On April 16th Phish will release a Limited Edition Deluxe 3-LP vinyl set of Junta in conjunction with the fifth annual “Record Store Day.” Last year Phish released Two Soundchecks on “Record Store Day” and The White Tape and Party Time on “Black Friday.” Not only is Phish supporting a great cause by backing independently owned record stores, but they are also offering fans a copy of their first studio album. The songs on Junta continue to be fan favorites and staples of Phish’s live shows so hearing them on vinyl should be quite a treat. The vinyl released of this classic Phish album will be limited to 5,000 copies so if you’re a vinyl junky be sure to not tell your friends.
From Phish.com: “Junta was originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989 with packaging created by the band (included in the new vinyl package). The album was remastered and rereleased as a double CD (and cassette) in October 1992. Junta was certified Gold but, until now, has never been heard on vinyl. The vinyl release was created from the original stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a free MP3 download of the entire album (transferred from the new vinyl master).”
In addition “2,500 of these Deluxe LP sets will include a brand new Limited Edition hand-carved, hand-printed linolium block poster by Jim Pollock, created exclusively for this release. These editions will be distributed randomly at participating independently owned record stores across the country, but will be clearly marked.”
Check out http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues to find a participating record store near you or store in a remote location where phans probably won’t go so you can score a copy.
Phish – Junta Vinyl Tracklisting
You Enjoy Myself
Dinner And A Movie