Phish to Release ‘Coral Sky’ Two-Disc DVD

Considering all the great videos Phish has been releasing through Vimeo from this past tour, it was only fitting a fresh DVD release was in store for us. The band has officially announced the release of a new, two-disc DVD called Coral Sky. Extra bonus — it’s an archived concert release from 1996, a very under-appreciated year that’s often overshadowed by the elder ’97. Double bonus — it’s going to be released fairly soon in the middle of the upcoming tour (October 19th) giving the West Coast fans something to look at.

The press release makes it abundantly clear it’s an uncut release, making that two discs worth of straight-in-your-face Phish. The way it should be. It casts little doubt that we won’t have to worry about having flashbacks to the IT DVD and the interrupting interviews. And just as our own @PeteLikesMusic highlighted in the 35 Jams for any Phish Novice post, “Crosseyed and Painless > Antelope” might be getting a lot of replay value in the DVD player. Read on for more info and the official tracklist…

On October 19th, JEMP Records will release Coral Sky, a 2-DVD set capturing Phish’s November 2, 1996 performance at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL. The complete, uncut concert was created from archival videotapes of the multi-camera lawn screen feed and the audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and 5.1 surround.

Amid the swaying palms and soft breezes of South Florida, the two-and-a-half hour plus concert showcased some of the most unique and compelling playing of the band’s career, including a transcendent pairing of “Crosseyed And Painless” and “Run Like An Antelope.” Santana’s Karl Perazzo was featured on percussion throughout the show. Perazzo, who had become acquainted with the band members during their 1992 and 1996 summer tours with Santana, added polyrhythms that explored new space within Phish’s music in this deeply experimental show. Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks sat in for the encore, “Funky Bitch.”

PHISH – CORAL SKY Track Listing

Set I:

1. Ya Mar

2. Julius

3. Fee >

4. Taste

5. Cavern >
6. Stash
7. The Lizards

8. Free
9. Johnny B. Goode

Set II:

1. Crosseyed And Painless >

2. Run Like An Antelope

3. Waste

4. Harry Hood >

5. A Day In The Life

6. Sweet Adeline 

7. Funky Bitch

Update: go here for audio and video previews from the release.