Saturday, December 31, 2011

Setlist & Other Stuff: Phish 12.31.11 Madison Square Garden ~ New York City, NY



Set One: AC/DC Bag > Wolfman's Brother, Scent of a Mule, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Lawn Boy, Gotta Jibboo, Farmhouse, Pebbles and Marbles, Ocelot, Fluffhead[1]

Set Two: Party Time, Light > Golden Age, Theme From the Bottom, Heavy Things, Ghost, Sneakin' Sally through the Alley, 46 Days, Suzy Greenberg

Set Three: Cavern, Steam > Auld Lang Syne > Down with Disease, The Wedge, Alaska, Wading in the Velvet Sea, First Tube

Encore: Slave to the Traffic Light

Notes:
Fluffhead contained an Auld Lang Syne tease from Trey[1]. Prior to Steam, a steam kettle and hot plate went off on stage, with Trey acting like he was attempting to put out the steam. Shortly after the song began, steam also came from the floor near the soundboard area. An amp (with the steam kettle on it), a keytar, a bass, a vacuum, and a few lights were then lifted off the stage. A woman in the front of the stage tossed a “Steam” sign into the front row, then rose with a barricade and security guard before eventually being lifted up over the band. Several other aerialists (clothed in various casual attire, equipped with black backpacks emitting smoke and lights on their backs) subsequently rose up from the crowd and ascended and descended several times. The first aerialist counted down to midnight, at which point balloons were released from the ceiling. The aerialists later returned with lights in their hands for Down with Disease, which also featured Trey and Mike being raised up and back down a few times before finally rising several feet on hydraulic lifts.

[setlist source: phish.net]

Media:
Hidden Track: Live Blog & Skinny
Mr. Miner: An Anticlimactic Evening
Jambands dot com: Phish's NYE Spectacle
Online Phish Tour: Steamy, But Safe
Headstash: Theatrical and all about the lights
Scents & Subtle Sounds: Review
Phish.net Blog: Recap

Video:
Fluffhead (official)
Steam > Auld Lang Syne > Down with Disease

Audio:
Live Phish
DAUD: Z-man's Schoeps

Photo:
Phish Facebook

Video: Furthur "Eyes of the World" 12.30.11 Bill Graham Civic Center ~ San Francisco, CA


Furthur performs Eyes of the World on December 30th, 2011 at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, CA. 



Video: Phish "Piper" 12.30.11 Madison Square Garden ~ New York City, NY


This is what happens when Trey puts away the wankery and practices patience...



Live Phish Remaster: 12/31/91, Worcester Memorial Auditorium



JEMP records is excited to share "Phish 12/31/91, Worcester Memorial Auditorium (The New Aud), Worcester, MA", available NOW as a 3-set digital download and on-demand CD from livephish.com.

Phish had a busy year in 1991, signing a record deal with Elektra Records and touring coast-to-coast for a total of more than 130 shows including a fourteen-show tour with a three-piece horn section and the first unofficial Phish festival at Amy’s Farm. That summer Phish also recorded their third studio album, "A Picture Of Nectar". White Crow Studios in Burlington, Vermont provided the backdrop for Nectar’s namesake with engineering duties covered by Kevin Halpin and Jon Altschiller. While Jon was still getting his start as an engineer, he was also a fan and was among the dozen-or-so tapers at The New Aud for the band's New Year's Eve concert. Thanks to his work on Nectar, Jon was allowed to set up his microphones inside the front-of-house position. He also managed to snag a then-rare soundboard patch from FOH engineer Paul Languedoc.

Fast forward to 2010 when Jon returned to work with Phish on the road as LivePhish.com remote engineer and the seeds were sown for the release of this classic show. Twenty years later, Jon combined his audience and soundboard DAT recordings to create the matrix for The New Aud release. Mastered by Fred Kevorkian, this unique source is a proper document of the show, combining the qualities of both sources and harnessing the electricity that characterized this special performance.

For your listening pleasure...a sample of the new mix from this archival show:

Phish "Tweezer, McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters" 12/31/91 Worcester Memorial Auditorium by ohkeepahblog

 

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