The thing about Phish is, longer really does equal greater more often than not. Especially in 3.0 where they're much more likely to pull the plug the first time they get bored in a jam.
It's an interesting counterpoint to my other favorite band the Disco Biscuits where the batting average on 35+ minute versions is much lower*
Although to be fair, when it comes to the biscuits I don't quite think of it as a 40 minute version when it's 20min song a> 20 min song b> 20 min song A, and a lot of the most super-sized jams in their past either don't come out of a song (improvised score to Akira nye 99) or come within a song with multiple jam sections held together by composed connective tissue, other songs, other sets, other shows. So
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