August 31, 2017

Phish: "A Live One" comes to vinyl

A Live One, the first Phish live album comes to red vinyl as a 4-LP set on October 27. Bullmoose has the lowdown (and is hard to reach, because the site can't handle the traffic):

The band produced the album, selecting the material and overseeing the mix to 1/2″ reels in March-April 1995 with Ed Thacker and his team of engineers at Bearsville Studios. A Live One contains twelve original Phish compositions, five of which were previously unreleased: “Gumbo,” “Slave To The Traffic Light,” “Wilson,” “Simple,” and “Harry Hood.” The record was sequenced to approximate a two-set Phish performance and every track from the more-than-two-hour collection is notable – from the thirty-plus minute “Tweezer” to the “Wilson” opener from the band’s first Madison Square Garden show. “Gumbo” featured an updated version of Phish’s own Giant Country Horns. More than twenty years later, A Live One “Stash” and “Harry Hood” still rank among both songs’ top performances. After five studio albums, A Live One captured and conveyed the magic of the band’s improvisational live shows, and every song on the record (except “Montana”) has remained a staple of Phish shows ever since. A Live One was released by Elektra June 27, 1995 on CD and cassette. It was the first Phish album to be certified gold and remains Phish’s best selling album. The laquers for the vinyl edition were cut from the 1/2” flat masters by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the album transferred from vinyl.

Due to the time limitations of vinyl the 30+ minute Tweezer had to be split into two parts...

LP1 - Side A:

  1. Bouncing Around The Room
  2. Stash

LP1 - Side B:

  1. Gumbo
  2. Montana

LP2 - Side A:

  1. You Enjoy Myself

LP2 - Side B:

  1. Chalk Dust Torture
  2. Slave To The Traffic Light

LP3 - Side A:

  1. Wilson
  2. Tweezer Pt. 1

LP3 - Side B:

  1. Tweezer Pt. 2

LP4 - Side A:

  1. Simple
  2. Harry Hood

LP4 - Side B:

  1. The Squirming Coil

The Vermont jam band will wrap their summer tour with thee shows @ Dick’s Sporting Good Park in Commerce City, Colorado (September 1-3).


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