Live Phish Volume 11

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Live Phish Vol. 11
Phish - Live Phish Volume 11.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedApril 16, 2002
RecordedNovember 17, 1997
GenreRock
Length2:28:35
39:14 (Filler)
LabelElektra
ProducerPhish
Live Phish Series chronology
Live Phish Volume 10
(2002)
Live Phish Volume 11
(2002)
Live Phish Volume 12
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars

Live Phish Vol. 11 was recorded live at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado on November 17, 1997.

The 1997 fall tour will always be remembered by fans as the funky era of Phish, during which the band de-emphasized their often technical approach in favor of more ambient, groove-based jams and extended space improvisations. Some of this was predicated on their transition from a club band, then to medium theaters, and finally to arena rock which required a change in the band's approach and overall sound.[1] This show from Denver was instantly a band and fan favorite, and Phish had plans to release the show as an album long before the Live Phish Series was conceived.

The concert is considered to be one of the best of Phish's career by the band's fans. On the website Phish.net, the largest Phish fan community on the internet, the show is rated the band's fourth best out of the nearly 1500 concerts they have played since 1983, only bested by their 1999 New Year's Eve concert in Big Cypress, Florida; their show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 3, 1998; and their August 22, 2015 show at Watkins Glen International, the second show of their Magnaball festival.[2]

Bonus tracks include two songs from the concert at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Illinois on November 19, 1997, featuring a 28-minute version of "Wolfman's Brother".

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

Set one:
  1. "Tweezer" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 18:00
  2. "Reba" (Anastasio) - 14:09
  3. "Train Song" (Gordon, Linitz) - 3:37
  4. "Ghost" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 21:24
  5. "Fire" (Hendrix) - 5:27

Disc two[edit]

Set two:
  1. "Down with Disease" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 16:18
  2. "Olivia's Pool" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 2:18
  3. "Johnny B. Goode" (Berry) - 5:02
  4. "Denver Jam" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 12:01
  5. "Jesus Just Left Chicago" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) - 14:06
  6. "When the Circus Comes To Town" (Hidalgo, Pérez) - 5:16

Disc three[edit]

Set two, continued:
  1. "You Enjoy Myself" (Anastasio) - 23:09
Encore:
  1. "Character Zero" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 7:48
Filler (November 19, 1997, Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois):
  1. "Wolfman's Brother" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 28:21
  2. "Makisupa Policeman" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 10:53

Personnel[edit]

Setlist from the 'Helping Phriendly Book'[edit]

  • 'The Helping Phriendly Book' (HPB) is a detailed setlist archive maintained by fans at phish.net.
  • Set 1: Tweezer, Reba[1], Train Song, Ghost > Fire
  • Set 2: Down with Disease[2] -> Olivia's Pool > Johnny B. Goode -> Jesus Just Left Chicago, When the Circus Comes, You Enjoy Myself
  • Encore: Character Zero [1] No whistling. [2] Unfinished.
  • Teases: · Super Bad tease in Ghost · Dave's Energy Guide tease in Johnny B. Goode
  • Noteworthy Jams: Tweezer, Ghost (highly recommended), Johnny B. Goode (highly recommended), Jesus Just Left Chicago (highly recommended), You Enjoy Myself
  • Average Song Gap: 8
  • Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon
  • Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending and Disease was unfinished. Ghost included a Super Bad (James Brown) tease and Johnny B. Goode contained DEG teases. This show was officially released as Live Phish 11.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phish Book
  2. ^ "Top Rated Phish Shows - Phish.net". phish.net. Retrieved 19 November 2018.