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Ventura
     

Ventura

by Phish
 
A six-disc archival set, Ventura chronicles summer concerts Phish gave at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in the back half of the '90s, by which time their status as the titans of jam was well-established. The first show here is from July of 1997, the second performed a year later, which means both arrived during the two-year gap

Overview

A six-disc archival set, Ventura chronicles summer concerts Phish gave at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in the back half of the '90s, by which time their status as the titans of jam was well-established. The first show here is from July of 1997, the second performed a year later, which means both arrived during the two-year gap separating 1996's Billy Breathes and 1998's The Story of the Ghost -- two years where the band's popularity was on the rise and it certainly seemed like a crossover was perhaps within their sites. That crossover never happened and these two shows indicate the band never seriously thought about moving into the mainstream, preferring to ride a sweet, hazy, sun-soaked vibe that fits Southern California in the late summer. A few covers surface -- Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" was played in 1997, Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing" in 1998 -- and soundcheck jams round out the third disc of each show, but the appeal of Ventura is, as always, how Phish tackle their core catalog, choosing to dig deep on "David Bowie" and let "Halley's Comet" float out as coda in 1998. It's a good summer soundtrack for Phisheads.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2013
Label:
Jemp Records
UPC:
0825084976924
catalogNumber:
49769
Rank:
48617

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Performance Credits

Phish   Primary Artist
Trey Anastasio   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jonathan Fishman   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Page McConnell   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Mike Gordon   Bass,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
David Byrne   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Pete Townshend   Composer
Chris White   Composer
Rod Argent   Composer
Trey Anastasio   Composer
Jonathan Fishman   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Page McConnell   Composer
Mike Gordon   Composer
Paul Languedoc   Engineer
Tom Marshall   Composer
Jason Colton   Management
John Paluska   Management
Julia Mordaunt   Art Direction
Megan Saver   Management
Patrick Jordan   Management
Shelly Culbertson   Management
Beth Mantuori Rowles   Management
Caron Capshaw   Management

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