Phish Shares Glorious ‘Dog Faced Boy’ From ‘The Spectrum ‘97’ Box Set

Listen to a highlight of Phish’s concert on December 2, 1997 at the Philadelphia Spectrum.

By Andy Kahn Feb 28, 2024 1:25 pm PST

Phish‘s Fall Tour 1997 shows on December 2 and 3 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia are featured on the forthcoming The Spectrum '97 box set. On December 2, 1997, the band pulled off an unexpected second set segue from a “Simple” jam into a bust out performance of “Dog Faced Boy,” the latter of which has been shared advance of the six-CD collection’s release on March 15.

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JamBase paid tribute to the landmark tour with the Remembering Phish Fall Tour 1997 series of retrospective essays. Christy Articola recounted the segue into “Dog Faced Boy” from the second set of the December 2 concert, writing:

A breathtaking transition into “Dog Faced Boy” (which had not been played in over a year prior) evokes the emotions and feelings, which I often refer to as “Phish Glory” and even on the recording, it’s obvious that the audience was riveted and absolutely in love with our favorite band in that moment and place in time, and not surprisingly so. Trey’s voice is practically angelic.

The Spectrum ’97 box set is comprised of official audio from both shows as well as bonus soundcheck tracks. Jon Altschiller freshly mixed and Fred Kevorkian mastered the original multitrack recordings taped by former Phish sound engineer Paul Languedoc. Phish previously shared a pairing of “Ghost” and “Divided Sky” played on December 2, 1997, as well as “Possum” > “Philly ’97 Jam” > “Prince Caspian” and the “Gumbo” delivered on December 3, 1997 from The Spectrum ’97.

Pre-orders for The Spectrum ’97 are currently underway via Dry Goods. Stream the “Dog Faced Boy” from Phish’s December 2, 1997 show:

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