Live Phish 04.04.98

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Live Phish 04.04.98
Live Phish 4-4-98 (album cover).jpg
Live album by Phish (Live Series)
Released June 29, 2005
Recorded April 4, 1998
Genre Rock
Length 2:54:37
Label Phish Archives
Producer Phish
Phish (Live Series) chronology
Live Phish 04.03.98
(2005)
Live Phish 04.04.98
(2005)
Live Phish 04.05.98
(2005)
LivePhish.com Downloads series chronology
Live Phish Downloads: 04.03.98
(2005)
Live Phish Downloads: 04.04.98
(2005)
Live Phish Downloads: 04.05.98
(2005)
Alternative covers
LivePhish.com Downloads cover

Live Phish 04.04.98 is the third night of the four-night "Island Tour", recorded live at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 4, 1998.

The short mini-run quickly became one of the most popular Phish performances of all time[citation needed], with the band mixing the funk of 1997 with the high-energy jams of the mid-1990s along with brand new compositions.

The first show in Rhode Island will always be remembered for its extended jams (even "Birds of a Feather" clocked in at 15 minutes). Highlights include a heavy, energetic 18-minute "Ghost" and one of the most celebrated versions of "Harry Hood" of the late 1990s. After a 12-minute "Brother", guitarist Trey Anastasio says the band will now play the "radio friendly" version, resulting in a humorous ten-second version of the song. Before the band played the next song, "Ghost", they inform the audience that the song is "radio un-friendly, because it's really long, and really slow" .

In addition to being a CD release, this concert is available as a download in FLAC and MP3 formats at LivePhish.com.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Tweezer" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) – 16:58
  1. "Taste" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) – 11:07
  2. "Bouncing Around the Room" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 3:49
  3. "Funky Bitch" (Seals) – 6:57
  4. "Ginseng Sullivan" (Blake) – 4:35
  5. "Limb by Limb" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) – 10:06
  6. "Lawn Boy" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 2:59
  7. "Character Zero" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 8:31

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Birds of a Feather" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) – 15:57
  2. "2001" (Deodato) – 16:40
  3. "Brother" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) – 12:35
  4. "Brother" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) – 1:02

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Ghost" (Anastasio, Marshall) – 17:49
  2. "The Lizards" (Anastasio) – 12:27
  3. "David Bowie" (Anastasio) – 16:25
  4. "Harry Hood" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Long, McConnell) – 16:40

Personnel[edit]