Phish played a fantastic two-night stand at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Center earlier in the week, a venue that’s become a favorite for the band and fans alike in the 3.0 era. 2018 marks the fifth run that Phish has played at the beloved venue, yet the first time they’ve played only two-nights, rather than their usual three-night run. On the second night of the run, Phish opened up their second set with the recently debuted “Set Your Soul Free”, taking the new favorite out for a blissful 24-minute ride.
To start set two, Phish offered up their second-ever rendition of “Set Your Soul Free”, originally debuted by Trey Anastasio Band last October in Las Vegas. The band made quick work of the new song’s structure and moved into a groovy jam that found Anastasio toying with his delay loop pedal while Page McConnell laid down layers of synth pads, Jon Fishman and Gordon meditatively keeping time behind them. Finally, Anastasio emerged with a melodic lead that McConnell started doubling, eventually allowing for Anastasio to move on to some psychedelic guitar stabs. The band shifted significantly when Fishman kicked the drums into double time, moving the jam into full-fledged Type II territory. The driven, funky improvisation continued for several minutes as “Set Your Soul Free” pushed toward the 24-minute mark before dissolving into “Twist”. Read our full review of the show here.
Now, you can watch pro-shot video of “Set Your Soul Free” below, courtesy of Phish.
Set Your Soul Free- 7/25/18 [Pro-Shot]
Trey, Mike, Fish, and Page will head to Austin Tuesday night, July 31st, for one night at Austin 360 Amphitheater. For more information on upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.
Setlist: Phish | Bill Graham Civic Center | San Francisco, CA | 7/25/2018
Set I: Roggae, Tube > NICU > Runaway Jim, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Keepin’ It Reel, Driver, Saw It Again, Ocelot, Waking Up Dead, Backwards Down The Numberline > More
Set II: Set Your Soul Free > Twist > Makisupa Policeman > Scents and Subtle Sounds > What’s The Use? > The Wedge > Possum
Encore: The Lizards