Fifteen years ago, when Phish completed their three-night stand at the Roxy in Atlanta the shows were instantly thrust into the limelight as among the greatest evs. Apparently the band agrees with the fans as JEMP Records will release the eight-disc Phish at the Roxy on November 18.
[Photo via Phish.com]
Here’s the full description from the Alternative Distribution site…
This CD of recordings from Phish’s three-show run at Atlanta’s Roxy Theater in 1993 is the first complete multiple-show release since “Hampton Comes Alive” and the magical “Island Tour” of 1998. An almost 8 ½ hour excursion. The only thing better than one night of Phish at their peak is three shows in a row and, as three-night stands go, this collection simply must be heard.
On March 28, 1992, Phish was in the middle of a scorching gig at the Variety Theatre when the venue flooded leading the band to perform the second set a capella. Some say the epicness of the Roxy run was payback to the band’s loyal fans in Atlanta. While most of the soundboard recordings of these shows already circulate, we look forward to seeing what Phish remaster guru Fred Kevorkian does with the original tapes. As always, we’ll have way too many posts on this over the next few months. [HT midwestphan]
straight from the sewer
My first and worst “Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda” in my Phish life. I had tickets, a ride from Nashville, and a free place to crash for these shows and didn’t go. Never again. The reports of epicness stung way before I ever heard the tapes.
Good call on this release, Phish Inc.!!
> sicky solo
They should celebrate this release with another 3-night run in Atlanta!
Sweet. I was at those shows… went to college in Atlanta. Wicked flashbacks.
I was at the first two of these shows! They were my 2nd and 3rd show. I woulda stayed for the last night but my ride back to my college town of Savannah was leaving and i had to leave…
Awesome, Awesome shows… The Kid from the audience, singing Rock ‘n’ roll all night and dressed like Gene Simmons in costume was none other than the famous Jay von Lehe from Charleston, S.C.
Jay von Lehe is not famous, TRUST me.
Who are you, and when did I piss you off? Whatever it was, I’m sorry.