The Third The Phish Companion Will Arrive in April
The third edition of the fan resource The Phish Companion is set for release on April 16. Curated by The Mockingbird Foundation and featuring contributions from a wide range of fans, The Phish Companion will cover Phish’s history through 2012. The Mockingbird Foundation released the previous edition of The Phish Companion in 2004.
An Amazon.com description explains, “TPC3 gives fans an updated reference guide, and is accompanied by book-related mobile apps and e-book editions. It covers Phish’s history through the end of 2012. TPC3 is written and compiled entirely by volunteers through Phish.net. Far beyond being 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 resulting proprietary database serves as a basis for the book and more than a dozen websites. Previous editions of The Phish Companion (in 2000 and 2004) drew from those same resources but in their entirety, and topped 920 pages and 4.2 pounds. The 2013 edition features 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.The print and electronic versions of the newest edition will continue the mission of the nonprofit Mockingbird Foundation, whose proceeds fund music education for children.”