Harpua contained "Charge!," Happy Trails, Jingle Jangle Jingle, and Mike's Song teases from Page as well as a Timber (Jerry) quote from Trey. One recording in circulation contains the first set, as listed above. Another contains the above list for sets II (incomplete) and III. Since songs are repeated within the list, it is likely that one is mislabeled. This was the last Phish show at Nectar’s and the master copy of sets II and III is specifically labeled as such; the recording circulating as the first set may be from the night before or from another show entirely. Also, the band wished the audience good night after Harpua and made several references to it being the “last song” so this is likely a final set from another show where Foam may have been the encore. Since an exact date cannot be ascertained, we will continue to list as is.
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1989 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1989-03-14

Review by thelot

thelot The source info has this one labeled as a SBD but it’s most definitely a nice audience recording. The set that circulates doesn’t appear to be a first set as Trey says Harpua will be the final song, even though they encore with Foam, which unfortunately cuts midway through. ;) Apparently, there’s a recording of a partial set 2 and set 3 out there but not traded publicly. It’s too bad the last 3 shows at Nectar’s weren’t captured in full, truly the end of an era. Highlights: YEM, Harpua
, attached to 1989-03-14

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu Another solid, well played set. IMO the highlights are smokin' versions of Weekapaug and, especially, YEM. Trey really destroys at the end of YEM, a fine version indeed. Harpua was good as well, with a pretty great buildup to Poster Nutbag. The beginning of Harpua had Trey teaching the crowd hand gestures to go with the Oom Pa Pas...it would be interesting to know what those were. In any case, just a real solid set, and a solid to high 3 stars from me.
, attached to 1989-03-14

Review by cjfphan21

cjfphan21 This review is for the first set as listed. Contact definitely doesn't follow Fluffhead (or there's a tape flip) and fades out before finished (which leads me to believe that there wasn't a tape flip). The end of the recording on the Harpua track cuts (after it's finished, during applause) and Foam cuts off early with no fade.

I'd give the sound quality on the spreadsheet a D+. Vocals are a little off here and there, but they lay it down in Mike's Song, especially Trey. Fluffhead is pretty solid. YEM jams well and is fairly standard, but the vocal jam is pretty crazy and features some good percussion backing from Fish. Harpua is always fun and though the story here isn't anything special or out of the ordinary this one doesn't disappoint. It's worth the listen for the sake of hearing all Harpuas. 3 stars may be a little much, but I think it's fair enough and currently places it at a 2.5.
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