The Clifford Ball (DVD)

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The Clifford Ball
Phish-The Clifford Ball.jpg
Directed by Martin Pitts
Starring Phish
Music by Phish
Distributed by JEMP
Release date
  • March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
Running time
600 minutes

The Clifford Ball is a Grammy nominated seven-DVD box set released on March 3, 2009 by the rock band Phish. It was performed on August 16 and August 17, 1996 at Plattsburgh Air Force Base in Plattsburgh, NY, chronicling the first of ten Phish festivals.

Additional footage in this set includes documentaries, the soundcheck from August 15, and footage of the early morning performance of "The Flatbed Jam".

Track listing[edit]

Disc one (August 16, 1996 - Set one)[edit]

  1. "Chalk Dust Torture" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 7:05
  2. "Bathtub Gin" (Anastasio, Goodman) - 10:30
  3. "Ya Mar" (Ferguson) - 8:51
  4. "AC/DC Bag" (Anastasio) - 9:11
  5. "Esther" (Anastasio) - 9:07
  6. "The Divided Sky" (Anastasio) - 16:35
  7. "Halley's Comet" (Wright) - 7:01
  8. "David Bowie" (Anastasio) - 14:52

Disc two (August 16th, 1996 - Set two)[edit]

  1. "Split Open and Melt" (Anastasio) - 13:46
  2. "Sparkle" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:48
  3. "Free" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 8:48
  4. "The Squirming Coil" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 10:30
  5. "Waste" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 4:59
  6. "Talk" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:41
  7. "Train Song" (Gordon, Linitz) - 3:14
  8. "Strange Design" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:47
  9. "Hello My Baby" (Emerson, Howard, Singer) - 1:48
  10. "Mike's Song" (Gordon) - 16:00
  11. "Simple" (Gordon) - 6:03
  12. "Contact" (Gordon) - 6:09
  13. "Weekapaug Groove" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 10:02

Disc three (August 16, 1996 - Set three)[edit]

  1. "Makisupa Policeman" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 8:17
  2. "2001" (Deodato) - 6:13
  3. "Down with Disease" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 15:34
  4. "NICU" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 5:17
  5. "Life on Mars?" (Bowie) - 3:23
  6. "Harry Hood" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Long, McConnell) - 19:58
  7. "Amazing Grace" (Traditional) - 2:34

Disc four (August 17, 1996 - Set one)[edit]

  1. "The Old Home Place" (Jayne, Webb) - 3:37
  2. "Punch You in the Eye" (Anastasio) - 8:11
  3. "Reba" (Anastasio) - 16:19
  4. "Cars Trucks Buses" (McConnell) - 3:41
  5. "The Lizards" (Anastasio) - 10:35
  6. "Sample in a Jar" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 4:59
  7. "Taste" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 7:02
  8. "Fee" (Anastasio) - 5:52
  9. "Maze" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 12:50
  10. "Suzy Greenberg" (Pollak) - 7:06

Disc five (August 17, 1996 - Set two)[edit]

  1. "The Curtain" (Anastasio, Daubert) - 7:39
  2. "Runaway Jim" (Abrahams, Anastasio) - 12:26
  3. "It's Ice" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 9:03
  4. "Brother" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 6:19
  5. "Fluffhead" (Anastasio, Pollak) - 14:42
  6. "Run Like an Antelope" (Anastasio, Pollak) - 10:09
  7. "Golgi Apparatus" (Anastasio, Marshall, Szuter, Woolf) - 4:44
  8. "Slave to the Traffic Light" (Abrahams, Anastasio, Pollak) - 13:03

Disc six (August 17, 1996 - Set three)[edit]

  1. "Wilson" - (Anastasio, Marshall, Woolf) - 6:14
  2. "Frankenstein" (Winter) - 4:49
  3. "Scent of a Mule" (Gordon) - 15:22
  4. "Tweezer" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 11:56
  5. "A Day in the Life" (Lennon, McCartney) - 5:35
  6. "Possum" (Holdsworth) - 13:23
  7. "Tweezer Reprise" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 4:46
  8. "Harpua" (Anastasio, Fishman) - 8:53

Disc seven[edit]

  1. "The Clifford Ball: A Beacon of Light"
  2. "The Flatbed Jam" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 39:22
  3. "Soundcheck" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 52:56
  4. "An Interview with Jim Pollock"
  5. "Chris Kuroda Split-Screen"
  6. "Phish: On Jamming"
  7. "Phish: The LG"

Personnel[edit]

Phish

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

Special guests

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's - vocals on "Brother"

Video Director

Martin Pitts