Phish to Release ‘St. Louis ’93’

Phish has announced the release of St. Louis ’93, an archival collection of two shows from consecutive tours recorded at St. Louis’ American Theatre, as a 6-CD boxed set.

In 1993, Phish went on tour in support of their fourth studio album, Rift, and, at the same time were, hitting up larger venues, like theaters and colleges. The first part of St. Louis ’93 finds the band on April 14, 1993 in the midst of an extensive winter and spring tour. The show is dubbed the “Roger’s Proposal” show as Trey Anastasio’s childhood friend, Roger Holloway proposed to his girlfriend on stage at the start of the second set. The show features a memorable “AC/DC Bag” > “My Sweet One” for Holloway and his fiancée, a creative “Stash” > “Kung” > “The Horse” mashup and a fantastic “Harpua” > “Runaway Jim.”

The second half of St. Louis ’93 sees the band’s return to the American Theatre on August 16, 1993 in the middle of their summer tour. The tour saw the band taking greater risks and digging deep into their repertoire. From the press release:

Unique interstitial jams connected many of the songs, adding an extra element of mystery to the proceedings. Highlights include a non-stop opening sequence of “Axilla” > “Possum” > “Horn” > “Reba” > “Sparkle” and the only “Mike’s Song” > “Faht” > “Weekapaug Groove” combination ever played. The show finished with an unexpected quartet of classic Phish covers, including Duke Ellington’s “Take The ‘A’ Train,” Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times,” “Amazing Grace,” and Felice & Boudleaux Bryant’s country standard, “Rocky Top.”

St. Louis ’93 will be released on March 31. Several pre-order packages are available through the Phish website.

Phish will play a 13-night run at New York City’s Madison Square Garden starting July 21 and concluding Aug. 6. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

St. Louis ’93 Tracklist:

CD 1/6
April 14, 1993 Set I:
1. Buried Alive >
2. Poor Heart
3. Maze
4. Bouncing Around The Room
5. It’s Ice >
6. Stash >
7. Kung >
8. Stash
9. Kung >
10. The Horse >
11. Silent In The Morning >
12. Divided Sky
13. I Didn’t Know
14. Golgi Apparatus

CD 2/6
April 14, 1993 Set II:
1. Roger’s Proposal
2. AC/DC Bag >
3. My Sweet One >
4. Tweezer
5. Mound
6. Big Ball Jam
7. You Enjoy Myself >
8. Spooky >
9. You Enjoy Myself

CD 3/6
April 14, 1993 Set II, cont’d:
1. Harpua >
2. Runaway Jim
Encore:
3. Lengthwise >
4. Contact >
5. Tweezer Reprise

CD 4/6
August 16, 1993 Set I:
1. Axilla >
2. Possum >
3. Horn >
4. Reba >
5. Sparkle

CD 5/6
August 16, 1993 Set I, cont’d:
1. Foam
2. I Didn’t Know
3. Split Open And Melt
4. The Squirming Coil

CD 6/6
August 16, 1993 Set II:
1. Mike’s Song >
2. Faht >
3. Weekapaug Groove
4. Mound >
5. It’s Ice >
6. My Friend, My Friend
7. Poor Heart >
8. Big Ball Jam >
9. Take The ‘A’ Train >
10. Good Times Bad Times
Encore:
11. Amazing Grace
12. Rocky Top