Phish Shares Alpine ‘Ruby Waves’ Video

By Scott Bernstein Jul 18, 2019 7:59 am PDT

Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the “Ruby Waves” from Sunday night at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin. The 38-minute adventurous version was the longest song played since 2003.

“Clocking in at 38 minutes, the Ghosts Of The Forest jam vehicle featured seven distinct and outstanding explorations,” I wrote in a recap of the superb concert. “Phish slickly alternated between keys and between Trey-led sections and egalitarian affairs. By the 15-minute mark it became clear the Alpine ‘Ruby Waves’ was the best jam of the year thanks to Trey’s (guitarist Trey Anastasio) assertiveness, Page’s (keyboardist Page McConnell) usage of nearly every instrument in his rig, Fish’s (drummer Jon Fishman) half-time groove and Mike’s (bassist Mike Gordon) steady anchoring.

“Fish provided a reggae beat around the 20-minute mark that led to a nasty evil segment that itself was longer than any other jam of the past week,” the recap continued. “The drummer picked up the pace and his mates followed along and built to an impressive peak. There was nary a wasted minute in the action-packed ‘Ruby Waves’ that was among the longest jams in Phish history and longest of the era.”

The video premieres at 11 a.m. ET and then should be available for on-demand viewing. Watch the Alpine “Ruby Waves” video below:

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