Sweet Home Chicago – Phish to Release UIC ’94 Shows

Cover Art (ADA Music)

According to the Alternative Distribution Alliance, Phish will release a 6 CD boxed set of two Phish shows at the famous UIC Pavilion on July 31st. Remastered by Fred Kevorkian, 6/18/94 and 11/25/94 will be given new life within the Phish community. In addition, tracks from the sound checks and new artwork by Jim Pollock will be included in the boxed set.

Phish: Chicago 94 will be released on JEMP Records at 39.98 and will immediately become a necessary piece to add to any fan’s collection. 6/18 is already wide celebrated as one of the most complete shows Phish has ever played and while solid recordings do exist, a pristine Kevorkian recording of this renown show will undoubtedly make your listening pleasure that much greater. Although 6/18 appears to be the focal point of the package, 11/25 is no pushover. Not only does this show feature the first glowstick war (sorry, no video), the show is complete with killer jamming, segues galore, and Thanksgiving themed “Harpua.”

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6/18/1994

Set 1: Wilson, Rift, AC/DC Bag > Maze, The Mango Song > Down with Disease, It’s Ice, Dog Faced Boy, Divided Sky, Sample in a Jar

Set 2: Peaches en Regalia > David Bowie -> Mind Left Body Jam -> David Bowie[1], Horn > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Tweezer > Lifeboy, You Enjoy Myself[2], Chalk Dust Torture[3]

Encore: Bouncing Around the Room, Tweezer Reprise

[1] Three Blind Mice, Dave’s Energy Guide, Voodoo Child, and Purple Haze teases.
[2] Frankenstein and How Many More Times teases; Monty Python “Spam” vocal jam. Vocal jam also contained Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque quote.
[3] Full band tease of How Many More Times.

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11/25/1994

Set 1: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Reba, Bouncing Around the Room, Split Open and Melt, Esther > Julius, Golgi Apparatus

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike’s Song -> Simple > Harpua[1] > Weekapaug Groove -> The Mango Song > Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Run Like an Antelope

Encore: Good Times Bad Times

[1] Narration concerned happy green love beams and angry red hate beams.