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. MrCompletely Says:

    I’m at about 13′ in it, coming off a peak and down into mellow in-between space. By 13:30 he’s hunting

  2. MrCompletely Says:

    already by 14′ it’s in insane fully syncopated counterpoint mode, all in alien tones


  3. MrCompletely Says:

    yeah Sherman is my boy

  4. MrCompletely Says:

    he figured out how to use that stabby thing in a way I like. not sure the difference, something about how it’s layered


  5. MrCompletely Says:

    holy shit this thing goes five kinds of sideways after the Chairman kicks it off the ledge. just before 18, it sounds like it’s gotten where it’s going and then….he ruins that shit so hard

  6. MrCompletely Says:

    I will say this, the HD flax take for fucking ever to move to your phone

  7. theBaker Says:

    *my Favorite part if the SiriuXM-Trial AND Jam-0n Channel “Take 0ver” is/ARE the Studio thAngs that remind Me How/When/WHAT’S UP/”why”¿!?


  8. Hans Says:

    All the jams being mentioned could be jam of the tour. These are all on the level.

    Gorge III C&P-Twist.
    Kraken Melt.
    SF Carini
    Forum Fuego
    ATL Carini
    ATL II Soul Planet
    Camden DWD

  9. RoosterPizza Says:

    I’d add BGCA II SYSF>Twist to that list.

  10. Hans Says:

    Camden Melt is pitch black nightmare musiic. Not sure what I think about it, if Gorge Melt is a journey where we view the kraken in all its dark mysterious splendor, Camden is us watching it do something evil. Trey has this stabbing effect on repeat that he oscillates with during the peak. Gordo is just smashing us with a wall black color. Dark.

    Rest of Camden II jamlets are sweet. Quality set.

    ER is the highlight. Need to spin again might be on the top level or at least up there as a tour highlight.

  11. little umbrellas Says:

    Def Rooster Def^

    Great list Hans

    ^C, I excite to repsin

  12. RoosterPizza Says:

    The beginning of Camden Undermind sure sounds like it has some JGB don’t let go in it.

  13. SOAM Says:

    Hello-this is a long lost tweaker looking to blow off steam at the Glen. I want to party w phish one more time camp out style before Trump starts a nuclear war and sends us all to hell. who’s got my tix and first pebbles and marbles?

  14. SOAM Says:

    God Bless Steve Parish…btw

  15. LeoWeaver Says:


    ^ this…he’s been blowing my mind all tour. All aliens, all the time.

  16. gavinsdad Says:

    one step ahead of us.

  17. BingosBrother Says:

    SOAM likes to party.

  18. sumodie Says:

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  21. Moby Dick Says:

    If Trey is my student

    Page is the Kraken’s

    It is known.

  22. realoutcasty Says:

    Mike and Page throwin all the curveballs this tour.

    in the Alpha Tweez, starting at the 9min mark until 10:45, they way Mike leads this with such an usual approach, love it. one of my sections of this whole tour so far. then they drop into that new jam, sounded rehearsed. brilliant.

  23. Turkey Leg Says:

    Release the Kraken!!

  24. Stoney Case Says:

    Camden Disease – over rated

    Camden SYSF – under rated

    So disappointed in you closet Timers

  25. dorn76 Says:


    Q: what if wristband is stuck on my, err, meatstick?

    A: pull it tighter

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