Vegas 96

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Vegas 96
Live album by Phish
Released November 20, 2007 (US)
Recorded December 6, 1996
Genre Rock
Label JEMP Records
Producer Phish
Phish chronology
Colorado '88
(2006 - recorded live in 1988)
Vegas 96
(2007 - recorded live in 1996)
At the Roxy
(2008 - recorded live in 1993)
LivePhish.com Downloads series chronology
Live Phish Downloads: 10.21.95
(2007)
Live Phish Downloads: Vegas 96
(2007)
Live Phish Downloads: 07.06.98
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[1]

Vegas 96 is a triple live album from the American jam band Phish, recorded live at the Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 6, 1996. In addition to the 3-CD set, a limited edition box version also includes a DVD with archival footage from the show and an extensive 40-page bound-book featuring photos and notes.

The show features a large amount of extended improvisation on Phish classics such as "Harry Hood" and "Weekapaug Groove", as well as a cover of Frank Zappa's "Peaches en Regalia". The encore features a half-hour version of "Harpua" with guest appearances from Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of the band Primus, John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, actor Courtney Gains from Children of the Corn, a group of Elvis impersonators, and a pair known as the "Yodeling Cowgirls", who performed "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart", accompanied by John McEuen on a pedal-steel guitar.

The Yodeling Cowgirls, from Phoenix, Arizona, are Heather August and Anamieke Carrozza, who had met Phish at their Phoenix concert days earlier.

In addition to being a CD release, this concert is available as a download in FLAC and MP3 formats at LivePhish.com. Selected songs are available for MPEG-4 download.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

Set one:
  1. "Wilson" (Anastasio, Marshall, Woolf) - 6:22
  2. "Peaches en Regalia" (Zappa) - 3:10
  3. "Poor Heart" (Gordon) - 3:18
  4. "2001" (Deodato) - 9:27
  5. "Llama" (Anastasio) - 5:26
  6. "You Enjoy Myself" (Anastasio) - 26:00
  7. "Cars Trucks Buses" (McConnell) - 4:09
  8. "Down with Disease" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 11:04
  9. "Frankenstein" (Winter) - 4:55

Disc two[edit]

Set two:
  1. "Julius" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 9:34
  2. "Sparkle" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:37
  3. "Mike's Song" (Gordon) - 10:53
  4. "Simple" (Gordon) - 18:33
  5. "Harry Hood" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Long, McConnell) - 15:40
  6. "Weekapaug Groove" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 11:35
  7. "Sweet Adeline" (Armstrong, Gerard) - 1:54
  8. "Good Times Bad Times" (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) - 7:18

Disc three[edit]

Encore:
  1. "Harpua" (Anastasio, Fishman) - 4:03
  2. "Wildwood Weed" (Bowman, Stafford) - 2:43
  3. "Harpua" (Anastasio, Fishman) - 4:21
  4. "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" (Montana) - 2:17
  5. "Harpua" (Anastasio, Fishman) - 1:55
  6. "Suspicious Minds" (James) - 4:28
  7. "Harpua" (Anastasio, Fishman) - 8:47
  8. "Suzy Greenberg" (Anastasio, Pollak) - 6:52
  9. "Susie Q" (Broadwater, Hawkins, Lewis) - 2:47

Bonus disc - Road to Vegas[edit]

  1. "Split Open and Melt" (Anastasio) - 11:04
    • recorded November 9, 1996
  2. "Tweezer" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 16:58
    • recorded November 3, 1996
  3. "Bathtub Gin" (Anastasio, Goodman) - 26:31
    • recorded November 7, 1996
  4. "Simple" (Gordon) - 16:37
    • recorded November 18, 1996
  5. "Amazing Grace" (Traditional) - 6:07
    • recorded November 30, 1996

Personnel[edit]

Phish

Trey Anastasio - guitars, vocals
Page McConnell - keyboards, vocals
Mike Gordon - bass guitar, vocals
Jon Fishman - drums, vocals

Guests

Les Claypool - bass guitar, vocals
Larry LaLonde - guitar
John McEuen - slide guitar
Heather August and Anamieke Carrozza - vocals

Guests on Road to Vegas

Karl Perazzo - percussion (Tweezer)
Peter Apfelbaum - tenor saxophone (Amazing Grace)
John McEuen - slide guitar (Amazing Grace)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoard, Christian (2011). "Phish: Vegas '96 : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2011.