We’re pleased to announced the launch of single track-by-track downloads at LivePhish.com. You can now sample every track from extensive Live Phish archives and purchase MP3 downloads of single songs under 12 minutes for 99 cents. Track-by-track downloads give fans the ability to create their own compilations of their favorite Phish tunes. Full shows are still available at $9.95 for MP3s or $12.95 for FLAC files.
In addition, The White Tape is http://www.livephish.com/show.asp?show=389 for download as single track MP3s or as a whole album in MP3 and FLAC at LivePhish.com for the first time. Soon after forming the band, "Phish" (aka The White Tape) was created from four-track recordings which the band and band members mixed, dubbed and circulated as a demo. It consists of an assortment of four-track recordings from 1984-1985 including four songs recorded by all the existing members of Phish as a band: Alumni Blues, AC/DC Bag, Slave To The Traffic Light and Dog Gone Dog (a/k/a Dog Log). The balance was recorded separately by the band members and blended together from 4-track cassettes to create the album as we know it. Trey has said The White Tape exemplifies, perhaps more than any other studio effort, the band’s unbridled creative freedom of the day. The White Tape highlights Phish’s early development with ethereal soundscapes and interesting sketches on Phish’s classics-to-be such as an acoustic The Divided Sky as it existed then and even an acapella rendering of You Enjoy Myself.
In 1998, The White Tape was re-mastered from the 2-track cassette master and sold as the first CD from the band’s extensive archives through Phish Dry Goods. In 1999 The White Tape was released as a full-album download from EMusic.com, bundled with the previously-unreleased early studio track, "The Curtain (With)." The original art for the cassette demo was created by Trey himself and was updated for the CD release by artist Jim Pollock. To commemorate the release of The White Tape download, Jim also created, hand-printed and signed 100 limited-edition posters. A snapshot in time, The White Tape is a must-have for any fan and a perfect introduction to the band’s studio work.