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01
Jun
12

Live Bait Vol. 7 – Free Phish Download!

Yes, it’s a been a while since Phish has provided the masses with any continuations of the amazing Live Bait series of free concert samples, however, just when we here at HiFi Central were about to give up hope….viola!  Live Bait Vol.7 was released about two weeks ago (sorry for the very late notice), and is available for free download for those who sign up or have an existing LivePhish.com account. 

There is no sales ploy or gimmick, it’s on the up and up for being totally free; all you need to do is just sign up on their website and you are eligible for the download.  It is important that you if you do intend on downloading this that you don’t lolly-gag since the Live Bait releases are for a limited time and then taken down.

You can find the prior six volumes on their website, but at this time they are no longer free, sorry.  Regardless if they charge you or not, they are gems and worth grabbing if you can.  Check out the website and free download at www.livephish.com and enjoy!

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02
Dec
10

Live Phish Vol.3 Free download

 LivePhish.com has released another incredible free album download on thier website this morning; this is the third installment of the Live Bait series (Live Bait. Vol.3). Last week I made HiFi readers aware that Volume 2 was available for download and then voila!  Another installment for the greedy masses looking for some fresh Phish to satisfy their auditory appetite.

The songs featured are from shows in 1991, 1993, and 1997.  All songs featured on this release,  are from Worcester, MA shows, 4 of them from the Worcester Centrum and the 91′ show from the Worcester Memorial Auditorium.  I was lucky to find an image of a ticket on Google from the 12/31/93 show for this entry, since 3 of the songs are from that very night, cool.

Songs featured on this free live album download:

Countdown/Auld Lang Syne >
(1993-12-31 Worcester Centrum –  Worcester, MA) 

Down With Disease Jam >
(1993-12-31 Worcester Centrum –  Worcester, MA)

Split Open And Melt
(1993-12-31 Worcester Centrum – Worcester,  MA)

Runaway Jim
(1997-11-29 Worcester Centrum – Worcester, MA) 

Llama 
(1991-12-31 Worcester Memorial Auditorium “The New Aud” –  Worcester, MA)

If you have not had a chance to check out LivePhish.com it is well worth the click; although this album is free and a few others are as well, for the diehard Phish fan looking for a specific concert and year the archives is rather substantial and you can find your exact show for a small fee depending on what format you choose to order (digital download or CD).  I was in Boston this past Thanksgiving weekend and stopped by my favorite music store (Newbury Comics); I was surprised with the assortment of LivePhish concert CD’s that were available, however I think it is far more economical to simply pay $12.00 for a digital download than $17.99 for a store bought CD. 

Check out LivePhish.com and get your free download today and let us know what you think.

20
Nov
10

And the free Phish just don’t stop….

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.

19
Nov
10

Crunchy Phish Nuggets – Tasty indeed!

With the recent launch of HiFi Radio we have received several inquiries about the live Phish materials available on the player.  Well, to be quite honest, we are at the mercy of what Playlist.com has available to chose from and so, we really know about as much as you do when and where the shows were recorded.

One of the highlights is the live version of “Gotta Jiboo”; it is one of my personal favorite live versions and I was at a loss of when and where this was recorded.  I did concede to my fellow HiFi reviewer Ericstraus but he provided a moment of clarity by responded “dude, it could be from anywhere!  Do you know how many versions of that song live exist…there are some diehards who may know, but not me that’s for sure”. 

I was bummed and troubled, however, I was determined to find out.  A cool thing about Playlist.com and the music they offer you to build your personal player with also provides a link to where the song was uploaded from; many times it appears to be blogs that once offered the song for free download and then took them off for one reason or another.

Luckily, the version of “Gotta Jiboo” was uploaded by a very cool Phish fan who has a rather cool website where he has made many recordings available, including the live version of “Gotta Jiboo” that we feature on our player…thank god!  The website can be accessed by clicking here and besides Phish, if you are a Phil Lesh fan you are in luck since it appears there is also Lesh material for the taking.  It’s all legit and on the up and up, so I do not think some record label will slap you with a summons to pay $1,000,000 for 3 songs.  These are all live recordings of shows and free for the taking, very, very cool indeed!

Sadly, versions of “Suzi Greenberg” and “Boogie On Reggae Woman” take you to websites where the songs appear to be no longer offered for downloading, pity.  If you know when and where these versions are from please pass the information along.  Of course we would be even more grateful if you could contact us and send us a burned copy to HiFi Central if possible (comment with an email and we will contact you!).

Check out Crunchy Phish Nuggets and I’m sure you will find something new and exciting.  The FAQ page he provides about how to convert MP3 to .wav files is very helpful.

Check out the page and let us  know what you think and if you discovered anything fun and new!