Friday, September 29, 2006

Phish Phry

Lots of news to offer up about a certain band from Vermont today...

First up Justin over at Live Music Blog and Andy Gadiel have teamed up for a weekly series they've dubbed Phish Friday which they will offer up some of their favorite choice cuts from the Phab Phour each week. Check out the first three installments - Week 1, 2 & 3. Good work boys, keep the good stuff coming.

Next up the band is opening their vaults for Colorado '88. Here's some info....


We're delighted to announce Colorado '88, a three-CD set of recordings compiled from Phish's seminal tour of the Rocky Mountain State, available now for pre-order, with a Halloween release date. Mastered from the original analog cassette tapes, Colorado '88 contains recordings of songs that, until now, have not been widely traded or heard with such clarity. Several of the tracks found in the collection have never before appeared on an official Phish release.

Having conquered the New England college club circuit, Phish embarked on a storied adventure West. The band played seven shows in ten days to tiny crowds in small bars and restaurants in the ski towns of Telluride and Aspen. Colorado '88 culls, in chronological order, the best of those shows, providing a vivid glimpse into the days before the three and four-night stands at amphitheatres and arenas that would distinguish Phish in the years to come.

The material on Colorado '88 depicts the young band at one of the heights of their characteristic adventurousness. From extended forays into their Gamehendge mythology to classic and obscure covers, to cult gems, Colorado '88 includes much of the hard-to-find early Phish that die-hards have sought after for years. The release gives fans the chance to share the experience of hearing the band in such an intimate setting.

Colorado '88 is available now for pre-order exclusively from Phish Dry Goods and will also be offered for track-by-track download, along with five bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere, from LivePhish.com. For a complete tracklisting and to pre-order Colorado '88, click here.


And lastly while I was enjoying the last show at Summer Stage last night Ernie decided to drop by Irving Plaza to sit-in with Los Lobos for a bunch of songs. Here's the story from Jambands.com....

While fans debated the pros and cons of the Phish’s latest archival release (see below) online, Trey Anastasio appeared with one of his favorite bands last night at New York’s Irving Plaza. Anastasio emerged during Los Lobos’ set for "Road for Gila Bend,” remaining onstage for "Mas y Mas," "I Got Loaded," "Not Fade Away" and "Bertha."

He will also be appearing on Letterman on Monday to promote his new album "Bar 17" - which hits stores the very next day - to perform Dragonfly.

And will be DJ'ing on Sirius on October 3rd....

Tuesday, October 3 from 6 am to midnight ET, Trey Anastasio Will host Trey Day, Vol. 2 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, during which he will host as a SIRIUS DJ for 18 consecutive hours. Trey will choose and host all of the music selections, including music from his new CD being released October 3, Bar 17 (Red Ink), and, for the first time, will perform acoustic versions of some of them.

Anastasio previously hosted an entire Trey Day on Jam On / channel 17 in November 2005, upon the release of his last solo album, Shine. For Trey Day, Vol. 2, the acclaimed artist will also air never-before-heard recordings of original versions of Phish songs, some recorded in his father’s living room in 1985. Though he has historically kept his family life private, Trey’s daughters Eliza and Isabella will join him for an exclusive SIRIUS interview.

2 comments:

Justin said...

That's awesome he sat in with Lobos...those guys rule...

Man, don't forget that he's also saying that Phish might get back together...

Funny how these articles always appear right before one of his tours...

Some Dude said...

Must have missed that article - definitely not a shocker though. Trey can't even sell out two nights at Webster Hall on his own.