Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Live Phish Video & Audio - 12/29/97 MSG NYC

Oh yeah. Live Phish released a gem of a show which includes both audio and video. I was at the 1997 run at Madison Square Garden in New York City and it stands out as one of my favorite Holiday Runs.

Live Phish released 12/29/97 a while ago and they finally released the next evening of that remarkable run. Click here to purchase 12/30/97.

Here's the track listing....
12.30.1997 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

1. Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley >
2. Taste
3. Water In The Sky >
4. Punch You In The Eye >
5. Stash
6. Chalk Dust Torture
7. A Day In The Life

1. AC/DC Bag >
2. McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters
3. Harpua >
4. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) >
5. Harpua >
6. Izabella

1. Harry Hood >
2. My Soul >
3. Sleeping Monkey >
4. Guyute
5. Carini >
6. Black-Eyed Katy >
7. Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley >
8. Frankenstein
Live Phish has a special if you purchase both 12/29 and 12/30.

Yeah, this was one of my favorite shows of that run because the gang said, "Fuck the curfew!" They went way past the Midnight deadline which meant that the teamsters and a lot of other folks had to get paid an overtime bonus. Bands don't do that very often, but you know the boys from Vermont... they always like breaking the rules. And you know, it was worth it.

Sneaking Sally was a true bust out and had not been played in years. They opened the show with it and also brought back a Sneaking Sally Reprise during an epic four song encore. I'm always critical of Phish's selection of encore songs, but that night... they nailed it... with a four tune send off, which really help set the tone for an amazing New Year's show the next night.

Other standouts from that show include PYITE from the first set. The second set kicked off with a 20+ version of AC/DC Bag. I lost my shit about ten minutes in and almost felt my face melt. Tom Marshall sauntered onto stage for a Proclaimer's cover and then the boys ripped the shit out of a Hendrix cover of Izabella.

Another stellar selection from Phish for their Live Phish series. And this batch is special because it includes options to purchase video of the show. Individual videos of songs cost only $1.99. I picked up the 20+ minute video of Harry Hood. That's an amazing value.

Click here to purchase 12/29/97 from Live Phish.


the joker said...

def one of the greatest encores ever. i LOVE the fall 97 black eye katy funk jams.

the joker said...

check out this great writeup about the show: