Tuesday, July 27, 2010

*********** Holmdel > Hartford 2000 ************

Well folks, it took me long enough to get around to it, but here it is.  Although I had initially resisted this project because the sources weren't ideal,  I realized the sources I had were mostly likely the best, or at least most popular, ones available for these shows.  I had two sources for each show and carefully examined which would result in the best remaster.  I would say in terms of audio quality, 6/30/00 sounds the best....but you can be the judge of that.

I won't go into detail about the remastering process of each show, but as usual have included the EQ settings used and a track from each original source used.  Enjoy!


Phish.net show page

Wednesday, 06/28/2000 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, The Sloth, Taste, Bathtub Gin, Piper, If I Could

Set 2: Down with Disease -> Harry Hood > Gotta Jibboo, When the Circus Comes, Mike's Song, Albuquerque > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: First Tube > Loving Cup

Notes: During a glowstick ‘war’ in Hood, Trey caught a few glowsticks and threw them back into the crowd, eliciting a huge cheer from the crowd. Mike’s Song contained a mid-jam ‘break’, another jam segment, and then another break that led into Albuquerque. If I Could was played for the first time since July 31, 1998 (123 shows).

FLAC - 990 MB
mp3 - 270 MB
AAC - 183 MB


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 Thursday, 06/29/2000  PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Set 1: Funky Bitch > Wilson, Limb By Limb, Drowned -> Rock and Roll

Set 2: Birds of a Feather -> Catapult > Heavy Things, Sand, Meatstick > Cities -> Walk Away > Run Like an Antelope > Frankenstein, Wading in the Velvet Sea

Encore: Character Zero

Notes: Birds contained a tease of A Love Supreme and was unfinished. Catapult was sung over an atypical jam that bridged Birds and Heavy Things. This gig featured an eventful Meatstick: Sofi Dillof made a guest appearance for the Meatstick dance. Several fans ran on stage and were chased off by Pete Carini and then by Bart Butler, both of whom Trey thanked. Trey improvised a verse noting: “There’s no song about Paul Languedoc, and there’s no song about Kuroda; there’s only one about Carini, and his lumpy head!” Trey then jokingly talked about the Meatstick Dance being a fad in Japan; the band subsequently sung a verse in Japanese. The lyrics to Cities were altered to reference Tokyo, the Meatstick Dance, and sushi. Antelope included Meatstick teases in the intro. At the end of the second set, Trey thanked the crew (particularly Carini, for being a good sport). Trey mentioned how much of a “home show” it is for the band to play in Holmdel, and led one final Meatstick tease.

FLAC pt 1 - 359 MB
FLAC pt 2 - 683 MB
mp3 - 277 MB
AAC - 190 MB


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Friday, 06/30/2000  Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT

Set 1: Ha Ha Ha, AC/DC Bag > Tweezer > Runaway Jim, Sneakin' Sally through the Alley > Ginseng Sullivan > Guyute, Golgi Apparatus > Tweezer Reprise > Possum

Set 2: Halley's Comet > The Mango Song > Twist, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Back on the Train > Makisupa Policeman, Farmhouse, Sleeping Monkey > David Bowie

Encore: Cavern

Notes: The ending of AC/DC Bag was unusual, as Trey repeated the closing guitar tweaks before breaking into the Tweezer riff. The key phrase in Makisupa was a play on the blues classic One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, with "Big Fat Doob" replacing "Beer." Cavern included Tweezer teases and a Moby Dick tease after Trey introduced Fishman under that name. Halley’s included a tease of Things That Make You Go Hmmm from Mike and Runaway Jim included Nellie Kane teases.

*ONE NOTE* anyone who DL'd either the ACC or FLAC versions of 6/30/00 before 6:35 AM EST on 7/28 will have a very slightly messed up playlist when you drag and drop into Itunes or any other audio player - Golgi will accidentally come first and Sally will come near the end. I made a mistake in assigning the track and disc numbers, and have uploaded the fixed folders. The links have been updated. You can either re-download or, what would be a lot easier, just change the disc & track tags within iTunes or whichever player you're using.  The correct disc and track numbers are in the .txt file.  Sorry about that!

