Sunday, October 12, 2008

Phish at the Roxy


Yeah, I was at the infamous Roxy shows. I went to college in Atlanta so it wasn't much trouble to get to the Roxy. Tickets were actually easy to come by. I did not have a ticket to any of the shows and showed up an hour or so before start time each night and scored one.

Despite the foggy memory of my college days, I vaguely recall that we had a batch of liquid roaming around my fraternity house. That's what fueled the shows.

You can pre-order the next Live Phish release. It will be releases on November 18th.

Here's what Phish says about it...
Brand new 8-CD box set, showcasing three complete shows – fully mastered soundboard recordings, with six sets of music, featuring seventy-eight unique songs with three special guests. Recorded Live February 19th, 20th and 21st, 1993, this run at the intimate Roxy Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia set the stage for many classic tripartite celebrations to follow. With the second show's near-instant legendary status cemented among fans due largely to a non-stop thriller of a second set which included feats of rock and roll greatness, including a sit-in by a spurious Gene Simmons, At The Roxy captures a magical moment for Phish and their audience during a period of peak songwriting and experimentation.

Over three nights, the band showcased the full spectrum of their talents from ballads to blues, from master composition to fearless improvisation all simmered and served to a small crew of jubilant participants in a near perfect environment. At the same time, the quartet was experimenting with their acoustic, bluegrass side that peaked over the next several years and provided a perfect baffle to the intense, psychedelic rock of Rift-era Phish.

The 8-CD box set is the first complete multiple-show release since Hampton Comes Alive and the 1998 Island Tour. This collection simply must be heard.

Every pre-order will include a bonus CD featuring the 3/28/92 Atlanta show.
And here's the track listing...
DISC ONE
1. Loving Cup (6:39)
2. Rift (6:07)
3. Split Open And Melt (8:49)
4. Fee > (5:11)
5. Maze (8:53)
6. Colonel Forbin's Ascent > (5:35)
7. Fly Famous Mockingbird > (13:29)
8. Sparkle (4:08)

DISC TWO
1. My Friend, My Friend (6:50)
2. Poor Heart > (2:34)
3. David Bowie/Moby Dick (15:49)
4. Runaway Jim (8:12)
5. It's Ice > (7:44)
6. Paul And Silas > (3:02)
7. You Enjoy Myself > (21:17)
8. Ya Mar (6:34>

DISC THREE
1. Big Ball Jam (2:55)
2. Lawn Boy (3:26)
3. Funky Bitch (6:36)
4. My Sweet One (3:38)
5. HYHU > Love You > HYHU (9:46)
6. Llama (6:20)
7. Amazing Grace (3:21)
8. AC/DC Bag (6:50)

DISC FOUR
1. Golgi Apparatus (5:19)
2. Foam (8:50)
3. The Sloth (3:43)
4. Possum > (10:21)
5. Weigh > (5:04)
6. All Things Reconsidered (2:48)
7. The Divided Sky (13:33)
8. The Horse > (1:38)
9. Silent In The Morning > (5:09)
10. Fluffhead (14:20)
11. Cavern (4:44)

DISC FIVE
1. Wilson > (7:21)
2. Reba > (13:35)
3. Tweezer > (5:29)
4. Walk Away > (3:41)
5. Tweezer > (1:44)
6. Glide > (4:43)
7. Mike's Song > (7:57)
8. My Mind's Got A Mind Of Its Own > (1:09)
9. Mike's Song > (0:49)
10. I Am Hydrogen > (0:28)
11. Vibration Of Life > (0:59)
12. Kung > (1:38)
13. I Am Hydrogen > (2:59)
14. Weekapaug Groove > (2:58)
15. Have Mercy > (1:54)
16. Weekapaug Groove > (1:01)
17. Rock And Roll All Night > (0:53)
18. Weekapaug Groove (1:32)

DISC SIX
1. Fast Enough For You > (5:09)
2. Big Ball Jam > (2:46)
3. HYHU > Terrapin > HYHU > (12:37)
4. Harry Hood (13:10)
5. Tweezer Reprise (3:51)
6. Sleeping Monkey (6:32)

DISC SEVEN
1. Suzy Greenberg > (6:10)
2. Buried Alive > (2:58)
3. Punch You In The Eye (7:14)
4. Uncle Pen (4:06)
5. Horn > (3:36)
6. Chalk Dust Torture (7:23)
7. Esther > (10:44)
8. Dinner And A Movie > (3:16)
9. Bouncing Around The Room (3:34)
10. Run Like An Antelope (12:41)

DISC EIGHT
1. Axilla (4:43)
2. The Curtain > (6:17)
3. Stash > (10:38)
4. Manteca > (0:45)
5. Stash > (0:55)
6. The Lizards (10:58)
7. Bathtub Gin > (6:16)
8. HYHU > Cracklin' Rosie > HYHU (9:34)
9. The Squirming Coil (8:44)
10. Big Black Furry Creature From Mars (5:47)
11. Sweet Adeline (3:17)
12. Good Times, Bad Times > (3:55)
13. Paul And Silas > (2:22)
14. Pig In A Pen (3:24)

Bonus... 3/28/92 Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
1. Runaway Jim
2. Foam
3. Sparkle
4. Stash
5. Rift
6. Bouncing Around the Room
7. The Landlady >
8. David Bowie/Lullaby of Birdland >
9. David Bowie/Secret Language >
10. David Bowie
11. Glide
12. Cavern
13. Memories
14. Carolina
15. I Didn't Know
16. Sweet Adeline

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