|1996-08-16||Esther||Plattsburgh, NY||9:08||Classic "Clifford Ball" version featuring a totally relaxed vibe, glittering Page, and one of Trey's most memorable "Esther" solos.|
|1996-08-16||Mike's||Plattsburgh, NY||16:00||The longish (to 9:00) 1st jam is crisp and well played, but covers pretty familiar territory. However the 2nd jam breaks into solid and intense rocking action, with all four band mates contributing in good measure.|
|1996-08-16||Weekapaug||Plattsburgh, NY||9:43||A soaring and impeccably played straightforward jam is followed by a cool Page-led funky outro jam while Trey addresses the Clifford Ball crowd.|
|1996-08-16||DwD||Plattsburgh, NY||15:34||Although largely "Type I,", this very popular, well-played version strays from the ranch towards the end with a -> to "NICU."|
|1996-08-16||Hood||Plattsburgh, NY||13:39||Enchanting solo from Trey leads the band in a patient, beautiful build-up to a mighty peak that segues (literally) into fireworks.|
|1996-08-16||Jam||Plattsburgh, NY||3:21||-> in from "Hood." A cacophony of noisy jamming follows "Harry" to accompany fireworks, concluding the Clifford Ball Day I.|
|1996-08-17||Reba||Plattsburgh, NY||16:00||Beautiful. As if so composed. Like grains of sand in some mystic mandala. And then perfectly arranged.|
|1996-08-17||Runaway Jim||Plattsburgh, NY||12:25||> "The Curtain", the "Clifford Ball's" special, sweet version is executed with great precision, a case study in tone, tempo, and meter. The band an ethereal conduit for (or from) some other dimension, here is nothing but on-point play, the four as one expertly channeling their supremely crafted vision.|
|1996-08-17||It's Ice||Plattsburgh, NY||9:05||Old fashioned version with the whole band involved in a subdued jam.|
|1996-08-17||Brother||Plattsburgh, NY||6:12||Ice Cream moguls Ben and Jerry sing the refrain before the jam. Trey's playing is as lightning fast as ever, although the sentiment is less shrill and dissonant than in '91 - '92. Page jumps to piano near the end which is a nice, unusual twist.|
|1996-08-17||Fluffhead||Plattsburgh, NY||14:41||A truly great performance, the Clifford Ball "Fluff" features tight, near-perfect playing, great Fish throughout, early funk from Page in Clod, crisp vocals, and swirly, funky Trey, providing backing for Page's superb piano solo, also in Clod. Working through the vocals in Bundle of Joy, you get the sense the band is going to explode into Arrival, and thanks especially to Jon Fishman, the Plattsburgh throngs are treated to a joyous capstone and exclamation point.|
|1996-08-17||Slave||Plattsburgh, NY||12:20||Page deploys the Fender-Rhodes early on. This one has great balance, with everyone contributing in equal measure. Trey's skillful use of the Leslie effect as the jam builds to a peak puts this one in the elite category.|
|1996-08-17||SOAMule||Plattsburgh, NY||15:19||The others encroach on Page's solo, then back off. Fishman takes over on drums for an extended solo. Page responds with his own solo. Finally, arrival at the familiar klezmer pick-up, chanting and finale.|
|1996-08-17||Tweezer||Plattsburgh, NY||11:54||Very good, popular version.|
|1996-08-17||Possum||Plattsburgh, NY||13:23||Lots of nice improvisational twists and turns in the jam including dissonant and off-key jamming with great tension.|
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