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  • Summary: The official solo debut for the Phish head features 12 new Anastasio-penned tracks, with the guitarist backed by an eight-piece band.
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  1. This solo disc by Phish phrontman Trey Anastasio offers some delicious bait.
  2. For the most part, the album is an ebullient musical Mardi Gras, with Anastasio's dexterous, hard-driving guitar work the unifying thread.
  3. While the artifact quality and live vibe of this music come as no surprise, the show band emphasis of Trey Anastasio suggests that this artist may be placing a little less faith in the voodoo of improvisation and more in the payoff guaranteed by musicians who can tear up the same charts night after night.
  4. Sounds Phishy enough to satisfy the masses and fresh enough to reach those without a predisposition for patchouli and patchwork. [Jun 2002, p.76]
  5. His ambitious self-titled solo debut goes a long way in turning over a new musical leaf, thanks to the presence of a top-notch nine-piece band and a host of complex, melodically inventive tunes that could please a wide range of listeners.
  6. Closely packed with urgent horn breaks and friendly guitar solos, Anastasio's new songs are less diffuse than his old roomy improv workouts.
  7. 60
    Non-devotees may prove tougher to convince, but nothing here overstays its welcome -- and Phish fans once again have a reason to live. [Jun/Jul 2002, p.102]
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  1. JasonD.
    Sep 18, 2002
    This guy has got to be one of the coolest guitarists and writers of all time. His efforts shall stand timeless and the Hall Of Fame awaits his arivall!!! Push On Till The Day!!!.May night never end Expand
  2. BrewerW.
    Jun 18, 2002
    You can't expect Trey to play on improv when recording studio release records. The shows were awesome. San Francisco and both of the Vegas shows rocked! Love ya, you King of Prussia! Expand
  3. ChristineB.
    Jul 2, 2002
    Awesome! I'm a new convert. Saw him on Tonight Show recently and he was dynamite!

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