By 1994, Phish was well established as an international touring act and already well known to a growing group of hardcore fans. Amidst a tour packed with highlights - it was this summer that convinced the band to start multi-tracking their live shows - this show was recorded for posterity on 2-track DAT. Lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place but Chicago '94 is an example of just that.
Paul Languedoc's stereo soundboard mixes re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian carry the intensity and intricacy of these special shows to listeners' ears eighteen years later. Chicago '94 contains nearly six hours of music performed at both shows for a total of 43 songs, including material from the UIC soundchecks. The shows are presented in a 6-CD box set with new artwork by longtime collaborator and Chicagoan, Jim Pollock.
Went over to Reckless Records at Briar and Broadway and found the box set. I love this city... Thank you Phish!!! Does anyone else get completely moved by Page's McGrupp solo?
RocktheDoc (8/4/2012 1:44:01 PM)
If we are in the “golden age” of 3.0, 1994 is the “tonal age”. This is a monster only getting stronger. A monastic monster, so disciplined..so poised (yet nascent). This is fresh scorched fauna.. sco
D.R. (8/3/2012 10:14:45 PM)
The end of the first verse of Page's Mango Song solo alludes to this melody. Jazz cliche' or deliberate inclusion? I do not know. http://youtu.be/f7BKXtMCuRM