Looking Back on ’09
In just two days we’ll be hearing the first dose of Phish 2010. To be honest, I haven’t focused on the new material as much as I would have liked. Last year I spent countless hours attending, listening, and re-listening to the new shows, but never really shared what I found. Throughout the fall we discussed each show as it came and went but never turned back to reanalyze some of the hidden gems that often come to light after a second listen. Surely the defining moments of 2009 have been posted, but like others, I’ve ignored many of the unsung heroes. There are plenty of great moments from 2009 that have yet to receive any notable recognition, but then again there’s plenty of moments from the past that have are commonly overlooked – that’s just the nature of Phish.
I feel its appropriate we start focusing on the newer material in preparation for Friday’s tour opener in Chicago. For today, I’ve put together a playlist of jams from 2009. Some are recognizable, others are seldom discussed or even forgotten. Along with Scotty B.’s uncirculated SBDs, this playlist should help pass the time until summer tour begins. Enjoy, and safe travels to everyone heading out on the road in the coming days!
DOWNLOAD: 2009 Jams (rick click, choose save as to download)
Setlist: Chalkdust Torture (10.30.09) > DWD (8.5.09) > Piper (10.30.09) > Joy (10.30.09) > BDTNL (8.16.09) > Crosseyed and Painless (6.21.09) > Tweezer (11.20.09) > Light (12.2.09) > Harry Hood (6.2.09)