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Ajouté le 5/8/2013
Genre : Jam
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JEMP is excited to announce the addition of Blossom '95 to the Livephish.com remastered Archival Release collection, add a summer tour show to the handful of concerts previously released from 1995 (Lincoln NE, Orlando FL, Hershey PA). The icing on the cake of the 6/20/95 Blossom release is the filler from the next show - the entire second set from 6/22/95 at Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New York.
6/20/95 Blossom was created from Paul Languedoc’s stereo soundboard/audience mix, mastered by Fred Kevorkian and contains three and a half hours of music totaling just 25 songs. The set is currently available as a FLAC and MP3 download exclusively at livephish.com and is slated for release by JEMP Records on April 30, 2013 

A blurb by Phish Archivist, Kevin Shapiro, is attached below.

Set I:
1. Llama (4:37)
2. Spock’s Brain (5:47)
3. Ginseng Sullivan > (3:05)
4. Foam (10:42)
5. Bathtub Gin (8:50)
6. If I Could (8:23)
7. Taste (7:04)
8. I Didn’t Know (3:24)
9. Split Open And Melt (14:10)

Set II:
1. Halley’s Comet > (5:52)
2. Chalk Dust Torture (8:53)
3. Prince Caspian (2:51)
4. Uncle Pen (4:12)
5. Mike’s Song > (20:40)
6. Contact > (6:19)
7. Weekapaug Groove > (9:26)
8. Hold Your Head Up (1:41)
9. Cracklin’ Rosie > (2:36)
10. Hold Your Head Up (0:59)
11. Highway To Hell (4:01)

1. Slave To The Traffic Light (12:05)
2. Amazing Grace (2:19)
Filler – 6/22/95 II Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center – Canandaigua, NY
3. Theme From The Bottom > (18:17)
4. Tweezer > (41:37)
5. Tweezer Reprise (3:11)

It was hot and humid on Tuesday June 20, 1995 – the night after
the Summer Solstice - when Phish played their first headline
show at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The
venue was a wooden, natural parabolic amphitheater designed by
Peter van Dijk and set inside the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
near Cleveland. Phish had played Blossom once before in 1992
opening for Santana but this time they sold more than half of
the 18,000 tickets to the eleventh show of a 22-show summer
The band’s first live record, A Live One, was to be released
the following Tuesday and Trey had recorded his experimental
jazz project, Surrender To The Air, during the spring. Phish
and their management had begun the move from Boston to Vermont.
Adding to the atmosphere of change, the Minkin backdrops that
had been used onstage since 12/31/91 were replaced with a new
set of Minkin-designed fabric scrims better suited to
amphitheaters. The band was playing new material too,
including a cluster of songs debuted a month before at a oneoff
show in Lowell, Massachusetts like Spock’s Brain, Theme
From The Bottom, Strange Design and more. The ten summer shows
between Lowell and Blossom saw the first live performances of
Taste, and Prince Caspian as well as new covers like A Day In
The Life and Johnny B. Goode. Most of these originals were
eventually recorded for Billy Breathes, which hit the streets
more than a year later in fall 1996.
Blossom ’95 was a barn burner, kicking off with a Llama opener
followed by a killer Spock’s Brain – the 4th of of 5 played in
summer 1995 before the song was shelved until 2000. Set I also
featured Bathtub Gin with a pogo-stick tension jam that the
band rode right over the cliff. Taste and I Didn’t Know
followed and Trey introduced Fish during I Didn’t Know as “the
only living layer that’s fueling this living layer.” A deep
and crazy Split Open And Melt closed set I as Fish
deconstructed the beat, breaking up the jam in a demented ticktock
vibe that led to a taste of Dave’s Energy Guide and some
huge drums and bass. Set II opened with Halley’s Comet > Chalk
Dust Torture, with some incendiary full-band jamming (and
another taste of DEG) during Chalk. The major highlight of the
show was centered on the jaw-dropping, first-ever combination
of Mike’s Song > Contact > Weekapaug Groove. This Mike’s is
must-hear, primal Phish that culminated in a spooky pulsating
drone accentuated by sirens and Fish’s maniacal giggling. The
pure insanity of the Mike’s ending formed the transition into
Contact. Weekapaug Groove finished the suite, with Trey
focusing on rhythm leaving Page free to shape the jam and
foreshadowing the addition of Trey’s percussion rig in fall.
Weekapaug ended in a deep, tribal section that melted into Hold
Your Head Up as Trey took over the drums and Fish sang
Cracklin’ Rosie. A possessed Highway To Hell capped the set.
The encore was Slave To The Traffic Light, with some nice
improvisation that bumped between huge arena-rock and a
minimalistic, almost ambient work from Page’s Rhodes to Fish’s
cymbal rolls. Amazing Grace closed another Ohio show for the
The icing on the cake of the 6/20/95 Blossom release is the
filler from the next show - the entire second set from 6/22/95
at Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New
York. This outrageous 3-song set picked up where the band left
off at Blossom and rocketed through the stratosphere so fast
and far that it even left some veteran fans confused about the
band’s new direction, which was clearly OUT. Set II from FLPAC
was based around a giant 41-minute Tweezer that was instantly
known by all present as “The Fleezer”. Theme From The Bottom
opened set II and led into perhaps one of the weirdest Tweezers
in Phish history. This Tweezer spun its way into a bluegrass
detour through My Generation (in the style it was played at
Blossom’s soundcheck and eventually on 10/31/95 when the band
covered Quadrophenia), some bent jazz complete with screaming,
vacuum accompaniment and even a quick Rift tease. The Fleezer
departed its free-form psychedelic roots just in time to segue
into Tweezer Reprise by way of a piano interlude. Trey
acknowledged the magnitude of what just transpired with his
refrain of “Step into the Fleezer” as the band laid waste to
the first Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise combination in more than
four years. To call this segment Filler is to do it an
injustice - Blossom and FLPAC are forever connected.


Phish : 1995-06-20 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
1x le 5/15/2013
Phish : 1995-06-22 Set II Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY
2x entre le 5/12/2013 et le 5/16/2013

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