Phish to Release Live in Brooklyn…Finally…

phishbrookdvd.jpgFor some of the loyal Live Music Blog readers, this is truly old news even with the fact that they finally finalized the plans for it..

Phish is planning to release Live in Brooklyn, a two-disc DVD set (with accompanying three-disc CD set) from their June 17, 2004 show at Coney Island — all part of two-night stand beginning on what became the band’s last tour ever. The show was simulcast in theaters around the country, so why waste some great high-definition sound and footage when you could slap it all together and call it a new release — I’ve got nothing against that!

Here’s some background into the debacle on trying to call this set a new relelase, as me thinks that their NYE 1995 disc got in the way first. Again, I’m not complaining.

Previously: New Phish DVD Release: Coney Island?, More on the Phish Brooklyn DVD Rumor, Phish and the New DVD Secret, Phish ‘Live in Brooklyn’ DVD: Where Is It?


PHISH ‘LIVE IN BROOKLYN’ ANNOUNCEMENT

Phish will release Live in Brooklyn, a brand new 2-DVD set and 3-CD audio soundtrack (available separately) in stores July 11th on JEMP Records/Rhino.

Shot in breathtaking high-definition video, with 5.1 surround sound, the deluxe 2-DVD set features the entire June 17th, 2004 show (two sets of music) and bonus material, including excerpts from soundcheck, backstage footage, and “Taste, “Bug”, and “Tweezer Reprise” from the following night’s show. The concert footage was directed and edited by Eli Tishberg, a veteran of several Phish projects, including the IT DVD, Live In Vegas DVD and Hard Rock Live (5/23/00 Roseland).

The CD soundtrack – which will be sold separately – consists of the entire first night on 3-CDs, remixed and mastered from the band’s digital multitrack tapes.

Live in Brooklyn marks the first full, uncut concert DVD by Phish since the 2002 release of “Live in Vegas” and is the first full show to be presented on 2 DVDs for maximum fidelity and resolution. The 6/17 Brooklyn show was simulcast live in movie theaters nationwide – the DVD release includes all footage from the simulcast, re-edited for the best possible viewing experience.

We will be announcing preorder details soon at Phish.com and Phish Dry Goods.

Update (6/1): The DVD is now available for preorder.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I wasn’t extremely interested when I saw this email, even though I’ll probably buy the DVD, but I LOVE the artwork on the cover. That’s enough reason for me to drop the $30 right there.

    Plus I have Phish in Vegas, and as much as I love Phish live… I really don’t like the Vegas DVD that much. There, I said it lol.

    I found a good review of both nights, June 17 and 18. It’s here:

    http://www.piscesposters.com/russ/coney/

    I’m sad that they don’t release night two, the 18th. Granted night one is awesome, but night two had some insane tracks, not too mention, oh, I dunno, *JAY Z* doing 99Problems and BigPimpin with Phish… If anyone hasn’t seen that footage yet… well you’re missing out. I did notice somewhere that said they might have a couple tracks from night two, but only 3, the best of which is Tweezer.

  2. I wasn’t extremely interested when I saw this email, even though I’ll probably buy the DVD, but I LOVE the artwork on the cover. That’s enough reason for me to drop the $30 right there.

    Plus I have Phish in Vegas, and as much as I love Phish live… I really don’t like the Vegas DVD that much. There, I said it lol.

    I found a good review of both nights, June 17 and 18. It’s here:

    http://www.piscesposters.com/russ/coney/

    I’m sad that they don’t release night two, the 18th. Granted night one is awesome, but night two had some insane tracks, not too mention, oh, I dunno, *JAY Z* doing 99Problems and BigPimpin with Phish… If anyone hasn’t seen that footage yet… well you’re missing out. I did notice somewhere that said they might have a couple tracks from night two, but only 3, the best of which is Tweezer.

  3. It’s worth noting that the Vegas DVD was lifted straight from the webcast, so the video quality of the Brookly show is going to be much better.

    This was a good choice for a release, and I can only hope that the video footage includes plenty of shots of the crowd getting drenched as the rain got harder as the Maze approached its peak in the first set. We were all singing “You’ll never get out of this rain” as we got soaked on the floor (there was absolutely no shelter for those of us with field tickets).

    Excellent song selection, superb segues on Moma Dance>Free and 46 Days>Possum make this one worth owning.

  4. It’s worth noting that the Vegas DVD was lifted straight from the webcast, so the video quality of the Brookly show is going to be much better.

    This was a good choice for a release, and I can only hope that the video footage includes plenty of shots of the crowd getting drenched as the rain got harder as the Maze approached its peak in the first set. We were all singing “You’ll never get out of this rain” as we got soaked on the floor (there was absolutely no shelter for those of us with field tickets).

    Excellent song selection, superb segues on Moma Dance>Free and 46 Days>Possum make this one worth owning.

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