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Monday, March 4

Phish and Page: Record Store Day - Lawnboy and more

On Record Store Day 2013, Page McConnell will release an all new ten track instrumental album titled ‘Unsung Cities And Movies Never Made’ as a Limited Edition vinyl pressing, available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country. ‘Unsung Cities And Movies Never Made’ was recorded and mixed by long-time engineering collaborator, John Siket, and culled primarily from a single recording session that took place at The Barn in VT in December 2009. The album was recorded with guitarist Adam Zimmon, bassist Reed Mathis and drummer Gabe Jarrett. It will be released in an edition of 1,000 (each individually numbered) and is pressed on 180g red vinyl.“Movies never made, well, at least not yet. A series of soundtracks, maybe… Can a soundtrack exist without a film? Okay, future soundtracks, soundtracks-in-waiting, potential scores searching for a script…Sprinkled throughout are a few impressionistic interpretations of unsung cities; not to say these places have never been mentioned in song, but certainly not over sung. Please enjoy these soundtracks as they float through time, a sort of phantom foreshadowing of films that lay in waiting and cities that, after this release, might be a little less unsung.” – Page McConnell, 2013


Phish: On Record Store Day 2013, Phish will release Lawn Boy, the band’s second full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set, available exclusively at participating independently owned record stores across the country. Lawn Boy marks the band’s third release in conjunction with Record Store Day (joining Two Soundchecks and Junta) and the first time Lawn Boy has been available on vinyl in well over a decade.This LE Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set is limited to 7,500 individually numbered copies. Lawn Boy was recorded and mixed at Archer Studios in Winooski, VT in 1989 and 1990 on 16-track 2” tape and was mixed to 1/4” stereo reels. The band won the initial studio time with a first-place Rock Rumble performance on April 21, 1989 at a downtown Burlington, VT club called The Front. The Lawn Boy sessions that followed consisted of mostly live takes with a few effects and overdubs. Engineer Dan Archer acquired a baby grand piano specifically for the recording, Fish played his drums squeezed into a vocal isolation booth and the band utilized local musicians including members of what would soon be called the Giant Country Horns. Like Junta before it, Phish self-produced Lawn Boy on a hands-on level, surrounding the console for group fades without aid of automation.Lawn Boy was initially self-distributed on cassette tape in 1990 and officially released on September 21, 1990 on Absolute A-Go-Go and Rough Trade Records on cassette, single-LP vinyl and CD (with CD bonus track Fee). The album was later re-mastered by Bob Ludwig and re-released on CD and cassette by Elektra Records June 30, 1992 and was eventually certified Gold.This new vinyl release was created from the original 1/4” stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master). Deluxe packaging includes an 8-page photo booklet, plenty of painted-Fishman outtakes, and an etched D-side.
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