FLAC pt 1 - 533 MB
FLAC pt 2 - 553 MB
mp3 - 290 MB
AAC - 204 MB


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Saturday, 07/01/2000  Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT

Set 1: Buried Alive, Wolfman's Brother, Axilla > Poor Heart, Sample in a Jar, Tube, Beauty of My Dreams, Roggae, Vultures, Dirt, Split Open and Melt

Set 2: Gotta Jibboo, Bug, First Tube, Mike's Song -> Swept Away > Steep -> I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove -> Nellie Kane, Ghost

Encore: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Notes: Jibboo included additional lyrics that referenced Chris Kuroda and Brad Sands. Weekapaug was unfinished.

FLAC pt 1 - 477 MB
FLAC pt 2 - 593 MB
mp3 - 290 MB
AAC - 192 MB

Thursday, July 22, 2010

6.15.00 Big Cat, Osaka (Japan) - w/ soundcheck

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Thursday, 06/15/2000 Big Cat, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan

Soundcheck: Heavy Things, Uncle Pen, “Who Let the Lemmings In?” Jam, Windora Bug (with alternate “we got really drunk last night” lyrics)

Set 1: NICU > Chalk Dust Torture, AC/DC Bag, Uncle Pen, Ghost, Frankie Says, The Divided Sky, Farmhouse

Set 2: Down with Disease, The Lizards, Bike > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Gotta Jibboo

Notes: Bike was preceded by a vacuum solo and followed by several runs through the HYHU theme, with each faster than the one before it. Disease included a Birdland tease.

FLAC pt 1 - 558 MB
FLAC pt 2 - 519 MB
mp3 - 328 MB
AAC - 227 MB

Since I already remastered the DWD alone in this post, and the Ghost for Mr. Miner's post here, I figured it was about time I finished the job.  Better late than never!  Please refer to the DWD post linked above for more technical elaboration on the remaster and original source.  The soundcheck is in SBD and has not been altered.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

coming soon: (the rest of) 6.15.00 Osaka, Japan MTX

I already remastered the DWD on this blog and the Ghost for one of Mr. Miner's posts, and thanks to a reader's friendly reminder I said a while ago that I would finish the whole show since I already have the settings saved in my software...

Should hopefully be up late this week.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

10th Anniversary: 7.4.00 Camden, NJ

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Tuesday, 07/04/2000  E Centre, Camden, NJ

Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner, Farmhouse, Rift, It's Ice, Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, The Lizards, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday Reprise > Julius

Set 2: Gotta Jibboo -> Saw It Again -> Magilla > Twist > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Lawn Boy, Good Times Bad Times

Notes: It’s Ice included a Star Spangled Banner tease. Lawn Boy included a fireworks display on stage and in the pavilion, as well as well wishes from Page; the fireworks signaled the beginning of GTBT

 FLAC - 940 MB
mp3 - 262 MB
AAC - 185 MB

Well folks, I had really, really hoped to do one huge post containing the whole Holmdel > Hartford > Camden 2000 run, but a combination of just not having the time as well as a couple of the sources being problematic for remastering has led me to this single show remaster post.  Also, I was hoping etree's "10 years ago today" project might hook me up w/ some upgrade sources for the remasters.  So far the only new source I grabbed was 6/30/00, which is ripe for a remaster - nice and full, heavy on the bass. 

I figured since the current tour ends on July 4, and with the big weekend coming up, it would be fitting to just toss up 7/4/00 for now.  And the second set has got to be one of my faves...great flow and ridiculous jamming. The Jibboo is of course legendary, but don't overlook the last section of the Twist jam.  Some chugging, aggressive, classic/hard rock riffs going on right there.

As a couple people have pointed out, the original source is a bit muddy.  I decreased the amount of bass and increased the high end to bring out a clearer listen.  Before I applied the EQ settings, it was difficult to appreciate Trey's nimble noodle work during the 7:39 - 8:30ish section of Jibboo (among other things).  While some of Mike's oomph has been lessened as a result of my tinkering,  I find his notes to be a bit easier to decipher.  Hopefully you'll like the balance I arrived at.  It doesn't quite pack the punch that some of the other sources I've worked with do, but I think it's an improvement.  Finally, the stereo balance was lopsided to the left, so I boosted the right channel to give it a more centered sound.

Enjoy, and HAPPY 4TH!!!
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