Live Phish Series

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A photo of the series of albums. Included is the "ShowCase" binder.

LivePhish (also Live Phish) is an ongoing series of complete Phish concert recordings. The original twenty-volume series was released by Elektra Records and launched while Phish was on hiatus from recording and touring (October 2000 to December 2002).

Numbered 01 through 20, each multi-disc set was made available individually and featured innovative packaging: a cardboard slipcase containing the compact discs housed in a foldable plastic page that could be stored in a ShowCase binder that was sold separately or with select copies of Volume 06. The first five volumes were simultaneously released on September 18, 2001. The rest of the series was then released in sporadic batches throughout May 2003. Among the initial twenty volumes, there are four two-disc sets, twelve three-disc sets and four quadruple-disc sets totaling over forty-seven and a half hours of live recordings ranging from 1989 to 2000.

In late 2002, to coincide with Phish's return to the stage, LivePhish Downloads was launched. This innovative website allows fans to purchase MP3s or FLACs of the official soundboard recording of each subsequent Phish concert within hours of the show's final note. The website has been expanded to include the original twenty-volume LivePhish series, new archival concert releases, studio albums and band members' side projects. LivePhish Downloads is regularly updated with concerts new and old. In addition, beginning in 2003, select shows have also been released as CD sets directly through the band's own label imprint, although the numerical volume concept has not been used for these newer releases.

The original plastic fold-out CD pages eventually began leaching a strange chemically reactive liquid goo that often ruined the CDs within the original foil CD covers. Elektra Records thus began re-issuing several LIVE PHISH Volumes 1 through 20 in clamshell CD cases in the mid-2000s. Unfortunately for many fans, replacing their damaged discs became quite difficult (and expensive) as Elektra lost the rights to Phish's catalog in the late 2000s and the CD versions of LIVE PHISH Volumes 1 through 20 went out of print.

Beginning with Phish's 2010 Summer Tour, all shows are being made available on CD, AFLAC and FLAC-HD in addition to MP3 and FLAC, with all downloads sold exclusively through Additionally, select shows from 2010 were re-released as remastered MP3 downloads and CD Sets in early 2011, and are available through more widespread distribution.

Separate from the LivePhish series, Phish also consistently releases live music as traditional live albums, multiple-concert box sets, full-concert DVD's, and DVD/CD sets.

The Original Series[edit]

Additional Live Phish Releases[edit]

2003 Shows[edit]

Released 2003 in 3CD slimline jewel cases

  1. Live Phish 02.28.03: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  2. Live Phish 07.15.03: USANA Amphitheater, West Valley, UT
  3. Live Phish 07.29.03: Starlake Amphitheater, Burgettstown, PA

Island Tour[edit]

Released 2005 in 3CD slimline jewel cases

  1. Live Phish 04.02.98: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  2. Live Phish 04.03.98: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  3. Live Phish 04.04.98: Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
  4. Live Phish 04.05.98: Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island

Archival Releases[edit]

Starting in 2003, Phish began releasing archival shows via the website Some of the archival shows were released on in CD in fully recycled folding soft case digipak. Listed below are the releases as of 2016, listed from oldest to most recent release.

  • Live Phish 10.31.90: Armstrong Hall, Colorado College, Colorado
  • Live Phish 12.01.92: Denison University, Granville, Ohio
  • Live Phish 05.08.93: UNH Fieldhouse, Durham, New Hampshire
  • Live Phish 10.07.00: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California
  • Live Phish 12.07.97: Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio
  • Live Phish 11.30.94: Campus Recreation Center, Olympia, Washington
  • Live Phish 12.01.94: Salem Armory, Salem, Oregon
  • Live Phish 04.26.96/11.07.91: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Live Phish 12.29.97: Madison Square Garden, New York
  • Live Phish 08.13.93: Murat Theatre, Indianapolis
  • Live Phish 10.21.95: Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Live Phish 11.14.95: University of Central Florida Arena, Orlando, Florida
  • Live Phish 12.01.95: Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Live Phish 03.18.97: Flynn Theatre, Burlington, Vermont
  • Live Phish 12.30.97: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
  • Live Phish 07.06.98: Lucerna Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Live Phish 07.22.97: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Live Phish 11.19.92: Ross, Arena Colchester, Vermont
  • Live Phish 11.02.96: Coral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Live Phish 07.31.99: Field Of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan
  • Live Phish 12.31.91: Worcester Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, MA
  • Live Phish 12.06.97: The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • Live Phish 08.11.98: Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
  • Live Phish 05.03.93: State Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Live Phish 06.20.95: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
  • Live Phish 08.07.93: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, New York
  • Live Phish 12.16.99: Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Live Phish 12.12.92: The Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario
  • Live Phish 11.22.94: Jesse Auditorium – University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Live Phish 11.07.96: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Live Phish 09.14.99: Boise State University Pavilion, Boise, Idaho
  • Live Phish 06.26.95: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York

2009 Shows[edit]

Released 2009 in digitally and in digipak form, these show marked Phish's reunion.

  1. Live Phish 03.06.09: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
  2. Live Phish 03.07.09: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
  3. Live Phish 03.08.09: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

2010 Shows[edit]

Released January 2011 in digitally and in digipak form

  1. Live Phish 06.27.10: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
  2. Live Phish 07.03.10: Verizon Wireless Arena at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
  3. Live Phish 07.04.10: Verizon Wireless Arena at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA

Released February 2011 in digitally and in digipak form

  1. Live Phish 08.06.10: Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
  2. Live Phish 08.07.10: Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA
  3. Live Phish 08.13.10: Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Released April 2011 in digitally and in digipak form. These releases had a slightly different cover design than the other LivePhish releases

  1. Live Phish 10.26.10: VZW Arena, Manchester, NH
  2. Live Phish 10.30.10: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

Live Phish Promo Sampler CD's[edit]

  • Selections from Live Phish Volumes 01-06
  • Selections from Live Phish Volumes 07-12
  • Selections from Live Phish Volumes 13-16
  • 2003 Sampler
  • What I Did On My Summer Vacation: 2004 Sampler
  • Island Tour CD Sampler
  • 2009 Summer Sampler

Live Bait[edit]

In 2010 LivePhish Downloads began a new series of download-only live compilations called Live Bait, each initially available as a free MP3 download and now are available for purchase. Twelve volumes of Live Bait have been released as of 2016, each selected by Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro. Live Bait 01 through 08 had a theme designated to them. Live Bait 09 through 12 were released in June, prior to the Phish starting a new summer tour.

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