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. thedayman Says:

    Lucky enough to catch this show live, can’t wait to relive this awesome show and my first trip that went along with it

  2. angryjoggerz Says:

    Miner: let us know in advance which shows you are going to miss next year so we can all be sure to hit them.

  3. Jtran Says:


    Have you been up too long? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    this is an encouraging development. if the quality of this is high (it will be) and the response strong (it better be) this could open a new world of merch opportunity (and flood us with great hd video goodness).

    one small bright spot about tour being over is that we get the JOTD back. small consolation, I know, but better than nothing…

    All hail the Return of the JOTD!
    Long live the JOTD!

  5. Jtran Says:

    I can’t wait for next Friday’s TTFF

  6. Jtran Says:

    I need to get a life.

  7. neemor Says:

    “If you order from Phish Dry Goods, you’ll receive “Phish: Wisconsin Edition” a free bonus CD compilation from Phish Archives (selections cherry-picked by Kevin Shapiro), of past Alpine Valley highlights spanning fourteen years of Phish performances at this venue. ”

    ^ should be great.

    Long live JOTD.

  8. plord Says:

    @jtran, yeah, two long work days in SF, talked all day yesterday (it was my turn), then middle seat red-eye flight at my age = no way in hell I can sleep. I’d never be able to unfold and stand up. So I’ve been spot-checking Fall tour all night and into, well, now.

    Current cage match: SC2 vs. AC Fluffhead. I’m leaning towards SC2. I don’t know objectively if the end jam is longer or peaks higher but I am 100% certain that to me it SEEMS that way.

  9. Mitch Says:

    Thedayman, you got dwd>wtu during your first trip? That musta been fun!

  10. plord Says:

    Yeah, talk about diving into the deep end of the pool, that’s no joke.

  11. thedayman Says:

    Yup it was incredible. Ive never felt more connected to everything in my life than during that. Nothing like what I expected at all

  12. BTB Says:

    Top of the Morning,

    Wonder if the DVD release is to get some more cash in the door for the organization before christmas/Hannakuh? Bonus pool money? Anyway, looking forward to the DVD as I’ve only listened to DWD>WTU.

  13. BTB Says:

    Also wondering if you watch the DVD your calves will start to burn like your really at Alpine?!

  14. neemor Says:

    Dear Kevin Shapiro,
    I hope you’ve included Wilson>2001>Magilla>Tweezer from 8.1.98
    Sincerely yours,

  15. nonoyolker Says:

    Looks amazing. Love that they turned the release around so quickly.

    Anyon know the track list for โ€œPhish: Wisconsin Edition” ?

  16. neemor Says:

    “Also wondering if you watch the DVD your calves will start to burn like your really at Alpine?!”

    ^ ftmorningw

  17. Jtran Says:

    Is the DVD BluRay?

  18. jdub Says:

    @Plord, if you are still in the air and spot checking fall tour I am curious what your trained musical ear thinks of Mike’s from Providence. Sounds to me like a pretty refined Light build jam occurs but what do I know.

    Could this DVD release help make up some revenue after a small venue fall tour? Either way I like model, small indoor venues>high quality summer DVD release. AC weekend as the next release?

  19. plord Says:

    @jdub I will give it a listen and see what I hear.

  20. Robear Says:

    play stand out show in summer, then release in fall? at biggest venue they play in 3.0?

    Any chance this was ‘planned’ to some degree ahead of time?

  21. gratefulcub Says:

    JOTD is fine and dandy, but I’m waiting for my **ting** worthy 10 tunes for Friday!!

    Because I am an ungrateful petulant little child that wants what I want, and I want it now!

  22. Jtran Says:

    Some really hot Trey licks right before 9 mins. in SC C and P

  23. gratefulcub Says:

    Everyone order your copy of Alpine, then lets all meet up at the tree.

  24. KWL Says:

    miner fluffs dry goods ๐Ÿ˜‰

    i want this alpine dvd more than i want coral sky – another sign that 3.0 highlights stack up to any era (or that i’ve lost my mind, i’m prepared to accept either interpretation)

  25. Gavinsdad Says:

    Get me outta here. (this work meeting. Awful!!)

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