We’re excited to announce the brand new vinyl release of Farmhouse, Phish’s ninth full-length studio album (originally released in 2000), which is now available for pre-order as an all new 2-LP “Northern Lights” (blue + nebulous green) 180g, foil numbered vinyl set in deluxe gatefold packaging at Phish Dry Goods. It will be in stores June 30. In addition, a special 7” vinyl Japanese Bonus tracks vinyl is available only at Phish Dry Goods. Pre-order today.
The album was recorded and mixed in fall 1999 and winter 2000 at The Barn in Vermont by John Siket and was produced by Bryce Goggin and Trey who arranged the horns for “Gotta Jibboo” (Dave Grippo sax, Jen Hartswick trumpet, Andy Moroz trombone) and strings for “Dirt” (John Dunlop cello, Roy Feldman viola, David Gusakov and Laura Markowitz violin). The acoustic instrumental “The Inlaw Josie Wales” included Béla Fleck (banjo) and Jerry Douglas (dobro).
Farmhouse was originally mastered by Bob Ludwig and released by Elektra on CD, cassette, and vinyl on May 16, 2000. The single, “Heavy Things” charted after being previewed live at Big Cypress on ABC’s New Year’s Eve 2000 coverage, First Tube was nominated for a Best Rock Instrumental Performance GRAMMY, and the album went on to be certified Gold. For the 2023 2-LP vinyl release, the original flat masters were assembled HD from the original 1/2” stereo reels. The lacquers for the vinyl release were cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Accompanying the release of Farmhouse on vinyl at Dry Goods is a Japanese Bonus 7″ containing the bonus tracks from the Japanese Farmhouse album release. By the time Phish started work on the record in fall of 1999, they had played Europe five times (1992, 1996, twice in 1997, 1998) but had yet to venture to Asia. That opportunity came during the summer of 1999 when they traveled to Japan for the first time to play Fuji Rock Festival. Fuji Rock welcomed Phish with open arms, creating a 3-night headline engagement within the festival on an idyllic stage in a separate curated environment known as Field Of Heaven. Soon after, planning began for a 7-show club tour the following summer which yielded the live album ‘Live Phish Vol. 4’ recorded at Drum Logos in Fukuoka. When Farmhouse was prepped for release on Elektra records, a Japanese edition of the album was created with two bonus tracks from the sessions: “Driver” and “Mist” aka “Mountains In The Mist”.
Back On The Train
The Inlaw Josie Wales
Farmhouse Japanese Bonus Tracks 7″ Tracklist