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Published: 2008/06/19

Watch Phish, Hang with Mike

The latest DVD release from the Phish archives the quartets fabled performance at Raleigh, NCs Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on July 22, 1997. As the Phish Archives remembers, Phish performed the second show of their U.S. summer tour through a torrent of rain, thunder and lightning. Rather than cancel the gig, the band played on with the music mirroring the peaks in the storm’s intensity. Highlights include Down With Disease that slowly segues into Mike’s Song- the first and only time these two classic tunes were ever paired together in such a way-as well as Taste, complete with near Biblical thunder and lightning display. The show will be released as a two-disc DVD, featuring a number of Phish classics, as well as rare songs like Jon Fishmans Bye Bye Foot. Anyone who pre-orders the DVD from Dry Goods will receive Phish: Left Nuts,a bonus CD featuring more than 75 minutes of previously unreleased music from Phish’s past Walnut Creek performances.

The DVD release will hit stores the same day as Mike Gordons new album, The Green Sparrow. Every customer who pre-orders the CD from Mike’s Online Store or Phish Dry Goods will receive an autographed copy of the album and will be entered to win a chance to hang out with Gordon himself. One Grand Prize Winner will also receive a pair of tickets to any of Gordons upcoming shows and what is being billed as a Rendez-Mike, which may include a bass lesson, chess game, vegetarian feast and or other Cactus-approved activity.

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