Phlashback Phish @ SPAC: June 26, 1995

Phish @ SPAC, 7/7/12 (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Recently Phish announced a new batch of tour dates, including a three-night stand in Chicago, and one-off shows in Dayton, Ohio and Pittsburgh, as well as three nights in Commerce City, Colorado over Labor Day weekend.

Suspiciously (and sadly) absent on their summer tour schedule is their annual stop at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, which means that Greater Nippertown fans just might have to head to NYC for the band’s 13-show run at Madison Square Garden (July 21-August 6) or content themselves with the band’s latest archival release – the vintage live recording from their June 26, 1995 concert at the SPAC, only their second headlining show at the Spa City amphitheater.

Among the highlights of the new release is a rare cover of “Don’t You Want to Go,” as well as a rip-snortin’ “Possum” to close the first set. Set two features adventurous versions of “Down with Disease” and “You Enjoy Myself,” as well as primo takes on “Free,” “Poor Heart,” “Strange Design” and “Run Like an Antelope.”

My Friend, My Friend
Don’t You Want To Go?
Bathtub Gin
The Sloth
My Mind’s Got a Mind of Its Own
It’s Ice
Dog Faced Boy
Down with Disease
Poor Heart
You Enjoy Myself
Strange Design
Run Like an Antelope
Sleeping Monkey
Rocky Top

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