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Split Open and Melt

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1999-12-31 - Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation Big Cypress, FL

Gradual transition from the typical Split jamming into an infectious major-mode space dance party, to which Catapult is sung upon. Maybe my favorite jam from Cypress if only for it's Jekyll/Hyde persona.

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McEwanQuad
+7

1998-11-06 - Kohl Center Madison, WI

11/6/98, Madison WI. Driving, relentless, funky. Extremely tight, heavy on the clavinet. This is perhaps the best Phish jam of all time for jogging/running.

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twilliams88
+6

2004-08-15 - Newport State Airport Coventry, VT

Huge 30 minute version, it goes way out there. Probably the best part of both nights of Coventry.

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jagraham
+5

1994-06-11 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO

Maybe my favorite phish peak, period

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SaveTheToads
+3

1997-11-21 - Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA

Great version from Hampton this year, it's really underrated IMO.

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jagraham
+3

1995-12-28 - DCU Center Worcester, MA

Be afraid, very afraid...

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jasonr
+3

1993-08-26 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR

One of the great Melts in it's prime, amazing improvisation.

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ritualjam
+2

2013-07-06 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY

One of their most precious jams ever, to my ears. So many smooth harmonic/rhythmic variations. Just a very high level of improv and communication. I've always felt I love this jam more than almost everyone I've come across. Musical perfection to my brain:)

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spacmelt
+2

1992-12-30 - Symphony Hall Springfield, MA

Nice machine gun guitar solo. Good early type I version.

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jagraham
+2

1999-12-04 - U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH

Excellent version showcasing the 1999 sound. Loopy & dancey psychedelic space-groove missiles straight to the dome. Can be found on Live Bait vol 7.

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hokiepah
+2

1993-12-31 - DCU Center Worcester, MA

Great SOAM to help ring in the new year.

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jagraham
+2

2000-06-25 - Walnut Creek Amphitheater Raleigh, NC

This version features a groove that winds its way into a mellow, happy jam before returning to the fierce conclusion.

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pineappletrainwreck
+2

1997-08-10 - Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN

Maniac guitar soloing.

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jagraham
+2

1994-06-21 - Cincinnati Music Hall Cincinnati, OH

Powerful SOAM.

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jagraham
+1

2010-10-20 - Utica Memorial Auditorium Utica, NY

I've always referred to this set as "Split Open, Have Mercy and Birds Piper Melt". What an amazing show, I was blown away by this late second set run of songs.

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TheJester
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1993-04-21 - Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

The jam segment of this Melt is the one that appears at the end of Demand on Hoist. Love my Melts Type-I, and this was always my go-to until I discovered that Kohl Center '98 version.

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SevenBelow
+1

2011-06-18 - Walnut Creek Amphitheater Raleigh, NC

Great, long version from Raleigh '11. It gets dark and dreamy. I wish there was a segment at every show that sounded like this jam.

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jagraham
+1

2009-03-07 - Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA

I know people hate this but it deserves a listen IMO. Lots of dissonance. I'm partial because it was my first show but I return to this at times.

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jagraham
+1

2015-08-09 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, WI

Great set closer. I was at this one and this is what I wanted to hear the most so it was the perfect end to that set. Lots of dissonance and dark space. They should have played this more in 2015.

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jagraham
+1

2000-07-10 - Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN

Great Type I version. Doesn't deviate too much so it's different than what you would expect from '00.

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jagraham
+1

2000-05-22 - Radio City Music Hall New York, NY

Fun version, even better second set in this one though.

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jagraham
+1

1994-11-14 - DeVos Hall Grand Rapids, MI

Great SOAM near the start of Set I in this 94 show. Doesn't break the mold, but still very high energy.

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jagraham
+1

1999-07-26 - Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN

Includes a Trey speech saying thanks to the fans over the beat including talk of the recent Woodstock '99. 2001 tease at the beginning.

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jagraham
+1

2015-01-03 - American Airlines Arena Miami, FL

Nice build up by Trey and Page towards the end of the solo.

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jagraham
+1

1995-06-20 - Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Metallic rage.

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jagraham
+1

1994-12-29 - Providence Civic Center Providence, RI

Nice and frantic.

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jagraham
+1

1998-08-15 - Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base Limestone, ME

Check out Trey around 9 minutes in, great soloing in this.

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jagraham
+1

1999-09-21 - Pima County Fairgrounds Tucson, AZ

Very good split for the first jam of the show.

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jagraham
+1

1993-02-19 - Roxy Theatre Atlanta, GA

Straightforward rocking version. Trey gets wild at the end of solo.

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jagraham
+1

1993-12-28 - Bender Arena, American University Washington, DC

Nice, straightforward, rocking version.

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jagraham
+1

1994-12-01 - Salem Armory Salem, OR

Dark groove about halfway through that takes over the rest of the jam. Dissonance before the instrumentals wrap up. Great example of '94 SOAM.

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jagraham
+1

1995-06-25 - The Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA

Great melodic build up in the jam, Trey really kills it here.

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jagraham
+1

1996-08-12 - Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN

Solid, if perhaps below average, SOAM.

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jagraham
+1

1993-07-21 - Orange County Fairgrounds Middletown, NY

Probably the best part of this single set show. Segues in from 2001. Very high energy, but it doesn't go as far as the later 93 SOAMs. Great sound on the AKG audience tape.

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jagraham
+1

1995-12-07 - Niagara Falls Convention Center Niagara Falls, NY

This one is great, the build up at the end seems like it will never stop.

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jagraham
+1

1993-08-24 - Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Epic SOAM from aug 93. Can't lose with any from this month.

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jagraham
+1

1999-08-01 - Naeba Ski Resort Niigata, Japan

Nice 99 treatment of SOAM, underrated show.

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jagraham
+1

1992-07-15 - Trax Charlottesville, VA

Straightforward, but still great.

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jagraham
+1

1998-11-20 - Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA

Great SOAM, Type I but still explored a bit.

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jagraham
+1

1997-06-24 - La Laiterie Strasbourg, France

What an opener, funky clav work!

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jagraham
+1

2004-06-23 - Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN

Solid SOAM from June 04. Not quite like Coventry but still pretty great.

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jagraham
+1

1994-11-18 - MSU Auditorium, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

High energy, played with precision. Lots of dissonance built up in the jam. The drum break before the bridge threw me off.

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jagraham
+1

1997-07-09 - Le Transbordeur Lyon/Villeurbanne, France

Solid Type I version with some funky sounds.

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jagraham
+1

1993-08-14 - World Music Theatre Tinley Park, IL

Melodic jamming in this one, a great year and month for the song.

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jagraham
+1

1999-07-15 - PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ

The infamous Melt -> Kung -> Jam. Some of their most out-there playing, this version definitely deserves a listen.

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jempforce98
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1999-10-02 - Target Center Minneapolis, MN

All the Splits from late-99 are great.

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jerryroll