Vegas '96 (standard edition)
Sello: Jemp Records
It took Phish 13 years to finally play a show in Vegas, but the wait was worth it -- this is one of those fabled gigs featuring antics and jams suited to the unpredictably Sinful City. A monstrous, near-hour long "Mike's Groove" sandwiches a triumphant "Simple" and a "Harry Hood" heavyweight. The encore is centered on the imaginative storytelling of "Harpua," with the help of Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus, John McEuen, yodeling Cowgirls and Elvis impersonators. A fun night for those who were there and a must-have for those who missed it.