In 2011 Phish’s JEMP Records offered The White Tape for sale on vinyl at the group’s Super Ball IX festival and as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday promotion. Last year, JEMP sold 5,000 copies of Junta on vinyl for Record Store Day. When we spoke with a representative of JEMP just before Record Store Day 2012 and asked why they released Junta, the response given was “Last year we started with The White Tape, this year we went with Junta…” leading us to believe Lawn Boy would be up next. According to Wax Poetic, a blog dedicated to all things vinyl with a good track record, Phish will indeed release Lawn Boy on vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day in addition to a Page McConnell album and a Trey Anastasio 7″ we posted about last week.
Wax Poetic says JEMP will put 7,500 copies (2,500 more than last year’s Junta release) of Phish’s second proper studio album, which was originally released in 1990, on sale during Record Store Day on April 20th. Each copy will be individually numbered featuring 2 180g LPs with an etched D side and will also include a download card. We look forward to Phish’s official announcement to find out what process the audio went through before it was pressed on vinyl.
While Phish releasing Lawn Boy on vinyl for Record Store Day might not be a big surprise, another listing on Wax Poetic is a bit of a shock. The blog lists a Page McConnell LP titled Unsung Cities and Movies Never Made will be released on 180g vinyl. Only 1,000 individually numbered copies of the album will be available. No word on what that album is all about yet [UPDATE: DETAILS HERE] but expect an announcement on that and every Record Store Day release soon.
- Previously: Record Store Day 2013 – Grateful Dead / Bob Dylan / Zappa + JEMP Talks To HT About Junta
[Hat Tip – Jay Kocyla]