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.
Jams of the Day: (From upcoming release)
“Disease > What’s the Use?” 8.14.10
“Reba” 8.14.10 I
“Bug” 8.14.10 II
“Down With Disease > What’s the Use?” 8.14.10 II
***Tags: 2010, Summer '10