Phish's Anastasio Donates 'Plasma'
Elektra Records has set an April 29 release date for "Plasma," a double live album featuring performances by Phish's Trey Anastasio and his band recorded on their summer and fall 2002 tours. The albumElektra Records has set an April 29 release date for "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 Anastasio has planned, for which dates have not yet been announced.
"Plasma" will feature seven previously unreleased Anastasio compositions alongside three Phish tunes, a cover of Bob Marley's "Small Axe," and a sole representative song ("Night Speaks to a Woman") from the artists self-titled 2002 Elektra solo album.
Phish's official Web site is basing a contest around the new album: fans who pre-order "Plasma" from the site will be automatically entered to win two tickets to a show of the winner's choice on Anastasio's upcoming tour, as well as a signed poster. Three runners-up will also receive two tickets to a show of their choice on the tour.
In other Phish touring news, Vida Blue, the side project of Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Funky Meters drummer Russel Batiste, will play five U.S. dates in April. The group's tour will start April 9 at Chicago's Vic Theater and wrap April 13 at Toad's Place in New Haven, Conn., with dates in between at Columbus, Ohio's Promowest Pavilion (April 10), Philadelphia's Electric Factory (April 11), and Providence, R.I.'s Lupos (April 12).
And finally, Phish's concert digital downloads site, livephish.com, has been updated to offer all 12 shows on Phish's recently wrapped winter tour, bringing the total live recordings offered via the site to 19. Phish is expected to return to the road this summer.
Here is the track list for "Plasma":
"Every Story Ends in Stone"
"Night Speaks to a Woman"
"Simple Twist Up, Dave"