- Audio CD (Nov. 3 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Elektra Entertain.
- ASIN: B00000DD25
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
|2. Birds Of A Feather|
|7. Limb By Limb|
|8. Frankie Says|
|9. Brian And Robert|
|10. Water In The Sky|
|12. Wading In The Velvet Sea|
|13. The Moma Dance|
|14. End Of Session|
Even if you don't dig the scene, check out this album. It's sophisticated and mature.
Phish is, without a doubt, an awesome band. This CD reflects that. In this world there is a place for clean studio releases as well as live jams. Both rock.
PS: Dave, the whole idea of the album is maintaning a kind of "dreaming" mood. It's supposed to be confusing.
Guyute, takes us back to the days of 13-minute-adventure-tracks from early albums like junta, lawn boy, and rift. But Phish's sound sounds distincly different--a funkier, more laid back and lackadaisical attitude apparent in Ghost, Fikus, the Moma Dance, and Shafty. The songwriting on this album is varied, from the slow ballad in Wading in the velvet sea, to the high-energy Limb by Limb, back to a soft Brian and Robert, onto Guyute and Roggae.
The songs on this cd that I can stay with are "Story of the Ghost" and "Birds of a Feather," the rest on this disk I can do with or without. The rest of the cd doesn't grab my attention like every other song they've done, it's just background music. I feel like it was a very pressured album, and I'm not sure if it was Elektra or the band, but it's just not Phish to me. However, the songs on this disk make AMAZING live jams, [I.E. Hampton Comes Alive's "Roggae," "Wading in the Velvet Sea," and "Guyute." And, 7/4/99's "Story of the Ghost."] Needless to say, I DO NOT recommend this album to new Phans. I would suggest Junta, A Picture of Nectar, Round Room, Farmhouse, or Rift (my personal favorite). Regardless of it's faults, it's definately worth listening to. Even if it's only the first two tracks.