Yes, I’m on a bit of Phish tear here at HiFi Central this past week (god, it’s become far too addictive than I realized) and I’ve really spent too many hours catching up with this band and the music they have created.
I’m not sure what the reason was for my disdian for the band and it’s music, clearly more ignorance rather than solid reasoning. For years I assumed they were simply a wanna-be-Greatful Dead covery act thing, but after learning (and listening) to a combination of albums and live shows, I’m incredible hooked and impressed.
I informed readers yesterday about a great website called Crunchy Phish Nuggets and the generous collection of shows available for legit download on his site; the response from readers has been very appreciated. Well, here’s another and one surely not to dissapoint the Phish fan or newbie to the Phish world. The website is LivePhish.com and it appears to be far more official than Crunchy Phish Nuggets (although, no more impressive, Crunchy Phish Nuggets is well worth the click, trust me!)
It would appear that LivePhish.com offers a larger assortment of live shows and perhaps better quality as well. There are past shows for sale, including the recent Halloween show; however, there is a nice FREE album download called Phish: Live Bait Vol.2 that is well worth the taking if you do not have it already. The download was very easy and straight forward; simply create an account in about 3 minutes and viola!
The tracks are from shows in Berkely, CA, Alpine Valley, WI, and Wantaugh, NY, and Noblesville, IN this past August; the sound quality is right on and crystal clear for the most part.
Check out this great website if you do not know about it already and happy downloading.