NEW RELEASE: Phish to release 2-DVD set of Star Lake ’98 Show (Available on 12-11)
Over the weekend a new listing appeared in ADA Music’s catalog. The info points to a release of Phish’s Star Lake show from August 11th, 1998 in a 2-DVD set from JEMP Records, just in time for the holidays.
Star Lake ’98 is the only full show available in the band’s archives. The 2-DVD set was created from archival VHS videotapes of the 3-camera lawn screen feed. The audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and 5.1 surround.
The 2-DVD set has a release date of December 11, 2012 and a list price of $23.97. Ironically, this is one of the Phish shows I remember downloading from Nugs.net in high school. The 8/11 gig saw the band’s first and only performance of Bob Marley’s “Trenchtown Rock” and a spirited 35-minute “Runaway Jim.”
Expect official word from Phish on how you can pre-order from Dry Goods soon.
Phish @ Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, PA 08/11/1998
Set 1: Trench Town Rock  > Julius, Wolfman’s Brother -> Time Loves a Hero, Bittersweet Motel, Reba, The Sloth, Ginseng Sullivan, Fee, Maze, Sample in a Jar
Set 2: Runaway Jim , Meat > Limb By Limb, When the Circus Comes > Down with Disease
Encore: Wilson > Golgi Apparatus
 Phish debut.
 Maria (West Side Story) tease.
Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Trench Town Rock and the return of Time Loves a Hero (first since November 5, 1988, or 1,021 shows). Runaway Jim included a tease of Maria from West Side Story.
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