May 8, 2013

JEMP Records Announces "Phish: Ventura" Box Set

Phish's record label, JEMP Records (which stands for Jon, Ernest, Mike, Page, for the uninitiated), announced the release of "Phish:Ventura," a six-CD box set, including soundchecks, from the band's performances at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on 7/30/97 and 7/20/98.

You can see the entire track listing here.

Additionally, here is a sample track from "Phish: Ventura" ... a killer Bathtub Gin from the 7/20/98 show.

The box set ($36) currently is available for pre-order through Phish Dry Goods. Everyone who pre-orders "Phish:Ventura" also receives the bonus CD, "Buenaventura," featuring 10 tracks from Phish's March 21, 1993 show at the Ventura Theatre. The official public release date is set for June 18. Pre-orders ship June 14.

If you just can't wait that long, or if you haven't ever heard these gems of shows, here is a link to stream the entire 7/30/97 show via YouTube. 

Also, Hidden Track posted links to streaming versions of Bathtub Gin along with Stash and a blurb about the shows written by Phish Archivist Kevin Shapiro.

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