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Phish 04/15/94
Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
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Source Summary flac16, 44kHz; Neumann RSM-191> Neumann MX-191 > Teac DA-P20 > Denon DTR-80p > DAT(m); DAT(m) > Teac DA-P20 > Sound Devices 722 > Soundforge > Sox > Soundforge > CDWave > FLAC; Source and Transfer by Scott Bernstein 
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The Beacon Theatre
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:  Teac DA-P20 -> 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.  crowd/tuning
2.  LLama
3.  Guelah Papyrus
4.  Paul & Silas ->
5.  Harry Hood
6.  Wilson ->
7.  Chalk Dust Torture
8.  Bouncing Around The Room
9.  Its Ice ->
10. Down With Disease

Set 2
1.  Maze %
2.  If I Could
3.  Oh Kee Pah Ceremony ->
4.  Suzy Greenberg -> *
5.  The Landlady *
6.  Julius *
7.  Wolfman's Brother -> *
8.  Alumni Blues -> * (1 verse)
9.  I Wanna Be Like You -> *^
10. Hold Your Head Up
11. Cavern *
(encore break)
12. Magilla  *&
13. Amazing Grace +

% = 1st few notes appear to be missing from recording
* = w/Giant Country Horns
^ = Fishman vacuum solo
& = includes horn intros
+ = a capellad and off-mic

Giant Country Horns:
Dave Grippo - alto sax
Chris Peterman - tenor sax
Mike Gailick - baritone Sax
Don Glasgo - trombone
Carl Gerhard - trumpet
Joseph Sommerville, Jr. - trumpet

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

Note this one took 2 transfers from 2 different playback DAT machines to get a 100% clean transfer.  My 1st transfer (through my Sony R500 deck) had random dropouts throughout the 1st set....and my 2nd transfer was totally clean except for a 7 second dropout in Paul & Silas.  Luckily my first transfer was clean during that song and I was able to track down the exact samples where the dropouts started and ended, grabbed the missing bit, and now we have a complete show with no dropouts!

BARN80 notes:
Ah the Beacon '94 night you've all been waiting for.  This was considered "THE ONE" after the run ended....and people still talk of this show in awe.  Well, it holds up very nicely despite being one of the shortest Phish shows I can recall (just about 2 hours).  The band comes roaring out of the gate with a hyper-speed Llama, quick Guelah, and an even quicker Paul & Silas before settling into a beautiful Harry Hood (ah how I miss the days before the "Hood!" audience response to the "Harry")...a few more standard rock tunes precede a huge jam on It's Ice before the pretty big set-closing DWD.  Set 2 starts with a LONG and jammed out Maze beore a light-hearted If I Could and palate-clearing Oh Kee Pah before the big horn bust-out.  Apparently lots of people knew about the horns but I hadn't heard they were on tap, and sure enough, when they lowered Page's piano top, there they were set up on a riser behind the piano!  The rest of the set was horn-induced power push through their most popular horn-based tunes, some of the stuff from the then-new album (Hoist) one verse of the uber-rare Alumni Blues (only opportunity I've had to see it live) and the Fishman run through of the Jungle Book song "I Wanna Be Like You" (King Louie's theme).  Wow!  Again, powerful, very satisfying, but short.  None of the tunes once the horns hit had HUGE jams in them, but it was a treat to hear each one and what the horns would do on them.

A few notes:  sound-wise there do seem to be some issues with the sound-mix in the venue through at least Guelah if not a little longer.  I can't understand by the 3rd night at this venue they wouldn't have had things locked down.  Also Trey's mic continues to distort occasionally (you'll hear it as he's introducing the horns and when Fish comes up to sing).  The same problem was happening on the first was Paul sleeping on the job or what?

I think this recording is as good as you're going to get out of this show, so I hope you enjoy!


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 (on
BARN79 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/14/1994 (on
BARN80 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/15/1994 (on

Recorded, transferred, mastered, and tracked by Scott Bernstein (Transfer 4/17/2011 & 4/19/2011; Processed 4/18-21/2011)

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