Live Phish 02.28.03

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Live Phish 02.28.03
Live Phish 02.28.03 (Phish album - cover art).jpg
Live album by Phish (Live Series)
Released 2003
Recorded February 28, 2003
Genre Rock
Length 2:49:44
Label Phish Dry Goods
Producer Phish
Phish (Live Series) chronology
Live Phish Volume 20
(2003)
Live Phish 02.28.03
(2003)
Live Phish 07.15.03
(2003)
LivePhish.com Downloads series chronology
Live Phish Downloads: 02.26.03
(2003)
Live Phish Downloads: 02.28.03
(2003)
Live Phish Downloads: 03.01.03
(2003)
Alternative covers
LivePhish.com Downloads cover

Live Phish 2-28-03 was recorded February 28, 2003 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

This show marks the return of one of the most beloved and requested Phish songs ever – Mike Gordon's "Destiny Unbound" – which had not been played since December 1991. The song's lengthy absence from the rotation fueled its legendary status (much like Grateful Dead's "Unbroken Chain") to the point where fans would go to extreme lengths to encourage the band to perform the song, such as having the entire front row recite the first verse via flyers passed out to concertgoers by eager fans. The performance, having not been performed for the previous 796 shows, was considered the ultimate retirement breakout in the band's history (although at the time, 12 other songs had breakouts with gaps of longer duration. The only original composition among these 12 songs was "The Curtain With", which the band performed on July 12, 2000 after having not performed the song in 1092 consecutive shows).

Aside from the "Destiny Unbound" breakout, exceptional jams in "Bathtub Gin", "Back on the Train", "Tweezer" and "Soul Shakedown Party" helped make this performance the most celebrated concert of Phish's post-hiatus period (2002–2004).

This show was also among a small batch of the 2003 live shows to be released in CD form.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Birds of a Feather" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) – 8:50
  2. "Destiny Unbound" (Gordon) – 7:21
  3. "Horn" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 3:38
  4. "Bathtub Gin" (Anastasio, Goodman) – 21:43
  5. "Sleep" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 2:17
  6. "Back on the Train" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 12:31
  7. "Bouncing Around the Room" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 4:14
  8. "Walls of the Cave" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 14:43

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Tweezer" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) – 27:08
  2. "Soul Shakedown Party" (Marley) – 8:16
  3. "David Bowie" (Anastasio) – 19:02

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Round Room" (Gordon, Linitz) – 7:17
  2. "Harry Hood" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Long, McConnell) – 15:14
  3. "Contact" (Gordon) – 7:41
  4. "Mexican Cousin" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 5:05
  5. "Tweezer Reprise" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) – 4:44

Side note: The interruption during the first few minutes of Tweezer was caused by Jon Fishman stopping the beat due to getting hit in the back of the head with a glow-stick.