PHISH will release IT, a deluxe 2-DVD set, in stores on October 12. Disc 1 showcases the ninety-minute feature program (which debuts tonight on PBS — see below) as well as 3 bonus interview segments. Disc 2 includes over 150 minutes of additional uncut performance footage plus an extensive photo gallery with a special soundtrack put together by the staff of “The Bunny”.
Shot in breathtaking high-definition video, the program combines exclusive interviews interwoven with live material. The program was produced by an award-winning production team, including producer/director Mary Wharton, 2003 Grammy award-winner for her documentary “Legend” on the life of singer Sam Cooke and the editing team of Thom Zimny, who won an Emmy for his work on Bruce Springsteen’s “Live in New York City” and editor Alex Hall. The concert footage was directed by Eli Tishberg, a veteran of several Phish projects and who also recently directed Phish’s Keyspan Park theater simulcast in June. Also part of the production team is sound engineer and five-time Grammy Award winner Elliot Scheiner, a pioneer in 5.1 technology, who mixed both the stereo and surround sound tracks.