December 14, 2010
Jemp Records

Album Review

Phish fans with disposable income must be some of the happiest people on earth. In 2010 alone, the band released an avalanche of live material: a 3-D film, a DVD of their 1996 performance in West Palm Beach, official bootlegs from every single concert performed that year, and a four-disc CD/DVD package highlighting their two-night August residency at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. Split equally between video and audio footage, the Alpine collection features over four hours of music, with high-definition visuals and clear, multi-tracked sound courtesy of a 57-channel setup. To the dedicated Phishhead, most of these tunes are familiar concert staples, including “Mike’s Song,” “Suzy Greenberg,” “Run Like an Antelope,” “Reba,” “AC/DC Bag,” and “The Divided Sky.” Those looking for rarities aren’t totally out of luck, though. “Scent of a Mule” and “What’s the Use” both make their inaugural appearances of 2010, and Mike Gordon’s “Fuck Your Face” is played for one of the first times in two decades, having appeared on the band’s 1986 debut and fallen out of their live catalog shortly thereafter. Another rarity, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Quinn the Eskimo,” closes out the show.
Andrew Leahey, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Tube
  2. The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony
  3. Suzy Greenberg
  4. Funky Bitch
  5. Reba
  6. Fuck Your Face
  7. Alaska
  8. Back on the Train
  9. When the Circus Comes
  10. Lawn Boy
  11. Sparkle
  12. Gumbo
  13. Run Like an Antelope
  14. The Sloth
  15. Down with Disease
  16. What's the Use
  17. Scent of a Mule
  18. Mike's Song
  19. Dirt
  20. Sneakin' Sally Thru the Alley
  21. Weekapaug Groove
  22. Bug
  23. Quinn the Eskimo
  24. Tube
  25. The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony
  26. Suzy Greenberg
  27. Funky Bitch
  28. Reba
  29. Fuck Your Face
  30. Alaska
  31. Back on the Train
  32. Taste
  33. When the Circus Comes
  34. Lawn Boy
  35. Sparkle
  36. Gumbo
  37. Run Like an Antelope
  38. AC/DC Bag [*]
  39. On Your Way Down [*]
  40. Divided Sky [*]
  41. Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan [*]
  42. David Bowie [*]
  43. The Sloth
  44. Down with Disease
  45. What's the Use
  46. Scent of a Mule
  47. Mike's Song
  48. Dirt
  49. Sneakin' Sally Thru the Alley
  50. Weekapaug Groove
  51. Bug
  52. Quinn the Eskimo
  53. Ghost [*]
  54. Theme from the Bottom [*]
  55. Big Black Furry Creature from Mars [*]