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. stapes Says:

    Mike is barely human. And Trey’s rig mastery is unreal. Wtf were those electronic type noises coming from during Split?!? Need to revisit

  2. Light Glaze Says:

    Little critique. Sort of over page throwing in those chilling thrilling sounds during jams. Thought he sort of killed the end of GA with that. That jam could have went a little further and I thought they were about to enter some real interesting space. But Page chilled it.

  3. Light Glaze Says:

    Mike cuts through jams like never before to lead the band like never before.

  4. Stoney Case Says:

    Agreed with light glaze 100!

    Fuck me fantastic show.

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  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    23 mins and they didn’t even enter the real interesting space yet?

  7. sumodie Says:

    “There was this heady bra and his girl and they had stuffed animals they would dance around in the air, one was a cat and the other a lion I think, I thought this boded well”

    Cue Willowed ;0>

  8. BrandonKayda Says:

    Golden Age from last night is absolutely insane. Good lord.

  9. vapebraham Says:

    Albany GA – psychedelic push and pull. mid tune: Trey’s guitar births a large calf – pulsing wahs. 14 min. snazzy drumming and a jazzy organ shuffle w/ Trey still in plexy psych mode. you are the master of a giant passenger liner. . . full shipwreck narration-> stormy abyss This jam is the tits! $$$. wow!!

  10. vapebraham Says:

    love Page’s masterful use of the halloween effects. I have not tired of this trippy game one bit. motioning to rock. speaking in tongues

  11. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Albany 09 Golden Age? You listening to the first one instead of last night’s?

  12. vapebraham Says:

    badass 3 min. apocalyptic soundscape to conclude a gem of a GA

    “Thought he sort of killed the end of GA with that. That jam could have went a little further and I thought they were about to enter some real interesting space. But Page chilled it.”

    ^^^ does not compute. killed it???? Max? is that you?

  13. vapebraham Says:

    woops. meant Hampton ’18 GA. have not listened to 2009 since 2009.

  14. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Vape you should rank all the time turns elastics today

  15. vapebraham Says:

    forgot about TTE. planned on spinning the remainder of 10.19.18 and Mex ’17 highlights, and raking leaves. secured a couple of heady T’s and a Focal Banger for later. VT

  16. vapebraham Says:

    Mtns in the Mist – love it. another gem version. played twice on past 4 years.

    now if they could work up Kissed By Mist and a Meters cover or two, my lid would be flipped.


    ^^^ 5.4.99 kissed by mist


    ^^^ no mkore okie doke. meters w/ cyruil at JF 2015

  17. vapebraham Says:

    Meters 10.5.75 sbd


  18. little umbrellas Says:

    Doooorn top 10 TTE’s goooooooo

  19. vapebraham Says:

    i love (fire on the) Meatstick. Page’s rich stick tone = the sweet spot. This version features clean Trey soloing. keeper. $$$

  20. MrCompletely Says:

    Shipwreck is the only good Halloween sample left. It signals “keep it weird, fellas” and probably is the reason that stayed as dank as it did

  21. Wolf Like Me Says:

    Top Ten TTEs:


    Make sure you check all those out. Best ones out there

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    I had no idea they played TTE in 2017

  23. BrandonKayda Says:

    I’m dumb.

  24. vapebraham Says:

    Split thoughts? aggressive, dank, and twisted yet grounded, with Mike providing an underlying reassurance with his lines that there was an exit from the madness should they need it

  25. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    BK you noob

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