Sought After Classic Phish Shows Getting Box Set Release

10/28/2011
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Phish have set a December 6 release date for Hampton/Winston-Salem '97, a seven-CD box set that showcases three complete concerts from the band's legendary fall 1997 tour.

The set will include Phish's November 21 and 22 shows at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA, where they would later record Hampton Comes Alive, and their November 23 show at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC.

These are among the most-requested shows from the Phish's extensive archives. The box set will contain all the music Phish played over the three nights plus never-before-heard material from soundchecks at both venues - eight hours and 45 songs in all. Fred Kevorkian has remastered the songs, working from Paul Languedoc's stereo soundboard mix.

Hampton/Winston-Salem '97 captures Phish at an emotional peak of execution and flow. The shows were packed with notable renditions of such classics as "Split Open And Melt," "AC/DC Bag," "Slave To The Traffic Light," "Mike's Song," "Halley's Comet," "Tweezer," "Run Like An Antelope," "Stash" and "Bathtub Gin." The band also showcased a variety of covers - the Rolling Stones' "Emotional Rescue," Del McCoury's "Beauty Of My Dreams," Jimi Hendrix's "Izabella," Clifton Chenier's "My Soul" and an impromptu take on War's "Low Rider," sandwiched inside a blazing "Down With Disease" - plus newer originals like "Dogs Stole Things," "Ghost," "Piper" and "Black-Eyed Katy." See below for the complete tracklisting.

Phish will close out 2011 by playing four consecutive nights - December 28, 29, 30 and 31 - at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The band has played 19 shows to date at the legendary venue, beginning with its December 30, 1994 concert and including last year's three-night stand, which concluded on New Year's Day. Tickets for the shows will go on sale this Saturday, October 29, at Noon ET. Ticket prices will include a free MP3 download of the evening's entire show (a fully mixed soundboard recording) that can be redeemed at www.LivePhish.com shortly after the band steps off stage.


PHISH - HAMPTON / WINSTON-SALEM '97 Tracklisting

11/21/97 Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA
Disc One
Set I: 1. Emotional Rescue
2. Split Open And Melt
3. Beauty Of My Dreams
4. Dogs Stole Things
5. Punch You In The Eye
6. Lawn Boy
7. Chalk Dust Torture
8. Prince Caspian

Disc Two
Set II: 1. Ghost
2. AC/DC Bag
3. Slave To The Traffic Light
4. Loving Cup
Encore: 5. Guyute

11/22/97 Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA
Disc Three
Set I: 1. Mike's Song
2. I Am Hydrogen
3. Weekapaug Groove
4. Harry Hood
5. Train Song
6. Billy Breathes
7. Frankenstein
8. Izabella

Disc Four
Set II: 1. Halley's Comet
2. Tweezers
3. Black-Eyed Katy
4. Piper
5. Run Like An Antelope
Encore: 6. Bouncing Around The Room
7. Tweezer Reprise

11/23/97 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Winston-Salem, NC
Disc Five
Set I: 1. My Soul
2. Theme From The Bottom
3. Black-Eyed Katy
4. Sparkle
5. Twist
6. Stash
7. NICU

Disc Six
Set I, cont'd 1. Fluffhead
2. Character Zero
Set II: 3. Bathtub Gin
4. Down With Disease
5. Low Rider
6. Down With Disease

Disc Seven
Set II, cont'd 1. Bold As Love
Encore: 2. Julius
3. Hampton '97 Soundcheck Jam (from 11/21/97 Hampton soundcheck)
4. Back At The Chicken Shack (from 11/23/97 Winston-Salem soundcheck)

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