Mockingbird Foundation Announces Third Edition of The Phish Companion
The highly anticipated third edition of The Phish Companion has just been announced by The Mockingbird Foundation and Backbeat Books. The new edition, which will also feature the accompaniment of book-related mobile apps and e-book editions, picks up where the previous edition (released in 2004) leaves off, covering Phish’s history and setlists through the end of 2012. As with previous editions, all content will be written and compiled entirely by volunteers through Phish.net, the community-driven website founded in 1991 and adopted by the Foundation in 2000.
“For more than two decades, Phish.net volunteers have developed the gold standard of information about the band,” says Executive Director Ellis Godard. “Far beyond mere lists of facts, a record of what the band has performed live involves thousands of creative decisions related to song titles, song transitions, song notes, show notes, presentation, and the annotation of teases, quotes, and jams, among other matters.”
“The Third Edition will feature a completely new design, a more portable format, and a more strategic selection of contents, while incorporating nine years of additional history, as well as related content developed and researched by the Phish.net team over thousands of man-hours since the publication of TPC2,” says Group Publisher John Cerullo.
The third edition of The Phish Companion will be available in the spring of 2013, with pre-orders available in late fall 2012. All proceeds from sales will go to fund music education for children.