Sessions at West 54th
On October 20, 1998, Phish performed on David Byrne’s PBS TV show Sessions at West 54th at Sony Music Studios in New York. In an intimate show, with a crowd of only 200, the band delivered a stellar performance. One day after the Bridge School Benefit, where Neil Young sat in with the band, Phish was clearly riding a high wave. The set was partially aired, interspersed with an interview with band, by David Byrne. The interview deals with a wide range of topics, from the recording of Story of the Ghost to Mike’s religious experience at Goddard. For those of you who have not heard the show, or seen the interviews, we have posted them both below. Both are highly recommended as they provide a rare look at the band in an intimate enviroment. The show includes a selection of songs from Story of the Ghost as well as an acoustic version of Neil Young’s “Albuquerque”, “Piper” and “Taste”. Due to the intimacy of the venue, the SBD sounds incredible.
Listen to the “Ghost” from 10.20.98
Sleep, Frankie Says, Ghost, Roggae, Guyute, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Driver, Albuquerque, Birds of a Feather, Piper, Taste