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Phish Fans..Give me an intro CD suggestion

JohnK24

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I have "Story of the Ghost" and find it boring. I was surfin' through iTunes and found "A Live One"...seems like a well recorded live album. Would that be a good intro to this band ?
 

Butterfly

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Live MSG 12/31/95. It can be downloaded from livephish, but I believe it also is in physical.
 

shoe

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Well, Phish's first record was "JUNTA" and that features staples "You Enjoy Myself," "Divided Sky" and "Fluffhead" - that's what I heard for the first time back in '92 and that's still what I'd suggest today. A next favorite and far as amazing album composition from start to finish would be "RIFT" - after that album it was more a collection of songs instead of full album concept and flow.
 

lhallam

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"Picture Of Nectar" is one of my faves.

"Rift" is good.

"Farmhouse" is probably their most accessible. My whole family likes that one.

That live "Colorado '88" is pretty smoking despite the non-studio quality.
 

dougb415

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Go to livephish.com and download this weekend's shows. Phish is back and they are smokin'.
 

MudPies

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If you like brass, check out their tour with Giant Country Horns. I'm thinking summer '96 but I'm probably wrong.

A Live One is a great introduction to the band.
 

Zuper

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I still recommend Farmhouse as a Phish intro. After that, take your pick.
 

LLbean

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Slip Stitch and Pass is a great live album. I prefer it to A Live One. There's a bunch of classic live shows that I prefer over both of those, but that's a whole different, complex list of its own.

Have to decide if you like the band before searching out Fall 97, or Summer 93, or New Years shows, Halloween shows, and whatever else is out there. Picture of Nectar is my favourite studio album. Great compositions like Mango Song, Stash, studio version of the live epic "weezer. Interesting album.
 

michael.e

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Well, Phish's first record was "JUNTA" and that features staples "You Enjoy Myself," "Divided Sky" and "Fluffhead" - that's what I heard for the first time back in '92 and that's still what I'd suggest today. A next favorite and far as amazing album composition from start to finish would be "RIFT" - after that album it was more a collection of songs instead of full album concept and flow.
My thoughts exactly.....

"Fee" was one of my favorite tunes. My daughter was small when Junta came out and she still remembers the lyrics to Fee..

"In the cool shade of the bananna tree......"
 

iaresee

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Why not start with a recent show? The Friday and Saturday night comeback concerts are just AMAZING. Friday night is a great dip into the past -- a full 30 minutes to start the show on Fluffhead and Divided Sky.

They're both available for free in MP3 format from: http://www.livephish.com/ -- because Phish rock.
 
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Thanks for starting this thread, I've been wondering the same thing for awhile now.

So, is it best to start with live or studio Phish? I've been listening to live material on YouTube since 6:00, and I've loved everything I've heard. I was thinking about picking up A Live One or Live At MSG- New Years Eve, but I'm not so sure now.
 




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