Phish - The Clifford Ball (7 DVD box set)


7-DVD Boxed Set--Phish's First Festival!

Featuring the Complete Performances from the Weekend-Long 1996 Festival.

Over 9 Hours of Live Music and Bonus Documentary, Soundcheck, and Behind-The-Scenes Footage 


The Clifford Ball was the first of a series of seven now legendary weekend-long concert events hosted by Phish (the last wasCoventry in 2004) and was named for the aviation pioneer. On each of the two show days, August 16-17, Phish performed threesets and an encore to a crowd of over 70,000 fans, making it that year's biggest concert and temporarily making rural Plattsburghthe ninth largest city in New York state and Phish was the only band on the bill. This phenomenal festival was captured on film,and now unfurls on a new 7-DVD set from Rhino featuring over nine hours of incredible footage and inspired jams including abonus disc packed with rarities, interviews, and more.

DVD Facts

7-DVD boxed set captures the 1996 Phish festival The Clifford Ball, named for a historic marker honoring theaviator, Clifford Ball that read "a beacon of light in the world of flight," which became the theme of the event.

Filmed and recorded August 16-17 at a retired Air Force base in Plattsburgh, NY (about an hour west, acrossLake Champlain, from the band's home base of Burlington, VT).

Over nine hours of concert and event footage including historic jams from Phish in front of more than 70,000of their fans.

Discs One, Two, and Three present day one of the Clifford Ball (8/16), featuring Phish's first, second and thirdsets, respectively, with the encore following the third set.

Discs Four, Five, and Six present day two (8/17), and also capture all three sets plus encore.

Bonus Disc Seven presents choice rarities including a soundcheck from August 15, their "Flatbed Jam"performed in the wee hours of the morning on the back of a truck, an interview with longtime Phish artistJim Pollock, interviews with Phish, and more.

The Clifford Ball audience was four times the size of hosting Clinton County, NY, temporarily bumpingPlattsburgh up to the State's ninth largest city for the weekend.

Disc 1
Day One (8/16/1996) - Set One
Chalk Dust Torture 
Bathtub Gin 
Ya Mar 
Ac/Dc Bag 
The Divided Sky 
Halley's Comet 
David Bowie 

Disc 2
Day One (8/16/1996) - Set Two

Split Open And Melt 
The Squirming Coil
Train Song
Strange Design
Hello My Baby
Mike's Song
Weekapaug Groove 

Disc 3
Day One (8/16/1996) - Set Three

Makisupa Policeman
Down With Disease
Life On Mars
Harry Hood 
Encore: Amazing Grace 

Disc 4
Day Two (8/17/1996) - Set One

Old Home Place 
Punch You In The Eye 
Cars Trucks Buses 
The Lizards 
Sample In A Jar 
Suzy Greenberg 

Disc 5
Day Two (8/17/1996) - Set Two

The Curtain 
Runaway Jim 
It's Ice 
Run Like An Antelope 
Golgi Apparatus 
Slave To The Traffic Light 

Disc 6
Day Two (8/17/1996) - Set Three

Scent Of A Mule 
A Day In The Life 
Tweezer Reprise 
Encore: Harpua 

Disc 7

The Clifford Ball: A Beacon Of Light
The Flatbed Jam
Soundcheck (8/15/1996)
An Interview With Jim Pollock
Chris Kuroda Split-Screen
Phish: On Jamming
Phish: The Lg

PKG: Slipcase with 8-panel digipak & 56-page booklet

Release date 3/3/2009