Thicker Than Water
Elektra Records this week taps into "Plasma," a double live album featuring performances by Phish's Trey Anastasio and his band recorded on their summer and fall 2002 tours. The album's release will coincide with a short spring tour by Anastasio and company, which begins May 26 in New York.
"Plasma" sports seven previously unreleased Anastasio compositions, including "Curlew's Call," "Every Story Ends in Stone," and "Simple Twist Up Dave." The album also includes a couple Phish tunes ("Sand," "First Tube"), a cover of Bob Marley's "Small Axe," and a sole representative song ("Night Speaks to a Woman") from Anastasio's self-titled 2002 Elektra solo album.
Phish will embark on a summer tour July 7 in Phoenix, playing 21 dates across the country that culminate with It, a two-day festival to be held Aug. 2-3 at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine.