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Phish 12/08/86
The Mead Ranch, Shelburne, VT
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Entered by Jason Sobel
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11/12/2009
11/12/2009
Source Summary Unknown Aud > Cass/x; Playback JVC-TD-W354 > WAV > Audacity (editing) >CD Wave > FLAC16; Transferred by Taperwayne 
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The Phones
(members of Phish and The Joneses.)
The Ranch
S. Burlington VT
12/8/86

Source: Unknown Aud > Cass/x
Transfer: Playback JVC-TD-W354 > WAV > Audacity (editing) >CDWAV (tracking) > FLAC16
Transfer by: Taperwayne ([email protected])

Special thanks to STASH420, Casey Grant, and members of The Joneses for sharing this rarity!

Disc #1

01. Medicated Goo >
02. Dave's Energy Guide*
03. Life During Wartime*
04. Low Spark Of The High Heeled Boys*

Disc #2

01. Franklin's Tower* >
02. Gloria *>
03. Scarlet Begonias* >
04. Lonesome and A Long Way From Home* >
05. Scarlet Begonias*
06. Unknown Jam
07. Funky Bitch**
08. Makisupa Policeman**

Notes:
Page McConnell - plays for entire show.
* With Trey Anastasio
** with Mike Gordon


See the notes for 12/31/86 entry in The Mockingbird Companion below:

Notes: Though this wasn’t a Phish show, it is likely the first time members of Phish performed publicly on New Year’s Eve.
A booking company telephoned The Joneses on New Year’s Eve and asked them if they could play a last-minute show.
Apparently not all members of the band were in town so they added Trey and Page and played the show as a combination
of the two bands, called “The Phones.” The lineup included Trey on guitar, Page on keys, Steve Drebber on drums, Dan Pine
on drums, Tim “T.J.” Johnston on bass, and Mark Jensen on percussion. Sound was engineered by Garrett Mead. While a
setlist is not available, it is known that the show included Eyes of the World, Grapevine (I Heard it Through the...), and a
Bachman-Turner Overdrive song. While most “sideshows” are listed in a separate chapter, this show is also listed here for
ts historical significance.

This recording is NOT the 12/31/86 show. (it's still missing if anyone out there has it please send me an email!)
Rather, this is likely a live rehearsal at The Ranch for the 12/31 show.
The exact line-up is uncertain, but in addition to Page, Trey and Mike, my guess would be Steve Drebber on drums,
Tim (TJ) Johnson on bass, Mark Jensen on percussion, and possibly another guitar player.
The disc is tracked out the way it is, so that none of the jams are cut.
You can choose to track it however you like.
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