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Phish 04/13/94
Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
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Source Summary Neumann RSM-191i stereo mic -> Neumann PS -> Teac DA-P20 -> coax digital out -> Denon DTR-80p (master @ 16/48); Sony R500 -> Sound Devices 722 -> Soundforge Pro 10.0c (Sample rate conversion) -> SOX 14.3.2 (remove pre-emphasis) -> Soundforge Pro 10.0c (volume normalization, dithering to 16 bits) -> CD Wave -> FLAC; Taped & Transferred by Scott Bernstein 
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The Beacon Theater
New York, NY

Original Master Recording:  Neumann RSM-191i stereo mic -> Neumann PS -> Teac DA-P20 -> coax digital out -> Denon DTR-80p(master @ 16/48)

DAT playback:  Sony R500 -> Sound Devices 722 digital input (@24/48)

Mastered: Soundforge Pro 10.0c - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter.  24 bit file then processed with SOX 14.3.2 (as recommended, keeping the file at 24 bits during the processing) to remove pre-emphasis which was applied by the Teac A>D converter.  Then back to Soundforge for volume normalization, a bit of clap removal and targeted notch EQ to minimize some screams/whistles during the off-mic tunes; and dithering to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, with high dither settings. Tracked in CDWav.

Set 1
1.  Buried Alive ->
2.  Poor Heart
3.  Stash +
4.  Lizards
5.  Julius
6.  banter - The Residents
7.  Ginesing Sullivan *
8.  banter - the only crowd...
9.  Divided Sky
10. Golgi Apparatus

0.  Faht
1.  The Curtain ->
2.  Sample In A Jar
3.  Reba ^
4.  Big Ball Jam
5.  Fee ->
6.  Take The "A" Train %
7.  David Bowie
8.  Purple Rain -> #
9.  Hold Your Head Up (jam)
10. AC/DC Bag
11. encore break
12. Sweet Adeline @
13. Good Times, Bad Times

+ = w/Can't You Hear Me Knockin' tease at end
* = played directly to the audience, no microphones or PA used
^ = w/"All fall down" signal in pre-whistle break
% = w/"Dixie" tease
& = w/"Oom Pah Pah" followed by "Simpsons" signal in intro, brief "A Train" tease @ 5:04; "Reba" tease at 5:24, and a tease of something else I can't really identify just after
# = w/Trey on drums, Fishman ("Greazy Fizeek") on vocals, vacuum solo
@ = a capella, off-mic

Recorded by Scott Bernstein, patched out of Brendan O'Neill's rented Neumann mic.

BARN78 notes:
Ah...the "good old days" of Phish, when they were "on the way up", trying exciting new things, debuting all of the new (now classic) songs from the Hoist album (which were mostly not being played in public before the album's release) and Phish was a mostly-unknown band to the general public -- back when they could place nice (and good-sounding) venues.

At the time, nothing could have made me happier than seeing Phish at a multi-night stand in one of my favorite venues of all time, in my hometown.  I don't think they were really big enough to truly sell out 3 nights at the Beacon to different -- I think it was the same people who came back night after night!  Back then, Mail Order wasn't as crazy as it is now, though the tickets were highly sought-after.

Anyway, listening to this show -- the first night of the run, you'll get a quick "shake off the dust" Buried > Poor Heart, followed directly by one of their SOLID jam vehicles from back then -- Stash.  And this Stash is no laughing matter -- Mike and Trey lock in with tightly-intertwining lines, and Mike kicks in some cool bass effects at various points during the song.  The new Julius (my first airing of it) rocks out, Trey gives a nod to how great the venue is, and then they proceed into a completely acoustic and *off mic* Ginseng Sullivan which is very tasty.

Opening up the 2nd set with an almost unheard of "blink and you missed it" Faht REALLY rocking out to The Curtain and Sample In a Jar, and then taking things out there for a jam to Reba, things get going very nicely.  A palate-clearing Big Ball Jam proceeds Fee, and a very rare (but appropriate) "Take The A Train" (as many people might very well have taken the "A" Train to the gig that night).  A little Purple Rain is always welcome, and then we get a couple of rockers with an a capella number sandwiched in the middle.

This BARN series is dedicated to the OTHER Scott Bernstein (he of Hidden Track) who had been talking about this run of shows as the 17th anniversary approached.

Mostly I think this sounds very good (thanks to Brendan O'Neill who rented the Neumann stereo mic we used), though the off mic tunes took an inordinate amout of my time massaging them to make them audible!

