October 1996

After successfully staging The Clifford Ball (North America’s largest concert event of the summer) in August 1996, Phish took September off. On October 15th, their seventh CD, “Billy Breathes” was released on Elektra Records. Unlike the planned release parties that characterize the release of many recordings, “Billy Breathes”‘ release was celebrated by fans in Burlington at an intimate affair at Nectar’s.