Phish have embarked on a 2014 tour in support of their brand new album, Fuego. The Vermont rockers took to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) this past Independence Day for a 19-song setlist that featured various new tracks, as well as deep cuts from the group's back catalog.
A pro-shot video of the twenty minute performance of the new album's title track has been uploaded onto the band's YouTube channel. The extended jam incorporates all of what a Phish fan has come to expect from the 31-year-old group: thrilling guitar solos, spirited piano interludes and a downtempo section offering up a sense of calm before the storm that follows. The grandiose finale is a phenomenal display of musicianship, as well as an epic spectacle for novice Phish listeners, and well-seasoned connoisseurs of funk, alike. Trey Anastasio gives the grand spectacle some closure with a rapid series of hammer-ons and pull-offs as the rest of the band decrescendos. This segues into a coda consisting of the final minute or so of music, which features the band delving into a climactic finale. It was a monumental conclusion to the track that the group deemed worthy enough to title their entire 12th studio album after.
The July 4th performance allowed for Phish's four maestros to display their improvisational skill, which is at an all-time high. You can download the entire audio of the performance at the Live Phish website.
You can stream Fuego for free here on Zumic. You can also purchase Fuego on iTunes and Amazon, as well as their Phish Dry Goods website. For more music, news, and tour information on Phish, check out their Zumic artist page.
Phish Live at Saratoga 7.4.2014 Setlist:
Source: Phish YouTube Channel