Phish to Release St. Louis ’93!

As many of us have already known, Phish will be releasing a 6-CD box set titled St. Louis ’93 which will feature two phan-favorite shows from one of the best years in Phishtory: April 14 & August 16, 1993. Yes, at one time Phish played cities that were not NYC. St. Louis ’93 is available for pre-order now on LivePhish.

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The two shows aim to showcase the lightening the band captured in 1993 when Trey was unstoppable on guitar and the band was starting to seriously expand their improvisation–with amazing results. 4/14 is notable for the Spooky jam in YEM (among many other highlights and fiery playing) and 8/16 for, well, all the reasons that August ’93 is widely considered the best month of band touring. Setlists and samples below:

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4/14/1993 Tweezer

8/16/1993 Foam

4/14:

SET 1: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Maze, Bouncing Around the Room, It’s Ice > Stash -> Kung -> Stash,Kung[1] > The Horse[2] > Silent in the Morning, Divided Sky, I Didn’t Know[3], Golgi Apparatus

SET 2: AC/DC Bag, My Sweet One, Tweezer, Mound, Big Ball Jam, You Enjoy Myself -> Spooky Jam[4] ->You Enjoy Myself, Harpua[5] > Runaway Jim

ENCORE: Lengthwise > Contact > Tweezer Reprise

[1] Trey used an acoustic guitar to improvise on the intro to Horse.
[2] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[3] Fish on Madonna washboard.
[4] Included a verse sung by Page.
[5] Narration centered on a story about people who steal your dreams at night.

8/16:

SET 1: Axilla, Possum > Horn > Reba > Sparkle, Foam , I Didn’t Know[1], Split Open and Melt , The Squirming Coil

SET 2: Mike’s Song -> Faht[2] > Weekapaug Groove , Mound > It’s Ice, My Friend, My Friend[3], Poor Heart, Big Ball Jam, Take the ‘A’ Train > Good Times Bad Times

ENCORE: Amazing Grace[4], Rocky Top

[1] Fish on Madonna washboard.
[2] Fish on acoustic guitar.
[3] Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
[4] Without microphones.