Double vinyl LP pressing of Farmhouse, Phish's ninth full-length studio album. The majority of songs on the album, including the title track, were derived from 1997 writing sessions at Vermont farmhouses. 'Farmhouse' was recorded and mixed by John Siket in fall 1999 and winter 2000 at The Barn studio in Vermont. Trey arranged the horns for "Gotta Jibboo" (Dave Grippo, Jen Hartswick, Andy Moroz) and strings for "Dirt" and the acoustic instrumental "The Inlaw Josie Wales", which included Béla Fleck on banjo and Jerry Douglas on dobro. 'Farmhouse' was originally mastered by Bob Ludwig and released by Elektra May 16, 200. The single "Heavy Things" charted after being previewed live from Big Cypress on ABC's New Year's Eve 1999 millennium coverage. The instrumental "First Tube" was nominated for a Grammy, and the album went on to be certified Gold.
Round Room Was Recorded At The Barn In Vermont By Bryce Goggin During Four Days Over Two Weekends In October 2002. The Songs Were Written Mainly By Trey Anastasio And Tom Marshall, With The Title Track And "Mock Song" By Mike Gordon. The Round Room Sessions Were Initially Intended As Rehearsals For The Band'S Upcoming End-Of-Hiatus New Year'S Eve Show At Madison Square Garden, Giving The Recording A Loose, Live Feel With Several Extended Tracks Like "Pebbles And Marbles", "Seven Below", "Walls Of The Cave", And "Waves". The Album Was Originally Mastered By Fred Kevorkian And Released By Elektra December 10, 2002. Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering Cut The Lacquers For The 2024 Vinyl, Which Is Presented In Deluxe Gatefold, Foil-Numbered Edition Packaging, 2-Lps Pressed On 180G Audiophile Color Vinyl.
All Nine Songs on New Vance Powell Co-Produced Studio Collection Previously Performed Live by the Band Dating Back to 2011!
"Sigma Oasiscame to be during the first week of November 2019, but it wasn't planned that way at all. We were headed up to The Barn to rehearse for our fall tour and ended up discussing this batch of relatively recent songs that we were particularly proud of and always wished we had recorded, but hadn't had a chance to yet. Trey suggested calling upVance Powellas he mixed and engineeredGhosts Of The Forest. Vance was very familiar with the space and the console so we set up the gear with no room dividers, no click tracks. Nothing. Just like aPhishshow. Open space. We played for a couple days. We just played a bunch of songs - very quickly, a few takes, very organic, natural, live, honest. We had the best time. When we were done, our photographer Rene came up and asked us to come out on the porch and snap a photo. It took about two minutes. And that's the album cover - a snapshot of our band at that point in time.
"Vance had some stuff on his schedule so he asked as a favor if we would mind if he didn't mix until early March. Now four months might sound like a long time, but it gave all of us time to work on the tracks - Page overdubbed a lot of keyboards at home. Trey went to a studio in New York and did vocals and percussion. We had time to pick which songs we wanted to work on. We let a few of them go, which was difficult, but that's ok. When we recorded the album, we didn't plan to release it this way. But today, because of the environment we're all in, it just feels right. We don't know the next time that we're all going to be able to be together. This is an opportunity to have a moment where the Phish community can share something despite being physically separated.
"The last line of the chorus of "Sigma Oasis" sums up this point - There's no place to get. There's nothing to achieve. There's no place to be. We're here. Right here, right now is as good as it gets. "You're already there." It's a content state of mind. You're just completely in the moment. "You're already there." You already have everything you need.Sigma Oasis. It aligns with where we are in our career and as friends and musicians. There's a joy to the playing. We're not clamoring to make it. Make what? We're already there!Sigma Oasis." -Phish
Recording Details: Produced by Phish and Vance Powell Strings arranged by Don Hart Vocal production and arrangements by Raab Stevenson Recorded by Vance Powell, Michael Fahey, Ben Collette & Jared Slomoff Mixed by Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound Mix assisted by Michael Fahey Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering, Nashville TN
Soon after forming the band,Phish(akaThe White Tape) was created from four-track recordings which the band and band members mixed, dubbed and circulated as a demo. It consists of an assortment of four-track recordings from 1984-1985 including four songs recorded by all the existing members ofPhishas a band: "Alumni Blues," "AC/DC Bag," "Slave To The Traffic Light" and "Dog Gone Dog" (aka "Dog Log"). The balance was recorded separately by the band members and blended together from 4-track cassettes to create the album as we know it.
The White TapehighlightsPhish'searly development with ethereal soundscapes and interesting sketches on classics-to-be such as an acoustic "The Divided Sky" as it existed then and even an acapella rendering of "You Enjoy Myself." In 1998, The White Tape was re-mastered from the 2-track cassette master. The original art for the cassette demo was created by Trey himself and was updated for the CD release by artist Jim Pollock. A snapshot in time,The White Tapeis a must-have for any fan and a perfect introduction to the band's studio work. Newcolored LPedition remastered from its original analog cassette master for vinyl.
"The White Tape is to me almost like if you combine all of the good pieces of all of our albums. The creative freedom of that first White Album, the playfulness of Junta, the sound quality of Hoist and the conciseness of Hoist..." - Trey Anastasio, Addicted to Noise