Downloads for Haiti: New LivePhish Release
100% of proceeds from the release will go to the American Red Cross and Partners in Health, two organizations working towards the aid and restoration of Haiti. Phish’s own non-profit, The WaterWheel Foundation, will match the first $15,000 raised from the sale of this show.
Read on for setlist and full details.
Thursday, 11/19/1992 Ross Arena, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT (setlist via Phish.net)
Soundcheck: Weigh, Caravan, Shaggy Dog, Funky Bitch
Set 1: Maze, Fee -> Foam, Glide, Split Open and Melt, Mound, The Divided Sky, Esther, Axilla, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Run Like an Antelope
Set 2: Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice, I Walk the Line, Tweezer -> Big Black Furry Creature from Mars -> Tweezer, Big Ball Jam, Poor Heart, Fast Enough for You, Llama, Hold Your Head Up > Lengthwise > Hold Your Head Up, Cavern
Encore: Bold As Love
 Those Were the Days tease.
 Under Pressure jam.
 Vocal jam ending; Those Were the Days and Price of Love teases.
 Phish debut.
 I Walk The Line lyrics.
 Debut; Trey explains the concept of the jam.
 Gordon Stone on pedal steel guitar.
 Debut; Gordon Stone on pedal steel guitar.
 Debut; performed reggae style and featured a vacuum solo from Fishman.
Notes: This show and its soundcheck were released by LivePhish.com in January 2010 to benefit the Haiti earthquake relief effort. Divided Sky, Antelope and Weekapaug featured teases of Those Were the Days. Phish originals Axilla, FEFY, and Lengthwise debuted at this show, which also featured the Phish debut of I Walk The Line. The start of the second set included an Owner of a Lonely Heart tease. Mike’s Song included an Under Pressure jam. Weekapaug included a vocal jam ending and Price of Love teases. BBFCFM featured lyrics from I Walk The Line. Big Ball Jam also debuted, as Trey explained the concept and mentioned that it was written for Pete Shaw. Poor Heart, FEFY and Llama featured Gordon Stone on pedal steel guitar. Trey introduced Fish as “Eyeball Man” before Lengthwise, which was performed in more of a reggae style than other versions and featured a vacuum solo from Fishman. Bold As Love was played for the first time since April 18, 1990 (318 shows).
Here’s the full announcement from Phish.com:
Phish’s November 19th, 1992 show at Ross Arena at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT was an old fashioned local barn-burner. It took place just as the band finished recording “Rift” – their fourth album for Elektra Records.
In nearly a decade of playing almost every venue in Vermont, this tour-opening show marked the band’s first St. Michael’s appearance. The newly constructed Ross Arena provided a hometown showcase for the new material. Of five songs debuted in Colchester, several came from the new album including “Fast Enough For You” and Fishman’s contribution to Rift – an extended dub-style “Lengthwise”.
The band used the overgrown living room vibe of their hometown show to introduce the first ever Big Ball Jam. It was during the set two-opening “Mike’s Groove” sequence when the show reached full fever pitch with an extended Weekapaug Groove. Gordon Stone’s guest parts on pedal steel lent a spooky flavor to “Poor Heart” and “Llama” and his contribution to “Fast Enough For You” earned this first version a permanent spot among the best performances of the song. Four songs from the soundcheck accompany in this release, including “Weigh”, “Caravan” and an extended “Funky Bitch”.
The intended release of this show at LivePhish.com happened to intersect with the incredible tragedy of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. This archival release emerged as a way to help the victims of the Haiti Earthquake thousands of miles away.
100% of proceeds from the release will benefit The American Red Cross and Partners in Health, two organizations working towards the aid and restoration of Haiti. Phish’s own non-profit, The WaterWheel Foundation, will match the first $15,000 raised from the sale of this show.
In the past, charitable downloads at LivePhish.com have raised over $60,000 for three non-profits, the Harbor House of New Jersey (The Headphones Jam), the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fund (Katrina Relief). Additionally, the Mockingbird Foundation receives funding on an on-going basis from the proceeds at LivePhish.com.
For a complete tracklisting or to download the MP3/FLAC files, please click here. Please spread the word about this release and its beneficiaries, who are busy right now providing much needed medical support in Haiti.
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