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. BooVT Says:

    Runaway Jim like an antelope

  2. Sally Says:

    You just cant get bad bout curveball practice

  3. Vapebraham Says:

    Yo, how’s your coastal credit?

  4. Sally Says:


  5. brother Says:

    I first saw this band in a hockey arena in dayton almost 24 years ago and i think 10 years from now their equipment might eat them. if they try to squeeze one more amp/speaker/effect pedal they might make fishman speachless during a makisupa rap

  6. Weekapaug Says:

    Runway Antelope. I get it! And now we finally get YEM

  7. Vapebraham Says:

    Word, Sean Picard re. Initial move from jim to lope.

  8. Vapebraham Says:

    Word, brother. The amount of gear is satirical at this point. But I frickin love it. And the lights, bro. Shifting light rig. Genius.

  9. brother Says:

    crush this yem

  10. Vapebraham Says:

    Mike with the Jaco style

  11. Weekapaug Says:

    Right Vape?! But please call me Weekapaug or whatever. Not sure how my real name came up. Chrome auotfill or something…

  12. phishm Says:

    always dug that hara arena show. Probably played a couple hundred games on that ice. Even won Silver Sticks and qualified for states there..

  13. brother Says:

    durham or chapel for the after show? most of you know

  14. brother Says:

    i stepped into that arena one time phishm…and my life was never the same

  15. Vapebraham Says:


  16. Vapebraham Says:

    Research triangle’d

  17. brother Says:

    haha vape

  18. phishm Says:

    That Forbin’s is one of the more trippy things I’ve put the pieces together to.

  19. Trailz Says:

    Odd show. Been really feeling the band for the most part all summer, but this one didn’t really connect for me.

  20. More Says:

    So great to see these guys having so much fun after so many years

  21. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    The webcast tour

  22. ae Says:

    Never before done
    The Phish from Vermont!

  23. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    not my style show, but lots of folks are raving. mind you, i thought the kitten factory tweezer show from MPP was the most overrated show of Summer ’14. this was the first show of tour that i thought, “meh”. i’ll give it a second spin, no doubt. but causal first listen, while chillin’ and hangin’ with BabyLos, didn’t do too much for this kid.

    the show, of course, had it’s moments. i really dug Drowned>NICU.

    i don’t think Trey really knows I Saw It Again. he just fumbles and mumbles through it until he can solo, ha!

  24. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    more- i agree. i think it’s cool that they are still having fun.

    this music is so subjective. my “meh” could be another’s “woo”.

  25. BingosBrother Says:

    Trey was just being his corny old self. I loved it. “Thread”ing Jim into Lope was pretty fun, although Mike seemed annoyed. He was getting off on that Thread.

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