We are pleased to include a unique morsel of Phish to the growing http://www.livephish.com/show.asp?show=397. Phish's "Headphones Jam" (also referred to as "Monitor Jam") was recorded near the beginning of the Undermind sessions after Producer Tchad Blake arrived in Vermont and before the band began tracking most of the songs. The Forty-Seven minute jam was mixed on the fly in The Barn and named because it was recorded while the monitors (in this case headphones) mix was dialed in for the session. Two tracks were derived from the Headphones Jam and used on Undermind: "Maggie's Revenge" and "Tiny" (an Undermind iTunes bonus track). A third segment of the jam was played during a 2004 "From the Archives" radio show on The Bunny. The rest of the complete jam had never been heard outside the band until the Barn Tour Contest in 2006.
The Jam was presented in November 2006 to the winner of the Phish / Sirius "Live In Brooklyn" Barn Tour Contest along with a guided tour of The Barn and autographed copy of "Live in Brooklyn". The contest winner was given the option to hold onto the track or share it with the rest of the community. The winner decided to make this jam available to the public and asked http://www.livephish.com/show.asp?show=397 to help distribute it with the request that proceeds be donated to a designated charity of the winners' choosing. In that sense, it follows in the charitable tradition of other LivePhish.com efforts like "New Orleans Relief" and support of the Mockingbird Foundation.
Proceeds from the sale of this track go to Ocean's Harbor House, which provides services and housing for abused and neglected children in two local counties in New Jersey. To download the show, or for more information please http://www.livephish.com/show.asp?show=397.