Chicago '94

Chicago '94

by Phish
     
 

Recorded at two separate Chicago dates for a constantly touring Hoist-era Phish, Chicago '94 captures every song recorded at each of the two-set gigs, as well as soundcheck material, amounting to over six hours of music in total. These two-track soundboard recordings (remastered for this release) find Phish in one of their more…  See more details below

Overview

Recorded at two separate Chicago dates for a constantly touring Hoist-era Phish, Chicago '94 captures every song recorded at each of the two-set gigs, as well as soundcheck material, amounting to over six hours of music in total. These two-track soundboard recordings (remastered for this release) find Phish in one of their more playful and energetic times, rising to the height of their popularity and playing together with almost telepathic synchronicity. They were also at some of their most athletic levels of playing, with set lists full of their most frenetic tunes and most epic jams. Extended jams like "David Bowie" and a blistering 20-minute version of "You Enjoy Myself" find the band switching musical styles at an almost alarming pace, breaking down into a hallucinogenic four-part a cappella improvisation in the apex of the latter. Along with popular originals like "Bouncing Around the Room" and "Esther," the band pulls out a few select covers, including some Led Zeppelin rockers and a passable but weak-voiced rendition of Prince's calling card "Purple Rain." These shows are absolutely on fire, and a clear choice for the kind of expansive retroactive issue that warrants a six-disc box set. Some Phish-heads debate that these shows are the pinnacle of the band's live performance, and the best recorded evidence of what makes Phish such a force. While that's a matter of preference for the devotees, the level of energy put forth over the course of Chicago '94 is undeniable, and the high points are some of the most brilliant in the band's catalog.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2012
Label:
Jemp Records
UPC:
0825084972728
catalogNumber:
49727
Rank:
46287

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Wilson
  2. Rift
  3. AC/DC Bag
  4. Maze
  5. The Mango Song
  6. Down with Disease
  7. It's Ice
  8. Dog Faced Boy
  9. Divided Sky
  10. Sample in a Jar

Disc 2

  1. Peaches en Regalia
  2. David Bowie
  3. Horn
  4. McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters
  5. Tweezer
  6. Lifeboy

Disc 3

  1. You Enjoy Myself
  2. Chalk Dust Torture
  3. Bouncing Around the Room
  4. Tweezer Reprise
  5. All Things Reconsidered
  6. How Many More Times
  7. Poor Heart

Disc 4

  1. Llama
  2. Guelah Papyrus
  3. Reba
  4. Bouncing Around the Room
  5. Split Open and Melt
  6. Esther
  7. Julius
  8. Golgi Apparatus

Disc 5

  1. 2001
  2. Mike's Song
  3. Simple
  4. Harpua
  5. Weekapaug Groove
  6. The Mango Song
  7. Purple Rain
  8. Hold Your Head Up

Disc 6

  1. Run Like an Antelope
  2. Good Times Bad Times
  3. Chicago '94 Soundcheck Jam
  4. Dog Log

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phish   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Argent   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
Prince   Composer
Deodato   Composer
John Paul Jones   Composer
Trey Anastasio   Composer
John Bonham   Composer
Frank Zappa   Composer
Jonathan Fishman   Composer
Page McConnell   Composer
Kevin Shapiro   Contributor
Jim Pollock   Illustrations
Mike Gordon   Composer
Paul Languedoc   Engineer
Mike Szuter   Composer
Steve Pollak   Composer
Tom Marshall   Composer
Peter J. Carini   Guitar Techician,Drum Technician
Kevin Brown   Stage Manager
Beth Montuori Rowles   Contributor
Julia Mordaunt   Contributor,Art Direction
Szuter   Composer
Ben Collette   Contributor
Jon Fishman   Composer

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