Phish will release Hoist, the band's fifth full-length studio album, as a limited, individually numbered, 180g 2-LP audiophile black vinyl set in stores and online. A colored version of Hoist vinyl released for Record Store Day this year charted to #4 for sales.
Hoist was recorded on 24-track 2" reels in October-November 1993 at American Recording Co. in Calabasas, California. Three singles were released from Hoist - "Down With Disease", "Sample In A Jar" and "Julius" and all three remain in common rotation at Phish shows. Live tracks from an April 21, 1993 Columbus, Ohio rendition of "Split Open And Melt" were blended with studio tracks including parts of "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav" and effects to create the experimental D Side, "Demand."
The album was recorded and mixed by Ed Thacker and produced by Paul Fox, who incorporated a variety of guests throughout the album including the Tower of Power Horns, additional vocals by Alison Krauss and strings by The Richard Greene Fourteen, backing vocals by the Rickey Grundy chorale and Rose Stone & Jean McLain, banjo by Béla Fleck, violin by Morgan Fichter, and even some trombone by Jonathan Frakes - who played Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
In September 2015, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers from the 1/2" flat master reels for the vinyl edition. Each LP includes a free MP3 download of the album transferred from the vinyl.
Down With Disease
If I Could
Axilla [Part II]
Sample In A Jar
Scent Of A Mule
Dog Faced Boy
PHISH - SUMMER 2016 TOUR DATES
22 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
24 - 25 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
26 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
28 - 29 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center
1 - 3 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6 - Portland, ME - Cross Insurance Arena
8 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
9 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
10 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
15 - 16 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
18 - 20 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
22 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
23 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
25-28 - Lockn' Music Festival - Arrington, VA
2 - 4 - Commerce City, CO - Dick's Sporting Goods Park
For more information, please visit www.phish.com