Phish Dusts Off Vegas Gig For CD Release

Phish's Dec. 6, 1996, performance at Las Vegas' Aladdin Theatre will be released Nov. 20 on CD via the band's own JEMP Records.

Phish's Dec. 6, 1996, performance at Las Vegas' Aladdin Theatre will be released Nov. 20 on CD via the band's own JEMP Records.

Beyond the three-disc audio CD, the group is making available a boxed set with a DVD featuring footage from the show and a 40-page bound photo book. Fans who pre-order from Phish's Web site will receive the bonus CD "Road to Vegas," featuring tracks taped during other shows on the band's fall 1996 tour.

The Vegas gig, the band's debut in the city, is most notable for its encore, a 30-minute version of "Harpua" which segues in and out such tracks as Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds." The sequence features guest turns from Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen.

Here is the track list for "Vegas 96":

Disc One:
"Wilson"
"Peaches En Regalia" >
"Poor Heart" >
"2001" >
"Llama"
"You Enjoy Myself"
"Cars Trucks Buses" >
"Down With Disease" >
"Frankenstein"

Disc Two:
"Julius"
"Sparkle" >
"Mike's Song" >
"Simple" >
"Harry Hood" >
"Weekapaug Groove"
"Sweet Adeline"
"Good Times Bad Times"

Disc Three:
"Harpua" >
"Wildwood Weed" >
"Harpua"
"Cowboy's Sweetheart" >
"Harpua" >
"Suspicious Minds" >
"Harpua" >
"Suzy Greenberg" >
"Susie Q"