25 Years Ago Today- Phish Releases ‘Rift’ LP (Listen to “Maze” Live 12/11/97)

25 years ago today (2/2/93), Phish released their fourth studio LP Rift. Their second conceptual LP contained lyrics largely penned by Tom Marshall about a man’s dreams about the rift in his personal relationship with his girlfriend. Although many of the songs had been performed live prior to the album’s release, Rift holds together as a complete listen, with each song transitioning into its following theme. All songs were written by Trey Anastasio and Phish lyricist Tom Marshall except “Mound” and “Weigh” by bass guitarist Mike Gordon and “Lengthwise” by drummer Jon Fishman, but it’s been “Maze” from the LP that has become the jammiest live staple in the band’s live rotation. Listen to “Maze” live from 12/11/97 in Rochester, NY….

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