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)

13,484 Responses to “Early 3.0 Playlists: 2009-2011”

  1. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “I was struggling with 2011”

    lmao still one of the best years of 3.0…

  2. wilbard Says:

    “an Alan Trist friend”

    hmm, that’s a possibility.. at one point he was “the most senior British intelligence official: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1569511/New-intelligence-chief-reveals-all-on-website.html

    Eddie Harris FTW. I love that late 60s stuff of his like ‘Silver Cycles’ and ‘High Voltage’

  3. Light Glaze Says:

    You think?

    NY run was one of the weakest if not the weakest ny run ever.
    Dicks was pretty low level.
    From 6-7 through 6-19 is very uninspired.
    Harvey’s was essentially just that Light.

    Call me crazy.

  4. jtran Says:

    dicks 11 was awesome

    new years 11 run was awful

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Light Glaze you just gonna not include Bethel and DTE?

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    that first dick’s run in ’11 was great and better than ’13 and ’14 probably

  7. Light Glaze Says:

    2011 great year for waves.

  8. garretcorncob Says:

    Bethel, PNC, DTE, Blossom, Superball, Gorge, Tahoe, UNC, and Dick’s all have really solid highlights.

    Back when I still had Miner’s year-end highlights playlisted in itunes, ’11 got way more play than ’12, e.g.

  9. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Let’s leave out the Gorge RnR too while we’re at it

    really struggling here

  10. Light Glaze Says:

    I was there. Bethel first two nights were fun. First much better than second and third fell pretty flat.

  11. BingosBrother Says:

    Brothel Waves Soundcheck. Prettay. Prettay. Prettay good.

  12. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    if you think bethel 1 was better than bethel 2 this conversation is already over.

  13. Light Glaze Says:

    Gorge rnr is probably one of my favorite jams of all time. I mentioned that.

  14. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    see ya later, spinning bethel halley’s 4 lyfe

  15. Light Glaze Says:

    You love pages house?
    Please don’t preach about that Halley’s

    KDF AND WAVES have original sound. Different jams. Enjoyed the show more. That bathtub from second night just had that standard early 3.0 peak to it.

    I’m crazy.

  16. Light Glaze Says:

    Lol. I knew that was going to be said.

  17. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    “Please don’t preach about that Halley’s”


  18. jtran Says:

    doesn’t every gin in 3.0 except like 7 have that standard early 3.0 peak?

  19. jtran Says:

    there is the standard early 3.0 peak, and then there is magnaball gin

  20. little umbrellas Says:

    ‘ Eddie Harris & Lester McCann – Swiss Movement ‘

  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    yeah jtran except the bethel gin peak is a menteca jam so i don’t know wtf light glaze is talking about

  22. BingosBrother Says:

    Brothel KDF = WELCOME…

  23. lumpyhead Says:

    streets of cairo

  24. Light Glaze Says:

    You think the Manteca Jam is the peak of that bathtub?

    Ttyl DF.

  25. sumodie Says:

    As long as it wasn’t summer 2016 or NYE 2011 then 2011 was alright in my book

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