Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011

Red Rocks – 7.31.09 (Graham Lucas)

About a month ago, a friend of mine who missed the first three-plus years of 3.0 was saying how Phish wasn’t very musically proficient in these years. I begged to differ. First, I started listing great stuff from each year in a group text, but then I decided to show him instead of tell. With the incredibly useful LivePhish app, I created extended playlists of the most relevant jams from these years. In addition to sharing them with some friends, I figured I’d share them with anyone and everyone who’d want to listen as a reminder of how exciting these years actually were. I find that 2009, 2010 and 2011 get a bad rap. Though the band was less consistent during this early comeback era, they did produce quite a bit of good music.

These playlists got quite long, so I most often included only the songs that had the jams and not the come down songs, so some tracks have abrupt endings, but in the end this doesn’t prove too obtrusive. If you have the LivePhish app, these links will open the playlists in your app. Enjoy!

2009: https://livephi.sh/2FywjTv

2010: https://livephi.sh/2GgGzxC

2011: https://livephi.sh/2G5oDs2

Be on the lookout for 2012 and beyond coming soon!

The Gorge – 8.7.09 (Graham Lucas)

11,657 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. phishm Says:

    I remember almost like it was one of those dreams you try and hold onto Deer Creek 97 Hood there were more glowsticks being thrown from right in front of the stage than I’ve ever seen. The lights at the time I faintly remember looking awfully evil as the music slowly dipped into a hose like sullen darkness as the mushrooms sent a wave of terror into a euphoric dreamlike state that to this day I’m not sure was real. It’s hard to explain. It was like the music became aware and wasn’t happy about it as dread slowly crept up the inner being of the core of what is exactly reality. Slowly morphing into a jell-o type substance sitting on that hill once it was over as Trey promised over and over again they’d be back in exactly 15 minutes. To the second he said.

  2. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Miami 2009

  3. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Grateful Dead packaging/art can range between amazing to tacky as fuck

    Love the packaging of the new release but wasn’t tempted to buy in the end because nothing about it says Grateful Dead, so don’t really need to display that anywhere

    I really need a $$$$ GD poster for my apartment

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    this is in response to AW’s twitter thread because I didn’t want to offend anyone on twitter

  5. vapebraham Says:

    may have just stumbled upon the best Terrapin out there: 3.19.77. raw. doesn’t have the glossiness of later versions. he’s still getting the turns down. unique feel. prominent Keith w/ the flourishes.

    been on a major GD kick today

  6. vapebraham Says:

    3.19.77 Playin>Samson>Playin Keith on the electric piano. moog? the pre samson playin jam is some different, lovely tripped out jammin. $$$+

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    the best terrapin is the first one ever played

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