Watch Phish Welcome 2018 on the Open Seas with an 18-Minute “A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing”

January 12, 2018

Phish closed out their annual four-night New Year’s Eve run at New York’s Madison Square Garden with a three-set spectacular that saw the band and their crew turn the stage into a confetti-cannon-spewing pirate ship and the MSG audience into an expansive ocean pulsating with lighted wristbands, and today the group has shared some pro-shot footage of their dynamic rendition of “A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing” that came not long after the clock struck midnight.

The song kicked off with Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell trading off vocals before the band quickly jumped into some languid, Anastasio-led improvisation that fit well with the billowing sails twisting above the band. The tune then took a turn into spacey interplay between the four musicians before the whole affair reached a euphoric climax and fell back into silence, leaving the stage-ship drifting on a sea of Phish fans. 

The performance is made all the better with the incredible pirate ship display and wide shots of The Garden with the lighted wristbands doing their thing, which is something to see in HD. Watch below.