Also note that there appears to be some sort of issue with Trey's vocal mic in that there is occasionally some distortion when he sings (and when Fishman sings Purple Rain into it as well)



A rundown of my previous BARN archival releases (all can be found on except as noted):
BARN1 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Bret & Joyce's wedding 9/17/2005
BARN2 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (w/guest Warren Haynes for all of set 2) Wetlands 11/20/1993
BARN3 - moe. Wetlands 7/8/1995
BARN4 - Dan Bern Bottom Line 7/31/1998 (late show)
BARN5 - moe. Birch Hill 10/31/1996
BARN6 - moe. Maxwells 1/20/1996
BARN7 - Dan Bern Central Park Summerstage 9/19/1997
BARN8 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 8/1/1998
BARN9 - moe. Bayou 4/5/1997
BARN10 - moe. Irving Plaza 4/4/1997
BARN11 - moe. AKA 9/7/1995
BARN12 - Yolk AKA 9/7/1995
BARN13 - Robert Walter/Johnny Vidacovich/James Singleton/Donald Harrison Preservation Hall 4/30/08
BARN14 - Phish Las Vegas, NV 10/31/1998 (on
BARN15 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/16/1997 (on - by request
BARN16 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/17/1997 (on, includes orchestra set - by request
BARN17 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/4/1996 (on - by request
BARN18 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/6/1996 (on - by request
BARN19 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/7/1996 (on - by request
BARN20 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/5/1996 (on - by request
BARN21 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 6/24/1993
BARN22 - Leftover Salmon, Wetlands, NYC 10/1/1994
BARN23 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/5/1997
BARN24 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/6/1997
BARN25 - moe. Pool Party, Morganville, NJ 6/2/1996
BARN26 - Widespread Panic, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 11/7/1992 (on
BARN27 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], The Turning Point, Piermont, NY 4/6/2003 (on
BARN28 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], Joe's Pub, New York, NY 5/22/2003 (on
BARN29 - Percy Hill, Lion's Den, NYC 3/16/1996
BARN30 - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Irving Plaza, 8/3/1995
BARN31 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/8/1996
BARN32 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/15/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN33 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/16/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN34 - G. Love And Special Sauce, Central Park Summerstage, NYC 6/18/1995
BARN35 - The Band, The Great Lawn, Central Park, NYC 5/16/1993 (on
BARN36 - The Band, Mountain Stage Radio broadcast, Charleston, WV, recorded 4/4/1996 (on
*** Start of New Orelans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series (note that BARN13 technically belongs in this series) ***
BARN37 - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/5/2008
BARN38 - Steve Kimock Band, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (2AM show)
BARN39 - The Funky Meters, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (11PM show) (on
BARN40 - Anders Osborne, Tower Records instore, New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2001 (on
BARN41 - Joe Krown Trio w/Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste + special guest Mike Gordon, Tipitina's, New Orleans, 5/5/2008
BARN42 - Russell Batiste and Friends, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN43 - Global Noize, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN44 - Deep Banana Blackout, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000
BARN45 - Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN46 - Medeski Martin And Wood, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000 (on
BARN47 - String Cheese Incident, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN48 - Soulive, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2001
BARN49 - String Cheese Incident, Cajun Queen Riverboat, New Orleans, LA 5/3/2000
BARN50 - New Mastersounds, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/2/2008
BARN51 - Funky Meters, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN 6/13/2003 (on
BARN52 - George Porter And The Runnin' Pardners, Village Underground, NYC, 5/19/2001
BARN53 - Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tramps, NYC 10/29/1993 late show
BARN54 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 5/15/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN55 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 10/29/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN56 - Wild Magnolias, Wetlands, NYC 2/10/2000 (on
*** end of New Orelans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series ***
BARN57 - Blues Traveler, Livingston Gym @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 4/17/1993
BARN58 - Phish, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 10/29/1998 (on
BARN59 - Jazz Is Dead, Bottom Line, NYC 2/7/1998 (late show only) (on
BARN60 - Grateful Dead, Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/27/1993
BARN61 - The Dude Of Life (w/Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman for entire show, plus Page McConnell for a bunch), Wetlands, NYC 2/5/1994 - on
BARN62 - ALO, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005
BARN63 - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005 (on
BARN64 - Dan Bern, The Bottom Line, NYC 11/11/1998
BARN65 - Galactic, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/18/1997 (on
BARN66 - Bruce Hornsby And The Range, Paramount Theater, NYC 12/7/1993 (on
BARN67 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 8/26/1993
BARN68 - Warren Haynes Midnight Southern Jam - Wetlands, NYC 8/5/1993 (on
BARN69 - Dave Matthews And Friends (Trey Anastasio, Tim Reynolds, Tony Hall, Brady Blade, Ray Paczkowski) Bonnaroo 6/11/2004 (on
BARN70 - Rana at Bret & Joyce's wedding, Whitehall, NY 9/17/2005
BARN71 - Soulive - Baby Juputer, NYC 6/11/1999
BARN72 - Chris Barron, Nightengale Bar, NYC 7/14/1997
BARN73 - Chris Barron, Nightengale Bar, NYC 11/17/1997
BARN74 - George Porter's 60th Birthday w/PBS and friends, Blender Theater, NYC 12/29/2007
BARN75 - Jennifer Hartswick Band with special guest Trey Anastasio, Lion's Den, NYC 11/7/2003 (on
BARN76 - moe., Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN77 - Project Logic, Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN78 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/13/1994

Recorded, transferred, mastered, and tracked by Scott Bernstein (Transfer 4/13/2011; Processed 4/14-15/2011)
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