When the Phish New 12 months’s run at Madison Sq. Backyard was postponed, it was fairly a big disappointment and an amazing inconvenience for tens of 1000’s of followers. The rescheduled dates akin to “4/20” was cute, positive, however the actual present was the flexibility to expertise this particular vacation week in April. For us, that meant we’d be attending and recording the primary two nights, and albeit I couldn’t have been happier.
The Wednesday evening present was recorded and we’ll publish it later this week, however honesty this Thursday evening present was thus far superior that it earned the best to leap the road. This was, not hyperbolically talking, a prime 5 Phish expertise for me personally.
The evening started with a “Suzy” devoted to the music’s essential character who attended her first Phish present on this evening. And what a model — energetic and enjoyable, it propelled this primary set to a pleasant momentum, with “Wolfman’s” and “Ghost” because the highlights. However the perfect was but to come back.
Any present that packs Chalkdust, Tweezer, 2001, Maze, Hood, and Zero right into a single set is of course going to be a winner, nevertheless it was greater than that. This was simply prime notch taking part in, crisp and impressed. The band locked into an excellent melodic jam that lasted for the ultimate 9 minutes of Tweezer and was such a peak that I hoped they’d by no means transition to a different monitor. The Phish students can right me, however I consider that this was only a spontaneous first-time creation by the band on the fly and represented for me the gorgeous potentialities of any Phish efficiency. At this level, lower than midway by the set, the steadiness of the evening was simply gravy. And the band stored piling it on, as one spotlight adopted the subsequent. I used to be sure that Hood was the set nearer and would have been greater than glad, however Phish was not letting up on this evening and crashed right into a loopy “Character Zero” that celebrated the magic of this particular night.
I recorded this set with the Schoeps playing cards from inside the Taper’s Part, elevated behind the soundboard. The combination was dialed in for this present, and I’m actually happy with this recording. Take pleasure in!
Stream the Tweezer (with that incredible jam):
Madison Sq. Backyard
New York NY
Digital Grasp Recording
Tapers Part Behind Soundboard
Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Gadgets 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (publish manufacturing) > CDWave 1.95 (monitoring) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging by way of Foobar)
Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
Set 1 [Total Time 1:11:28]
01 Suzy Greenberg
02 46 Days
04 The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday
05 Avenu Malkenu
06 The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday
07 Wolfman’s Brother
Set 2 [Total Time 1:40:44]
10 Chalk Mud Torture
12 Additionally Sprach Zarathustra
14 About to Run
15 The Mango Music
16 Harry Hood
17 Character Zero
18 Tweezer Jam
19 Character Zero Reprise
20 [encore break]
21 A Life Past The Dream
22 Tweezer Reprise