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PhishAudio CD
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When the four members of Phish talk about getting back together after spending almost five years apart, the same words keep coming up—“gratitude,” “appreciation,” “inspiring.” There’s an almost tangible sense of relief that surrounds this reunion of one of the most popular touring bands in history, and that same feeling of fulfillment comes ... Read more in Amazon's Phish Store

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  • Audio CD (March 29, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: March 29, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HFC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,103 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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(March 29, 1994) Original Release Date: March 29, 1994 Number of Discs: 1 Label: Elektra

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoist February 2, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Hoist is deffinately a must have album. I's gotta be their most fun album to listen to. The songs are catchy not poppy like some people might insist. Its got a nice range of musical styles from the classic jamming, to horn sections and etc. All the guest musicians and backup vocalists are a great touch. All in all one of my favorites by phish.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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People, step out of your tiny minds and look at what Phish is. They are a jam band, yes, but they can do much, much more, and can appeal to a much larger crowd. I LOVE Phish's long jams... this band is my favorite band ever, but I am very critical of what they do...and Hoist, while it may not be a CD of extensive jamming like Junta, Lawnboy, or Picture of Nectar, it is a side of them that is a bit poppish. LISTEN TO THE SONGS...they are good songs!! They are not as complex as YEM, Esther, Guyute, or most of their other songs, but they are still easy listening, fun songs. Ease up, guys...get this is an EXCELLENT album.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good for a newbie February 3, 2000
By tommy
Format:Audio CD
For a newbie, this CD is a great way to ease into the world of Phish. While Junta is a better example of what Phish is really about, this CD is a fantastic selection of catchy songs that could bring anyone into being a phan. Newer fans might not enjoy some of the stranger, lenghty songs on other CDs so this album is perfect for newcomers. Ignore the comments from other fans of phish if you're a newbie. While they perform some of these songs much better in concert, the CD is still great and you won't be let down when you hear them in concert. Phans might stay away, but newbies should flock to this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jam packed with good songs February 28, 2004
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Phish have established themselves by the time of Hoist's release, with their prior albums: Junta, A Picture of Nectar, and Rift, three classic albums that have garnered them a significant fan-base.

Now they come up with a coherent album demonstrating a keen pop sense with short, varied, radio-friendly songs following the deranged creativity of their elaborate concept album, Rift.

With the first song on Rift, "Julius," Phish shows us they can do a rousing blues number with brass backing. "Axilla" is a retro rocker, and "Lifeboy" is a light insightful song. "Sample in a Jar" is an instant Phish classic, just like "Wolfman's Brother" and "Scent of a Mule."

The album art on the cover of their previous album, Rift, contained illustrations of every song on that album, except for the song "Horse." A horse is therefore represented by a mule on this album, Hoist, suggesting the continuity between albums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome July 24, 2000
By Zach
Format:Audio CD
People say not to get this one if you haven't heard Phish before, but I say get it. I have friends who aren't really into Phish that still like this album, probably for the same reasons phans don't like it so much. It's just not as weird as other previous albums. I think it's a great album for new fans to start with because it's more accessible. This one is the only Phish cd one of my friends owns. Songs like Down With Disease, Axilla, and Sample in a Jar are simply great. And you'll know if you're a phan if you like the last track. While I still think Billy Breathes is their best as well as the best starter cd, this one is pretty comparable. If you think you might like Phish, give this or Billy Breathes a try. You probably won't be disappointed and you might love it. The older, weirder stuff will always be there for you to get later.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pond Scum March 12, 2003
By stef
Format:Audio CD
This album has always imposed a variety of controversies amongst the Phish crowd. I've noticed a trend in the reviews going one of two ways. Die-hards complain that it's too poppie and the songs are too short, while "Hoist" supporters defend their precious by saying that Phish-pop still rocks. I feel my attitude toward Hoist is slightly different.
Unlike a multitude of jam band phans, I actually don't mind short catchy tunes. It's not the fact that Phish picked the wrong type of music to play, it's just that they didn't exicute it all that well on this album. At points, their interpretations of pop on this record could be compairable to ZZ Top playing campy sing-a-longs. For Phish, it was a little too much rock and not enough camp. The recording quality is certainly clear and direct, but for a subtle and sensitive band like Phish, that isn't always beneficial. This divides the sounds and takes away from their peaceful flow.
When folks say that this album is more accessible for new fans, I strongly disagree. I do not believe that this album would do the band justice, especially for someone who has never heard them before. I would rather point you in the direction of the chilling "Billy Breaths." I give "Hoist" 3 stars for 3 reasons; the heartbreak of Dog-Faced Boy,the flow and excitement of Demand, and Phish's wonderful sense of humor.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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What you need to know about this album is that it is very entertaining and jam packed with lots of different sounding, very original songs. This isn't your run of the mill rock or pop album where everything sounds the same. Trey and friends really keep you guessing from start to finish throughout Hoist. I believe this was one of the first Phish albums I ever owned right along with Story of the Ghost. I feel the same way I do about it now as I did all those years ago. Phish provide me with an outlet for fun within my music choices. The highlights from this album include "Demand" which is one of their trademark jam songs. The guitar and instrumental pieces in this song are amazing. "Dog-Faced Boy", and "If I Could" slow down the pace of the album and provide very intricate and emotional lyrics. And of course there are the all around fun, pop-rock inspired songs which would include "Sample in a Jar" and "Down with Disease". While this album may be a little different and a lot less jammy than the rest of Phish's collection I think it provides solid, worthwhile entertainment to all who will possess it. Life should be part silly, get a hold of some of that silliness with Phish's Hoist.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOd
Yeah phish is weird and this is a weird album, but if thats what you like its good. Came on time and all that so its good.
Published 3 months ago by Buren
1.0 out of 5 stars This phish stinks
Phish is all jams and improvisation but I don't know. I listened this album lots of times and still don't understand what is the hype about. Read more
Published 8 months ago by FATHERFINGER
5.0 out of 5 stars PHISH - HOIST
I love Phish! They are my favorite band...for years. I had Hoist CD, but somebody stole it and I HAD to replace it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Sally Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Came in average time. Good quality. Easy to deal with and the description was spot on for the cd. Good overall.
Published 16 months ago by Turtle Iroquois
5.0 out of 5 stars one of their best
This is the album that turned me on to phish. Questions cannot be answered unless you hear it.The best album
Published 18 months ago by Joseph E. Gallardo
4.0 out of 5 stars great album
Love Phish and love love love this album. plenty of songs on here that have completely different sounds. All great.
Published 19 months ago by EekieDeek
5.0 out of 5 stars A great day for Phishing
As a fresh Phishhead (I am currently 9 years of age and have been into Phish for about a year) I had high hopes for the jam band's 1994 release. Read more
Published on January 29, 2012 by Green Sunlight
4.0 out of 5 stars Phish for people who usually don't like Phish
I should probably get this out of the way first. I'm not typically a Phish fan and have a very low tolerance for jam band music. Read more
Published on August 28, 2009 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Long on musicianship and innovation, short on heart
This CD is just OK, IMO: the songs are a bit rambling, the overall "sound" a bit jumbled. It seems as if Phish are trying to be a mish-mash of Frank Zappa, Moby Grape, Yes, Iron... Read more
Published on February 20, 2009 by B. Clay Shannon
3.0 out of 5 stars One of their less memorable discs
Not terrible, but for Phish's standards this is pretty low on the totem pole. We all saw how catchy, more typical song structures crept into their seemingly never-ending... Read more
Published on July 19, 2008 by IRate
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