Jam stalwarts Phish visited Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio each of the past three summers, but the band played their first headlining show at the venue way back in 1995. This afternoon, with little fanfare, a page appeared on the LivePhish.com website offering an official recording of Phish’s Blossom debut in MP3, ALAC, FLAC and CD formats.
While there’s no track listing on the page and the photo appears much more recent, you are able to purchase the FLACs and ALACs of the show which then appears in your stash as “pre-ordered.” If you hover over the listing on the Catalog page you get a message that says “coming soon.”
The show is best known for the impressive Mike’s Song -> Contact > Weekapaug Groove segment from the second set that was included in the fourth installment of the band’s Live Bait series. There’s also the first Ginseng Sullivan in 58 shows, one of only five versions of Spock’s Brain they played in 1995 before shelving it until 2000 and a gorgeous If I Could. Unless the listing is some kind of mistake, this would be the first show from the Summer of 1995 Phish has released in its entirety.
[Setlist via Phish.net]
We await an official announcement of the Phish 6/20/95 release.
[Hat Tip – Sleuthing by PT’s RobertFord]