Phish - The Clifford Ball (7 DVD box set)
7-DVD Boxed Set--Phish's First Festival!
Featuring the Complete Performances from the Weekend-Long 1996 Festival.
Over 9 Hours of Live Music and Bonus Documentary, Soundcheck, and Behind-The-Scenes Footage
The Clifford Ball was the first of a series of seven now legendary weekend-long concert events hosted by Phish (the last wasCoventry in 2004) and was named for the aviation pioneer. On each of the two show days, August 16-17, Phish performed threesets and an encore to a crowd of over 70,000 fans, making it that year's biggest concert and temporarily making rural Plattsburghthe ninth largest city in New York state and Phish was the only band on the bill. This phenomenal festival was captured on film,and now unfurls on a new 7-DVD set from Rhino featuring over nine hours of incredible footage and inspired jams including abonus disc packed with rarities, interviews, and more.
7-DVD boxed set captures the 1996 Phish festival The Clifford Ball, named for a historic marker honoring theaviator, Clifford Ball that read "a beacon of light in the world of flight," which became the theme of the event.
Filmed and recorded August 16-17 at a retired Air Force base in Plattsburgh, NY (about an hour west, acrossLake Champlain, from the band's home base of Burlington, VT).
Over nine hours of concert and event footage including historic jams from Phish in front of more than 70,000of their fans.
Discs One, Two, and Three present day one of the Clifford Ball (8/16), featuring Phish's first, second and thirdsets, respectively, with the encore following the third set.
Discs Four, Five, and Six present day two (8/17), and also capture all three sets plus encore.
Bonus Disc Seven presents choice rarities including a soundcheck from August 15, their "Flatbed Jam"performed in the wee hours of the morning on the back of a truck, an interview with longtime Phish artistJim Pollock, interviews with Phish, and more.
The Clifford Ball audience was four times the size of hosting Clinton County, NY, temporarily bumpingPlattsburgh up to the State's ninth largest city for the weekend.
Day One (8/16/1996) - Set One
Chalk Dust Torture
The Divided Sky
Day One (8/16/1996) - Set Two
Split Open And Melt
The Squirming Coil
Hello My Baby
Day One (8/16/1996) - Set Three
Down With Disease
Life On Mars
Encore: Amazing Grace
Day Two (8/17/1996) - Set One
Old Home Place
Punch You In The Eye
Cars Trucks Buses
Sample In A Jar
Day Two (8/17/1996) - Set Two
Run Like An Antelope
Slave To The Traffic Light
Day Two (8/17/1996) - Set Three
Scent Of A Mule
A Day In The Life
The Clifford Ball: A Beacon Of Light
The Flatbed Jam
An Interview With Jim Pollock
Chris Kuroda Split-Screen
Phish: On Jamming
Phish: The Lg
PKG: Slipcase with 8-panel digipak & 56-page booklet
Release date 3/3/2009