TTFF: Dreaming of Summer

7.22.13, Toronto (Jake Silco)

7.22.13, Toronto (Jake Silco)

Mike’s -> Simple” Clifford Ball 8.16.96 II

A historic chunk of Summertime Phish.



Reba” 8.2.03 Limestone, ME

A daytime, post-hiatus gem.



Sneakin’ Sally” 8.8.98 Columbia, MD

Quintessential Summer ’98 grooves here.



Disease -> Free” 6.26.95 I, SPAC, NY

Simply put, one of Phish most superbly executed  psychedelic odysseys.



Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31.12 II, Commerce City, CO

Some of Trey’s most blissful and cathartic playing of Summer ’12.



Light” SPAC, NY 7.5.13 II

This dense, virtuosic conversation kicked off Summer ’13 in earnest and is now my go-to version of the song.



Crosseyed and Painless” 7.10.13, Holmdel, NJ 

This jam has so much staying power—truly an all-timer.



Harry Hood” 7.22.97 II, Raleigh, NC

After an intense, power-packed set of Phish, the band encored with this sublime “Harry Hood.”



Rock and Roll -> Meatstick” 8.5.11, George, WA

A jam—especially in context—that caused ripples throughout the modern Phish universe.



Ghost” 8.15.98 II, Limestone, ME

The essential nugget of late-Summer ’98 Phish foreshadowed the shift to ambient jamming come the fall. This relatively under-the-radar “Ghost” sneaks into my personal top five.

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3,385 Responses to “TTFF: Dreaming of Summer”

  1. bob dylan Says:

    isn’t 12.7.97 regarded as one of the best slaves?

  2. Jerome Garcia Says:

    12/30/93 Quad C Slave

  3. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Nice one Thomas

  4. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^posted 4/1/14 @ 4:20AM EST

  5. DryIceFactory Says:

    See that quad C slave doesn’t even come close to 7/4/99 to me.

  6. DryIceFactory Says:

    The Nutter Slave rips though.

  7. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Lakewood Slave

  8. little umbrellas Says:

    Spotify is free. I use it without paying anything.

  9. little umbrellas Says:

    So JeromeG, this archive link 5/14/74… is the Dave’s Picks Vol9 release supposed to sound better than this?

  10. Stoney Case Says:


    anyone have dibs on your night 2 Mann Pit ticket? That first show may wipe you right out.

  11. MiA Says:

    The best Slaves are always the ones to close the set after a massive jam that leaves tears streaming down your cheeks.

    I blubbered and cried like a baby during the Coventry Slave. Everyone was. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place.


  12. BingosBrother Says:

    Last years NI Slave is pretty sweet. Best of 3.0.

  13. bob dylan Says:

    i know its free. i may have even signed up. i just dont want another thing to manage. #lazyasslightning

  14. little umbrellas Says:

    ^word, BobbieD.

  15. little umbrellas Says:

    this archive link sounds pretty good.. not getting it.. how does DP9 improve upon this?

  16. MiA Says:

    Love Gorge ’98 slave and of course Orpheum ’94 Slave. Festival Slaves all seem to be great to me.

  17. Stoney Case Says:

    11/14/94 #TopSlave

  18. bob dylan Says:

    lilum, for DP9 he turned up donna

  19. bob dylan Says:

    and ya, i think about that stuff to. how do you release something already circulating in soundboard. pretty sure phish does that stuff too.


  20. garretcorncob Says:

    Not really enough for a place in the all-timer conversation, but last yeast’s BGCA Slave was pristine.

    Coulda heard a pin drop when they dropped into the jam.

  21. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Not sure teeny b but I’m sure there is a modicum of upgrades. Can’t dl those SBD shows unless you cats know of a work around…

  22. MiA Says:

    ^Lakewood ’99 slave is great stuff


    Very syrupy.

  23. MiA Says:


  24. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Stoney’s Nov ’94 Michigan Slave

  25. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^^h3tty upgrade to phishtracks MiA. Grazie!

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