September 1992

Having released their major label debut album, A Picture Of Nectar, Phish played their first European dates and helped to found the landmark HORDE tour, Phish was beginning to see increased notoriety. They had spent most of August supporting and performing with Santana. After the Santana tour ended in late August, the band wasted little time getting back into the studio to record their fourth studio album. Rift was a concept album centered on a dream sequence with integrated thematic album art by David Welker that directly references nearly every song.