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Gatefold 2LP remastered
Lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering from digital flat masters
Limited time album download included
Phish and JEMP Records are releasing The Story Of The Ghost, the band's seventh full-length studio album, as a 2LP vinyl set.
The Story Of The Ghost sessions began just after Phish returned from Europe, where they recorded the live album Slip Stitch and Pass. They built upon that live ethos at Bearsville, recording the first takes to highlight group improvisation and culling the best segments.
The record was produced and mixed by Andy Wallace using tracks recorded by engineers Chris Shaw, John Siket, and by the band themselves. The album was released by Elektra October 27, 1998.
In March 2019, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut new lacquers for the updated vinyl edition from the digital flat masters. Each deluxe gatefold vinyl set will include an MP3 download transferred from vinyl.
The Story Of The Ghost features an emphasis on the jazz-funk influenced "cow-funk" style, which the group had been experimenting with in concert throughout 1997 and 1998.
"Phish still sound fresh. Among the disc's abundant charms: the loveliness of the melodies; the intricate but understated interaction of the instruments; and the life-affirming glow of the lyrics, as Phish continue their relentless attack on post-grunge self-pity." — Rolling Stone, Oct. 5, 1998
|2. Birds of a Feather|
|1. Limb By Limb|
|2. Frankie Says|
|3. Brian And Robert|
|4. Water In The Sky|
|2. Wading In The Velvet Sea|
|3. The Moma Dance|
|4. End Of Session|