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IT was not uncommon in the 1990's for fans with too many cassette tapes to either give them away or "liquidate" them for the cost of buying a new tape (at the time, around $1.50 a tape including shipping costs). I liquidated hundreds of tapes because I had too many and wanted them to go to better homes. And at that time, there wasn't access to Phish's recordings online, and so I preserved certain versions of songs (usually jam segments only) that I wanted to hear again (or again and again and again) and didn’t want to lose for all eternity by dubbing them onto two dozen or so 100-minute mixtapes or mixed tapes.

And here are the first 13 of them for your amusement. It's surprising to me that not everything on those tapes circulates today online (sigh), so I may be giving such tapes to someone to digitize the material that has yet to circulate online (more sighing). In any event, if this post gets enough attention, I’ll consider posting the "setlists" (so to speak) of the other ten or so mixes that I have, which I do not seem to have ever typed-up, and so I would need to pull the tapes to type them up (not easily done without the full use of my right leg, as I continue to recover from ruptured right anterior tibialis tendon repair surgery). So please, if you appreciate this content, indicate as much in the Comments. Thank you!

Most Of The Tapes I Didn't Liquidate (Primarily For Personal Reasons)

Tape One

Side A

Side B

11/30/91 Brother

03/13/92 Antelope->BBFCFM->Antelope

05/08/92 ...Reba Jam

04/07/92 Split Open

11/15/95 Mike's Song

12/13/92 Wilson

04/23/93 Weekapaug->

06/13/94 Stash

04/23/93 Lengthwise

07/23/93 Chalkdust Torture

Tape Two

Side A

Side B

03/25/92 YEM (Setting Sail)

04/11/94 Foam

04/14/94 Runaway Jim

04/11/94 Fast Enough for You

05/20/94 Bathtub Gin

04/29/92 Possum

07/31/93 Split Open

04/08/94 ...DWD jam segment

04/11/94 Caravan

04/08/94 If I Could (!)

04/22/90 Harry Hood

Tape Three

Side A

Side B

04/29/94 Mike's Song

10/18/91 Brother

04/22/93 ...Reba Jam

05/03/91 Tweezer

05/06/92 ...Stash Jam

05/08/92 David Bowie

05/06/92 Chalkdust

07/15/92 Antelope

06/05/90 Caravan

04/12/91 FunkyBitch (sdchk)

06/05/90 Whippin Post

03/13/91 ...Reba Jam

12/07/92 ...YEM Jam

Tape Four

Side A

Side B

04/18/93 Mike's ->

07/23/93 Bluesy Jam (sdchk) [doesn’t circulate online?]

04/18/93 Yamar

02/11/93 David Bowie

03/02/93 Tweezer

12/29/92 ...Stash Jam

10/07/94 ...Reba Jam

12/05/92 Rollaway Brad (sdchk)

09/28/95 Fog

10/19/91 Terrapin (w/Mimi)

07/23/93 Assorted Jams from Sdchk [doesn’t circulate online?? wuuut? how!?]

10/19/91 Harry Hood

Tape Five

Side A

Side B

10/21/95 ...Reba Jam

09/28/95 ...Tweezer (continued from Side A)

07/15/94 Ltr Jimmy Page

12/08/95 Antelope

07/15/94 ->Bowie

12/08/95 Come Together

09/28/95 Fog (I put it on two mixes apparently lol)

06/19/92 YEM

09/28/95 Theme

11/01/91 Eliza

09/28/95 Tweezer...

11/01/91 Landlady->Destiny Unbound

11/01/91 Tube

Tape Six

Side A

Side B

12/07/92 Chalkdust

11/30/91 Antelope

12/07/92 Reba

05/02/92 David Bowie >

12/07/92 Vibration


02/11/93 Foam [typo, as no Foam was played on 2/11, it may be 2/4/93]

05/02/92 David Bowie

03/17/92 Ice

10/20/94 Harry Hood (experimental!)

