After much deliberation, countless hours of comparative listening and so much waffling I could have fed the line at an all you can eat waffle buffet at IHOP, I’ve finalized my ideal Phish set list. There are just so many good versions of each song, I eventually had to come to terms with the fact that I’m never going to be able to choose favorites. But I can choose versions that I love and then save the others for sharing at some other time. So that’s what I did. I will be compiling them all together and making them available for you to download, but in the meantime, I just wanted to post the list, so if you want to you can start digging around yourself for these versions and get your jam on right away. So… in preparation for Phish’s summer tour… here is my ideal phantasy set list, complete with two sets and an encore!
If you have any recommendations of versions of songs you think should be in contention, please let me know! I’d be happy to consider it. This list won’t be final until I post all the tracks!
Buried Alive – 8/31/2013
Bathtub Gin – 8/17/1997
Wombat – 12/31/2013
David Bowie – 12/29/1994
Funky Bitch – 10/31/2010
Maze – 6/17/2004
Harry Hood – 11/16/1997
Split Open and Melt – 8/8/2012
Tweezer – 7/03/2011
My Friend, My Friend – 12/28/2011
Boogie On Reggae Woman – 12/03/2009
Crosseyed and Painless – 7/10/2013
Cars Trucks Buses – 7/15/1998
Down with Disease – 6/11/1994
Carini – 10/31/2013
Fluffhead – 12/29/1994
Light – 9/1/2012
Run Like An Antelope – 11/27/1998
I’m still tentatively considering other versions of Tweezer, Carini, Boogie on Reggae Woman and Melt. And I might add a Rock ‘n Roll encore 1. We’ll see.
To give you a taste, here is the 10/31/13 Carini. So awesome. Although 2013 has had some amazing Carini’s, so this was a really hard one to pick.