Pickin' On Series - Still Phishin': A Bluegrass Tribute to Phish, Vol. 2 (2002)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 48:37 min | 115 Mb (5% Rec.)
Bluegrass, Folk, Country | Label: CMH Records
"Still Phishin: A Bluegrass Tribute to Phish" is a pleasant listen. If you dug "Gone Phishin'," this will instantly click as the two volumes sound like they were recorded during the same session. On the downside, the arrangements are straight-forward, predictable and show little innovation or interpretation. If the listener prefers tributes that sound 'very recognizable,' this dynamic may actually be an asset. Unlike the engaging originals, the disc works best in the background. These issues shouldn't be surprising; like most of the new Bluegrass tribute albums, the performers comprise a studio band that was created by the record company. On the upside, the song choice is fantastic. The selections represent both early songs and more contemporary material. 'You Enjoy Myself' may be the highlight and not just because it's the most played Phish song. The Bluegrass band does a wonderful arrangement and interpretation. As with the first volume, this is a prize for phans that enjoy Bluegrass.