11/30/91 I Didn't Know

06/14/94 ...DWD Jam

Tape Seven

Side A

Side B

03/16/89 DividedSky [from mislabeled tape, actually 3/3/89]

10/20/94 McGrupp's

06/14/94 Guelah

05/04/90 WhippinPost (real thing)

06/18/94 Ice

07/03/94 Split Open (!?!?!?!)

12/02/95 ...SimpleJam>

07/03/94 Antelope (w/fireworks)

12/02/95 Faht >

12/02/95 Tweezer

Tape Eight

Side A

Side B

12/09/94 Antelope

10/28/95 You Enjoy Myself

10/25/94 SOAM

11/04/90 Sdchk: Yamar [doesn’t circulate online??]

07/13/94 DWD Jam

11/04/90 Sdchk: Have Mercy [same?!?!?!]

11/02/94 Scent

10/10/91 Brother

10/14/94 Yamar

10/10/91 Reba

05/07/93 Caravan

Tape Nine

Side A

Side B

11/24/95 ...Stash

05/08/94 Antelope

11/24/95 ...Reba

05/08/94 ...YEM jam

11/24/95 Bike

05/07/92 ...Tweezer

04/25/94 Runaway Jim

04/16/93 ...SOAM

10/17/95 ...Stash

10/01/89 Reba (first version)

04/26/96 ...Bowie

05/05/93 ...Maze

Some More Tapes I Didn't Liquidate (Primarily For Personal Reasons)

Tape Ten

Side A

Side B

12/09/94 Wilson

07/14/94 Chalkdust Torture

12/09/94 ...Tweezer...

04/22/88 Fluffhead

04/14/93 KungHorse

10/13/95 Tube

03/22/91 Antelope

04/21/91 Foam

04/30/93 ...Stash

09/09/89 Bowie

04/30/93 ...YEM...

03/30/92 Weigh

06/28/95 ...Tweezer>DEG>Tweezer...

Tape 11

Side A

Side B

05/04/94 Antelope

05/03/91 ...YEM...

04/05/94 Yamar

05/03/91 Harpua

04/05/94 Tweezer >

04/06/94 ...Stash

04/05/94 If I Could

*White Album* (low gen) (Nitrous->Minkin)

04/05/94 YEM...

Tape 12

Side A

Side B

03/19/92 Sdchk:

07/11/88 …Curtain (With) continued from Side A

03/19/92 Shaggy Dog

07/11/88 Alumni Blues

03/19/92 Jam >

10/25/94 ...Weekapaug

03/19/92 Hey Andrew! >

06/19/94 ...Reba

03/19/92 Jam

06/19/94 Makisupa

03/19/92 Lullaby

03/09/90 ... YEM > La Grange

03/09/90 Whipping Post

03/01/90 Rhombus Story

03/01/90 ...Possum

07/11/88 Curtain >

Tape 13

Side A

Side B

*The Original Bliss* [sigh I thought this would be available online somewhere by now I released it on etree years ago]

04/22/92 Wilson

05/02/93 Antelope

11/28/92 Mike's Hydro Groove

05/12/92 ...YEM...

11/28/92 My Sweet One

04/22/92 Language

07/11/88 Suzy Greenberg...

p.s. So if you look at the image of the mixed tapes (their jcards refer to Tape 1 thru Tape 22, and say PHISH MIX) it looks like the WinTaper software program (Dan Tepper's tape jcard label creating software) that I used to create the jcards required me to put some kind of date in the date field of the interface, and so I just put ??/??/YY in a bunch of them even where the music on the mixes wasn't from YY (year) at all.

p.p.s. As noted above I apparently have some Phish that doesn't circulate online, somehow (two soundchecks and the Original "Bliss"), so if you do find any of this music online please note as much in the Comments and link to it. It is a pain in the ass to get music I've got only on tape circulating online, but the fact I bothered to preserve these soundchecks on tape means they were worth saving. Soooo sadly unless one of you finds 'em online and links to them, I'm gonna feel morally compelled to get them circulating For The Benefit Of The Phish Community. Thank you!

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