TTFF: Phish2k—Summer Tour

10.23.2010 (Dave Lavery)

The Summer of 2000—moving from Tokyo, Japan to Columbus, Ohio—represented Phish’s last true push of creative music. Though the band’s playing in Japan was on another level than in the states, the band, nonetheless, cranked through a solid summer tour—their last until 2003. Once the fall came, Phish shows turned less consistently creative, and standout jams came less frequently as the band moved towards hiatus. Today’s playlist features some of the tour’s lesser known jams to go along with a couple fan favorites, all arranged chronologically as they came in the Summer of 2000. Enjoy ten more tunes as the wait for summer dates continues!

***

Piper” 6.10.00 I, Tokyo, JP

The only “Piper” of Japan happened in a big way in the first set of Tokyo’s second show.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Theme -> Dog Faced Boy” 6.16.00 II, Osaka, JP

This unfinished “Theme” followed a massive “Runaway Jim” (featured last week) in the band’s final show in the far east.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Tweezer” 6.24.00 I, Atlanta, GA

This sunset “Tweezer” from Lakewood is one of my personal favorites.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Bathtub Gin” 6.28.00 I, Holmdel, NJ

A spectacular and triumphant version that Trey leads to the mountaintop.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Birds -> Catapult > Heavy Things” 6.29.00 II, Holmdel, NJ

Phish dropped this stellar piece of improv to open the final set of PNC’s two night stand. The dark and twisted “Birds” jam has hints of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” laced throughout .

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Ghost” 7.1.00 II, Hartford, CT

This scorching, second-set closing “Ghost” snuck in the door at the last minute to highlight the show.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Limb by Limb -> 2001” 7.6.00 II, Toronto, ON

A dark horse combo that got things moving after setbreak in a quick stop north of the border.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Split Open and Melt” 7.7.00 II, Burgettstown, PA

Though not with the unbridled fury of 1994, Phish could still rip a serious “Melt” in 2000. Can they still?

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***

Mike’s Song” 7.14.00 II, Columbus, OH

A driving and sinister jam transforms into beauty, representing one of the last—if not the final—versions of “Mike’s” with two jams.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

***
Down With Disease -> WMMGW” 7.15.00 II, Columbus, OH

Summer’s dramatic “farewell jam” came at the top of the second set, while sliding smoothly and unexpectedly into “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Tags: , ,

882 Responses to “TTFF: Phish2k—Summer Tour”

  1. SillyWilly Says:

    @MiA

    I’ve been buying the flacs of everything, and I do love lossless, but usually my only listening time is when I’m on the move either to work or workout, so I’m almost wishing I had more in mp3s to put on my ipod.

    Maybe it’s work by the lossless portable

    such a dork, I don’t want to compress the flacs I’ve got

    goddamn phish gets me again

  2. Leo Weaver Says:

    PowerAmp on the phone Silly (at least for us androiders), problem solved. You can plug in the phones, plug it in the car, play straight from the phone.

    Good vibes from the Weavers continuing your way gdad.

    Great morning here…just fed the Wee Weaver, sipping on a cup of coffee watching a cold rain fall, and picking what to spin while I get that morning puff.

    @joe…good vibes your way too bro. Sounds like you did what you need to do at this point in time. Be ready to provide support when the lady needs it. Best to you both.

  3. Leo Weaver Says:

    And Happy Birthday to our reside droid T3! Hope the protocols go your way, enjoy that walk with the little one.

  4. Leo Weaver Says:

    resident, not reside

  5. El Duderino Says:

    Happy B-day T3

  6. El Duderino Says:

    yeah, git the full version of poweramp for the Samsung Nexus and got the Phish app for my b-day yesterday

  7. Robear Says:

    This PNC ‘Gin’ is what the fuck I’m talkin’ about! Trey managing to play leads AND leave space for others.

  8. sumodie Says:

    2.17.12 Phil & Friends – set 1 (mp3)

    http://www.mediafire.com/?8jx33oh3874oeli

    set 2

    http://www.mediafire.com/?vgozr9hh27zsbkb

    (I went with the same taper/source as nite 1, FOB MK41 mics in hat)

  9. sumodie Says:

    will mp3 the final show later today hopefully. nite 1 a page or two back

    guess listening to these Phil shows has been a kinda MehSG antidote

    and I still recommend going lossless 8)

  10. sumodie Says:

    Happy Birthday, T3 -you sure got a sunny one!

  11. joemeg Says:

    Thanks for the links Sumo. I’m in Turks with just my laptop so mp3 is just what I need to give these a first spin. Much appreciated.

    PNC gin, that’s the type of Gin I’m missing in 3.0. The Dick’s Gin is great, but…

  12. joemeg Says:

    They should open up the first show of summer with a big Gin, like the Riverport Gin. Then all the bad tastes left from MSG would be forgotten.

  13. Robear Says:

    “Phil and Friends 2012; out-jamming bands half our age.com”

  14. El Duderino Says:

    @ Robear

    Nothing like the “original”! All others are just imitation ;)

  15. Robear Says:

    Duder, they’re making the boys from Vermont the Vanilla Ice of new jam music.

  16. joemeg Says:

    Ha! Seriously.

    I got a little jumped on here a couple of years ago for saying that I think Trey’s sobriety has something to do with it, but I still believe that.

    Having said that, I’ll take a sober Trey over no Trey any day. My man just need to stop thinking so much and let go.

  17. El Duderino Says:

    This is nothing new for Phil Robear, but you knew this.

    revisit Oct. 2000 – Sept. ’03 Warfield run.

    Jammin’!

  18. El Duderino Says:

    every show Track 1 = Jam >

  19. Robear Says:

    Isn’t Phil sober now? Trey needs a new excuse, dog.

  20. El Duderino Says:

    on LMA for DL folk’s get the Bertha remaster sbds when available

  21. Mike in Austin Says:

    Dude, no we don’t have kids.

    I travelled a lot for the first 16 years of our marriage and didn’t want to have raising kids be a solo endeavor for her.

    When I got off the road, having kids at 37 wasn’t that easy. I think the undiagnosed thyroid condition was part of it.

    Silly, I don’t think you’re a mac guy, but there are ways to go from FLAC to ALAC, and drop that onto your ipod and remain in the “lossless” realm.

    I appreciate lossless, esp in a good environment, but I figure that wire from the ipod to my rather inexpensive headphones I use for walking, it probably where most of my “loss” in fidelity comes in.

    We often focus on the source to be perfect, then play back through really crappy speakers/headphones. They will distort/destroy the music more than an mp3 (mathematically)

    Can’t wait to get my headphone amp!

    There hasn’t been a good Gin in 3.0

    Don’t sleep on that Camden Gin either a few days later. Rips.

  22. El Duderino Says:

    Phil’s been sober since ’89 i think

  23. El Duderino Says:

    @ MiA

    Bummer, sorry dude.

  24. Robear Says:

    “Uncle Mike”. Every kid needs a favorite ‘aunt and uncle’.

  25. joemeg Says:

    “Isn’t Phil sober now? Trey needs a new excuse, dog.”

    I don’t think it’s his excuse, because I don’t think it’s bothering him. If he wanted to jam more he would be.

    The reason I think the sobriety plays a role is because I think Trey is hyperactive in his head. And I also think he is more self-conscious on stage now that he is sober. Although I guess if he were more self-conscious then you would think that would lead him to practice more.

    I’m with though that they need to jam more, and I think it is definitely Trey holding them back.

Leave a Reply