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:

    Lol I take my comment back i thought the tweezer was set 1

  2. sumodie Says:

    Only Albany for me. Off to Germany on Tuesday for a couple weeks. G has a work gig over there and hooked me up with a cheap trip.

    I’m not even webcasting the Mothership as I got my fill with the Albany 20YL.

  3. Fly Says:

    That Tweeze

    Sort of impossible to off the cuff compare it with GA, so different, both dank as hell

    Overall N1 a better show IMO but N2 a great follow up save some second set filler

    The Phish are firing on all cylinders (save some compositions but I really don’t care)

    Quite a Fall tour four shows 3/4 so far and a Sunday show manana

    Anyway I’m tired and rambling love to all

  4. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    But the memories!

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    We get it fly, you like phish better when you’re seeing them

  6. Fly Says:

    Haha df your game is on point

    But yes I think you are right

    I thinks it’s the pretty lights

    And mike. That buzz is fresh

  7. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Lights were 100% great this summer, first time in a while no one was complaining about his changes/new stuff

  8. Stoney Case Says:

    No, it is simple fly. You actually have ears. Trey literally sounds like himself in Hampton after sounding mostly like garbage to end the summer and start the fall. How he can improve so much between Albany and Hampton is literally shocking and mind blowing. That was pretty much the cleanest version of Tesla and fluff head that they have played since return last night. I know that goes over most of your heads, but fly gets it.

  9. Fly Says:

    thanks, rob.

    i will say one thing, which i think LU was trying to impart on me a couple of months ago: i have much less desire to critique the band when i am on tour.

    now, if they play some garbage like CCCC ’16, i need to come here and vent afterwards.

    but if the show had at least one good jam and a few other interesting things, i’m usually happy to leave the critiquing for after i return home and revisit the tape.

    it’s then that i will look to see if my in house, live experience translates to the tapes. the weird thing is, however, that my experience of the tape will still be colored by my memory of the show.

    this tells me that we can really never translate the live experience to the tapes. i suppose this might be obvious. but something to keep in mind!

    i don’t know if i’m making any sense. Phish is playing very well and I am happy. Hampton N1 was a beast and almost perfect set 2 without the meatstick. N2 had a rawkin first set with standout Jim and 46 days, a top 5 3.0 tweezer in Set 2, a relistenable No Man’s, and some filler.

    Very satisfied with my experience so far. some top tier takeaways from N1. curious to hear more thoughts about the music. love Fly

  10. dorn76 Says:

    Stoney and Fly have ears, we have hollowed out cabbages that we pay to have pee poured into.

  11. Stoney Case Says:

    Acceptance is an early stage, young grasshopper

  12. Stoney Case Says:

    That’s not filler last night. Those are well played numbers from their arsenal with little to no whale. Excellent two nights

  13. dorn76 Says:

    I’m just stirring the pot, as people in that other place know, I 100% agree there’s a big change in Trey between end of Summer and now. Let’s recall how fucking horrid he was at Watkin’s this year. Couldn’t even hear the guitar.

    Albany 2 was the most forgettable Phish show I’ve attended in years.

    Hampton 1 is one of the shows I would have most wanted to attend in years. Not just because of Fly hugs and Wombatalina sparkles either.

  14. BingosBrother Says:

    Diego in the first set changes show trajectory.

  15. BingosBrother Says:

    Still can’t believe NKOTB didn’t sue their ass for stealing Hangin Tough.

  16. Fly Says:

    lol Bingos always with it

  17. sumodie Says:

    If I critiqued Phish as hard as some do I would’ve stopped seeing the band ages ago. All that additional noise, on top of all the other noise in my head, would drive me crazy.

    That Portland 2016 show was so steamy hot that I can’t remember the music. Could I even see the stage through all that nasty body odor haze?
    G & I did have some killer flatbread pre show on the pier however.

    Are the last two Hampton shows that much better than Friday Dick’s?

    Is Albany that much different than most other tour opening warm up shows?

    I can’t imagine why Trey would play better now that some time has passed since he invited 50,000 freaks to come dance on his lawn, only to have the evil Wilson curveball everyone at the last minute.

    No doubt the more time, energy, money required to see a show increases one’s show expectations. At least it usually does with me.

  18. Stoney Case Says:

    Don’t worry sumo, I’m here to handle that stress for the team. You just keep living your best life! You hang with the most exemplary people I’ve met it’s uncanny!

  19. Stoney Case Says:

    Friday dicks was an excellent show. Saturday, Sunday and Albany had me wondering if it might be time for another musical.

  20. Hans Says:

    48 hours later, GA has aged well. Love how not to form it is for Great GA it is. But is clearly GA throughout

  21. Hans Says:

    To points on Trey 18’ tone. Nailed it.Hampton is illustrative proof that it was lacking, I was enjoying 18’ immensely in spite of non optimal Treytone. It’s not bad, loved where the band was, just could be better.

    Looks like it is. This Hampton Carini is just butter tone precision

  22. Stoney Case Says:

    If not for Hans, I would be out of here. Bless you

  23. Fly Says:

    I noticed the tone in Albany ER. Trey makes comments in the Ask Trey interview about learning his new rig. It could be that he fiddled with in enough in between tours in prep for Halloween album that he leveled up

  24. BingosBrother Says:

    Spun that Split last night. Man, was that cool. So hopeful for Rosemont, but so scared of having the rug pulled out.


  25. Fly Says:

    No doubt tone has been super dank at Hampton. Evinced in the crowd reactions to ballad melodies, among other things. That extra emotive layer/dimension

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