, attached to 1997-08-10

Review by Looking_For_Owls

Looking_For_Owls How anyone can say this Cities didn't reach pure improvisational bliss is beyond me. I put it up there with the absolute best (if not THE best) Phish jams of all time! It's amazing from start to finish, beginning with some really dirty funk and moving into some raging rock n roll, but something happens around the 15:30 mark, and the next seven or so minutes contain the most beautiful, uplifting, and magical moments of music I've ever had the privlage to experience. Even listening back to it now fills me with the same feeling of pure joy that it gave me seeing it that night in Indiana over seventeen years ago. And I'm not sure where people hear the Ramble On similarities. I definitely hear hints of Franklin's Tower more than Ramble On. I also don't understand the complaints about the rotation jam. Would you rather hear another version of Bouncin' or some cool psychedelic weirdness? I'll take something unique like this any day, though you're sure as hell not going to get anything interesting like that these days...Add in the ridiculous Split and Bowie plus great versions of Disease, Gin, and Hood (before it was ruined by glow sticks), the (sadly) last version of Rock A William, and an absolutely raging Good Times Bad Times, and a show this good today would blow post 2009 audiences out of their collective minds...God I miss 90's Phish


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