Live Phish Volume 16

Live Phish Vol. 16 was recorded live at Thomas and Mack Center located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Paradise, Nevada on Halloween night, 1998.

Live Phish Vol. 16
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Live album by
Phish
ReleasedOctober 29, 2002
RecordedOctober 31, 1998
GenreRock
Length3:37:49
1:18:23 (Filler)
LabelElektra
ProducerPhish
Live Phish Series chronology
Live Phish Volume 15
(2002)
Live Phish Volume 16
(2002)
Live Phish Volume 17
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic[1]

It marks the fourth of six Halloween shows in which Phish dressed up in a "musical costume" by performing an album from another artist in its entirety. On this night, the band unveiled a complete performance of the Velvet Underground's Loaded sandwiched in between two sets of Phish's own music.

This performance is the only Halloween performance that sees Phish straying away from the album's original format, instead embarking on several extended improvisational jams throughout the set. Two of the album's songs - "Lonesome Cowboy Bill" and "Sweet Jane" - had already been performed by Phish in concert. The group later admitted that they could not fully decide on a choice for the 1998 Halloween album so they decided to go with an album that they already knew for the most part.

Fan reaction was mixed as many were not familiar with the album, although "Rock & Roll" would later become a Phish concert staple.

Disc four is a bonus disc recorded the night before as part of the band's 15th Anniversary celebration.

Though it is not the longest concert in the series, this is the longest volume in the Live Phish Series with the bonus disc bringing the total length to just under five hours.

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

Set one:
  1. "Axilla I" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) - 3:58
  2. "Punch You in the Eye" (Anastasio) - 9:06
  3. "Roggae" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 8:48
  4. "Birds of a Feather" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 7:21
  5. "Sneakin' Sally Thru the Alley" (Toussaint) - 10:56
  6. "Chalk Dust Torture" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 8:22
  7. "Lawn Boy" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:07
  8. "Mike's Song" (Gordon) - 9:27
  9. "Frankie Says" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 5:12
  10. "Weekapaug Groove" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 12:16

Disc twoEdit

Set two:
  1. "Who Loves the Sun" (Reed) - 3:33
  2. "Sweet Jane" (Reed) - 8:15
  3. "Rock & Roll" (Reed) - 13:46
  4. "Cool It Down" (Reed) - 7:14
  5. "New Age" (Reed) - 8:35
  6. "Head Held High" (Reed) - 4:21
  7. "Lonesome Cowboy Bill" (Reed) - 10:14
  8. "I Found a Reason" (Reed) - 4:34
  9. "Train Round the Bend" (Reed) - 6:50
  10. "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" (Reed) - 9:17

Disc threeEdit

Set three:
  1. "Wolfman's Brother" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, Marshall, McConnell) - 30:43
  2. "Piper" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 13:03
  3. "Ghost" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 9:07
Encore:
  1. "Sleeping Monkey" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 5:52
  2. "Tweezer Reprise" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 3:53

Disc fourEdit

Filler (October 30, 1998, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada):
  1. "Run Like an Antelope" (Anastasio, Marshall, Pollak) - 17:07
  2. "Stash" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 7:51
  3. "Manteca" (Fuller, Gillespie, Pozo) - 3:26
  4. "Tweezer" (Anastasio, Fishman, Gordon, McConnell) - 16:33
  5. "NICU" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 9:43
  6. "Prince Caspian" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 8:35
  7. "Golgi Apparatus" (Anastasio, Marshall, Szuter, Woolf) - 6:09
  8. "Driver" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 4:42
  9. "Free Bird" (Collins, Van Zant) - 4:19

PersonnelEdit

  • Trey Anastasio - guitars, lead vocals, co-lead vocals on "Roggae" and "I Found a Reason"
  • Page McConnell - piano, organ, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Roggae", lead vocals on "Lawn Boy", "Frankie Says", "Sweet Jane", "Rock & Roll" and "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'"
  • Mike Gordon - bass, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Roggae" and "I Found a Reason", lead vocals on "Mike's Song" and "Train Round the Bend"
  • Jon Fishman - drums, backing vocals, co-lead vocals on "Roggae", lead vocals on "Lonesome Cowboy Bill"

See alsoEdit

Phish and their musical costumes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jarnow, Jesse (2011). "Live Phish, Vol. 16 - Phish | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2011.

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