Plasma (2003) To most, a double live CD of Trey Anastasio's solo work might not seem like a good thing. But look past the hippie-aphorism lyrics, the… 2003-04-29 Trey Anastasio Rock
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Plasma (2003)

Phish, Trey Anastasio | PHISH HEADS Trey Anastasio figures the fans will watch his back when his new double live solo CD hits stores
Image credit: Trey Anastasio: Jay Blakesberg
PHISH HEADS Trey Anastasio figures the fans will watch his back when his new double live solo CD hits stores

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2003; Lead Performance: Trey Anastasio; Genre: Rock

To most, a double live CD of Trey Anastasio's solo work might not seem like a good thing. But look past the hippie-aphorism lyrics, the multiculti percussion, and, yes, the excruciatingly long jams on Plasma, and you'll catch extended glimpses of a fantastically inventive guitar player. The Phish guy knows a thing or two about musical structure and pacing, too, so the mass of material gathered on ''Plasma'' flows engagingly -- and surprisingly quickly -- through its two-plus hours. Even if you're not high.

Originally posted Apr 28, 2003 Published in issue #708 May 02, 2003 Order article reprints