Phish ended 2017 and started 2018 with a three-set New Year’s Eve show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. One of the improvisational highlights of the evening was an extended “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing” as part of the band’s third set. Phish has just unveiled pro-shot video of the well-jammed “ASIHTOS.”
The quartet’s third set at The Garden was focused on songs discussing the ocean and sea life as The Garden’s stage was turned into a pirate ship, complete with cannons and riggers. “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing” fit the theme perfectly. Phish opened the final frame of the run with “Soul Planet” at which point wristbands waiting for each fan on their seats were activated to provide a mind-blowing visual. The countdown into 2018 came at the end of “Soul Planet” and the start of the year saw the band perform the traditional “Auld Lang Syne.” Next up was “Free” followed by this awe-inspiring “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing.”
All four members made fantastic contributions to the lengthy “ASIHTOS.” Phish explored various musical soundscapes including both dark and pretty jam spaces over the course of the 19-minute winner. Watch Phish take “ASIHTOS” deep on New Year’s Eve:
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