

    @ KWL, ask and you shall receive. Miner just put up the weekend nuggets if you haven’t already noticed.

  7. Mike in Austin Says:

    @stitch I think I brought up Boise. Thanks for those links. Didn’t know they existed!

  8. Corey Says:

    Evenin’ folks…wow, after a wonderful day and night, I was slammed by some news that I somehow missed over the last month.

    One of my favorite comedians and arguably one of the smartest on the circuit these past 15 or so years, Greg Giraldo, died of an accidental OD back at the end of Sept. Man, that sucks. Doug Benson has a dedication at the end of his “new” interruption comedy show.

    During that comedy show he adjucated, Greg’s responses always seemed uncomfortable and erratic. Now I know why.

    44 yrs. old with kids and a wife. WTF? Apparently, he had a raucous party before some comedy shows, one of which was for a recovery benefit. Damn.

    Ya’ll know about this? I’m bummed…

    Sorry for the downer, but this is always a good outlet to vent so…

    With regard to PHiSH and contact:

    After being dropped off by my big band’s “tour bus” in Utica, and a long walk into town, I got to speak with Trey before his band’s show (the one where the balcony nearly came down). We chatted very briefly about big bands and his love of them. Then he asked me what I play and wished me a good time at the show. Had a perfect opportunity to be heard shedding outside his tour bus, but I kept my horn on my bus. It was cold, and I didn’t want to walk around with it.

    Had that -what if- fantasy ever since…Trey: “Hey, want to sit in?” Uhh, of course Trey. Let’s open up and let the improv fly.

    My folks came to that show too. Insert Chris Farley reference here “Stupid, stupid!!” then :hits self in the head:

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