The following addition to the LivePhish archival catalog will likely be June nineteenth, 1995, the first-ever Phish present on the beloved Noblesville, IN amphitheater previously referred to as Deer Creek Music Heart. The audio was recorded by Paul Languedoc to two-track difital and mastered by Fred Kevorkian. The total present is now obtainable to stream (for LivePhish+ subscribers) and obtain here.
Because the band famous in an announcement, “On June 19, 1995 Phish performed the tenth present of their 22-date summer time tour at Deer Creek – a contemporary amphitheater within the Indianapolis suburbs with a capability of just below 25,000, surrounded on the time by corn fields. It was Phish’s first Deer Creek present of 23 to-date. … The band was at a inventive zenith on the heels of a powerful fall ’94 tour that yielded many of the tracks for A Dwell One. They had been taking part in primarily amphitheaters with two-night stands at Pink Rocks, The Mann, Jones Seashore, Nice Woods, and Sugarbush.”
Followers could recall that the standout 6/19/95 present at Deer Creek was featured again in June of 2020 as episode twelve of Phish’s ongoing archival webcast/cooking collection, Dinner and a Film. Learn our full 6/19/95 Phish Stream Companion here.
Of be aware, the band added within the announcement, “Set II ran lengthy and the A Day In The Life encore was lower on the 90-minute video tape, however full audio survived to convey the complete significance of Phish’s Deer Creek debut.”
The present kicked off with an energetically prolonged “Theme From The Backside”. Nonetheless a brand new tune at this level, “Theme” had solely been formally debuted that Could and had solely been performed at 5 official Phish reveals prior to six/19/95, although this one featured some new, melodic variations from guitarist Trey Anastasio.
The band continued by way of bluegrass ditty “Poor Coronary heart” earlier than transferring right into a trio of Gamehendge favorites in “AC/DC Bag”, “Tela”, and “Punch You In The Eye”. The primary true improvisational departure of the night time got here subsequent on a 16-minute “Reba”, which featured a broad spectrum of moods and tones throughout its jam part en path to a hair-raising peak. Following a “Unusual Design” breather, the band rattled off “Rift” and “Cavern” earlier than setting the soul gear shift to “excessive” for a blistering “Run Like An Antelope” to shut out set one.
After opening set two with “Easy”, the band deconstructed the outro and appeared to trace at a transition into “Down With Illness”. As a substitute, Jon Fishman dropped into the opening drum sample of “David Bowie”, and Phish was off on its greatest jam of the night time. Whereas “Bowie” had been performed a number of occasions that tour previous to the Deer Creek present, this model appeared to comply with in the identical vein because the standout, exploratory renditions from Windfall (12/29/94) and Minneapolis (11/26/94) from the earlier fall. Although maybe not fairly as thrilling because the aforementioned two, this model nonetheless deserves dialogue as one of many higher “Bowies” in an period (’94–’95) teeming with nice “Bowies”.
After the mud settled following the practically 24-minute “David Bowie”, the band launched into “The Mango Track” adopted by a uncommon mid-set cowl of The Rolling Stones‘ “Loving Cup”. “Sparkle” got here subsequent, providing a quick blast of silliness earlier than morphing into an exquisite, jazz-inflected “You Take pleasure in Myself”.
Out of the “YEM” vocal jam, Phish took a fragile detour into “Acoustic Military”. Much less an precise “tune” than it’s a musical train, “Acoustic Military” had already grow to be a staple of the ’95 tour by the point it hit Deer Creek. On this nice instrumental tune, Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Web page McConnell all sat on stools at middle stage and carried out as an “military” of acoustic guitars. Later in 1995, Phish would go on to adapt “Acoustic Military” for 4 keyboards as “Keyboard Military”. Each variations of the experiment would disappear from Phish setlists by the top of the yr, save for one notable exception: the inclusion of “Keyboard Military” within the band’s acrostic “THANK YOU” encore at Dick’s in 2015.
Lastly, after re-taking their ordinary posts, the band members launched into an ominous “Possum” to shut out the exceptional set. For the encore, Web page McConnell took the reigns on an always-welcome cowl of The Beatles‘ “A Day In The Life”.
To stream 6/19/95’s Phish present at Deer Creek, the most recent LivePhish archival launch, head here.
Setlist: Phish | Deer Creek Music Heart | Noblesville, IN | 6/19/95
Set One: Theme From the Backside > Poor Coronary heart, AC/DC Bag > Tela, Punch You within the Eye, Reba, Unusual Design, Rift > Cavern > Run Like an Antelope
Set Two: Easy -> David Bowie, The Mango Track, Loving Cup, Sparkle > You Take pleasure in Myself, Acoustic Military, Possum
ENCORE: A Day within the Life
Trey teased Name to the Submit in Reba and Thoughts Left Physique Jam in Bowie.