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Published: 2013/04/22

Mike Gordon to Release The Egg

Mike Gordon has quietly released a new live album The Egg . The three-CD set was recorded live December 11, 2011 at The Egg, Albany, NY. The three-CD set will be released as a very limited physical run, with deluxe packaging that includes a custom round tin with three discs tucked away inside a custom Egg cotton stash bag. It is available for pre-order now exclusively at Phish Dry Goods and Gordon’s online store and not available in stores.

Gordon describes the venue as “so tight sounding that evening that every note was easy to hear, which allows a band to play with more intention and more connection.” The five-piece lineup includes Mike on bass, Scott Murawski on guitar, Craig Myers on percussion, Tom Cleary on keyboards and drummer Todd Isler.

The evening featured originals from Gordon’s catalog, including “Horizon Line”, “Only A Dream”, “Voices”, and “Hap Nappy.” The bassist also offered Phish’s “Sugar Shack” and “Suzy Greenberg”, which included The Dude Of Life on vocals. To round out “The Egg”, three tracks—“Mound,” “Got Away” and “Black Tambourine”—were selected from Gordon’s March 26, 2011 show at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT.

The performance has been fully remixed from the band’s multitracks and mastered for release and is available as a CD set and a free MP3 download at

Here’s a look at the original show via

Sunday, December 11, 2011, The Egg, Albany, NY

Set 1: Horizon Line, Only A Dream, I’m Deranged1 -> The Way It Goes2, Just a Rose1 > Voices3, River Niger4, Don’t Do It -> Horizon Line

Set 2: Funky Bitch, Sugar Shack, Hand in My Pocket -> Dig Further Down1 -> Dream Song 22 – ‘Of 1826’[5] -> Dig Further Down, Crumblin’ Bones, Skin It Back -> Hap-Nappy, Won’t Get Fooled Again

E: Suzy Greenberg6
[1] “May The Force Be With You” teases from Tom.
[2] “Traveled Too Far” tease from Scott.
[3] “Black Water” tease from Scott.
[4] “Chameleon” tease from Tom.
[5] Mike Gordon debut.
[6] Mike Gordon debut, with Steve Pollak on vocals.

“I’m Deranged,” “Just a Rose,” and “Dig Further Down” included “May The Force Be With You” (“The Force Theme” from Star Wars) teases from Tom. “The Way It Goes” contained a “Traveled Too Far” tease from Scott. “Voices” contained a “Black Water” (Doobie Brothers) tease from Scott. “River Niger” contained a “Chameleon” tease from Tom. This gig featured the Mike Gordon debut of “Dream Song 22 – ‘Of 1826’,” a poem by John Berryman from The Dream Songs, which was delivered as spoken word by Tom. “Suzy Greenberg” was a Mike Gordon debut and featured Steve Pollak (“The Dude of Life”) on vocals.

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