Hampton Comes Alive

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Hampton Comes Alive
Live album by Phish
Released November 23, 1999 (1999-11-23) (U.S.)
Recorded November 20–21, 1998
Genre Jam rock, alt-rock
Length 314:08
Label Elektra
Producer Bryce Goggin
Phish chronology
The Story of the Ghost
(1998)
Hampton Comes Alive
(1999)
The Siket Disc
(1999)
LivePhish.com Downloads series chronology
Live Phish Downloads: The Story of the Ghost
(2009)
Live Phish Downloads: Hampton Comes Alive
(2009)
Live Phish Downloads: The Siket Disc
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Hampton Comes Alive is a six-disc live album by the American rock band Phish, released on November 23, 1999, by Elektra Records. It is the band's third live album and the first time complete live Phish concerts were released in their entirety (though fan recordings of most Phish shows are widely circulated). Hampton Comes Alive consists of two full concerts recorded on November 20 and 21, 1998, at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. The album title is a play on Peter Frampton's classic live album Frampton Comes Alive!.

Twenty of the album's forty-four tracks are covers or other songs from the band's large catalog that do not appear on any previous Phish album.[2] The album's many cover songs include: "Rock and Roll, Pt. 2" by Gary Glitter, "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" by Bob Dylan, "Funky Bitch" by Son Seals, "Roses Are Free" by Ween, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith, "Cry Baby Cry" by The Beatles, "Boogie On Reggae Woman" by Stevie Wonder, "Nellie Kane" by Hot Rize, "Bold as Love" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Sabotage" by Beastie Boys and "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba.

Each CD is packaged in its own sleeve and collected together in an innovative box. The liner notes include fan-contributed photographs and art.[2] The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Boxed Set Packaging.[3]

Hampton Comes Alive was certified gold by RIAA January, 14 2000.[4]

In February 2009, this album was made available as a download in FLAC and MP3 formats at LivePhish.com.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

November 20, 1998 – first set:
  1. "Rock and Roll, Pt. 2" (Glitter, Leander) - 2:04
  2. "Tube" (Anastasio, Fishman) - 4:12
  3. "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" (Dylan) - 4:28
  4. "Funky Bitch" (Seals) - 6:53
  5. "Guelah Papyrus" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 6:12
  6. "Rift" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 6:15
  7. "Meat" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 6:16
  8. "Stash" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 12:45

Disc two[edit]

November 20, 1998 – first set, continued:
  1. "Train Song" (Gordon, Linitz) - 3:30
  2. "Possum" (Holdsworth) - 10:08
  3. "Roggae" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 8:26
  4. "Driver" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:58
  5. "Split Open and Melt" (Anastasio) - 12:50

Disc three[edit]

November 20, 1998 – second set:
  1. "Bathtub Gin" (Anastasio, Goodman) - 14:12
  2. "Piper" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 7:04
  3. "Axilla I" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) - 4:33
  4. "Roses Are Free" (Freeman, Melchiondo) - 5:32
  5. "Farmhouse" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 5:13
  6. "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" (Barnes, Edwards, Porter, Robinson, Rodgers, Smith) - 7:31
  7. "Harry Hood" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Long, McConnell) - 12:48
  8. "Character Zero" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 7:37
November 20, 1998 – encore:
  1. "Cavern" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) – 4:47

Disc four[edit]

November 21, 1998 – first set:
  1. "Wilson" (Anastasio, Marshall, Woolf) - 7:03
  2. "Big Black Furry Creature from Mars" (Gordon) - 5:08
  3. "Lawn Boy" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 2:50
  4. "The Divided Sky" (Anastasio) - 15:12
  5. "Cry Baby Cry" (Lennon, McCartney) - 3:05
  6. "Boogie on Reggae Woman" (Wonder) - 6:12
  7. "NICU" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 5:33

Disc five[edit]

November 21, 1998 – first set, continued:
  1. "Dogs Stole Things" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 4:34
  2. "Nellie Kane" (O'Brien) - 3:19
  3. "Foam" (Anastasio) - 10:08
  4. "Wading in the Velvet Sea" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 6:44
  5. "Guyute" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 10:25
  6. "Bold as Love" (Hendrix) - 6:45

Disc six[edit]

November 21, 1998 – second set:
  1. "Sabotage" (Diamond, Horovitz, Yauch) - 3:08
  2. "Mike's Song" (Gordon) - 11:50
  3. "Simple" (Gordon) - 15:28
  4. "The Wedge" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 5:56
  5. "The Mango Song" (Anastasio) - 7:44
  6. "Free" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 4:48
  7. "Ha Ha Ha" (Fishman) - 1:33
  8. "Free" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 5:14
  9. "Weekapaug Groove" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 8:59
November 21, 1998 – encore:
  1. "Tubthumping" (Abbot, Bruce, Greco, Hunter, Nutter, Watts, Whalley) - 5:21

Personnel[edit]

Phish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hampton Comes Alive Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Phish.net: Hampton Comes Alive Phish.net. Online. Accessed: September 4, 2011.
  3. ^ 52nd Annual Grammy Nominations Phish.com. Online. Accessed: September 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Album Chart Entries: Phish Tsort.com. Online. Accessed: September 6, 2011.

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