Phish has announced that they’re releasing a 3-CD set from their tour of in 1988. Classic…

We’re delighted to announce ’88, a three-CD set of recordings compiled from ’s seminal tour of the Rocky Mountain State, available for pre-order, a release date. Mastered from the original cassette tapes, ’88 contains recordings of songs that, until , have not been widely traded or heard clarity. Several of the tracks found in the collection have never before appeared on an official release. [Phish.com]

This should be an interesting archival release, especially considering the age. Full info after the jump…

COLORADO ’88 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER [Phish.com]


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Having conquered the New England college club circuit, Phish embarked on a storied adventure West. played seven shows in ten days to tiny crowds in small bars and restaurants in the ski towns of and Aspen. Colorado ’88 culls, in chronological order, the best of those shows, providing a vivid glimpse into the days before the three and four-night stands at amphitheatres and arenas that would distinguish Phish in the years to come.

The material on Colorado ’88 depicts the young band at one of the heights of their characteristic adventurousness. From extended forays into their Gamehendge mythology to classic and obscure , to cult gems, Colorado ’88 includes much of the hard-to-find early Phish that die-hards have sought after for years. The release gives the to share the experience of hearing in an intimate setting.

Colorado ’88 is available now for pre-order exclusively from Phish Dry Goods and will also be offered for track-by-track download, along with five bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere, from .com. For a complete tracklisting and to pre-order Colorado ’88, click here.


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