Ghost (Phish song)
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"Ghost" is a song from Phish's 1998 studio release The Story of the Ghost, in the key of A minor, Dorian mode. The song is characterized by a slow, funky groove and surrealist lyrics describing the narrator's relationship with a ghost.
"Ghost" is an historically important part of Phish's repertoire because its basic feel helped to define what many fans perceived as a change in emphasis from cathartic, high-energy live performances to more pensive, sensual and rhythmically intense improvisations. During this period, a number of the band's songs displayed a similar feel in live performance.
"Ghost" premiered during Phish's 1997 European tour, on June 13, 1997 in Dublin, Ireland.