TTFW: The Abstract

6.25.10—Camden, NJ (Graham Lucas)

Ghost” 9.12.99 II, Portland, OR

One of the most slept on jams of all time. Don’t sleep.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/portland99ghost1.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/portland99jim1.mp3]

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Bathtub Gin -> Simple” 12.7.99 II, Portland, ME

Phish returned to Cumberland Country Civic Center during December ’99, an era where ambient jams were prominent.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2-06-Bathtub-Gin.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2-07-Simple.mp3]

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Jam -> Bug” 12.17.99 II, Hampton, VA

Though it sure felt like the Mothership was about to lift-off into “2001,” but the band teased everyone by dropping into “Bug.” This jam was the music behind the Hampton reunion announcement video.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph1999-12-17d2t03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph1999-12-17d2t04.mp3]

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Waves” 8.2.03 II, Limestone, ME

The magic fields of Limestone…

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/II-07-Waves.mp3]

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Twist” 2.24.03 II, E.Rutherford, NJ

Aliens visited The Meadowlands.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/3-11-Twist.mp3]

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AC/DC Bag” 11.7.98 II, Chicago, IL

This gorgeous jam from UIC illustrates the ambient shift of Fall ’98.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2-01-AC_DC-Bag.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2-02-Ghost.mp3]

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Drowned” 9.14.2000 II, Darien Center, NY

Forget about it—a true monster.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/II-02-Drowned.mp3]

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Roses Are Free” 1.1.00, Big Cypress, FL

The music that dawned a new millenium; the cerebral masterpiece from the end of an all-night marathon.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph991231d09_03_Roses_Are_Free.mp3]

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My Left Toe,  Stash” 6.30.99 II, Bonner Springs. KS

Phish paired the debut of “My Left Toe” with “Stash” to close the second set of  1999’s very first show.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mylefttoe63099.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/stash63099.mp3] Tags: ,

376 Responses to “TTFW: The Abstract”

  1. garretc Says:

    Elton John – Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

    followed by:

    ELO – Out of the Blue

    Just the musical kick in the pants I needed to get out of this mornings existential doldrums and actually get some work done!

  2. [Not Tom] Says:

    @ KP – Yes, I believe they did press some, however this statement on each show on LivePhish.com is what has me confused:

    ” * Please note that only the MP3, FLAC, and ALAC files are remastered. CDs and FLAC-HD files are the original LivePhish.com source.”

    ^ this statement is on all the shows I’ve listed, including UTICA.

    This means the CDs that you can order at the current time through LivePhish, but WTF – why would they be selling CDs of the original feed after they’ve already created a remaster that they did, in fact, press onto discs?

  3. dognamedwilson Says:

    ::nominates Dr. P to replace Mr. C as local propagator of inherent truths::

    and now back to page 7

  4. [Not Tom] Says:

    anyway – how the fuck am I supposed to know if my CDs that I got with the Utica DVD are the remasters? They probably don’t even sound any different anyway because :cough: remastering is just turning up the volume :cough:

  5. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    you should have that cough checked out, auntie em.

  6. [Not Tom] Says:

    Just sticking it to our friend KP a little.

  7. MiA Says:

    “http://27bslash6.com/f26a.html” seems to be eaten. Very funny.

  8. kenny powers Says:

    lol @ NT

    but yeah that is weird. i totally thought they sold physical Kevorkian remaster CDs on Amazon. guess i’m losing it.

    duder is pretty sure the Utica audio was Revorkified, but i would expect it to mention that in the credits inside the booklet…

  9. [Not Tom] Says:

    This is just the anal retentiveness in me coming out. I absolutely hate it when I have something that I like or love, and then someone tells me that there’s another one out exactly like the one I have except that it’s a little bit better. Even worse when I can’t tell exactly how it’s better – just that it’s better.

  10. [Not Tom] Says:

    I’ve got the DVD so I’ll look into the packaging – still though, the LivePhish.com verbiage is confusing as hell. Besides – why wouldn’t they offer the FLAC-HD files for the remaster – makes absolutely no sense.

  11. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    for a long time, I have lauded the ’97 2001s as some of my favorites but my recent delvings into the bevy of stellar ’99 2001s has caused me to revisit this position.

  12. [Not Tom] Says:

    You know it is truly a shame that Phish went on hiatus when they did – preventing them from playing the “2001-for-the-ages” at what should have been the New Years run for 2000.

  13. sumodie Says:

    The kevork’d cds are the select 2010 cd releases like greek2&3, manchester, ac2, July 3-4, etc. the greeks & manchester kevorks sound terrific. esp the greeks!

  14. garretc Says:

    That’s a great point, NT. One in a lifetime chance, that…

    Selfish, is what it was, really! Our desire for a 2001 2001 surely should trump any of the band’s concerns over their physical and mental health and well being!

  15. [Not Tom] Says:

    @ sumo – yes, you are correct, the CDs that had the special covers are the remasters of those shows; and the remaster is available via LivePhish.com in MP3, ALAC, and FLAC formats (but not available via CD or FLAC-HD). Makes perfect sense, right?

  16. [Not Tom] Says:

    6/27/10 – merriweather
    7/3/10 – Alpharetta
    7/4/10 – Alpharetta
    8/6/10 – Greek 2
    8/7/10 – Greek 3
    8/13/10 – Deer Creek 2
    10/20/10 – Utica
    10/26/10 – Manchester
    10/30/10 – Boardwalk 2

    These are the remasters that were done for 2010.

  17. GhostDog Says:

    @KP…

    I had req’d the Polaris show a few pgs back. Such a sick show.

    Any chance you will be uploading some more of your previous fabs on the noid? In particular…

    99s…
    Boise
    Chula
    Tucson
    Minneapolis

    G Woods
    Oswego

  18. [Not Tom] Says:

    I’m considering dropping almost $90 to LivePhish for 7 of these remasters in ALAC format unless I can “discover” them on someone’s mediafire.

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    they are definitely on the ‘noid @auntie em

  20. [Not Tom] Says:

    But NTM isn’t on the noid

  21. MiA Says:

    I think I have a dropbox to help you out NTM. Let me check at home.

  22. kenny powers Says:

    @ GhostDog

    i’ll try, but i gotta say i need to be in the mood to do a bunch at once, otherwise i’ll put it off.

    @ Not Tom – you just nailed me absolute #1 pet peeve re: LivePhish – the fact that the Kevorkians are NOT available as 24-bit. I mean, of all the ones that would make sense to do that for…

  23. kenny powers Says:

    just nailed “the”

  24. kenny powers Says:

    i meant “my”

    (lol)

  25. kayatosh Says:

    TT time. i’m in there.

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